Holiday Party December 15
This is our annual holiday party and general membership meeting for December. This will be a pot luck affair. In order that we have a variety of food to enjoy, let’s try the following scheme. Those whose last names begin with A through M bring a main dish to share, and those who have a last name beginning with N to Z bring a side dish, salad or desert. There will be a cash bar for those who like to enjoy the holiday spirits!
The party will held at the Tri Boro Sportman’s Club in Northampton PA on December 15 from 2 to 6 PM.
The Hunterdon County Canoe/Kayak Club
Christmas Party and Wine Event
When: Friday, December 6th, 6 – 10 pm
The wine tasting will begin at 6:30 pm with appetizers. Dinner at 7:30 pm. Wine available for purchase with dinner!
Where: Banquet Room at Old York Cellars Vineyard, 80 Old York Rd. Ringoes, NJ 08551
What: Pot luck dinner: Bring a hot covered dish, appetizer, main course, salad, side dish, or dessert to share.
Cost: $10 at the door includes the wine tasting and tickets for raffle prizes.
Secret Santa Gift Exchange (Optional): Bring a wrapped gift valued at around $10 if you want to participate.
Please RSVP by December 1st to:
November 2013 Minutes Posted on Forum
November 2013 General membership Meeting
Club member Dave Dawson will bring his two skin-on-frame kayaks and talk generally
about why they look the way they do and how they were built and used, and
then more specifically about what’s involved in building one. He has photos
of the build process for both boats, and also of the original boat that was
the basis for his Greenland kayak.
The good folks of Slatington PA do not believe in much signage for their school buildings. So getting to the middle school may prove a bit challenging for those who have never been there. If you have a GPS and use the coordinates from the map it should not be to hard, but you have to to look closely for the left turn on to Union Street. There is a Chevy dealership on the left just before you get to the turn which is a left turn. Hope this helps.
I have seen Dave’s boats and the paddles he uses to propel them and they are awesome! You got to make this meeting.
We are also electing new officers and discussing our holiday party which will take place on December 15.
November is also membership renewal month. There will be applications at the meeting and you can pay your dues there. Still only $15! A great bargain for a great club.
Time: 7 PM
Place: Northern Lehigh Middle School
October 2013 Minutes posted on Forum
General Membership Meeting
October 3, Thursday, Red Cross Building Ave A in the industrial park next to ABE. Meeting starts at 7PM.
September General Meeting Minutes posted on Forum.
Tickets are now available for our second kayak raffle this year. The prize — a Pyranha Varun playboat, which will come with a farmer john wetsuit. Talk to any club member about buying tickets. $5 each. The winner can select to take a regular (shown below) or a large Varun.
Paddle and Potluck Thursday, Sept. 5 2013
Come and paddle the “ledges”. This is one of our favorite practice trips on the Lehigh River. What you will need:
If you just want to come to the meeting and not paddle show up at 7:00 PM with a dish to share with everyone else. Last name begins with A through M bring a covered dish/ N through Z dessert or salad.
If you want to paddle show up at 5:30 PM at the Nature Center to set up shuttle. Bring your white water boat, PFD, paddle, spray skirt, whistle, helmet, wet suit or dry suit and your dish for the meeting. All paddlers must be dues paying members of the Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club.
The potluck will be followed by a general membership meeting.
June 2013 Minutes here.
Make a Splash!
It won’t be long until I begin my kayak trip to the ocean. As most of you know, I had a kidney transplant in December of 2010 and am doing this trip to encourage more people to register as organ donors. The website for the trip is www.make-a-splash.org
I am asking your help in finding experienced kayakers who want to do a day or more of the trip with me. The itinerary is on the website. I hope a lot of you are able to find time to do a day. Take a look… its pretty impresssive. But there’s a lot more going on than what I’ve posted on the website. Lots of surprises to come.
From a safety perspective, I obviously won’t paddle alone. Please take a few minutes to reach out to your paddling friends. Don’t be surprised how many of them know someone who’s been affected by donation or transplant.
Call me if you have any questions.
484 951 8299
After months of planning and training, on August 17, Larry Rafes set out on a 10-day, 200-mile paddle from Allentown Canal Park to Cape May. To celebrate the launch of his Odyssey, 55 well wishers from the organ donor community followed him as a flotilla from Allentown Canal Park to Sand Island in Bethlehem.
A Great Idea:
April 14, 2012
Larry March passed away today while helping on the Schuykill river clean up. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. Larry was a long time member of the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club as well a very active member of the Keystone Canoe Club in Reading PA. He was a great friend, teacher, coach and paddling partner to many of us. We will miss him very much. This is a very sad day in the life of our paddling community.
Photo of Larry March taken at Paddlefest 2012. Courtesy of Lisa Aderhold.