Tittilators’ first anniversary

A pre-breakfast paddle marks Tittilator’s first anniversary

MOST women would be insulted if someone called them a dragon, but not so members of the Tamar Tittilators.

Dragons Abreast members Donna Reid, Susan King, Greg Rawson, Barbara Habner, Kathy McConnell, president Suzanne Smith, Judy Rafferty, Becky Barney and coach Paul Bird arrive at Stillwater on the banks of Launceston's Tamar River for their celebratory breakfast
Dragons Abreast members Donna Reid, Susan King, Greg Rawson, Barbara Habner, Kathy McConnell, president Suzanne Smith, Judy Rafferty, Becky Barney and coach Paul Bird arrive at Stillwater on the banks of Launceston’s Tamar River for their celebratory breakfast
The Tittilators are the Launceston-based group of the national Dragons Abreast Association.

The group yesterday observed their first anniversary with a leisurely paddle from their North Esk Rowing Club headquarters to Stillwater for a celebratory breakfast.

Judy Rafferty said the women left early yesterday to ensure they would be able to return to the rowing club before Aurora Energy’s planned release of water through Cataract Gorge.

“We didn’t want to take up whitewater rafting,” she said, cheekily.

But plans to put the boat away straight after breakfast went awry when the fun-loving group paddled around to the wooden boat festival for a few passing runs, complete with beating drum, to raise their profile.

Mrs Rafferty said that about 30 women were members of the Tamar Tittilators.

“We meet twice a week at the North Esk Rowing Club – on Saturday mornings and Tuesdays at 5.30pm,” she said.

“The aim of Dragons Abreast is to show that there’s life after breast cancer.”

“It’s also a great way of getting fit.”

“Dragons Abreast is a fun group of women and further details are available by going to the web site at http://www.dragonsabreast.com.au and following the links to Tasmania and then Launceston.”

“There is always room for more members.” Mrs Raffertv said.

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