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The history of your club, with love

Postby max innit » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:01 pm

Bare in mind that this was not all me. Some of it may have had very little to do with me but it exists and now it's your job to make sense of it.

2004
Bedroom Helix: http://youtu.be/E6RkxkWp8bg

2005
Leeds takes to the Swale: http://youtu.be/ZSuYi2FvkJM
Blood, Sweat and Jaffa-Cakes (Nick arrives at Leeds)

2006
First LUUCC Alps trip in modern history: http://youtu.be/B-xSb2qMrss
I pioneer a new free-ride manoeuvre, the Flange: http://youtu.be/fdxJT-PcyNY
Whilst hi-lighting the need for good headgear: http://youtu.be/fdVS0LMN58E
Liquid Satisfaction starts running trips in Uganda and Norway: http://youtu.be/0lUiVLeAMgM

2007
I finished my degree and discover Ben Breaves before his voice broke, giving me access to some brilliant royalty free songs: http://youtu.be/X0pcwOpsbVQ

2008
Someone kayaks Hypoxia (Not the first person ever, mind :loser: ( http://youtu.be/Ig_oCbXn0kw
Sam Ward releases A Dam Shame http://youtu.be/3_GVIMsYdQI
NSR2008 Movie released: http://youtu.be/X3-evkbB_IA
Means of Production 1: www.mopmovie.com/1
As Liquid Satisfaction becomes focused on media, Sam Ward starts running trips around the world with Love it Live it: http://youtu.be/r8W1SE6rkDQ
A new move is spearheaded at the NSR (The Harry Potter): http://youtu.be/Eaz_0MlvSO8

2009
I finished my PGCE and went to Russia: http://youtu.be/n4i8xAd1Ttc

2010
Shit happens but you beautiful people just keep on paddling in her spirit!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5dVOmjY8TI & http://www.youtube.com/user/foremilyluucc
Means of Production 2 released.

2011
National Student Rodeo 2011 made by Adam Webster and me: http://youtu.be/HwbNic9jb40
Hannah Ellis appears on the show: http://theshow.rattlemedia.co.uk/2011/1 ... ellis.html
Nick Horwood brings out Vaniljesus: http://youtu.be/CkALWxBO35U
2012? So many plans... and they are not all mine and not all yet made.

Mop1 released for free:

But why?
This should probably be a wikipedia page and take into account a lot more of the achievements, and ups and downs, of this club. It may seem like this is a lot about me but that's just because it's what I know best.

What I hope comes across is, not a list of media whores who are now selling themselves off the back of you, but an amazing timeline of this club and the fact that now it's your turn to keep it alive.

This IS the best, most inspirational kayaking club in the universe and it is all down to you wonderful people.

Now go out, young ones. Make things. Break things. Be beautiful and change the world.

Merry Christmas :*
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Postby max innit » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:03 pm

Please feel to add information under a date heading in the space below. eg:

2010
Max loses his job

The best and most relevant information will be added to the original post.
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Postby oldwill » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:19 pm

got plenty of pre-2004 history...

great idea - and one we all need to get behind, as the shared history of LUUCC is quite amazing.
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Postby max innit » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:51 pm

Feel free to go back in time, will; stick it up here.

I can only list what's documented already online :)
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Re: The history of your club, with love

Postby box2k2 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:59 pm

max innit wrote:2010
Shit happens but you beautiful people just keep on paddling in her spirit! (There is a tribute video but I can't find it online)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5dVOmjY8TI

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http://www.youtube.com/user/foremilyluucc
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Postby TomC » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:56 am

Awesome idea. If anyone/everyone wants to post 'history', i'll turn it into an online (backed-up) time capsule. x
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Postby max innit » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:56 pm

TomC wrote:Awesome idea. If anyone/everyone wants to post 'history', i'll turn it into an online (backed-up) time capsule. x
Should probably be a Wikipedia page but I don't yet have the time to do that properly.
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Postby max innit » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:33 pm

2012
Means of Production 1 released on Vimeo http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150 ... ion_answer

The Making of Mop2 released on YouTube

Max does something stupid at the NSR
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Postby jon » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:22 pm

2006: Jon Fuller crowned King of the Wave.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Student_Rodeo
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Postby Sam » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:48 am

Brilliant Idea max! You are cranking the creativity and ideas at the moment max!

