EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING RHODE ISLAND CANOE/KAYAK ASSOCIATION MAY 1, 2013 Meeting start- 7 PM Meeting end 8 PM Attend--AJ Barbato-president/ Henry/ Susan/ Sharon/ Andy/ Carleen/ Jim/ Cheryl/ Barbara/ Erik/ Bill/ Mike/ Frank/ Tom/ Charlie
OLD BUSINESS The board approved the April minutes as posted to the web. PADDLE ACROSS RI support- the place to meet the group has not been decided. When it is decided it will be posted to the message boards before June 15. RICKA donations Heroes On The Water---did not come up with specific needs. The group is small and just getting started. They told Bill that a small donation of equipment would be appreciated. The French River Connection wants to get to know RICKA better Mike said. The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council submitted a donation request to RICKA . The board gave unanimous approval for a donation of $250.00. The other two groups will be put on the back burner. AJ will handle the donation for the River Council. Charlie Laroque was given a life membership and a plaque to commemorate his time as treasurer. Patty Gold membership was resolved by it being paid. PICNIC-The price of the picnic to RICKA will be $20.95, with tax and tip it will be $26.00. RICKA will charge its members $15.00 -- nonmembers is $22.50. Andy will handle the Pay Pal money and check payments. He will send the numbers to Susan for the caterer. Susan will handle the awards and PR. AJ will put together a flyer. August 24 is the picnic.
NEW BUSINESS Billington Sea Kayak in Morton St. Park was discussed. Other small retailers were discussed and getting them interested in being on the web page. Sharon was offered 2 subscriptions to Atlantic Coastal Kayaker. One she will take and the other will be given to a board member. Renewals are half way to being complete. Carleen discussed changes in the sea kayak schedule and that people should be encouraged to look on the message board for changes. White water class June 22-23
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING RHODE ISLAND CANOE AND KAYAK ASSOCIATION APRIL 3, 2013 Meeting start 7 PM Meeting end 8:30 PM Attended-Susan Engleman- vice president/Henry/Cheryl/Lysa/Jim/Barbara /Alan/Bill/Andy/Mike/Cat/Charlie/Tom OLD BUSINESS Accepted the minutes of March Ex. board as posted to the web. Jim presented RICKA weatherized posters to be placed at local accesses. He showed posters that will be given to the dealers who RICKA would like to have the dealers participate and sign off on new boat and PFD purchasers. The people would receive a i yr. membership in RICKA. Jim will put the PDF on the Yahoo site for the eboard members to get more copies. General elections information will be posted by Cheryl/Susan an Jim. NEW BUSINESS The treasurer’s report was accepted as posted to the web. Paddle Across RI-RICKA will show support. The was alot of discussion as to where to meet the paddle group.This will continue at the next board meeting. RICKA donations-Bill brought up HEROS ON THE WATER again. This is a group for disabled veterans. Cat, an adaptive paddler instructor, discussed what might be done for the group. She will contact the people and report back next month. The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council sent a grant request to Bill. The exboard decided to hold acting on the donations requests until next month . Discussed way to get boat dealers on the web. It would be done with interviews and pictures. Picnic--Side dishes will be watermelon for dessert/garden salad/ red bliss potatoes/ corn on cob. We will eat at 12:30 and RICKA will provide the drinks. The awards ceremony will be smaller and fun and gag awards. Andy/Cat/Cheryl will provide names. Cat reported that the JCC pool was very good. The response to the rescue workshop was not good. She will report on CPR and FA next month.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING RHODE ISLAND CANOE AND KAYAK ASSOCIATION MARCH 13, 2013 ATTENDED- AJ Barbato-president / Susan / Sharon / Elijah / Bill / Carleen / Barbara / Henry /Cheryl. Meeting start-7:06 PM Meeting end- 8:19 PM OLD BUSINESS- Approve February minutes as posted to the web. Approve February treasurer report as posted to the web. Bill discussed donations in the past and future. RICKA has given to GSA and Last Green Valley. Heroes on the water was brought up as a possible donation. It was decided to put information on the web and newsletter and ask for member input for contributions. It was decided that whoever got the donation it could be up to $250. Donna Abjorson ,a SUP (stand up and paddle) paddler spoke to the board about her sport and how it would work with RICKA. The discussion of need and necessity was brought up by members of the board. Susan will use Facebook to try and generate interest. This subject of SUP will be revisited in a year. NEW BUSINESS- Elijah asked for and got approved the sum of $30. This was for a video- This is the Sea. This would be for the RICKA library. The picnic will be at Goddard Park August 24. RICKA will rent the pavilion for $50. There will be a new caterer called the Picnic Company.
They want a minimum of 75 people. It will be the Great Southern BBQ. The cost will be $20.95. RICKA will fund a good part of that price. Bill discussed river cleanup and that they are not successful. Henry suggested giving trip leaders a trash bag and asking members to clean up as much as possible. Bill wants to promote small dealers for a week on the web page. Erik will set up flat water training classes with Bill and Jim
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING RHODE ISLAND CANOE AND KAYAK ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY 6 , 2013 Meeting start-7 PM Meeting end- 8:50 PM ATTENDED-AJ Barbato-president / Tom / Susan / Jim / Sharon / Lysa / Andy / Barbara / Alan / Erik / Mike /Cat / Charlie OLD BUSINESS Minutes of previous executive board meeting were accepted; as posted to the web. Treasury reports- Andy explained how the treasury reports will be posted and intrepreted. The Fiscal year filing dates will be April 1 to March 31,the same as the membership year. Erik will head the nominating committee for the up coming election. Do we need to schedule FA and CPR classes for RICKA? Cat will take care of this after March 15. She will get the process started and bring information to the April board meeting.
Summer water meetings will be scheduled by Cheryl. Training schedules for FW/SK/WW are tabled until the March meeting. Picnic planning- a new location contacted ; Goddard Park. It has a large pavilion /allowed to launch /rent of pavilion $50 /no permits are needed / no extra cost. August 24 date is being held (September and October rented). Tom made a motion to accept Goddard Park or 8/24 /13 ByLaws proxy & voting AJ will announce at the Feb. meeting there will be a change in th bylaws- to remove a quorum at general meeting voting . The executive board will stay the same. NEW BUSINESS ACA Paddle Club grant. It was decided that this was quite involved and needs to be studied further. Cat will retain Carl Ladd as head instructor for the rolling clinic. She will spend $300 for the session.Carl will be at each session for the first day. Jim gave an accounting of membership expenses. Jim presented an idea to get new members. RICKA would have to contact the boat dealers to gice the first time boat and PFD buyers a certificate for a one year membership in RICKA. The dealers would sign off on the purchase to validate and the paper would be returned to RICKA. People looked on this favorably. Another way to increase membership was brought up by Cat this was adding SUP as a new group. No action was taken. Adding more members at large was discussed and the board felt that members at large need to be given more to do in order to keep them on the board. To fill the empty slots on the board- Susan brought up 2 more possible members at large .