Although cadets only parade during the school term, the summer holidays still hold plenty of activity for TS Nimrod. We have courses to attend, equipment to maintain and administration to attend to, just for a start.
Two of our cadets attended (and one senior rate staffed) the Coxswain’s Course in Auckland these holidays to gain qualifications to be in charge of a sailing boat. This means they’re spending the week in and on the warm waters of Army Bay having a great time and will come back ready to help us teach new cadets how to sail. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for pictures.
The Unit Support Committee has been busy as usual organising funding, activities and equipment to give the cadets the best experiences possible for 2015. This involves meetings and paperwork, of course, but its well worth the effort to see young people having such fun on the water.
The other administrative activity happening over the break is the admin officer working to improve our communications. This means we are building proper contact lists and streamlining the way we contact cadets, families and the community. We now have various ways for people to connect with the unit:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tsnimrod
NEW Mailing list: sign up for our alumni/community mailing list by visiting our Facebook page and going to the “Email Signup” tab under the main photo. You don’t have to be a member of Facebook – it will just act like a normal web page.