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

Non-Executive Members

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..

Secretary’s Report

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

Treasurer’s Report

March 2022 report was provided.   

A motion was made to approve the March Treasurer’s report.

MP – Dave    MS –  Joe P –  All     O –  None

Membership Report

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


Webmaster’s Report

Nothing to report 


Education 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.


Main Topics


Old Business


Tohickon Release

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.


Tent Status

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. 


Spring Trip

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..


New Business


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.


Current Committees


Trip Policy Committee

           No report.


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.


Upcoming Meetings/Events

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