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, Dec 2, 2019 - 6:00 pm
VWKC will provide a delicious smoked turkey from Sweet Baby Janes,
a Glazed Holiday Ham, some Holiday Cheer, and all the holiday
decorations, paper products, cups, utensils, etc. Please RSVP
to this email to let me know you are coming and what dish you
will be bringing to share for approx 6 people. Listed below are
some potluck dishes and items you can choose from:
Drinks - Sparking Water, Coffee, Tea, Etc.
Bring a wrapped gift valued at $15.00 if you would like to participate
in the White Elephant gift exchange. Rules: On the first turn,
the first raffle ticket drawn winner picks out a gift and opens
it so all can see what it is. On the second turn, the person assigned
with #2 gets the choice of “stealing” #1’s unwrapped
gift or choosing a wrapped one from the pile. If #2 steals #1’s
gift, then #1 must choose and open a wrapped gift. As subsequent
players take their turns, they either select a new gift or take
any already opened gift from any of the other players. Any player
who has a gift taken away either choose a new gift or take an
already-opened gift from another player.
The meeting is at Valley-Wide Sports & Recreation District,
901 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto in the modular building in
the back of the property by the ball fields. Driveway is on the
west side of the building. Look for the VWKC logo above the door.
Saturday, Dec 2 at 6 pm - You are cordially invited
to our Valley Wide Kayak Club Holiday Celebration & Potluck
Dinner on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 pm. We will celebrate together
with a delicious potluck dinner, lots of social time to share
paddling tales this past year and participate in a fun, interactive
White Elephant Gift Exchange.
Monday, Nov 4, 2019 - 6:30 pm VWKC Meeting "Black
Canyon Kayak Slideshow"
Monday, Oct 7, 2019 - 6:30 pm Members will share
their favorite kayak or camping item.
Monday, Sept 9, 2019 - 6:30 pm VWKC Meeting "How
to Pack Your Kayak for a Multi-Day Trip" by Pam Martin
Monday, Aug 5, 2019 - 6:30 pm VWKC 20th Anniversary
Celebration and Green River Utah Kayak Expedition presentation
by James Hermes.
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 6:30 pm Valley Wide Kayak
Club Meeting Program "A Guide to Paddling - Sea Kayaking"
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 email@example.com