This should definitely be included.

Can I add

1851 - the year Laurent Joined the club.
(if someone has the exact year then this might be just as impressive)

2003 - Will and Sam Unveil a 40ft modified (/borrowed) banner off the roof of Charlie Morris halls announcing the LUUCC AGM!

2002 to 2007 appear to be the primary years where the canoe club branched out into climbing... buildings. The views were spectacular, the details are impressive, but slightly incriminating.


Other things that should be added:
- The first ever NSR
- Some more stuff about the NSR
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Postby katys » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:25 pm

was it last year that NSR became international?
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Postby mattH » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:51 pm

2 massive achievements which absolutely cannot be missed and should be shouted more about...

2009
LUUCC's own National Student Rodeo, under the direction of Paul Wilkinson and Luke Farrington, wins "Best Show or Event" at the LUU Riley Awards 2009. The first time (to my knowledge) the union has publicly recognised the sheer reputation and scale of the event, along with amount of planning and hard work that goes into it's organisation.

2010
LUUCC sees off 10 other nominees; including LSR, Theatre and Boat - to be awarded "Best Club or Society at LUU" for the year 2009/10. Awarded by The ARC, Student Executive and an online vote to the club that has; the biggest enthusiasm and passion from its members, whilst having an organised and professional outlook from the leadership and committee of 09/10.

The massive enthusiasm of every single member in those years are the reason the union recognised and confirmed what we already knew: that LUUCC and the National Student Rodeo are AWESOME! Definitely one for the history pages to remind and enthuse the future of the club. An absolute must for any fresher fair flyer also...
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Postby oldwill » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:14 pm

WARNING: Long post ahead, mainly indulgent memories but someone might find it interesting... maybe...

For a history of the NSR - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Student_Rodeo

I joined the club in September 2000, so although I know some of the events prior to that, I won't put them in at the moment.

2000

Captain Ian Wood & Treasurer Karen Evans
(who, incidentally are now married with a daughter and another on the way...)

Monday night pool sessions were held at Leeds Girls Grammar school pool on Victoria Road in Hyde Park

The club was the proud owner of a fleet of black plastic polo boats which doubled up as pool boats. At this point, private boats were allowed to be used in the pool as long as they were "clean"

The most radical boat on display was either the Pyranha ProZone or Perception Mr Clean. The club also owned a Prijon Alien, I've never found out why.

Club membership was probably around 40, but active whitewater paddlers were around 10-15. Laurent was key in organising Saturday trips, with Sunday club trips organised. The Union would provide a minibus + driver to pull the trailer - which was something of a liability.

Tyne Tour was my first club weekend - good trip with the obligatory visit to Donnies in Hexham.

Dee Tour in November 2000 was 'cancelled' due to flooding in North Wales, as was BUSA(1) Whitewater racing event, which back then was held on the Dee, the weekend after Dee Tour(2)

Polo sessions were held at Armley pool on a Thursday night, usually around 8-16 attendees - we had a mens team playing in Div 3 of Yorkshire & Humberside league which we won comfortably. Dave Smith was polo captain.

Club Xmas meal was held at The Square on the Lane pub on Boar Lane. Theme was "Movies" (my costume: Knights of the Round table with Graeme Hurst & Dave Smith)

2001
Club AGM held in girls changing room at Leeds Girls Grammar School pool. I was elected captain, which I think was unusual because I was a Fresher - but this became usual practice, for a while anyway. Graeme Hurst elected treasurer.

In March the NSR was cancelled due to Foot & Mouth breaking out around the UK (3)

In May BUSA Polo was held at Hatfield for the first time (prior to this it had always been in Stratford I believe) - we did ok but not brilliantly, think we were about 10th.

