WELCOME TO DRAGON BOATING
Do you love water sports? Are you ready to take control of your health and fitness while having fun on the scenic Banana River? Then look no further!! Come join us in one of the world's fastest growing sports right here in your own back yard - the sport of Dragon Boating.
Heart and Soul Dragon Boat team is located in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. We have teams for Breast Cancer survivors and supporters. Our teams include men and women, and we are developing a program for teens with parental permission. No prior experience is needed.
Our leadership team is made up of 4 Breast Cancer Survivors and 3 Supporters. In addition to that, we have 6 committees that generate ideas for club socials, monitor our safety protocols, develop recruiting events, maintain our equipment and storage building, and develop fundraising ideas. Add to that the individuals who coordinate the Connect program and monitor our media presence. It truly does "Take A Village".
Heart and Soul Dragon Boat Committees
Schedules events throughout the year for getting our members together and having fun. Honors team members for their birthdays as well as Holiday events
Committee Chairperson-Jenny Lyons
Establishes policies regarding issues/events that impact our paddling. i.e. safety equipment on board and worn by all paddlers, policies regarding weather, capsize policies.
Committee Chairperson-Mary Hubbard
Recruiting is the primary focus of this group. They generate ideas on events that will bring individuals into our organizations. The target groups may include local corporations, local community leadership groups, Breast Cancer Survivors, Adult men and women, and our military.
Committee Chairperson-Amy Iennaco
A demanding committee. Members monitor the boats, the boat covers, the dock and footing, and now the Storage Building to ensure that all is in functioning order.
Committee Chairperson-Jack Downs
Members of this committee are acutely aware of the interaction that we, as paddlers, have with our natural resources and the role we need to play in maintaining our environment. Thus, we work with Marine Resource Council in their clean up at Pineda Causeway. We do quarterly clean ups at Oars and Paddles Park. And, we are investing time, effort, and financial support towards the Brevard County Zoo's Indian River Lagoon Restoration project.
Committe Chairperson-Bridget Ehlers
Events are held throughout the year to support our projects, team gear, and general operating expenses including our race fees. Our annual "Bling Bingo" is a go for October 12, 2023
Committee Chairperson-Helen Kingston
President-Roxanne Leavitt, Vice President-Carol Wilkinson, Treasurer-Steve Nivens, Secretary-Julie Dunn
Members At Large-Nancy Mitts, Jane Welman, Liz Baker
Jennifer Schmanski, our Connect Coordinator, is responsible for presenting a program to individuals interested in learning more about our sport. For more information contact "Jennifer" at [email protected].
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