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In this workshop, we’ll explore (and in many cases use) a variety of websites and  smartphone/desktop apps that can help us do useful things as paddlers. Our goal is to look at how internet technology and digital devices can help us, while remaining clear-eyed about the costs, drawbacks and tradeoffs. Throughout there will be an emphasis on free or low-cost solutions.
The session will be held in the Meeting Room (rear of the store) at REI, 279 Salem St, Reading, MA.  Please sign up below
Topics covered include:
Websites and apps for weather, sea, surf observations and predictions How to download, crop, combine, and print NOAA charts with magnetic grids GPS tracking, wayfinding, analysis and logging of paddles Beyond the VHF radio: communication on the water Creating your own online maps and guides in Google Maps and Earth Pooling our paddling knowledge in the cloud Discussion of upcoming changes in NOAA chart technology Organizing paddles with polls and spreadsheets in the cloud Throughout the workshop, we’ll undertake group activities that use these tools in an authentic way to perform real-world tasks: create maps, plan trips, analyze weather, decide routes and more.
Note to attendees: please bring a laptop and/or smartphone. For laptops, the Chrome or Firefox browser is recommended as not all tools will work on other browsers.
(Slides will be published after the talk, so the raw information will be available to all. But if you don’t come, you’ll miss out on the problem-solving fun, and my occasionally entertaining delivery!)

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Pool sessions at the Haverhill High School for the upcoming winter season are now available for purchase in the Store.  These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it.  As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session.
Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session.  You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list.  The annual membership fee is $25 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only five pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members.
These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season.  Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool.  However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors.  If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased.  If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot.  Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member.  The dates for the sessions are as follows:
     Saturday, January 4  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Saturday, January 18  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, February 9  10:00am-12:30pm
     Saturday, February 15  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, February 23  10:00am-12:30pm
     Saturday, March 7  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Saturday, March 14  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, March 22  10:00am-12:30pm
Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.

Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases:
Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose.  They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required.
All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.

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Pool sessions at the Haverhill High School for the upcoming winter season are now available for purchase in the Store.  These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it.  As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session.
Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session.  You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list.  The annual membership fee is $25 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only five pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members.
These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season.  Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool.  However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors.  If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased.  If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot.  Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member.  The dates for the sessions are as follows:
     Saturday, January 4  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Saturday, January 18  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, February 9  10:00am-12:30pm
     Saturday, February 15  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, February 23  10:00am-12:30pm
     Saturday, March 7  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Saturday, March 14  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, March 22  10:00am-12:30pm
Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.

Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases:
Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose.  They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required.
All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.

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Pool sessions at the Haverhill High School for the upcoming winter season are now available for purchase in the Store.  These sessions are offered as a benefit to being a paid member of NSPN, and therefore are only available to active members. If you are experiencing any issues with your membership, please email [email protected] and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve it.  As in years past, we are required to have club insurance in order to use the pool facilities, so we are using the ACA club insurance program again. You will need to download the ACA Adult Liability Waiver form here, or in the Downloads section of the message board and print one for EACH pool session you will attend. You will not be allowed to participate in a pool session if you do not complete a Liability Waiver form for that session.
Each pool session spot will cost $25, but if you are not an ACA member, you will need to pay the additional $5 ACA Event Fee per session.  You can become an ACA member by signing up here and selecting North Shore Paddlers Network from the Paddle America Clubs drop-down list.  The annual membership fee is $25 for individuals, which will be "paid back" in only five pool sessions since there is no Event Fee for ACA members.
These sessions are a great way to keep existing skills active over the cold winter months or work on new skills for the upcoming paddling season.  Although NSPN does not offer official instruction, many members are willing to offer whatever assistance they can while they are at the pool.  However, if you would like to pay for professional instruction, you can seek out an instructor directly, either from NSPN members (some of who are actually certified!) or from other professional instructors.  If the instructor will have a boat in the pool, they will need a pool session spot purchased.  If they are only going to instruct from the poolside, then they do not need a spot.  Regardless, all attendees (whether in the pool or instructing poolside) MUST have an ACA Waiver and pay the $5 Event Fee if they are not an ACA member.  The dates for the sessions are as follows:
     Saturday, January 4  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Saturday, January 18  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, February 9  10:00am-12:30pm
     Saturday, February 15  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, February 23  10:00am-12:30pm
     Saturday, March 7  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Saturday, March 14  1:00pm-3:00pm
     Sunday, March 22  10:00am-12:30pm
Pool sessions can only be purchased through the Store using PayPal for payment. For those of you that do not have a PayPal account, you can do a one-time transaction through PayPal using a credit card without creating a PayPal account if you don't want to, or create an account instantly if you so choose. It is very easy to do, but if you have trouble, email [email protected] or Private Message me and I will help you out.

Please follow these instructions for pool session purchases:
Click on this link to go to the list of pool session dates (or access them through the Store link in the blue top banner on the message board) Choose the pool session date that you want to attend and click Add To Cart If you are not an ACA member, you must Add To Cart the $5 Event Fee, otherwise Add To Cart the ACA Active Member In the next window, don't worry about the Associate This Package option and just click Add To Cart again If you would like to add another pool session, click on Continue Shopping, otherwise skip to Step #8 Select Pool Sessions from the Product Categories list on the left Repeat steps #2-#4 for each pool session you want to add (you must add the $5 event fee to each session if not an ACA member) When you are ready to pay for your selections, click Checkout and then Confirm My Order. You will be taken to PayPal to pay for your order. We cannot issue any refunds unless the pool facility closes due to inclement weather or other reasons. If you are unable to attend a pool session after purchase and would like to let someone else purchase the session from you, you must make those arrangements on your own. We will try to post a reminder for each session to which you can look for someone to purchase your slot, or start a new posting if you choose.  They must bring their own ACA Liability Release form, and pay the $5 Event Fee if required.
All pool sessions are offered in partnership with the ACA and are ACA sanctioned events.

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