About

Magnetic Island Outrigger Canoe Club was formed in 1992. It was a new club established in Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island with a view to give the Magnetic Island paddlers a bit more freedom. After some time, the Magnetic Island Outrigger Canoe Club shifted it home base from Magnetic Island to the Townsville mainland to allow the club to grow and to make it easier to get to regattas. Our Canoes are now located on Townsville’s famous Strand, on the beach behind the Tobruk Pool.

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Magnetic Island Outriggers are made up of a wonderfully diverse range of individuals and are the clubs greatest strength. As a member of “Maggie” you will meet paddlers from all walks of life, social settings and professional backgrounds. These people make the clubs’ well being their responsibility and they work at building an environment whereby people learn, develop, train and race together.

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New members are always welcome, so if you are curious about the sport or just wanting to get fit please come down to our training sessions and introduce yourself. We will be most happy to show what outrigging is all about.

The culture of Magnetic Island Outriggers is based on encouragement, support, personal challenge, development and finding out just how hard you can push yourself. It is a place where there is always a joke, a drink, laughter and a slap on the back for a job well done.

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We compete in the North Queensland Zone of AOCRA. Monthly regatta’s (races) are held through out the North Queensland region (Rockhampton to Cairns) from January to August.

We have introduced a new fee structure for 2012 Membership. Membership of MIOCC will now run for 12 months and sync up with your AOCRA membership. This means that you MIOCC membership fees will be due when your AOCRA membership is due. None of the Prices below include AOCRA fees. Please make sure you log onto the AOCRA Website and Join there as well. Otherwise you are not insured and cannot paddle. Currently AOCRA membership is $70
Competitive membership__________________________________________$220
Social Non-Competitive Membership_______________________________$100
Junior Membership________________________________________________$100

Competitive Membership entitles you to use of club equipment through the year at training and at regattas, and a club racing shirt.

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Social Membership entitles you to use the club equipment at training throughout the year, you are a non-competitive member so are not entitled to enter regattas in Club canoes. Social members can upgrade there membership at any time by paying $120 this will allow you to enter regattas and you will receive a club racing shirt. If you upgrade you will still have your membership due again when you Joined AOCRA. This means that if you are a social member for 6 months then upgrade to competitive membership you will have 6 months of Competitive membership then you will have to pay AOCRA and club fees again.

The club is run by a committee, and the current committee members are:

President – Jan Mitchell (0424 840 454)- mioccpresident@gmail.com
Vice President – Julie Mohrwinkel  (0411 623 706) – mioccvp@gmail.com
Secretary – Cheryl Tomson (0400 969 124) – mioccsecretary@gmail.com
Treasurer – Bruce Jarrott – miocctreasurer@gmail.com
Social/Fundraiser – Julie Mohrwinkel  (0411 623 706) – mioccvp@gmail.com
Registrar – Edward Irvine (0457 770 455) – mioccregistrar@gmail.com
Coach: – Sue Creece (0450 801 405) miocccoach@gmail.com
Assistant Coach: – Cheryl Thomson
Grants Officer: – Cheryl Thomson
Committee Members: – Loren van Soest,  Karen Szymanski, Lyn Thompson

For further information regarding the outrigging or Magnetic Island Outriggers please contact the appropriate person above. Or writing to us at:

Magnetic Island Outrigger Canoe Club
PO Box 937, Hyde Park.
Qld. 4812

Our canoes are located on the strand beach, behind the Tobruk pool.

Google Map showing location of the Club Canoes

One response

27 04 2008
Doylie

Just read a great line which at this point I think Maggie is at…”you dont need great numbers of members for a great club, just great people..”.