JohnMonroe

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About JohnMonroe

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  • Birthday 04/23/1955

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    Amesbury MA
  • Interests
    Learning more ways to roll and how to surf.

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  • First Name
    John
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    Monroe
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    978 270 1919

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  1. BOD draft Minutes 2017-03-22 View File Draft minutes from March 22nd meeting for your review and corrections before or at the April 11th meeting. Submitter JohnMonroe Submitted 04/07/2017 Category Minutes  
  2. Board Meeting Minutes 2017-02 View File revised as approved at March 22 meeting Submitter JohnMonroe Submitted 04/07/2017 Category Minutes  
  3. February Board Minutes - revised and approved View File Revised as approved at March 22, 2017 meeting. Submitter JohnMonroe Submitted 04/06/2017 Category Minutes  
  4. My spot in the pool session on Saturday 3/4 is available. 978 270 1919 John Monroe
  5. I have a pool-session slot for February 19 that I will be unable to use. If the session is sold out and you'd like to go, please PM me, or email at JMonroe365 at gmail.com
  6. Even if you have never worked with a professional coach, consider this four-hour indoor workshop with Nate Hanson of Pinniped Kayak on Saturday February 25th at the Gould Barn in Topsfield from 9 to 1. The session is free to NSPN members. All skill levels are welcomed, but attendance is limited to 12. RSVP on the calendar. Nate is well known for his clear and enthusiastic teaching on the waters around Acadia National Park and in the moving water of Sullivan Falls -- see 3-minute video here. The learning objective will be to understand better the Environmental, Group, and Leadership factors that affect us as paddlers, and how to properly assess and align those factors for safe and enjoyable trips. Specifically, Nate will address trip planning in terms of paddler preparation, gear, group dynamics, the organizer role, weather, route-selection and conditions. We’ll talk about collecting tidal and weather information, and how to use that information in the field. Gould Barn (& Parson Capen House) 1 Howlett Road Topsfield MA 01983 For more information or to be put on wait list, please PM John Monroe.
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    Even if you have never worked with a professional coach before, consider this four-hour indoor workshop with Nate Hanson of Pinniped Kayak on Saturday February 25th at the Gould Barn in Topsfield from 9 to 1. The session is free to NSPN members. All skill levels are welcomed, but attendance is limited to 12. You can RSVP by clicking the "Going" button to the left. Nate is well known for his clear and enthusiastic teaching on the waters around Acadia National Park and in the moving water of Sullivan Falls -- see 3-minute video here. The learning objective will be to understand better the Environmental, Group, and Leadership factors that affect us as paddlers, and how to properly assess and align those factors for safe and enjoyable trips. Specifically, Nate will address trip planning in terms of paddler preparation, gear, group dynamics, the organizer role, weather, route-selection and conditions. We’ll talk about collecting tidal and weather information, and how to use that information in the field. Gould Barn (& Parson Capen House) 1 Howlett Road Topsfield MA 01983 For more information or to be put on wait list, please PM John Monroe.
  8. Board Meeting Minutes 2017-01 View File 2017-01-17_BOD_Minutes_draft.pdf Submitter JohnMonroe Submitted 01/19/2017 Category Minutes  
  9. Pru, I would appreciate having that connection. I will be in that area sometime between July 8th to 13th. John
  10. On May 10th, I'll be hitting the road for four months with my Delphin 150 strapped to the roof of my Jetta Sportwagen. The itinerary takes me westward across the northern US (NY, PA, OH, MI, WI, MN, IA, NB, KS, CO, WY, ID, UT, NV, CA, OR, and WA). I'll come home across Canada, ending up in the Sagueney Fjord, then down to Bar Harbor for our September frolics. I plan to wet the hull in every state and province I pass through, every Great Lake, the Pacific up to the San Juan Islands, the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain. While some of the outings will be more symbolic than substantive, I am looking for paddling partners to hook up with for safety, local knowledge, longer trips and fun. I will appreciate any connections you can offer. Please PM me with contact information; I don't want personal information to be shared willy-nilly. Play on, John
  11. I have arranged for a day at Sullivan's Falls with Nate on Thursday April 28th. There is room for more participants. See his website for details. On that page, you'll also find info about his April 27th session called Coastal Skills Tune-up. I'm going to that one, too. To reserve a spot in one, or both, call Nate to make a deposit. John Monroe
  12. If by early you mean butts in boats at 9 rather than 10, I'm OK with that. You are right about the address, Rob, but Google Maps places the pointer way off the mark on my screen Here's the link from your first posting: http://www.paddling.net/launches/showLaunch.html?lid=18331 Let's decide on distance once we know the winds for sure. I have an elbow that is not yet up for a long day in heavy wind. And I agree with David that 3 would be a good time to take out. John
  13. An excellent way to bring in the New Year. Count me in.
  14. Either weekend sounds good to me.
  15. I'd like to join you. Will PM info. John