Gaelic Dragons Annual General Meeting This Sunday!

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Gaelic Dragons Annual General Meeting This Sunday!


Team sports such as dragon boating, requires time and effort to be devoted to build a culture that will lead to success. You have to give much attention to the culture being built within the team as it will affect individual athletes. An organisation that is built in positive and healthy culture will definitely perform well.


Each member should contribute to achieve team success. Each individual has a big impact on how the team performs and gets along. If everyone in this team work together to maintain the positive energy, where each athlete can feel comfortable and feel the support of each other, it is easy to bring the team up to greatness.


We as a team, have a shared goal. You, as a part of this team, as a part of this club, has a mission. You are the foundation of this team. Take ownership of the culture being built within this team.


And as part of taking ownership, is for you to be at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday to vote for the member you think can dedicate their time, and give their effort to help run the club. Also, time to give your feedback and suggestions by filling out this survey form.


P.S. Please aim to pay membership fees before the event as only fully paid members can vote and take position in the committee. (Check Read-only group chat for the bank details if you are paying by bank transfer.) 


And we hope it’s not too late…. we would like recognise the members who have participated in the Kings and Queens Race on the 28th January, that was hosted by the Va’a Team France in Sentosa, and represented the Gaelic Dragons. Well done team!



Regular and Race Training

Saturday – 2.45 p.m.

Sunday – 9 a.m.



Sunday training will be based on sign ups.   

2.45pm @ the cage on Saturday!


For those who want to join the team in Boracay, please sign up on this Google form and let Aoife know once done, so you can be added on the Barbarians Facebook group.


Some reminders for this week:

1. Membership fees are due before the AGM. Please let Aoife or Ali know if you have paid.

2. Due to work and personal commitments, a lot of committee members will be away over the next few weeks. Let’s try to make it easy for whoever organising training. Please sign up early, arrive on time, pay ahead of training on Waave or bank transfer.

3. Please message Gaelic group chat(Whatsapp) if you’re running late to make sure your message is seen.

4. Regulars, please help out when you’re at the cage. Make sure eskis are filled, help newbies get the right size vest and paddle, get the boats ready and get the warm up started.



Black Friday: Election Edition


 Come on down this Friday  and enjoy a pint or two with your fellow members and discuss about the upcoming AGM this Sunday. If you are interested in any of the roles, do approach the current committee member and get to know more about the role. Or just join us for a catch up!  

You can also find the Facebook event page here.


Gaelic Dragons Annual General Meeting
       11 February, 1.30 p.m.          The Penny Black 

Time for us to review what happened and what we accomplished last year, and find out what’s coming this new season. Just a few days left to our AGM, please send in your nominations by Friday, 9th February.


Why you should attend the AGM….

– We will review year 2017, this includes updates of our team resources

– We will share what events and races to look forward to this 2018

– You will get to vote for that Gaelic you think deserves to be seated on the committee(Provided, they will be willing to commit to the role, and, a paid Gaelic member of course!).

– You will celebrate the new season with our sponsor pub, The Penny Black, and get a head start to be the next biggest spender for 2018.


The meeting agenda has been emailed to you by Aoife, along with the nomination guidelines and details. Please send Aoife a message if you didn’t receive the email. 


St. Patrick’s Paddle & Newbie Day

17 March, 1 p.m.


It’s the time of the year again, where we can all dress up in green, drown the shamrock, and be Irish!


Join us for an afternoon of singing Gaelic songs, drink beers, and fun paddling. Come on down to Kallang Beach and bring your friends and family who would like to try dragon boating.


What to bring:

– Sunscreen

– Hat

– Sunglasses

– Flip flops

– You should also be prepared to get wet, so wear gym/workout clothing Towel and change of clothes if you want to go out afterwards


Cost: S$30 – this will cover the equipment(paddle, life vest, boat), food and drink (water, soft drinks, beer)


You can find the Facebook event on this page to invite your friends and family. Don’t forget to let them sign the e-waiver available on the invite page.

 Save the dates!  

Fun Races & Upcoming Social Events

   Race Dates

We have updated race dates, and do plan ahead.


April 19-22

Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival


May 26-27 / June 2-3

DBS Marina Regatta


July 7-8

Singapore Dragon Boat Festival


September 29

AustCham 5k and 10k Challenge


November 3-4

36th Singapore River Regatta


Fun Races & Upcoming Events


February 11 

Gaelic Dragons Annual General Meeting (AGM)


March 11 

American Dragons Bar Olympics


March 17 

Paddy’s Day Paddle and Newbie Day


March 18 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Thank you, Gaelics!

For my 38th, and my last issue of the newsletter as your communications chair, I would like to thank all the Gaelics, and friends who have been reading all the updates released, especially to those who have written and contributed articles here, and to my fellow committee members.

Please continue to give your feedback by filling out this Google form. This will also help the next committee chair to know what to improve and what you wanted to be included on your daily dose of updates. 

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