Team DPW Membership Application


Membership Agreement 2016


Mission Statement

Originally formed in 2006 with members from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Team DPW aims to increase awareness among corporate, government, and private agencies about the sport of dragon boat racing. Team DPW’s core values include community, diversity, respect, determination, and competitive spirit bringing together a mixture
of great individuals all striving to share a great time and find that perfect blend that makes a team strong.

Team DPW is a member of Southern California Dragon Boat Club. SCDBC facility is based at Mother’s Beach, Long Beach, CA. However, Team DPW also holds practice sessions at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, CA. Weekly practices are primarily held at Santa Fe Dam, usually on Friday , Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am. – 9:30 a.m. Weekly
updates are available at TeamDPW.org.

Staff

Team DPW is operated by members who volunteer their time. It is comprised of the following staff:
Coach/President: Nathan Salazar
Co-Captain/Asst Coach: Reyna Soriano
Assistant Coach: Rex Cajanding
Treasurer: Olivia Moreno
Membership Coordinator: Reyna Soriano / Jenn Edo
General Manager and Equipment Coordinator: Jenn Edo

Members Responsibilities

As a member of Team DPW, each member must read and agree to abide by the following:

Participation
Members are expected to actively participate as a team member. This includes assisting in team activities including but not limited to boat maintenance, boot camps, and fundraising events.

Waivers and Membership Forms
All paddlers must read and submit the ONLINE Southern California Dragon Boat Club (SCDBC) Waiver, using the link below. Obtain a verification code prior to filling out the waiver, the site will send you the ID Verification code to your email address.

Guests are allowed 3 complimentary paddling sessions after which guests need to read and submit the membership application forms and pay membership dues.
MEMBERSHIP FORMS AND WAIVERS ‎

Membership Dues
Membership dues are required to cover annual Long Beach operating costs including boat rentals, boat maintenance, the purchase of team equipment and supplies, and liability insurance for paddlers. Additional fees may be requested for race fees. Race fees range from $30-$60 not including lunch.

Full Adult Membership $120 (Student membership $60) must be paid by March 15.

New members should pay within one month of deciding to join the team.

Participants will have the option to pay the amount by cash, check or online using PayPal at http://teamdpw.org/payments/. The Treasurer, Olivia Moreno, may grant request for installment payments, but arrangements must be finalized before March 15.

Members are responsible for additional fees due to insufficient funds. The full amount of the check plus fees must be paid
by cash or online.

Dues must be paid in order to attend practice sessions and be eligible to participate in races. When registering for the
year members are obligated to pay for the entire year even if they don’t participate the entire season. Dues are nonrefundable.

Racing
Members must sign up for a race by notifying the coaches. During race sign-up periods, sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Members shall be committed to participate in the required practices, unless there is an unforeseen emergency. Members will notify the coaches as soon as possible of their inability to race.

Coaches determine the team rosters for each boat at their discretion. They will take into consideration various criteria including performance, commitment, experience, fitness, attendance, attitude, weight distribution, and strategy when preparing a team roster. Coaches will do their best to ensure all participating team members get the maximum number of
races; however, teams will be selected to obtain the best possible results for the team and not to satisfy individuals.

Schedule of Races*
*Membership fees must be fully paid in order to be eligible to participate.
Arizona Dragon Boat Festival March 25-26, 2017
Boracay Dragon Boat Festival April 20-22, 2017 (Philippines)
Cebu Dragon Boat Festival April 29-30, 2017 (Philippines)
Long Beach Spring Race April 23, 2017
Long Beach International Dragon Boat Festival July 29-30, 2017
Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival September 23-24, 2017
San Diego Dragon Boat Race September 30-October 1, 2017
Los Angeles Boat Festival October 14, 2017

Communication
The team website is updated weekly regarding available practice times. However, the primary communication is the team e-mail group list. This e-mail group is the communication tool most widely used by the team staff to communicate with the members. E-mails concerning practice, events, trips and general team information are sent through this e-mail group.
New members are added to the group when they join.

Code of Conduct
Attitude:
• Be on time to all team scheduled events and practices.
• Respect coaches, team captains, and team members.
• Find the positive in all situations; be positive towards teammates and everyone else. Do not participate in undermining backchat or develop any negative feelings or responses. Maintain a positive attitude.

Respect:
• Respect the guidelines set down for the team to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
• Respect all decisions made by the coaches and team captains.

Sportsmanship:
• Encourage others, do your best in every race, control your emotions if things don’t go your way, be understanding of all volunteers and officials, know where and when you must be at all times.
• Cheer and enjoy your achievements and achievements others attain.

Practice Sessions and Equipment
Members and guest must sign up for practice sessions online at http://teamdpw.org

Guest may borrow equipment (vest & paddle) during their first 3 complimentary practices. Afterwards members must purchase their own equipment. Please contact the equipment manager, Jenn Edo at Jenn@teamdpw.org for orders and more information on paddling equipment.

Team uniforms are available for purchase by contacting Olivia Moreno.

Personal floatation devices (PFDs) equal to the number of paddlers, plus the drummer and steersperson, these will be worn when practicing at Long Beach. Everyone must have but is not required to wear a PFD when practicing at Santa Fe Dam.

After each practice everyone is expected to assist with the boat clean up including removing excess water from the boat, removing water bottles and trash, returning steering oars, and making sure other equipment is properly stored. All borrowed paddles and life vest should be returned and neatly placed in the equipment shed after use.

By signing below you agree to the above paragraphs and agree to be bound thereby,

By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the TEAM DPW on the basis of any claim from which I have released it therein. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and agree to be bound by its terms.

Signature

Date:

Name

DOB:

Email

Phone No:

Address

Emergency Contact

Emergency Phone No:

IF PARTICIPANT IS UNDER 18 YEARS of AGE
PARENT OR GUARDIAN’S ADDITIONAL INDEMNIFICATION
I hereby give my consent for the above named minor to participate in the Activities defined above.

Parent/Guardian Signature

Date:

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