LVKCC Minutes – November 5, 2020
Lehighton Outdoor Center
General Membership Meeting
Executive Committee Members Present:
President – Pat Beltz Vice President – Skip Moyer
Recording Secretary – Tracy Lenoir Treasurer – Dave Dawson
Membership Secretary – Paula Rempp Webmaster – Dan Rempp
Members at Large – Gery Kirkner & Sheldon Linn
Educational Instruction Coordinator – Scott Douglas
Total present: 24
A presentation called “Why Do We Paddle?” was given before the meeting. Jeff Wartluft, a former LVKCC president, spoke about his canoe experiences and the club’s past. Sheldon Linn spoke of his journey from recreational kayaking to whitewater and sea kayaking. Scott Douglas, also a past president, and the current Education Coordinator, spoke about his whitewater and slalom racing experiences. He also talked about his love for teaching kayaking to others.
Pat Beltz called the general membership meeting to order at 7:52 pm.
A motion was made to accept the October general membership meeting minutes as posted on the club website.
MP – Scott Douglas MS – Dan Rempp P – Majority O – None
October Account Balances:
Checking Account: $11,258.78
Savings Account: $14,305.31
PayPal Account: $767.26
Total All Accounts: $26,331.35
The checking account is larger than normal for this time of year. Typically, a large deposit is made around this time to secure a pool for the winter.
A motion was made to accept the October Financial Report.
MP – Dan Rempp MS – Skip Moyer P – Majority O – None
Paula Rempp presented the following membership statistics:
221 individual dues paying members
157 families represented
2,125 Facebook members
1,325 Meetup members
Dan Rempp reported that he is the LVKCC Facebook page Administrator. If an inappropriate ad or post is made on the site, please alert Dan, and he will have it removed.
The last class for 2020 will be held on the Tohickon, Sunday November 8th. The first-timers trip for Saturday is filled.
The Instruction and Education Committee report will be completed soon. The Education Committee will meet in December, via Zoom, to plan next year’s classes.
Lafayette has contacted Linda A. Martin with updated guidelines for using their pool this winter. They will limit the pool to 12 people and not allow the use of locker rooms or class rooms. Cabanas to change in would be provided and single occupancy bathrooms would be available.
The members present discussed the cost of the pool rental, considering the limited number of users. Safety for club members, especially when the number of covid cases are rising, was also discussed.
A motion was made to not pursue pool options this year.
MP – Dave Dawson MS – Gery Kirkner P – Majority O – None
Pat’s Pond will possibly be the location for the 2021 Intro classes. It was used to make up the missed classes this past spring. The pond has a clay bottom. The addition of sand was suggested for a portion of the pond, so instructor can stand in the water. Pat Beltz has heavy equipment that can be used to perform the work. She is asking the club to purchase the sand.
The Education Committee will discuss the use of Pat’s pond, and the addition of sand at their upcoming meeting.
Barnegat Bay Trip
The Barnegat Bay trip was a successful trip overall. On one outing, EMS was called because of hypothermic paddlers. The EMS vehicle was used as a warming station. The responding EMS company was a volunteer company, and they did not bill the club for their services. The executive committee members voted to send them a $200 donation.
A motion was made to change the traditional holiday party to an outdoor gathering at Lehighton Outdoor Center on December 5th.
MP – Pat Beltz MS – Dave Dawson P – Majority O – None
Additional details about the holiday party will be given soon.
Linda A. Martin announced the nominees for next year’s officers.
President – Pat Beltz,
Vice President – Dan Morton
Recording Secretary – Mike Swartley
Treasurer – Jill Evans, Rita Snyder
Membership Secretary – Dan Rempp
Members at Large – Gery Kirkner & Sheldon Linn
A motion was made to close nominations.
MP – Sheldon Linn MS – Scott Douglas P – Majority O – None
All unopposed positions were elected unanimously. A vote was held for the office of Treasurer. Rita Snyder won the position.
Post-election discussions were held between Jill Evans and Dan Rempp, given Jill’s interest to work with Dan Rempp on the Membership Secretary position. Dan resigned from the Membership Secretary position and Jill was appointed by Pat Beltz to fill the Membership Secretary position.
Available Committee Positions
There are vacant positions on the following committees:
- Hospitality Chairperson
- Hospitality support person
- Program Director Chairperson
December 5, 2020 – Holiday Party – LOC
Education Committee – Scott Douglas
Program Committee –
Hospitality Committee – Bob Brunda
FEW Dam – Scott Douglas, Skip Moyer
Policy Committee – Dave Dawson, Pat Beltz
Trip/Calendar of Events Committee – Gery Kirkner
Club members are welcome to join the committees. If interested, contact a member of the committee.
Any member that feels a new committee should be formed can contact any member of the executive board. It will be discussed at the next club meeting.
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting.
MP – Gery Kirkner MS – Paula Rempp P – Majority O – None
The meeting was adjourned at 8:43 pm.
Respectfully submitted: Tracy Lenoir – Recording Secretary