Not sure, but think only myself + Laurent went paddling in the alps that summer (was my first alps trip).

In September we had a big membership drive at the Sports Fair (which was held in the Sports Centre Tuesday-Friday of Freshers Week. You had to walk through the sports fair after registering for University... so a LOT of people came through).

I think we signed up over 200 people (ie. got their name + email address). We got a large number to pay £10 membership as well... these were the days when clubs ran their own bank accounts! The Sports Fair was also quite messy in that everybody had beer behind their stands, and spent all day drinking... I think this was the year where alcohol got banned...

Anyway, suddenly we generated a huge amount of cash into the club, and also had a big membership list (remember - at this stage everything was run via email and the club noticeboard in the students union so the email distribution list was vital).

I don't think we'd really though about this until the first pool session, where about 100 people turned up, and then the first social, which was huge! At this point we realised it was going to be a good term, but a lot of work.

We made an effort to have a social every week, which paid dividends in terms of keeping people interested.

We also ran a lot of beginner sessions at Sleningford to try and get people into paddling.

I think we took about 50-60 people on both Tyne Tour and Dee Tour, which back then was pretty much unheard of. We'd also managed to sort out club hoodies by Dee Tour which meant EVERYBODY knew that Leeds were there.

Christmas party was at the Stick or Twist (Wetherspoons next to the Casino) followed by an epic session in Heaven & Hell. I suspect the theme was Pop Stars - I think Graeme Hurst, Dave Smith, Arran Stephenson, Ian Wood & I were the Village People.

2002

January - we ran a trip to the Lake District at the end of exams which I think has become a bit of a tradition. Great trip as it rained all Thursday/Friday and everything was high - few hairy moments though, particularly the Sunday morning trip on the Crake, pulling swimmers out next to the hut.

February - we held the AGM in 7 Spices restaurant, trying to make it a social event. We pretty much filled the upstairs. (Graeme & I lived by 7 Spices, and it opened just as we moved into our 2nd year house - as such it was a regular haunt and it seems is still used by LUUCC today)

"Little" Will Anderson was elected captain, and Richard "Dicky" Prior was elected vice captain(4) - Kirsty Archibald was elected treasurer. All Freshers.

March - the NSR returned to a stinky ditch in Nottingham, despite their best efforts. Steve Wales & Andy Turton ran the campsite which was about 10 miles from a stinky ditch in Nottingham as they wouldn't let us use the on site campsite. Was a great event, with Pyranha and Desperate Measures getting involved for the first time. Leeds won.

April - Graeme & I were funded to go on the Swiftwater Rescue course run by Plas Y brenin, I also did the raft guide training at the Tryweryn - at the time LUU had offered to pay for any courses which helped develop committee members - result.

May - we did ok in BUSA polo, can't remember where we came but again we should have done better.

We also launched the first LUUCC forum at some point this year. This came about due to sponsorship from aql which is run by ex-LUUCC member Adam Beaumont and is based in Leeds

June - Ian Wood, Graeme Hurst, Lynne Wallis & I went to the Alps and paddled with Laurent. Lynne & I then went on to Norway for a week where an Australian guy I knew was getting married.

September - another massive recruitment effort, including Will Clark (ginger/pierced Will), Sam Ward & Tim Stevenson as notable new freshers. (I'm sure there were others but I don't remember).

We had also started to go to a stinky ditch in Nottingham almost every Thursday night, and at some point we took Sam to a stinky ditch in Nottingham for the first time, I remember him wearing a Black Wildwater helmet that made it look like he had a cannonball for a head, and rolling a lot - so much so he eventually ran out of energy and swam! How times change...

Club socials continued to be epic affairs, and the 'tart chart' was an ever more complicated affair!

2003

January - 2nd lakes trip

February - AGM at 7 Spices. Sam Ward becomes captain, I believe Tim Stevenson was treasurer (?). We also formalised the role of competition sec, having responsibility for the NSR.

