Minutes 2018

 


June 6,2018 Executive Board meeting (minutes not yet approved)

Attending: Danny, Carleen, Sharon, Cheryl, Pat, Peter and Henry

Absent: Mike, Skye, Erik and Andy

Meeting called to order by Sharon at 7:04 PM

A motion was made by Carleen to approve minutes of the January meeting.  The motion was seconded by

Danny and approved.

A motion was made by Danny and seconded by Cheryl to accept the treasurer's report as presented for January. Motion was approved

Old Business

 2 Star training was discussed.  Eventually a decision was reached for the club to financially support the training as the

flatwater training was also being supported by the club.  We will be hiring a trainer and an assistant for $700.00. 

The tentative date for this training will be August 26th at a place to be determined.  Henry mad the motion for this action

and it was seconded by Sharon.  Motion was approved.

With Cat stepping down, are in need of a Safety chairperson.  Bill Luther had expressed some interest in the position.  Erik will follow up.

 Renewing our membership in the Wood - Pawcatuck River Association was discussed.  Henry made a motion to continue our membership. 

Pat seconded the motion and it passed.

 The Pollock Street location for the August meeting on the water was confirmed.

 New Business

 Pat suggested we cancel the July Executive board meeting since we do not have anything pressing on the calendar. 

Everyone agreed with the stipulation that we can deal with any issue that may arise by email.

It was mentioned that the Harmony library is looking for someone to do a presentation on paddling information and opportunities

in the local RI area and in nearby MA and CT.  Chuck Horbert will be contacted to see if he will be willing to perform this service.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55PM


 

RICKA Executive Meeting

May 2, 2018 Executive Board meeting 

Attending: Danny, Pat, Cheryl, Erik and Carleen, Skye and Peter

Absent: Sharon, Cat, Mike, Henry and Andy

Meeting called to order by Pat at 7:00 PM 

A motion was made by Cheryl and seconded by Danny approve minutes of the April meeting. The motion was approved. 

A motion was made by Cheryl and seconded by Danny to accept the May treasurer's report as presented. Motion was approved.

 Old Business 

The location for the August Meeting on the Water was discussed. Our original idea was to have a surf night at Narragansett

Town Beach, ut Peter confirmed that kayaks are not allowed. Locations on the Narrow River were discussed. 

Discussion was tabled for a later meeting. 

Carleen will email Greg Paquin at Kayak Wavelogy and invite him to discuss the BCU 2 Star Training at the next board meeting on June 6th.

 New Business

We welcomed two new Members at Large to the executive board – Skye Pechie and Peter Hill.

Carleen reported that the Sea Kayak Potluck and Planning meeting will be held be this Saturday.

Cheryl reported that Flatwater and Blackstone Valley Paddle Club trips are on the calendar.

The Blackstone Valley Paddle Club will have a joint paddle with

Southern New England Paddlers on May 7th.

 The meeting was adjourned at 7:45.

  


RICKA Executive Meeting 

April 12, 2018 Executive Board meeting

Attending: Danny, Pat, Sharon, Cheryl, Erik and Cat

Absent: Mike, Carleen, Henry and Andy

Meeting called to order by Sharon at 7:00 PM

 A motion was made by Erik and seconded by Cheryl to approve minutes of the February meeting. The motion was approved. 

A motion was made by Cheryl and seconded by Danny to accept the February treasurer's report as presented. Motion was approved.

A motion was made by Pat and seconded by Erik to accept the March treasurer's report as presented. Motion was approved.

 Old Business

 Erik updated the Board on the location and cost for upcoming members’ meetings.

April General Meeting – 4/17/18 at the Kayak Centre.

May Club Meeting – 5/21/18 at Save the Bay Center, Providence - $275 room rental.

June Meeting on the Water – 6/18/18 at Friends of the Blackstone Environmental Center, Lincoln - $250 donation for use of rental canoes as

needed for tandem canoe training.

July Meeting on the Water  - 7/16/18 at Alton Landing.

August Meeting on the Water – 8/20/18 at Narragansett Town Beach – Surf Night.

 Picnic – The Picnic will be held on 9/22/18 at Ninigret Park.  ACA insurance will be required, so all participants will be required to sign a waiver,

 and the club will pay the $5 event fee required for non-ACA members.  Board members will work together to get the waivers signed. 

 BCU 2 Star Training with Kayak Waveology – this event was tabled since it does not currently have a sponsor. 

 New Business

 Narrow River Kayak made a $150 donation to RICKA.  Sharon will write a thank-you note and Erik will include a thank you in the Paddler.

