Our November Club business meeting is this Wednesday. It would be helpful if anyone who has any interest in the future of ConnYak would consider what should be done going forward to encourage more folks to volunteer a little of their time to help with the basic functioning of the club. If you have any fresh ideas, we'd love to hear them. For many years ConnYak has been the place to go for anyone in the local paddling community who wanted to find like-minded folks looking to safely expand their sea kayaking experience. In recent years there has been a dwindling of enthusiasm and support for managing or even attending our Club events. We need to do something about that.
Among the topics for discussion will be:
The new upcoming $12(!) pool sessions in Cheshire this winter (thanks Rusty) and what we'll need to do to promote them and assure their successful implementation.
The Treasury report and a budget for next year - What should we be (or not) spending money on.
We'll also need to discuss recruiting officer candidates for the winter elections - Please, consider volunteering for one the positions, you don't have to be a long-time senior member, we just need some enthusiastic folks willing to pitch in to help improve the club for everyone. If you've got a grand vision for ConnYak, the Presidential slot is still available.
In addition to officers, we need people to organize more trips next year, consider becoming a trip coordinator - Seriously, we should try to offer some sort of paddling opportunity every weekend during the warm months. Again, you don't need to be a long-time member or hold a 5 star certification or anything. All that is really necessary is the willingness to share your trip with other paddlers at a time and place of your choosing with a destination of you choosing and at level of difficulty that you're comfortable with. ConnYak trips are essentially of the "common adventure model" variety so you won't have to stress out about "leading" anybody. Ideally, some newer members will step up and put together some lower level trips next year. Also, if there are any other activities (guest speakers, picnics, a holiday party etc.) that anyone would willing to help come to pass, please step up. Club meetings in the cold months can be a great time with a good guest speaker or presentation.
It won't be exciting, but I hope some of you will be able to attend the meeting. We could use some new ideas and fresh perspective.
6:30 PM, Wednesday
Wallingford Park & Recreation
6 Fairfield Blvd # 6, Wallingford, CT. 06492
The Connyak BBS