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AHWAGA CANOE & KAYAK CLUB
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
May 24, 2021
CALL TO ORDER
Ray Baker began the meeting at 7:04 p.m. via Zoom with 19 participants.
Minutes of the April 26, 2021, meeting were distributed via e-mail to all members. There being no corrections, Helena Garan moved, seconded by Mary Ann Johnson, to accept the minutes as presented; the motion carried with all in favor.
The Secretary read the report for May 2021, indicating beginning balance was $1537.55. There were no deposits; one withdrawal of $95 to Marilyn Wertman for car decals and membership cards. Ending balance is $1442.55. There being no corrections, Helena moved, seconded by Claudia Baker, to accept the report as presented; the motion carried with all in favor.
Sharon Canfield provided the year-to-date membership report for 2021. As of May 24, we have 58 members. Reminder to keep your membership current or must pay ACA event fee of $10 per paddle.
1)Sharon has been handing out Membership and In Case of Emergency materials at paddles. (Related tip: cover your “If Found” boat sticker with clear packing tape to resist fading)
1)Discussed mask requirements as per latest CDC guidance. Members decided they were comfortable with only requiring masks in the car while shuttling, with one person at each window seat. This is subject to an individual’s comfort level; let the trip leader know and needs will be accommodated. There being agreement, Helena moved, seconded by Betsy Grigoriu. 2) to accept the requirements as discussed; the motion carried with all in favor. 3)ACKC was contacted May 6 by Chris Harasta of the Sierra Club, Susquehanna Group, asking for our participation in the Southern Tier Goes Green! Google calendar, which includes links to other area recreation groups. Dave Tanner moved, seconded by Don Hall, to allow them to provide a link to our webpage; the motion carried with all in favor. 4)Judi Hall was contacted by a woman who needs to paddle the Susquehanna Sidney to Bainbridge to complete the entire 444 miles. She would like a companion to paddle with her. Ray Baker will contact her.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2021
1)Annual picnic will be held Sunday, August 1 at Dorchester Park, East Pavilion.
UPCOMING TRIPS FOR 2021
1)May & June: Tioughnioga Mini Sojourn will be held Wednesday evenings, rain date Thursday. Dave will try to notify if changing the date by noon on Wednesdays. Will skip the trip on June 2, due to event in Cape Cod; resume schedule June 9. Dave Tanner 2)June 3-6: Nickerson State Park Campground on Cape Cod. Helena Garan 3)June 13: Allan Quant Memorial Paddle on West Branch of Susquehanna, Montoursville to Montgomery. Limited to 150 participants, overnight camping, $61. 4)July 25-28: Four Mile Creek Campground. Reservations are open. Ruth Hopkins 5)September 8-12: Fish Creek Pond Campground. Reservations are open. Barb Hall
1)Merrill Douglas and Marilyn Wertman did a scouting trip on May 15 of the upper Chemung. Coincided with Chemung River Friends kickoff of their new bi-weekly tour/shuttle program. Don Hall reported there were 30-40 participants at their event. 2)First leg of the Tioughnioga Mini-Sojourn, Yaman Park to Blodget Mills held May 19. Nice warm evening, water good, 16 paddlers.
Emily Marino, Director of Friends of the Chemung River Watershed looked back on the organization over the years and provided an overview of upcoming programs. Discussed a possible joint paddle of ACKC members and Friends of the Chemung board members.