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Meeting Minutes May 21, 2018:



AHWAGA CANOE & KAYAK CLUB
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Minutes
April 23, 2018 
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CALL TO ORDER
Dennis Healey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Two new members attended – Keith Galbraith and Vicki Price. Dennis thanked all who brought refreshments.
MINUTES
Minutes of the March 26, 2018, meeting had been distributed via e-mail to all members. There being no additions or corrections, Dave Tanner moved, seconded by Kent Foster, to accept the minutes as presented and the motion carried with all in favor.  

TREASURER’S REPORT
Becky Buchanan read the report for April 2018, indicating beginning balance was $1,107.49. Deposits totaled $145.00, withdrawals totaled $9.99, for an ending balance of $1,242.50. There being no additions or corrections, Dave Tanner moved, seconded by Mary Ann Lutz, to accept the report as presented and the motion carried with all in favor.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT 
Mary Ann Lutz submitted a membership accounting report, showing a total of 46 members as of April 23, 2018. Mary Ann reported that Dave Tanner is doing an update to the member list which should be ready for distribution mid-May.

OLD BUSINESS
1)Business cards and flyers are ready. Members, please take a supply of business cards to have on hand and some flyers, if you are willing to post them around town to advertise ACKC. Cards and flyers were also supplied to those representing us at Earth Fest on April 29.
2)Don Hall brought a supply of the Chemung River Watershed bandanas – they are available for $7 each.
3)Don also clarified that the Friends of the Chemung River swap/sale on August 11 in Big Flats will be for equipment only.

NEW BUSINESS
1)Sharon Canfield is currently responsible for the club library. She mentions that there are lots of older magazines that removal of which would lighten the load. It was suggested that they be brought to the next meeting, see if anyone is interesting in taking any and then recycle the rest. She also has good paddling videos in the library but they are in VHS format. Keith Galbraith said he may have the equipment to convert them to DVD.

UPCOMING EVENTS
1)EarthFest – April 29 from 10-4 at SUNY Broome


UPCOMING TRIPS
1)Paddling trips that have been set up are listed on the website
2)Tioughnioga River Mini-Sojourn – trip leader Dave Tanner. Dave will not be available to lead the first leg on May 16 – Tim Brown has volunteered to step in as trip leader.
3)Susquehanna River Sojourn will be held in July, per a Pennysaver article shared at the meeting. Check their website for more details.

OTHER
1)Mary Ann is set up to accept memberships at each meeting.
2)Executive Council met during the intermission to discuss Dave Tanner’s revised ACA trip report form, along with revised Trip Coordinator Guidelines that reflect changes to the form. It was agreed that Council will review and send comments back to Dave.

PRESENTATION

Jim Pfiffer, Executive Director at Friends of the Chemung River Watershed, gave a talk about how the rivers improve our economy, environment and quality of life.  
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AHWAGA CANOE & KAYAK CLUB
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Minutes
May 21, 2018 
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CALL TO ORDER
Cass Schiefen called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Many visitors tonight: Bill Heaviside, Susie Chadwick, Susan Lee, Dean Leeson, Tony & Linda Baroni, Gordon Allen, Jack McQuiston. Apologies if I missed anyone. Cass thanked all who brought refreshments.
SECRETARY’S REPORT
Minutes of the April 23, 2018, meeting had been distributed via e-mail to all members. There being no additions or corrections, Dave Tanner moved, seconded by Helena Garan, to accept the minutes as presented and the motion carried with all in favor.  

TREASURER’S REPORT
Becky Buchanan read the report for May 2018, indicating beginning balance was $1,2.42.50. Deposits totaled $105.00, withdrawals totaled $9.99, for an ending balance of $1,337.51. There being no additions or corrections, Dave Tanner moved, seconded by Don Hall, to accept the report as presented and the motion carried with all in favor.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT 
Sharon Canfield was not able to attend tonight. Unfortunately, membership forms were not available – Dave Tanner took down names and addresses to let Sharon know to send out forms.
Marilyn Wertman mentioned members should take some flyers for posting and business cards to have on hand.

OLD BUSINESS
None

NEW BUSINESS
1)Don Hall would appreciate volunteers to help with Elmira Riverfest June 9, 10-2 at the Grove St., Elmira boat launch. Contact him for details, including a free meal.
2)Don Hall announces there will be a Buy/Sell/Swap event at Bottcher’s Landing boat launch in Big Flats on August 11 from 9-2. There is no cost to participate; donations are encouraged to allow River Friends to continue the event annually.

UPCOMING EVENTS
1)Summer Club Picnic – Sunday, August 12 at Dorchester Park. Start time TBD; also Pimp Your Boat event.


UPCOMING TRIPS
1)Paddling trips that have been announced are listed on the website.
2)Tioughnioga River Mini-Sojourn Part 2, May 30 - trip leader Dave Tanner. Blodgett Mills to Messengerville, 7 miles. Dave will not be available to lead the next three sections and would appreciate a substitute leader.
3)Chemung River Mini-Sojourn (4 sections) will begin Saturday, June 2 – trip leaders Sharon Canfield and Marilyn Wertman. Bottcher’s Landing, Big Flats to Grove St., Elmira, 9 miles.

TRIP REPORTS
1)May 16, Yaman Park, Cortland to Blodgett Mills, 5 miles. It was reported that it was a good night to be back on the river; cool but no rain.

PRESENTATION

Chuck Haupt, ACKC Member, gave a wonderful and inspiring talk about the work the Red Cross did during Hurricanes Harvey (in Texas) and Maria (in Puerto Rico).  
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MEETING MINUTES APRIL 23, 2018: