LVKCC Minutes – April 7, 2022
Place – Lehigh Gap Nature Center
General Membership Meeting
Executive Committee Members:
President – Dan Morton Vice President – Rachel Connolly
Recording Secretary – Mike Swartley Treasurer – Rita Snyder
Membership Secretary – Jill Evans
Members at Large – Gery Kirkner & Dave Dawson
Webmaster – Dan Rempp
Educational Instruction Coordinator – Scott Douglas
Total members present: 17
The icebreaker started at 6pm. Thanks to the Hospitality Committee for the organization and food!
The business meeting started at 7:00pm..
A motion was made to accept the March 3rd meeting minutes as posted on the club website.
MP – Mike MS – Pat P – All O – None
March 2022 report was provided.
A motion was made to approve the March Treasurer’s report.
MP – Dave MS – Joe P – All O – None
Jill Evans emailed the following membership statistics.
Memberships as of the beginning of April 2022
Total Members 2022: 287
Total Individual Memberships: 119
Total Individual Lifetime 4
Total Family Memberships 59
Total Family Lifetime 1
Total Memberships: 178
Total Lifetime: 5
2604 members of the Facebook group
1439 subscribers to Meetup
Nothing to report
Last pool class is this Saturday April 9th.
Surplus from pool sessions plus the Open Water Class and Recreational Kayaking Class is projected to be $1679.04.
Open Water class will start May 18th with a Zoom classroom. Water training starts June 5th.
The Guide class will be on May 28th or 29th.
A 3 day ACA Level I Flatwater & Level II Moving Water class for ACA Instructor certification will be run sometime in June. Space is limited and requires pre-approval. Those interested should contact Scott.
Scott and Pat set up a tent at Tohickon Release on March 19 and 20 . Great response. Handed out many stickers. Sold club shirts. Weather was great and water level was good! This is worth doing as a Club annual event…
T shirt design update
New shirts have arrived. $25 each.
The tent arrived missing the storage bag and is being exchanged.
Purchase of Boats
Purchased a Tsunami 145, 5 paddles and 1 whitewater helmet.
Permanent Home for Boats Committee
Mike reported that our trailer was emptied this week. However, moving to the LOC it will have to wait for the ground to dry.
The structure inside the trailer will need to be completed.
Dave Dawson: Spring Trip is on track to Pohick Bay Regional Park in the Washington DC area from 22 to 25 April 2022. Already 42 signed up!
Larry March Slalom Race in September
Skip & Gery have volunteered to run this annual 3 day event in the second weekend in September.
We need volunteers for this event: setup, timers, recordkeepers and teardown.
Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR Blended Learning Class
Two classes were on March 13, 2022 at Pat’s house. Eight were certified. Next running is in the fall..
Jackson Kayak Event and Expo at the LOC April 13th
The Jackson Kayak Event and Expo is on April 13th at 3pm at the Lehighton Outdoor Center. This is a free clinic and boat tryout.
Walkie-Talkie Buy in
The NCSP marine radios will arrive end of April.
Trip Policy Committee
Insurance Policy Committee
No report. Note this is a new committee split off due to the insurance questions that the Trip Policy Committee raised. Members are Pat, Dave, Dan Rempp and Rita.
April 2022 Spring Trip to Pohick Bay Regional Park
May 2022 Ledges Paddle Lehigh Gap Nature Center
June 2022 Ledges Paddle Lehigh Gap Nature Center
July 2022 No meeting
August 2022 No meeting
September 2022 Ledges Paddle – Lehigh Gap Nature Center Pizza? Swap Meet? Slalom race
October 2022 List of Nominees for office due. Wildlands Conservancy
Fall Trip to Camp Arrowhead on October 14 to 17!
November 2022 Election of Officers Wildlands Conservancy
December 2022 Holiday Party
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting.
MP – Linda MS – Gery MP – All O – None
The meeting was adjourned at 7:24pm.
Respectfully submitted: Mike Swartley– Recording Secretary