NORAC News Feed

NORAC Team Picture June 11th

Hi everyone,
Jocelyn Fisher has generously agreed to take our team photo on Tuesday June 11th at 5pm. Please arrive a few minutes early wearing either a black or red Norac shirt. This is a mini fundraiser for the club. Each picture is $15.00. You can either pay Jocelyn on the 11th or send an e-transfer to Annette. I will send out an email when they are available. They will be in your Norac folder at the pool.

NORAC End of Season Training

Hi everyone,
Our swimming at Jack Burger will end the week of June 10-15th unless you are in one of the following meets:
Montreal Meet – we will have training sessions Monday June 17th, Tuesday June 18th and Wednesday June 19th from 5-7 at the Y Centennial Pool (at Victoria Park in Cobourg) unless there is inclement weather in which case we will swim at the Y indoor pool, the times may change slightly.
Ontario Junior Provincial Championships – we will have training sessions Monday June 24 and  Tuesday June 25th from 5-7 pm at the Y Centennial Pool (at Victoria Park in Cobourg) unless there is inclement weather in which case we will swim at the Y indoor pool, the times may change slightly.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a safe and fun summer! Play outside, ride your bikes, stay active and we will see you in August!


It’s time to get your junk out of your trunks! Once again NORAC will be hosting it’s yearly yard sale. This is a great fundraiser and community building event!
In the past we have raised  between $1,200 – $2,000. Awesome!
Families and swimmers willing to help for a few hours that morning would be greatly appreciated. Also, it’s a great way to earn an extra 25 points!
If you have a table or canopy that we can borrow, please let me know.
WHEN: Saturday, June 15th,  7:30-12:00ish
WHERE: Gilmer’s Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road, Port Hope
You may drop your yard sale goodies off at Dave and Mary-Ellen’s house:
52 Sullivan Street, Port Hope on Friday, June 14th between 4:30-7:00 p.m.
OR preferably at Gilmer’s Home Hardware, the morning of the sale between 6:30-7:30 a.m.
If you  are unable to to attend either drop off, please email me and arrangements can be made.
Yard sale items to contribute, well, almost anything as long as it is in good shape, no clothing please. (Anything we don’t sell goes to Beyond the Blue Box or The ReStore).
That’s all for now, thank you everyone for your support!

More on AGM and End of Year Party – Sun June 2

Hi Everyone,

As stated a few weeks ago, NORAC’s AGM and end of the year party is Sunday, June 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Port Hope Rec Centre on 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope. All of our competitive swimmers and their families are invited.

Parents will attend the AGM in the conference room, while your swimmers will be entertained in the gym. AGM should take about 45 minutes. We will then have food and Coach Trish will hand out her awards. An email with the Board’s Reports will follow.


Pizza will be provided by the club, and as such, I need you to RSVP me by Tuesday, May 28th, with the number of people attending from your family, thanks!

This event will be potluck, so we are asking the following groups to bring a salad or dessert:

Novice, Youth and Youth +, please bring a salad.

Jr Dev, Sr Dev, Elite and Varsity, please bring a dessert.

As well, we will need volunteers to help set up tables for the AGM, as well as, tables in the gym for the party. For anyone who comes to help, you will receive 20 Family Participation Points. Please be at the Rec Centre at 2:00 p.m. to help set up. Thank you to our volunteers!

  • Set up: 2:00 p.m.
  • AGM and party: 2:30 – 4:30
  • Clean up: 4:30
  • Closed at 5:00

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Debbie Jones, Social Director

(Rebecca and Megan’s mom)

No long weekend swim practises

No swim practice Saturday Morning or Monday morning or afternoon. Enjoy your long weekend and see you Tuesday.


End of Season Dates

Hi everyone,
Our last week of swimming for the 2018/19 season at Jack Burger is the week of June 10th to 15th unless your swimmer is going to the Montreal Meet, Provincial or Junior Provincial Championships.
For anyone attending the Montreal Meet. We will have training Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday June 17, 18 and 19th from 5-7pm at the Centennial Y Pool (beside Victoria Park) in Cobourg.
For anyone attending Provincials or Junior Provincials, we will have training Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 24, 25 and 26 at the Centennial Y Pool in Cobourg.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

BINGO HELP NEEDED for Sunday May 19

Greetings NORAC Families,

We are in need of several volunteers for sessions on Sunday May 19.
Early session: 1 position
Late session: 3 positions
Families who have paid out their bingos for the year can earn $40 + 40 participation points and help out your swim club.
Please let me know ASAP if you are able to help.
Matthew Forbes

New NORAC Board of Directors Needed

Hello NORAC Families,

Our AGM will take place on Sunday June 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm, (just prior to our year end banquet) at the Port Hope Rec Centre on McCaul Street.  This is your Club and we would like to see as many attendees as possible to hear what the Club has accomplished this swim season and to look forward to the 2019-2020 season. Board elections also take place at the AGM.

We are looking for members of NORAC who are interested in becoming a board member.

Being on the board gives you the opportunity to maintain what you like about NORAC as well as participate in setting the future direction of the Club. The focus of each board member must be the well being and future of the club as a whole.

Parents from all swim groups are welcome to put their name forward.

The Board of Directors consists of the following positions:

  • President – responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the affairs of the Club. The President musthave sat on the board the year prior.
  • Vice President – assumes the duties of the President if the President is absent or unable to exercise his/her duties.
  • Secretary – records the minutes of meetings and distributes correspondence.
  • Treasurer – responsible for the financial accounting and budgeting for NORAC (accounting or bookkeeping experience preferred) 
  • Director of Fundraising – organizes corporate and individual fund raising, including Swim-A-Thon, Fundscrip etc.
  • Director of Officials – supports the development of Club officials, organizes officials for home meets.
  • Director of Social Events –organizes the Club’s social events.
  • Director of Bingo – organizes and train volunteers for bingos sponsored by NORAC.
  • Director of Conflict Resolution – addresses complaints and issues made to the Conflict Resolution Committee.
  • Director at Large (2) – assist in special projects as they arise (equipment, clothing, travel, special events, etc).

Anyone can put their name forward for any of the above positions. If more than one nomination is received for a position an election will be held at the AGM. Many current board members have put their name forward to continue on the board.  We ask that anyone interested in putting their name forward, first consider the positions that currently have no nominee for next season.

The following board positions are not yet filled for the 2019-2020 season.

Director of Conflict Resolution

Director a Large  

Please contact Mary-Ellen McKenna ( or Matt Forbes ( if you would like more details about a specific position.

If you are interested please fill out the attached nomination form and submit it to Mary-Ellen via email (or put it in my folder at the pool), prior to 6:00 pm May 25, 2019.

Thank you,

Nomination Committee

Mary-Ellen McKenna and Matt Forbes

Participation Points and Sponsorship Opportunity

Our Swim School sponsorship program the last 2 seasons has been a success. We’ve been able to acquire sponsors and provide a free t-shirt to our Swim School participants. The list of sponsors is available on our website –

We’d like to continue this program for the 2019-2029 season and are requesting the assistance of all our competitive program families.

We have available a sponsorship package which offers local business the opportunity to sponsor our Swim School program which in turn will benefit all our club programs.

We are asking YOU, our Competitive families, to contact businesses you are connected to – either as employees, customers or some other personal connection. You will be awarded 50 Participation points for each contact that results in a sponsorship.

If you have a business (or more) you are willing to contact, please let me know the business name (so multiple folks don’t contact the same place and so I know who to award the points to) and I will provide you with a package to pass on to them. I’ll have the packages available this week. The goal is to have all packages delivered by the end of May.

Look forward to hearing for you.