It’s clear that when we pop a kayak into a river, the river gives us excitement, adventure and history, but what do we bring to the river?
Sandra Newbury – Owner of Northwoods Outdoor Center and an ACA L4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer — took the 54 people attending the NEWP annual meeting through an exercise in identifying our contributions. People named such things as respect, appreciation, humility and the desire to improve water quality.
She encouraged paddlers to take a moment to consider what they are or should be bringing to a river before they launch.
The business portion of the Annual Meeting saw the reelection of Vice President Ken Braband and board members Josh Gundlach, Abby Ledvina, Dan Dallick and Jodie Bartnik.
Treasurer Scott Oftedahl reported the club’s assets as of Oct. 1 were $42,667.69, an increase of $2,278.09 over a year previous.
Paddlers heard reports on the Club Paddles and Public Paddles planned for the coming year. Members-only paddle destinations include the Apostle Islands, Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, Door County and Rock Island. NEWP membership costs $20 annually.