Our April meeting has been rescheduled. It will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 6:30 PM at the Guilford Community Center. We will be covering the following items on the meeting’s agenda:
1 - We will be putting the final touches on the paddle schedule for May and June. A number of members have agreed to host some of these paddles and we are looking for additional volunteers. If you are interested please come to the meeting or let us know of your interest. This can be done solo or with one or more friends. I think most would agree that the success of the club depends on our volunteers, and this is a way for more of our members to become involved, hosting one of the well laid out paddles proposed by Erik, or sharing a favorite of their own.
2 - With the assistance of Ron, Caroline and Greg, we should have the date(s), location(s) and time(s) for our pre/early-season instructional event(s) that will cover the basics of planning and coordinating a day paddle, namely elements of route planning (basic navigation, tides and weather, etc.), group management (communications, setting a pace, assigning a sweep, problem solving) and safety (rescues, towing, etc.). The event will be designed to build confidence in new trip coordinators and offer a solid refresher for those who have posted paddles before. We hope to post this event(s) prior to or right after the meeting.
3 - Lastly, we will continue our work on sponsoring a series of group instructional events covering different paddling skills, things like boat handling and stroke improvement, self and assisted rescues, paddling in moving and rough water, and so forth. The details will be worked out over the next two months.
Please join us at the meeting if you would like to contribute to planning what promises to be a great season on the water.
The Connyak BBS