 The Flatwater Training with Joe Sherlock from EMS was discussed. The training will be held on 6/16/18 at the new EMS Outdoor School at Lake Perl, Wrentham.

The cost is $500. A motion was made by Danny and seconded by Sharron for RICKA to pay for this $500 training. Motion was approved.

 The December Rolling Clinic was discussed as a result of comments that Cheryl received that participants of the December clinic did not receive the RICKA subsidy.

A motion was made by Erik and seconded by Sharon for RICKA to reimburse members for the $25 cost of the December clinic. Motion was approved.

Cat will confirm participants. Reimbursement will then be arranged through Andy.

The need for additional Members at Large was discussed. 

Cheryl advised the BVPC will once again be sponsoring a SUP night with EMS in August.

 Meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM

 


RICKA Executive Meeting

February 15, 2018 Executive Board meeting

 Attending: Danny, Sharon, Cheryl, Erik and Henry

 Absent: Mike, Carleen, Cat, Pat and Andy

 Meeting called to order by Sharon at 7:06 PM

 A motion was made by Danny to approve minutes of the January meeting. 

The motion was seconded by Cheryl and approved.

 A motion was made by Henry and seconded by Danny to accept the treasurer's report

as presented for January. Motion was approved

 Old Business

The location for the upcoming "Spring Fling" was discussed at length. 

Pros and cons of Dan's Place vs. Chelo's were brought up. 

Eventually Sharon made a motion that we return to Chelo's. 

The motion was seconded by Cheryl and approved.

 It was decided that the event will be held on March 22nd,  Arrival time will be 6:00 and meeting time will be 6:30. 

Sports bags with towels are to be raffled off.  Once those are distributed, the other attendees will receive iron-on club patches.

 Club picnic will be held at Ninigret this year.  Dates with favorable tides are August 25th, September 8th and September 22nd. 

Henry made a motion to empower Sharon to choose the date which best

lines up with Ninigret's availability, when she visits with them next week.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 The tentative membership meetings are

April- West Greenwich Library with REI

May- Kayak Center

(either of the above may be substituted with Joe Sherlock)

June, July and August- on the water

September- on the water

 New Business

Flatwater planning meeting is scheduled for April 7th. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:53PM

 


 



January 3,2018 Executive Board meeting Minutes to be approved at t

Attending: Danny, Sharon, Erik, Pat, Tim Motte and Henry

Absent: Mike, Cheryl, Carleen, Cat,  and Andy

 Meeting called to order by Sharon at 7:03 PM

A motion was made by Erik and seconded by Pat to approve minutes of the November meeting.  Motion was approved.

A motion was made by Danny and seconded by Henry to accept the treasurer's report as presented for November. Motion was approved.

 A motion was made by Henry and seconded by Pat to accept the treasurer's report as presented for December. Motion was approved.

 Old Business

 Tim Motte reported on the function and use of the pool sessions.  Many flat water paddlers have become sea kayakers due to this exposure.  

He explained how the training for sea kayakers was set up and also mentioned that sharing their skills with newer paddlers helped them to

become better leaders and paddling instructors.

 Tim also strongly stated that all levels of paddlers were welcome at these sessions.  He also noted that learning to roll was secondary to having good self rescue skills.

 Sharon made a motion to have the $25 pool session fee for participants be paid by the club for all RICKA members who attend.  Danny seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

 It was also asked that future trainings  be posted on the sea kayak page and that a link be inserted on the main page of RICKA.

 The picnic location was discussed and the consensus was that we should return to Ninigret.  Further arrangements will be made as the time draws near.

 New Business

 It was resoundingly agreed that we should hold another Spring Fling this year.  Dan's Place in West Greenwich is the probable location.  It was also decided that the

event should occur on Thursday night instead of Tuesday night.

 Sharon reported that the Access data base program which the club purchased was able to pull all the old membership files from her hard drive.  Sharon asked to purchase

Excel so the information would be in a more universal format.  Henry made a motion to purchase the Microsoft Office Suite (which was $150 instead of $110). 

The motion was seconded by Pat.  The motion was passed.

 Sharon made a motion for the club to again become a member of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association for the fee of $75.  The motion was seconded by Henry and passed.

 

Pat made a motion that RICKA support the Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Committee in their quest to have the rivers they represent become a

designated part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.  This action would take the form of a letter sent to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

 showing our support for this action.  Henry seconded the motion and it was passed.

  Meeting adjourned at 8:00PM