Tuesday April 19th 2011
Meeting called to order at 1945
The Vice President was not in attendance but Doug Davis brought us the report
Spring Beginners Clinic is May 13-15 – There are 20 students signed up for the class. There are 18 instructors signed up to help.
$50 – includes club membership, camping, and food. $30 if you’re already a member – if you haven’t paid you need to pay Todd Schindler, Doug Davis or Brian Sandmann.
The Clinic will take place at the Russell Fork, see blog listed on website for more details
There are classes that members of the club can and should take advantage of including CPR, Wilderness First Aide and Swiftwater Rescue.
If you have been a member for at least 1 year you can get 50% of the cost of these classes reimbursed to you. 2 years – 75% and 3+ years 100%
All of the courses are posted at Doug’s Shop and you can always ask him about upcoming courses.
We spent $2500 in new equipment
5-6 new PFDs (adult, youth, toddler and infant)
3 inflatables – 2 solo and 1 tandem
5-6 new Shredready Helmets
Pending approval by Treasurer we need to purchase 3 pumps for the Inflatables, which are $40 each. We also need to purchase paint or stickers to mark the new equipment. We would use some sort of epoxy/polyester/vinyl paint that wouldn’t affect the warranty on the inflatables. These expenses would not exceed $200. Movement for vote made by B. Sandmann and seconded by S. Workman.
14 unanimous voted yes – Passed
Proposed dates for gear check/labeling potluck/party will be found on the forum
Gear will not be rented out until the stuff is labeled and release/application is put together.
National Triathlon Association – Triathlon in Louisville
July 10th (Sunday) – requesting water safety support
There will be a link on the website to learn more information
Expecting 400 total people
1500 meter starts at 700am and there will be two waves 5 minutes apart
400 meter starts at 800am and there will be three waves 5 minutes apart
Monetary compensation to be determined
May 30th is the Hike Bike and Paddle
Meeting at 10 am in the present UofL rowing club parking lot
Paddlers that feel they can, can paddle up to the great lawn others can take a shuttle provided by Metrobus – there will be speeches held at the great lawn and apparently even the Mayor is going to paddle a little bit! The Metro Council will be in the “Dragon Boat”
We still need 3 more safety boaters
May 28th is the Beargrass Association Creek Clean-Up
This is major – right now the creek is GROSS!
There is also going to be a community clean up – cleaning up graffiti and such
See the forum for more details
New Community Rowing and Paddling Center
We are asking for funding for a new building where we can put together a Nationally recognized Paddling and Instructor Center
Sept 28 – Oct 2 – National Paddling Sports Conference
Second week of June
There will be an Instructor Trainer coming down
There will be a Level 3 Instructor Certification Course
~$300 and a Four Day Commitment
Brush, Bottle, Barrel of the Bluegrass
April 29th from 5:30-8:30 at the Louisville Collegiate School
This is a Precursor to Cherokee Triangle Art School
Food and Drink Tasting
Motion to Close by B. Sandmann and Seconded by S. Workman 2100