Weekly ICO Updater


#42 March 28 - April 17, 2016 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Apr 13, 2016, 11:09 AM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #42 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

Sorry no Photo this week.  Please send in Photos for future WICOU.

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff: Food Safety:

1.      Read the attached article on food safety

2.      Answer these questions:

a.      How cold should you keep the Lunch Cooler?

b.      What is the minimum number of buckets needed for dishwash (per the article)?

c.       Fill in the blank “ The Kitchen is a dedicated ______ area”

d.      At what point in the dinner prep process should the cooking utensils be washed?

e.      Where in the cooler should meats and cheeses be stored?

           

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know Thy Volunteer/Partner Agency (ESA and Kevin Jordan)

1.      An interesting article about ESA (one of our partner groups) students and quotes Kevin Jordan. http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_29471598/oakand-high-students-bring-portal-solar-power-kenya

2.      Name Three ICO Volunteers that came thru ESA.

a.      Acceptable Answers: (tho there are more)

                                                              i.      Panha Sethy

                                                            ii.      Vicky Luu

                                                          iii.      Billy Tu

                                                           iv.      Jackie Lim

                                                             v.      Shad Emam

                                                           vi.      Malcolm Davis

                                                         vii.      Lance Chuck

                                                       viii.      Lam Coong (now Chuck)

                                                           ix.       

b.       

 

 

The Weekly Update: March 28 – April 17, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Recent Trips:

a.      BT #1: (4/2-3/16): Went to the SFA, had good flow (appx 2700 cfs ) Upper Stretch Saturday, w/ a lot of modeling and practicing guide strokes, ferry angles etc.  Ran the Gorge Sunday.  A beautiful Sunny Weekend!

b.      BT #2: (4/9-10/16) We went to the SFA again.   Flow's were a bit high,  but trainable.  The trainees are really improving and looking forward to the season.

 

2.      Training:  The training class has been interviewed and selected.  It is going to be a small class with lots of room for Apprentices and Guides to come out and practice their skill!  I’m excited to see the SFA at higher flows than 1300cfs and to practice my skills, work on my read/run approach, and dial in all my safety knowledge.  JOIN US FOR THIS YEARS TRAINING! 

 

3.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .

b.      Co-Chair: We are looking for a co-chair to learn the ropes and set up for a seamless transition when Kate steps down at the end of 2016.

c.       Volunteer Coordinator:

 

4.      May  River Mtg: Wednesday May 4th @ 7pm. LOCATION NEEDED!  Agenda forthcoming.

 

5.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                            ii.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

b.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddlers invite friends – We are working on a Google Doc where non-ICO happy paddlers can sign up.

 

6.      RMAC Updates:

a.      RMAC continues to discuss the future of Institutional Permits. There have been many meeting, proposals, ideas over the last few years.  But it looks like they are closing in on making some actual changes.  How this will affect ICO as we know it, I do not know.  If you are interested in learning more you can go to the El Dorado County Website or Contact Bill Weinberg or Margery Lazarus , as they have been diligently keeping themselves in the loop on this long arduous process.

 

7.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to:

b.      Please wish a belated Birthday to: Harold Sloane and Tracey Hodge

c.       Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Vinny A.

24

3

27

Natasha A.

14.5

4

18.5

Mel Mac Innis

7

6

13

Fred Medrano

12

 

12

Jesse Wycko

8

 

8

Erica Petrofsky

4

3

7

Harold Sloane

4.5

 

4.5

Derrick Wydick

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#41 - March 21 -27, 2016 Weekly ICO Update

posted Apr 13, 2016, 11:08 AM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #41 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

Trouble Maker (origin of photo unknown)

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know Thy Volunteer/Partner Agency (ESA and Kevin Jordan)

1.      An interesting article about ESA (one of our partner groups) students and quotes Kevin Jordan. http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_29471598/oakand-high-students-bring-portal-solar-power-kenya

2.      Name Three ICO Volunteers that came thru ESA.

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: ICO Training Challenge 2016

1.      Who is this year’s training coordinator? Chris Thorsen

2.      When is BT #1 this year? April 2-3

3.      Who is the Selection Coordinator? Natalie McIntyre

4.      What training weekend is scheduled to be an Expedition Trip? BT #3

5.      Name 2 trainers in ICO. Per the ICO Website:

a.      Ansel M, Anja H, Bill W, Chicken N, Chris T, Damien F, Delton J, Harold S, Jen J, Jen L, Jared K, Jim V,  Jon W, Juan B, Kelly K, Kim K, Lam C, Lance C, Margery L, Mel M, Natasha A, Pablo S, Ryan C, Shad E, Shane D, Steve A, Teresa B, Vinny A, Willa C

 

The Weekly Update: March 21 – March 27, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Training:  The training class has been interviewed and selected.  It is going to be a small class with lots of room for Apprentices and Guides to come out and practice their skill!  I’m excited to see the SFA at higher flows than 1300cfs and to practice my skills, work on my read/run approach, and dial in all my safety knowledge.  JOIN US FOR THIS YEARS TRAINING! 

 

2.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .

b.      Co-Chair: We are looking for a co-chair to learn the ropes and set up for a seamless transition when Kate steps down at the end of 2016.

c.       Volunteer Coordinator:

3.     CPR/First Aid Training

 

ETC sponsored first aid

Dave Yacubian, from Ready SF, will be teaching (He and Sascha work together).  The course is three hours long, is a two year certification, and meets the minimum first aid certification required.  This class normally costs $75, and Dave has offered to discount the cost to $30 for ETC/ICO Guides.  Room for 5 ICO peeps.

Wednesday APRIL 6 6-9 PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $30

To RSVP: Email Oren at kayak@etctrips.org.  he''ll add you to the list and provide payment instructions (you must pay in advance to register).

 

4.      April River Mtg: Wednesday April 6th @ 7pm. LOCATION NEEDED!  Agenda forthcoming.

 

5.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

b.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddlers invite friends – We are working on a Google Doc where non-ICO happy paddlers can sign up.

 

6.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to:

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Vinny A.

19

5

24

Natasha A.

4

5.5

14.5

Fred Medrano

8

4

12

Jesse Wycko

3

5

8

Mel Mac Innis

7

 

7

Harold Sloane

4.5

 

4.5

Erica Petrofsky

4

 

4

Derrick Wydick

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#40 Mar 7 - Mar 13, 2016 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:28 PM by Kate Starr   [ updated Mar 13, 2016, 8:29 PM ]

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #40 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Ooops, Its a Bi-Weekly ICO Updater!

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

 ICO Practicing/Learning CPR

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff: ICO Training Challenge 2016

1.      Who is this year’s training coordinator?

2.      When is BT #1 this year?

3.      Who is the Selection Coordinator?

4.      What training weekend is scheduled to be an Expedition Trip?

5.      Name 2 trainers in ICO.

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: the River Challenge (name the river)

1.      On what river will you find the rapid Trouble maker? South Fork American

2.      Where might you fall in the hole at Lava Falls? Colorado River: Grand Canyon

3.      On what river did Mark Dubois chain himself to a rock prior to the Melones Reservoir being filled in 1979? The Stanislaus

4.      Where did Chicken take his annual solo rafting trip each year? Green River

5.      What river boasts the rapid Three Headed Monster? Bonus if you can give the names back story. Upper Sac, