Its only 6 weeks until Season 2006 kicks off. Next week the Qantas Community Carnival starts on Wednesday 1st through to the 2nd of February and the Sea Eagles will be involved in Junior Rugby League Coaching Clinics in Taree NSW. We are receiving Membership Renewals and New Membership applications steadily each week as we progress towards 1,000 members renewed for 2006 at present. With 6 weeks to go until the start of the season this is a great result as we strive to move closer to our first goal of 2,500 members for this season and our long term goal of reaching 5,000 members. We would like to welcome you all to either renew your membership or to become new members in the coming weeks as we move closer to the season kick-off on March 11th. So that we can guarantee that you will receive your membership card and relevant information for the season we would appreciate if you could submit your membership form for processing by Friday 3rd February so that we can ensure they receive their membership card and important information about the season ahead prior to our first match on Saturday 11th March. It is important to note that from the beginning of March only members will receive a detailed newsletter each week during the season. Online fans will still receive a newsletter each week but this will not be as detailed as the newsletters that you have been currently receiving. So be sure to renew or become a member of the Sea Eagles in 2006 so that you are receiving the most detailed information about the team each week. There are a number of important event dates taking place during February that you should insert into your diary. UPCOMING EVENTS: Wednesday 1st February & Thursday 2nd February Qantas Community Carnival - Taree Junior Rugby League Coaching Clinics: Jack Neal Oval, Taree - 1st March - 4:30pm Central Park, Wingham - 2nd March - 4:30pm Fundraising Sportsman's Dinner: Taree Leagues Club, 43 Cowper Street - 1st February, 7.30pm Wingham Services, 28 Bent Street, Wingham - 2nd February, 7.30pm For tickets contact: Kevin Hill - 0428 921 137 Players Attending Clinics: Brett Stewart Chris Hicks Jason King Luke Williamson Steve Menzies Matt Orford Saturday 4th February Sea Eagles v Rockhampton - Rockhampton Saturday 18th February Roosters v Sea Eagles - Central Coast Stadium, Gosford - 7:30pm 3:15pm - Box Office Open: 3:45pm - Gates Open: 4:00pm - Jersey Flegg: Roosters v Sea Eagles 5:45pm - Premier League: Newtown v Sea Eagles 7:30pm - NRL: Roosters v Sea Eagles All ticketing details for this match are currently available on the home page of the Sea Eagles website, or click on the More Info link at the bottom of this article Tuesday 21st February Sea Eagles Open Evening - Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen - 5:00pm - 7:00pm Saturday 25th February Sea Eagles v Tigers - Brookvale Oval, Manly - 5:15pm 10:30am - Box Office Open: 10:30am - Gates Open: 10:45am - Harold Matthews: Sea Eagles v Balmain Tigers 12:05pm - S.G.Ball: Sea Eagles v Balmain Tigers Both of these matches are the first competition games for the Matthews and Ball division for 2006. 1:30pm - Jersey Flegg: Sea Eagles v Balmain Tigers 3:05pm - Premier League: Sea Eagles v Balmain Tigers 5:15pm - NRL: Sea Eagles v Wests Tigers This match is the final trail match before the official kick-off for the 2006 season. Monday 27th February Membership Cards to be posted to members from Monday 27th February along with important membership information for the 2006 season. Thursday 2nd March Sea Eagles 2006 Season Launch - Venue and time are still to be confirmed I can confirm that we are currently finalising the members ticketing details for the Cowboys v Sea Eagles in Townsville on Saturday 18th March. We are also finalising the function details that is likely to take place on Friday 17th March and hope to confirm these details sometime next week. It is important to note that this function will only be available to members who have paid their membership fees for the 2006 season so be sure to remind your fellow Sea Eagles fans to submit their membership forms for processing to ensure they do not miss this opportunity. I look forward to either renewing your membership or approving your new membership in the coming weeks and seeing you at the various exclusive membership functions that will be held throughout the season.