Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club
Executive Meeting Minutes – April 9, 2016 (informal meeting)
Location: Ice Breaker Dinner, Triboro Sportsmen Club – Dining Hall, Northampton, PA
Executive Committee attendees:
President – Scott Douglas
Vice President – Linda Martin
Recording Secretary – Lisa Aderhold
Treasurer – Pat Beltz
Membership Secretary – Dan Rempp
Member(s) at Large –Gale Malesky
Past President – N/A
Executive Committee members not in attendance: Sheldon Linn, Member at Large; and Jim Schulte, Past President
The club’s spring Ice Breaker Potluck dinner was a successful event held at the Triboro Sportsmen Club from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Approximately 50 people were in attendance which included 5 of our new paddlers from the winter pool class.
Recognition awards were presented to the male and female paddlers of the year: Andy Williams and Gale Malesky. The awards were crafted by our own Jeff Wartluft. Past recipients of these awards gathered and congratulated the latest recipients. Fellow paddlers spoke in recognition of these paddlers and shared past experiences.
Scott Douglas also presented a recognition award to Dan and Paula Rempp for their extensive contributions to the club for their years of commitment to the club involving their time and thought in handling all details that have enabled our events to be so successful.
Linda Martin gave a brief update on the scheduled Chester, MD trip Date: May 20th through May 24. Deposit of $30/ required. The cost of the trip will include lodging ($30/night), and additional for the food. The building can house 36 people; a few openings remain.
Gene Berliner indicated the pool classes are nearing the last session with the pool slalom to be held on Sunday, April 17th in Quakertown.
Club members are encouraged to join the National Canoe and Safety Crew to build skills.
Scott Douglas held a brief meeting following the dinner event to vote on a club donation of $100 to be made to “Friends of the Cheat” to repair the take out road at the Cheat river. Any individuals interested in donating can do so at the Cheat website (
· See Website Forums page, also Facebook & Meetup sites (Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club) for current trip postings.
The next General Membership Meeting is scheduled to follow a paddle and potluck dinner on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Pavilion, Lehighton, PA.