Minutes 2018


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