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NORAC: MAC Fall Fest Invitational October 13 – 15, 2017 *Confirmation Email* Rqs

Good evening Parents,

This notification is part of a process NORAC follows when we attend swimming competitions. The parents confirm with the coach which days they plan to attend and the Head Coach is responsible for the reservations. Our Team will attend a racing event in Markham on October 13-15 next month. Please check the attachment for location details. There will be a follow up email with parking information and facility layout.

The confirmation and payment date is Thursday September 28th 2017. The following groups are attending this event: Youth, Youth Plus (+), Jr/Sr Development and Elite. Participation fee is $45.00 dollars per day. Please confirm as soon as you can to reserve space for our athletes.

Payment Process:

eTransfer to password: meetfees (no space, lower capital). This is the most secure and convenient payment option for all NORAC Staff. The email is secure and belongs to our Registrar Annette!


A cheque payable to NORAC or Northumberland Aquatic Club

Bingo Volunteers Needed

Hello everyone, I have 2 spots on the floor to fill Friday September 22- 8 pm arrival. Please let me know if you are available.

thank you,
Patti Cumberland

NORAC Clothing & Swim suits

Hello NORAC Families. 

Last call for NORAC team clothing.

I will be at Jack Burger on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:15-7pm & Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:15-7pm.  

Order forms and payments (cash/cheque/e-transfer) are due by Saturday, Sept.16; I will be placing the Norac order, for all accounts in good standing, at the end of this week.

Remember, NORAC swimmers are required to have a NORAC team shirt in red or black as part of their team uniform.

I look forward to seeing you at the pool.

Danielle (Zoë & Olivia’s mom)

Danielle Lebel

Saturday Practice Schedule Changes

Fundscrip Program

Hello Norac families,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 swim year. It’s time to re-launch the fundscrip program. If you are new to the club or new to the program, please read below and you will find everything you need to know about how Fundscrip works and can benefit your family. The initial set up takes a bit of time but once that’s done, the ordering is very simple.
After reading this through, please let me know if you have any questions.
This is what you need to know.
1) There is a .96 delivery charge added to your order. Cards are delivered by mail to the address you provide.
2) Each order can be up to $500 (but you can place as many orders as you want).
3) There is a 4 card limit per order.
4) Orders will be processed on the next order day Monday-Thursday. Orders place Thursday to Sunday will be processed on Monday.
5) Typically the orders take 3-4 days to arrive. (I order on Sunday, my cards are processed on Monday and they arrive usually Friday).This can vary slightly depending on Canada Post in your area.
6) EFT is the best way to pay for your order.
Signup Info
1) Create an account at with the Invitation code: ZLCGBG and password: 123456.
2) Download and fax or email the EFT (electronic funds transfer) form to complete the application.
3) Place your order once your EFT is activated (usually 1-2 days after sending the info).
Please note: I do not recommend using credit cards (they take a 2% cut). It’s also important to know that debit/interac takes longer to process and get your cards. With EFT your bank account is debited only on the order date shown and the cards arrive approx. 4 days later. It’s the best way to order.
Info about fundraising credits
Card purchase result in a percentage of a refund. The percentages are shown where the cards are listed on the website. Of the total refund amount, 75% goes to you’re family’s fundraising and 25% goes to NORAC. (or you could choose to have the entire amount go to NORAC).
For example:
Presidents choice (3%) x $1000 = $30
$30 x 75% = $22.50 (your fundraising credit)
$30x 25% = $7.5 (norac fundraising)
If you are dedicated to the program you can do really well. I earned over $400 last year.
Your relatives can also sign up so you can earn even more.
Patti Cumberland

Bingo Bankers Needed

Hello Norac Families,

We need to train at least 4 new bankers over the next swim season to do the paperwork at bingo.  I have included everyone in this request because there are family members who may have experience at bingo but do not work them for Norac. I will be running a training session in September.
Please let me know if you are interested. If you have never worked bingo or have only worked 1-2, this is not suitable at this point but could be in the future.

Thank you everyone.

Patti Cumberland (email at

Team Photo Fundraiser – Orders Due Jun 4

Hi NORAC families

It’s ordering time for the 2016/2017 NORAC Team Photo! There are two methods to purchase your photo(s).
First, if you are going to be at the AGM on June 4, you can place your order and make payment there. The cost of each photo is $10. The outside dimensions will be 8×10. I will be set up at a table during the meal.
If you are unable to attend the AGM, to order your photo is a 2-step process. First, please contact me via email me at with your full name, your swimmer’s name and the quantity of images that you’d like. Please let me know by Sunday, June 4, 8:00 p.m., if you would like to place an order. Second, for payment, please send Annette Otter an e-transfer to Both steps need to be completed for your order to be considered complete!
This is a fundraiser for NORAC! All net proceeds will go directly to the team.
The photos will be distributed to your file at the Jack Burger Sports Complex for pick-up on and after June 12. Please keep in mind that this is the last week of swimming as the pool is closed for maintenance for the last two weeks of June. 

Summer Bingo

Hello folks,

The summer bingos have been posted to the website.
Please note, there are many many summer bingos. This is a great opportunity to work extra bingos. Any bingos you work beyond your 2016-2017 requirement will earn you a $40 credit towards your fees and 40 Participation points for 2017-2018. This is an easy way to get a head start on your participation points.
Thank you,

Patti Cumberland

Norac Bingo Director

RSVP Reminder deadline tomorrow for NORAC AGM & End of Season Celebration

Hi everyone

I’ve heard back from only 12 families so far regarding our AGM and End of Season Celebration, which is 9 days away.
Please take a minute to review my email below and get back to me by end of day tomorrow to indicate if your swimmer/family will be attending and how many we can expect. This information is needed so we know how much pizza to order.
Thanks to everyone who has notified me and to all of you who are going to get back to me by tomorrow night.
NORAC Social Director


Hello again NORAC Yard Salers,

Don’t forget that tomorrow is our 3rd Annual Yard Sale from 7:00 a.m.-noon at Gilmer’s Home Hardware, Toronto Rd., Port Hope
You can drop your stuff off:

Today between 4:00 and 7:00 at Dave and Mary-Ellen’s place, 52 Sullivan St., Port Hope

Gilmer’s Home Hardward on Saturday May 27 after 6:30 a.m.

Last year we made $1,500 and the year before we brought in over $2,000!
If every family donates a box or two we can easily have the most successful sale yet.
Even if you don’t donate please come by to see what treasures you can buy for bargain prices.
You can earn Family Participation Points for donating (25 points) and for helping on the day of the yard sale (25 points).

Also, if you have a table or a canopy that we can use please let me know.
Thank you to everyone for helping to make this a success.