2019 Meeting Schedule:
January 7, February 4, March 4, April 8, May 6,
June 3, July 1, August 5,
Sept 9 (second Monday due to Labor Day on Sept 2), Oct 7, Nov
4, Dec 2 - Holiday party
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 6:30 pm Kayak & Camping
Gear Swapmeet at Valley Wide Kayak Club Meeting
2018 Meeting Schedule
Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, June 4, July
Aug 6, Sept 12, Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3
Wed. January 11
Davy Aker - SEAthletes will present the North Shore Xtreme
"Save the Salton Sea" paddling event which is being
held at the Salton Sea State Park Visitor Center Feb 10 - 12.
VWKC will partner with SEAthletes on this event.
Mon. February 6
Gary Hakala will lead a discussion on "Kayaking Essentials
with an eye towards Safety"
Mon. March 6
Ron Gregory will make a presentation on an attempt to circumnavigate
the Salton Sea.
In February of last year, intrepid adventurers Bob Pippin and
Ron Gregory decided to circumnavigate an exotic body of water
which beckons hardy travelers from all over the world, yet is
located right in our backyard. That massive inland sea is the
As they prepared for this arduous expedition, Pippin
and Ron determined that an effort of this magnitude would require
a larger crew, so they enlisted the participation of a couple
of hardy friends. It was determined that the use of tandem kayaks
would provide an additional measure of stability and comfort for
the long journey, so two sturdy, Kevlar Seda Tango doubles were
selected for the trip.
Starting out on a crisp, sunny winter day, the adventurers
never imagined that the voyage would soon be fated for a terrifying
struggle for survival, as Ron Gregory will recount for us in his
stirring presentation Monday evening.
Mon. April 3
Kayak/Camping Swapmeet - Bring your unwanted kayak and camping
gear to the meeting and other paddlers will buy your items.
Mon. May 1
Morro Bay Kayak & Camping Adventure Slideshow by Sheila
Pisa. Discussion of upcoming events and decision on balance of
events for 2017. Need event hosts.
Mon. June 5
Baja, La Bufadora Sea Kayak Adventure Slideshow by Sheila
Pisa. Gary Hakala will give a presentation on paddling skills.
Upcoming trips, including the 1st Annual Brian Kovalsky Memorial
Paddle & Chili Cookoff at Lake Skinner June 9 through 11 will
Monday, July 3
Mon. August 7 "Go Paddle", a kayak
video will be shown.
Wed. September 13 (Special date as 1st
Monday is holiday)
Mon. October 2
Heiko Mauermann will give an interesting presentation on his early
years of shalom kayak racing on the rivers in Germany. Kathy Hakala
will talk about our 14th Annual Charity Paddle to Support Camp
Ronald McDonald for Good Times at Lake Hemet Saturday Oct 21.
Linda Julian will show a slide show of VWKC members who toured
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Sept 16 and Diane Lemm will
discuss safety and a fundraising opportunity for the Kai Wai Kids
of the Salton Sea
Mon. November 6
Mon. December 4
Holiday party and fun gift exchange
Send meeting idea items to Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org