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rfolster

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    Exeter, NH
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    Camping, Long Exploration Trips, Mentoring & Coaching
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    President

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    04/22/2022

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  1. I am willing to bet if you did it again, but entered them in reverse order, they would come out right. But yeah, not critical.
  2. If you click on the triple dots at the upper right of the initial posting, you should see an EDIT option. Once in editing, you should see that all of your pictures appear in a separate box below the posting editor frame, separate from the pictures in your posting. It might be easiest to delete your pictures from the posting, and reinsert them in the order you want them to appear.
  3. I am interested in finding out whether or not the cost of parking at Riverhead Beach will be a deterrent for attending the Solstice Paddle on June 18th if we are unsuccessful with our request for special consideration. The results are anonymous, so please take a second and help us figure out if the parking cost is an issue or not. If you are not planning to attend, there are options for you to answer as well. Your feedback would be very helpful!
  4. The suggestion is to find a location where all pods could meet for lunch. I wonder if this will be a challenge in reality as it might challenge a Level 1 group if there are any conditions to speak of, and might constrain a Level 4 group on how far they can go. However, these are only my conjectures, and would need to look into options further.
  5. Linda, we always run multiple pods of varying trip levels so everyone can find their comfort level. Further details will be announced once we decide where we are holding it.
  6. We are looking to hold our annual Solstice Paddle on Saturday, June 18th (Sunday is Father's Day!), but we have a dilemma. This trip has historically been held out of Riverhead Beach with a Post Paddle Potluck Pig-out at the pavilion across the street at Devereaux Beach. However, Marblehead has instituted a non-resident parking fee of $20, which is a potential deterrent. One suggestion has been to use Peirce Island at $10 per launch, and have the Potluck on Four Trees Island. It is just a little bit of a walk out to Four Trees from the parking lot (600-700 feet), and tides will need to be considered. Any other thoughts of where we could launch 20-30 kayaks and hold a potluck afterwards?
  7. Looks like we have a good size group with a wide diversity of experience with the club, which is excellent. Here are a few notes about tonight: We are not setting policy, but just sharing helpful information and observations I will ask that attendees use the chat feature or raise a hand if they have a question or comment. I know it can be a little grade-school-ish, but it is helpful for allowing everyone a chance to speak. Due to the size of the group, we need to keep questions and comments brief and on-topic. There is a lot to discuss, and any one topic could go all night if we let it! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
  8. As we continue to listen to our members' suggestions, we have been working to improve the liability waiver, and in the process, upgraded to a comprehensive Participation Agreement Most importantly, the Agreement can be renewed when you renew your membership! No more need to sign an agreement for each trip or event. While the agreement is incorporated into new member registration and existing member renewal, you can access and sign the Agreement at any time by visiting the Paddling With NSPN page of our website, or clicking this link: Participation Agreement Once signed and accepted, you will receive a confirmation email that can be sent to a trip organizer if required. We are working hard to make it easy for trip organizers to determine that all participants have an active Agreement, but in the meantime will allow organizers utilize their own process. If you have any questions or need assistance with confirming active agreements when organizing a trip, please email [email protected] or send a Private Message to any of the current Board of Directors.
  9. Thanks for checking in everyone, and for understanding the need to cancel. Hope to see all of you soon!
  10. I hate to do this, but I am calling the paddle off. The day has been on the hairy edge of comfortable with a heavy offshore wind to contend with. Adding rain was pushing even further, but chancing thunderstorms and hail I just can’t justify. I really hope everyone checks in before going, so please confirm that you have seen this update.
  11. The goals are to find out what participants goals might be. Do they want the leadership skills to organize and post trips to a particular level? Do they want to be more confident paddling with a group? Really, it is just starting with a conversation. Attendees might start thinking of or setting their goals. Depending on the participant, it might be starting to develop a plan of action, or just how they can go about developing their goals in the first place. That is up to each individual, and how they wish to proceed
  12. We will be having another discussion this Tuesday night, April 19th, at 7pm, for those seeking further development as club paddlers and leaders. Please let me know if you have questions or would like to participate.
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