March - NSR03 was a big success, as a stinky ditch in Nottingham were now on board and let us use the on site campsite. We had continued support from Pyranha and Desperate Measures, as well as Peak UK, and general interest from around the industry. Peak UK were running a very popular series called "Peak Challenges" and they asked us if the NSR could become part of it - fortunately we said no, but I think we were tempted.

May - finally we performed well at BUSA polo and won a bronze medal, beating Bath in the 3rd/4th place play off. Not bad for a team in plastic boats!

Summer - I'm sure a group went out to the alps but I forget the full details. I know there were a bunch who went on PGL.

September - November - I was living in Leeds on and off, getting ready to go to the Alps for the winter season, but I remember the club was as busy as ever, with loads of socials, trips and lots going on. There were also some seriously good paddlers turning up.

2004
I was in the Alps until Easter, but came back for the Polo, where we entered "Team Biscuit" and won the Old Boys event. I also went to the summer meal, and then had to drive from Leeds to Bala early on Saturday morning to work on the rafting - that was painful.

I suspect summer 2004 was the first time a bunch of people from LUUCC went out to Uganda?

I started Uni Kit in August, and in September came up for Freshers week in Leeds - I believe Will Clark was now captain?

Max had definitely turned up by now, because I remember him telling me he was going to organise a club trip to the alps - this was a Friday night in Bourbon sometime in the first term 2004.


Beyond here, my knowledge is more limited as I wasn't involved so much other than with the NSR, but there will be others still around who were more closely involved.

Hope some of the above is interesting to you all, lots of happy memories for me.

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Footnotes:
(1) BUSA was the forerunner to BUCS
(2) The Dee Tour was a huge event held in November in Llangollen, and was generally considered to be the highlight in the student paddling calendar
(3) see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Unite ... uth_crisis
(4) I believe he was the only LUUCC vice captain, ever...?[/b]
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Postby Charley » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:58 pm

the french man recently emailed this to me after he found it in a deep dark place, thought i'd throw it up;

2010-2011: Charley Smallwood
2009-2010: Daragh McCambridge
2008-2009: Andy Jausen
2007-2008: Luke Farrington
2006-2007: Gilly Turner
2005-2006: Owen Jackson
2004-2005: Pierced/Ginger Will (Will Clark)
2003-2004: Sam Ward
2002-2003: Little Will (Will Anderson) (Dickie as Vice Captain)
2001-2002: Old Will (William Hemming)
2000-2001: Woody (Ian Wood)
1999-2000: Lynne Wallis (now married Simon Cubbon)
1998-1999: Arran Stephenson
1998-99: Pointy Si (Simon Forrest)
1997-98: Greg Truselle
1996-97: Arran Stephenson
1995-96: Gavin ????
1994-95: Phillip Monk
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Postby mattH » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:41 pm

Charley wrote:the french man recently emailed this to me after he found it in a deep dark place, thought i'd throw it up;

2010-2011: Charley Smallwood
2009-2010: Daragh McCambridge
2008-2009: Andy Jausen
2007-2008: Luke Farrington
2006-2007: Gilly Turner
2005-2006: Owen Jackson
2004-2005: Pierced/Ginger Will (Will Clark)
2003-2004: Sam Ward
2002-2003: Little Will (Will Anderson) (Dickie as Vice Captain)
2001-2002: Old Will (William Hemming)
2000-2001: Woody (Ian Wood)
1999-2000: Lynne Wallis (now married Simon Cubbon)
1998-1999: Arran Stephenson
1998-99: Pointy Si (Simon Forrest)
1997-98: Greg Truselle
1996-97: Arran Stephenson
1995-96: Gavin ????
1994-95: Phillip Monk


Definitely missing someone there, mainly me in 2009/10.

You're Captain for 2011/12 you dyslexic fuck :-)

Also, this information is already on the website under "Captains of the murky past"
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