Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club
PO Box 20194, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
LVKCC MINUTES – December 7, 2018
Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club
Canal St, Northampton, PA 18067
LVKCC Holiday Party
Executive Committee Members Present:
President — Linda A. Martin
Vice President — Larry Palmer
Recording Secretary — Joe Ondek
Treasurer — Dave Dawson
Membership Secretary — Paula Rempp
Webmaster — Dan Rempp
Member(s) at Large — Pat Beltz
General Members Present (count): Membership attendance not collected.
Linda Martin called the meeting to order at 6:27 pm and presented the following agenda:
- Executive Meeting 11/7/2018
- Hospitality Committee Update – Bob Brunda, Dan and Paula Rempp and Joanne Novak
- Allagash Trip – Scott Douglas
- Spring Sea Kayaking Trip
- Pool Sessions
- First Aid & CPR Class – Jim Schulte
- Bylaws Proposal – Larry Palmer
- Annual Executive Committee Meeting
- Paddler of the Year Award
A short executive meeting was held November 7, 2018 to discuss a personnel issue. Details of the meeting were not discussed.
Joanne Novak starts January 1, 2019 as chairperson. She will choose her new committee members. If anyone has interest in being Co-Chairperson or volunteering for the committee please contact Joanne.
Scott Douglas had previously announced the 2019 trip on the Allagash River will take place the last week of July. The 7 day tandem canoe trip explores mostly flat water and some L1 moving water features and is limited to 6 boats. Contact Scott for information or to request sign-up for the trip.
Spring Sea kayaking trip
The spring trip has been scheduled for May 17-20th. Location and details are still being considered. Contact Linda Martin for more information or if you’re interested in attending.
Pool sessions start January 6, 2019 (13 weeks).
This year LVKCC is hosting Rolling Clinics. The cost is $15 which includes use of the pool and facilities for the evening. More information and a PayPal link to sign-up is available on the club website.
First Aid & CPR Class
Will be held on January 12, 2019 from 8 am – 1pm at Wildlands. Please contact Jim Schulte for information or to sign-up for a class.
At the November 1, 2018 General Membership meeting, the Bylaws Committee entered a proposal to change the start of the LVKCC fiscal year from November 1 to the start of the calendar year. As required, the notification was published for a minimum 30 calendar days before an official vote could be considered.
Larry Palmer made a motion to change the club Bylaws to read:
Article VIII. Fiscal Year
The Fiscal Year of the LVKCC shall begin on January 1st of each year.
MP – Larry Palmer MS – Bill Howe P – Majority O – None
Larry Palmer made a motion to change the term of the current 2018-2019 fiscal year to run from November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. The following implications of this change were discussed.
- Club membership for 2018-2019 will be extended through December 31, 2019 for new members and renewals.
- The current term for members of the Executive Committee will be extended through December 31, 2019. Voting for new officers will continue to occur during the November General Membership meeting and become effective January 1 at the start of the new fiscal year.
MP – Larry Palmer MS – Gary Lander P – Majority O – None
Annual Executive Committee Meeting
Has been scheduled for January 12, 2019. Paula and Dan Rempp have graciously offered to host the meeting at their home.
Paddler of the Year Award
Linda Martin is accepting nominations through March 15, 2019. Nominations must be presented to Linda in writing; emailed nominations are acceptable. Please review the Paddler of the Year policy, which will be available on the club website, for guidelines on criteria for nominating an individual(s) to receive this award.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.
MP – Larry Palmer MS – Kelli Majiros P – Majority O – None
Respectfully submitted: Joe Ondek – Recording Secretary