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Last Meeting Minutes
by Frank Ohrt

Houston Canoe Club
General Membership Meeting
April 12th, 2017
Bayland Park Community Center
Recorder: Frank Ohrt

  Honey Leveen
    The Commodore piped the meeting to order. She called attention to the pre-meeting dinner at Cafe Piquet, and the post-meeting dinner at Jax's, for those who were still hungry. She moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting, and it was seconded and approved. She then introduced the officers, all of whom were present.

    The Purser gave the month’s financial report, after a fashion. We’re OK for another month. He asked the members for suggestions for replacing the club’s Certificate of Deposit with an instrument with greater returns than the CD.

Paul Woodcock  
    The Boatswain gave the membership report. We have three new memberships: Nancy Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Roy, and Lisa Verret.

    He noted that May 19 was the Safe Boating Council’s “Wear Your Life Jacket To Work Day".

  Natalie Wiest
    The Fleet Captain gave her report. Trips since the last report were:

March 11 - Buffalo Bayou Regatta, Kent Walters and Terry Herdlicka
March 18 - Spring Creek, Harmon Everrett
March 25 - Armand Bayou Clean-up, Christy Long
March 26 - HASK trip on Mac Bayou, Natalie Wiest
March 31-April 2 - Limestone Paddle Trail, Fort Parker State Park
March 31 - Lake Creek Exploration , Natalie Wiest
April 6 - Sheldon Lake, Natalie Wiest April 8-9 - ACK Demo Day

    Upcoming trips are:

April 14-17 - Buffalo River, AR, Kent Walters
April 15 - Hidalgo Falls Festival, Brazos River, Mark Andrus
April 29 - Goliad Canoe Trail
May 18-27 - Buffalo River, AR, Tim Garber
May 19 - Wear Your Life Preserver to Work Day, Tom Douglas
May 20 - Lake Woodlands, Julie Hammond
May 20 - Space City Paddlefest
May 27-29 - Colorado River Campout, Christy Long

    She also reported that club members so far this year have paddled a total of 877 miles, on 9 trips, and that Kent Walters and David Portz had the most miles paddled (87).

Terry Herdlicka  
    Terry Herdlicka gave the Safety Minute, showing what she carried in her first aid kit. It was very informative.

  Bruce Bodson
    The Vice-commodore introduced the evening’s speaker, club member Bruce Bodson. He told us about his new organization, Galveston Baykeeper, Inc., an organization devoted to preserving the physical and biological integrity of Galveston Bay and its watershed, and holding polluters accountable.

    The Commodore called the meeting to a close.

General Meeting Recorder,
Frank Ohrt

Houston Canoe Club
Board Meeting
April 5th, 2017
Bayland Park Community Center
Recorder: Frank Ohrt

The Commodore, Honey Leveen, polled the Board of Directors the week before the scheduled meeting, and no urgent need was seen to hold a Board meeting, as the club's affairs are all in order. So, the scheduled April 5th Board meeting was cancelled.

Board Meeting Recorder,
Frank Ohrt