LVKCC Minutes – October 14, 2021
Place – Wildlands Conservancy
General Membership Meeting
Executive Committee Members:
President – Pat Beltz Vice President – Dan Morton
Recording Secretary – Mike Swartley Treasurer – Rita Snyder
Membership Secretary – Jill Evans
Members at Large – Gery Kirkner & Sheldon Linn
Webmaster – Dan Rempp
Educational Instruction Coordinator – Scott Douglas
Total members present 16
Pat Beltz called the general membership meeting to order at 7:28pm.
A most enjoyable presentation by Jon Atkins “The Raging River of Annapurna” was made from 7:40pm to 8:30pm. The trip video is also available on YouTube,
A motion was made to accept the September 2nd, 2021 general membership meeting minutes as posted on the club website.
MP – Dave MS – Gery P – All O – None
September report was provided.
A motion was made to approve the Treasurer’s report.
MP – Gery MS – Linda P – All O – None
Jill Evans provided the following membership statistics as of October 14,2021:
Memberships for 2021
Total Members 2021: 376
Total Individual Memberships: 168
Total Individual Lifetime 4
Total Family Memberships 69
Total Family Lifetime 1
Total Memberships: 237
Total Lifetime: 5
2431 members of the Facebook group
1422 subscribers to Meetup
The Boat Trade/Swap was originally approved by the general membership at the Feb 2020 meeting. The Executive Committee voted October 11th by email to use previously budgeted funds to purchase club-owned boats at StarrkMoon if boats were available.
Traded 5 play boats valued at $200/boat for 3 boats. Net cost to Club
Purchased 3 boats:
1 – $250 Jackson Rocker – medium cleaned up well
1 – $800 Pyranha Machno – medium slightly used
1 – $1200 Pyranha Burn III – small brand new
Two club boats still available. There was a discussion regarding having a raffle or sale.
We are on the schedule at Rodale. But we still need a lifeguard who is a Cedar Crest College employee.
Classes start on January 10th 2022 for 10 nights. The expected amount would be based on 10 sessions (instead of 13) at $5900.
Two or three nights are for Recreation classes. Rest for rolling or whitewater.
All participants must be vaccinated..
Pat reported the 10 sessions would include the use of the entire facility of 2
pools, class rooms, showers and bathrooms. Rodale is working up a cost.
Linda will check on the availability of Lafayette. Lafayette mandates masks. Proof of vaccination or test within a week.
Volunteer needed to support Rita and Bob.
Larry March Slalom 10, 11, 12th of September
Dan Rempp will report at November meeting.
December 4th is the date for our Holiday Party at the East Bath Rod and Gun
Club. Food is provided by Fairview catering. Margaret G is creating a menu survey. This will show up with a Paypal Button so members can pay when they sign up and complete survey for selection of entrée choice
We need to give Fairview Catering 2 weeks notice for menu selection and headcount. November 15th is the deadline for responses. All information to be in the email.
Club will provide the table covering, water/soft drinks & dessert.
Cost per person is $20. Members pay $15 and Clubs funds cover the rest.
Note: Start time will be 5:30pm. After a social half-hour dinner will follow at 6pm. BYOB.
Raffle tickets will be handed out for the door prizes. We are soliciting door prizes from businesses. Discussion on thanking businesses on public media that donate.
Motion made regarding the above costs and plans for the Holiday party.
MP – Rita MS – Ric P – All O – None
39 participants. Perfect weather! Great trips! Lots of interest in returning…
2022 Nominations Committee
Linda Martin reported the following nominees:
President – Dan Morton
Vice President –
Recording Secretary – Mike Swartley
Treasurer – Rita Snyder
Membership Secretary – Jill Evans
Member-at-Large needs at least 2 nominees
Walnutport Canal Festival
Walnutport Canal Association Festival is happening on October 17 and runs from 12:00pm to 5pm. We should have a double space at the dock. Typically 5 or 6 people staff our tent and offer canoe rides in the canal. Support boaters and table staff needed.
Motion made to pay insurance by November 1st to renew annual policy.
MP – Gery MS – Dan P – All O – None
Paddle America Club membership to be discussed by Executive Committee meeting in January 2022.
Policy Committee – Continuing work on Instructors and Trip Leader criteria. Most is done. Policy for trip leaders unresolved. Committee includes Dave as chairperson, Dan Morton, Rita Snyder, Pat Beltz, Sheldon Linn, and Scott Douglas.
Spring and Fall Trips – Dave Dawson: TBD
Program Committee – Sheldon and Gery. Have speakers for for October, November 2021. Need a speaker or video fo February and March 2022
Hospitality Committee – Need a chairperson. Bob Brunda and Rita Snyder are current members. We are seeking additional members.
November Wildlands Conservancy TBD, Election of Officers for 2022. The guest speaker is Dave Dawson who will talk about boat building.
December Holiday Party East Bath Rod and Gun Club. Saturday Dec 4th. Cost $100 for the Hall. Will be catered.; final menu will be chosen by survey.
January 2022 Executive Board Meeting. At Linda’s house on Saturday the 8th at 5:30pm
February 2022 Wildlands Conservancy Speaker?
March 2022 Wildlands Conservancy Speaker?
April 2022 Ice Breaker Location? Spring Trip
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
November 2022 Election of Officers
December 2022 Holiday Party
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting.
MP – Gery MS – Linda MP – All O – None
The meeting was adjourned at 9:35pm.
Respectfully submitted: Mike Swartley– Recording Secretary