LVKCC Minutes – September 1, 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 and Bob Brunda
Webmaster – Dan Rempp
Education Instruction Coordinator – Scott Douglas
Total members present: 22
The Ledges paddle was not held due to low water.
The business meeting started at 7:03 pm..
A motion was made to accept the June 2nd meeting minutes and June 9th Executive Meeting minutes as posted on the club website.
MP – Pat MS – Nick P – All O – None
The June, July and August 2022 reports were provided by Rita:
A motion was made to approve the three Treasurer’s reports.
MP – Gery MS – Mark P – All O – None
Dan Morton reported the six month financial review was completed and documented as per our by-laws.
Jill Evans provided the following membership statistics as of September 1, 2022
Total Members 2022: 375
Total Individual Memberships: 172
Total Individual Lifetime 4
Total Family Memberships 71
Total Family Lifetime 1
Total Memberships 243
Total Lifetime: 5
3268 members of the Facebook group
1500 subscribers to Meetup
Dan Rempp reported our website needs to be updated. Our provider Enter.net reported malware on August 21st. We were warned that we need to get an upgrade for security. Fee is $1250.00. Website will be hosted for 12 months for free which is worth about $300. We can still add our content. Offer good til September 4th.
Discussion on security followed with many comments and questions. Elissa volunteered to ask technical questions.
A motion was made to approve the security upgrade and over the next year investigate options.
MP – Bob B. MS – Pete P – All O – None
Education Instructor Coordinator Report
11 finished Moving water class. Some went too Mongaup.
13 sessions were held on the Little Lehigh since last meeting
Dan Morton reported Scott voiced his concerns on instructor committee at an Executive Board Meeting on June 9. No changes were made to the policy
T shirt Update
New shirts, hats and a few mugs are now in storage in our trailer. Shirts are $25 each. Hats $15. Mugs $5. New club stickers are free.
Permanent Home for Boats Committee
Trailer has been moved to its new home at the Lehighton Outdoor Center Old rims were re-sold.
Please ask Jerry at the LOC for permission to go in the gated area.
Budget lines for the LOC rental need to be added for next years’ budget.
Larry March Slalom Race on 9, 10 and 11 September
Skip & Gery are running this annual 3 day event. We need volunteers for this event: setup, timers, gate watchers, record keepers and teardown.
Will need help with setup on Friday September 9th, the Kayak and Canoe slalom race clinic on September 10th, and especially on the Kayak and Canoe Race Day on September 11. See our Club website, Meetup page and the Penn Cup website.
Beginners class will be informed of this event.
Fall trip is October 14 to 17 to Camp Arrowhead Rehobeth Bay, Delaware. Emails sent out and event posted. Over 20 have signed up.
Walnutport Canal Festival
Bob Brunda reported the Walnutport Canal Festival is October 16th – same weekend as Fall trip. Several of our Club have volunteered to represent our Club and are to be there at 10am. This event will be posted on our Meetup page.
Pat reported there are several openings. Dan Rempp and Nickole Atkins volunteered to reach out and find volunteers for open positions.
Bob Brunda was appointed to fill the remainder of the year Member-at-Large
Will return to Rodale Aquatic Center for 2023! We will have the large pool, the small pool, locker rooms, lobby and classrooms.
The sessions are on every Saturday from January 7th to March 4th. The January 7 and 14th sessions and will be abbreviated 8:30am-11:30am. The remainder of the session will be from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
Will be working with the Education Committee to set up detailed schedule. Clarification on pool availability to non-class participants will be provided at the October meeting
Cost is $150 per hour. We will have 42 hours spread over the 10 sessions. Total cost is $6300.
A motion was made to approve the 10 sessions as described.
MP – Rachel MS – Gery P – All O – None
Holiday Party in December
December 3rd at East Bath Rod and Gun Club! Fairview is repeating as our caterer. Details to follow.
Team River Runners
TRR was held at Rodale was on June 3rd.
Jill reported they went to Lake Minsii and will be at Tohickon Boat Launch at Lake Nockamixon on Wednesday September 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
White Haven Put In Committee
Dan Morton reported White Haven is out for the season due to construction in the area.
Gery reporting he is still checking on an October speaker.
Insurance Policy Committee
September 2022 Ledges Paddle – Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Nominations Committee Slalom race
October 2022 List of Nominees for office due. Wildlands Conservancy
Fall Trip to Lake Arrowhead on October 14 to 17
Lower Yough trip/class October 21-23
November 2022 Election of Officers – Wildlands Conservancy
Tohickon First-timers November 5
Tohickon Advanced class November 6
December 2022 Holiday Party on 3rd at East Bath Rod and Gun Club
Education committee TBA
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting.
MP – Gary L. MS – Nickole MP – All O – None
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm.
Respectfully submitted: Mike Swartley– Recording Secretary