Thursday, January 17, 2013

Join us Jan. 26 for our annual conference!

The club's yearly meeting to talk all things kayaks and canoes is set for noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls. It's free and we encourage you to bring a friend.

Feel free to bring as many friends as you like, stay for a while or for the whole day! We'll also have reps from National Parks Service, the South Dakota Kayak Challenge, the Missouri River Institute and a local shooting club, too.  Email Jarett with questions.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Noon: President's welcome
12:05     Dick B. on Blood Run 
12:20     Brandon Gust from GFP on water laws and rights
12:45     Nancy G. on going to the Apostle Islands
1:10       Pat W. and others on Big Water in S.D.
1:30       Board Meeting with election of officers
1:45       Break
2:10       Capt. Ruml from Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue on safety
2:35       Justin and Kelly from Black Hills Paddlers on its new guide to West River paddling
3:00       Mary, Dave and Gene on contracting canoeing and kayaking 
3:30      Anna and Ryan Beasley on taking the South Dakota Kayak Challenge
3:50      Closing remarks/water's ahead

Monday, January 7, 2013

Additional pool sessions planned

The club hopes to set additional pool sessions - we usually have three each winter - at the YWCA pool in Sioux Falls.

The current possible dates are listed below, and your feedback can help us to nail down a date. Sunday mornings and Saturday evenings are the windows for these possible sessions.

In addition, we hope to add possible pool sessions in Pierre and Vermillion in 2013, and we'll keep you posted on those as we develop them. Here are the possible dates for the Sioux Falls sessions. Feel free to comment about any of the dates to recommend one, or email club president Jarett Bies to weigh in on when we might schedule an event. Thank you!

Saturday, Jan. 19 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 10, a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24 a.m.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Annual conference set for Jan. 26 at Outdoor Campus

The South Dakota Canoe & Kayak Association will host its annual conference from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls.

The event will include a series of 20-minute presentations on a wide range of paddling topics, from safety to adventures. The event is free and open to all paddlers. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. In addition, a business meeting will take place, which will include the installation of new board members.

Email SDCKA president Jarett Bies with your questions about this event or to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you at the event!