November 2022 Newsletter

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Summer at the club is surely underway and in just over a week we will be into the silly season. This last month the club has been very busy with our club days, live music, private functions, and members chasing good catches leading up to Xmas. 

Our Sunday live music program is going well, we have received great feedback from our live entertainers, including that the Club has the best outdoor location on the Kapiti Coast – we must agree! The team are working very hard to maintain the standard, Lisa is modifying the menu to suit each occasion and the social team are attracting some fabulous local musicians.

Any members who have suggestion or are keen to lend a hand to the social committee are very welcome. We have a great mix in this group and more the merrier.

The most important event of the year for our families the KBC Christmas Party is scheduled 11 December 12.00 pm -3 .00 pm, the very special guest will arrive at 2.00 pm! We have lots of fun planned for the day, a petting zoo, balloon artist and more. Make sure you bring a small gift, named for each child to be handed out by Santa on the day! Just like last year if you want to bring the gift in early Lisa will have a sack out the back to house them!

I have to say the clubs annual Halloween party for the children and adults was a huge success, we even had a visit from some unexpected guests who joined in for photo shoots after realising it was just our kids on the smoking dance floor setting off the alarms! Thanks to Tyson, Taylor, Natasha, and Lisa who along with Pete from Pete’s Emporium made it a great event. We promise to lock in the real date next year!!

The club has ordered some more bean bags to meet the demand for our Sunday chill out family days. Make sure your diary 18 Dec 2022 for Sunday pork on the spit and Puke and Moana’s return. It’s the last Sunday we are open until January.

We are delighted that Steve and Shonette McFall’s of Texturite have offered to once again be the key sponsor for 2023 Women’s Competition with Women’s Refuge being the charity of choice. It’s a great cause and Kapiti Boat Club is delighted to be able to host the event in 2023.

The club’s bar and kitchen will be closed from 19 December 2022 and reopen on 13 January 2023 for our Christmas /New Year break. We are working on our summer timetable with many more events to come read below in the event section.


Club memberships are now at the 400 mark and climbing. Membership is open to all If you have friends who interested in becoming a member bring them in, show them around and they can sign up at the club or online!

Our membership is changing from 1 Jan 2023. We are reducing our membership to three simple categories

  • Adult/Family (2 Adults + Kids/grandkids) – $80 per annum
  • Tractor Addon to the adult/family – $270 per annum
  • Social members – $30 per annum

To align with the membership change we are developing a brand-new website! With help of Joe and Fe at 3Rings our exciting new web page will be easier to navigate and find information on and will also include a “patrol” webcam for all those who just want to see if it’s going to be a good fishing day! 

Membership Cards:

The club is developing a membership card for all members, it is the most asked question when members sign up. These should be ready before Christmas!

Events coming up:

  • 27th Nov – Burger and Brews with ESL Live 3-6pm. Lisa and crew have created a menu for the burger lovers young and old and we have teamed this up with the amazing ESL
  • 4th Dec – James Kereama Stent will be live! This local Kapiti teen will be coming live at the KBC from 3.30pm
  • 11th Dec – KBC Children’s Christmas Party 12-3pm. Look out for Santa’s arrival we have some inside knowledge from a friendly elf he will be heading our way at 2pm
  • 18th Dec – Last Sunday of the Year! Puke and Moana live and a Spit Roast!
  • 19th Dec – 12th Jan Annual Shut Down
  • Sunday 15th of Jan – Welcome back to Live Music Sundays
  • Monday 23rd Jan – Kiwiana Picnic Day with Timeframe Duo Live 3pm onwards
  • Saturday 11th Feb – Women’s Fishing Competition (More details to come)
  • Saturday 11th March – The Penn Tuna Bonanza brought to you by KP Marine (More details to come)

The committee team are working on water and boat safety courses in the New Year, catch and cook days, a few events for the ladies and some community events to assist fundraising for special causes so keep watching this space.

Fishing Update from Kev and Phil:

We are currently beavering away on the fishing comps for next year. The Women’s comp and Tuna comp dates are locked and loaded, and we will have more details next month on entering! We are working closely with Waikanae to firm up the Wooton cup date and looking to start back up the KBC vs Raumati comp as well.

We were delighted to have all our supportive members down at the KP Marine Fishing and Boating Expo. With over 2000 people through the door this was an amazing event. We even saw Simon and Grant from the tractor team there bright and early fighting the bad weather to get in before anyone else!

This month’s fish of the month is Trevally! We only have one entry to date so make sure you get your catches sorted! Draw will be 2nd Dec at 7pm in the clubroom. Remember you must be there to win the $50 voucher.

Lastly, we have entries flowing in for the children’s monthly fishing comp. We can’t believe how great the catches the kids are getting. Remember this is an any fish, anywhere, any how comp open to any child associated with a member. To enter just send a text, email, or Facebook message to the club with the photo of your child and their fish and they in the draw. First monthly draw will be on the 4th of Dec at approx. 4pm. Prize is a kids meal voucher and surprise extra.

Tractor Business:

Thank you to the tractor team who keep us all being able to get out on the water. A big thank you to Miles and Hudson who have been heading to the club each week to fuel and grease the tractors so that they are ready for the weekend. Much appreciated.

Just a friendly reminder around the tractor usage. If you are the first person out in the morning, please make sure the tractors are fuelled up. Likewise, if you are last in please wash the tractor down and put it back in the shed. Plug the charger into the dashboard so the batteries stay fully charged.

Also, any issues with the tractors please let somebody know instead of leaving it on the beach for somebody else to find. This way they can be repaired much quicker.
Coming into the Summer months when the beach is very busy, please assist others to launch and retrieve their boats. This will speed up the process and mean less waiting time for all.

Enjoy yourselves on the water!!!

Please contact Grant 0212490906 if you have any issues and last of all wishing Ken a speedy recovery.

The Tractor Committee

Simons Ramblings:

Last tractor user please put the mace charger plug into the cigarette lighter receptable on the dash to keep the batteries charged for the next day’s users.

If you want to launch/retrieve your boat more quickly follow the video on the Club Website or Facebook. Crew members are to help on hook/hold boat and vice versa when launching and retrieving. Please do not leave everything to the tractor driver alone.

Teamwork makes the day’s fishing enjoyable Not Deplorable.

Our Sponsors:

As always, we wouldn’t be the KBC without out you! A special shout out this month to PCE Electricians who have worked to install our new lights outside, hand dryers, sky tv and more! Additionally, it may look like we have a resident photographer but really its another favourite sponsor Tycoon Media. Go here to look at all the amazing photos he takes for us:

Lyndsey Stamper from Hot Wash also spent a couple of days water blasting our outside including the decks and frontage. We are so luckly to have such caring members.

Lastly – We aim to get out monthly newsletters over the Fishing season. If you have any ideas for the club, newsletter, events or want to just talk fish, come in on our club days and have a yarn. Coming up in our next newsletter will be all the information and more you need to get yourself signed up for our amazing Fishing Comps!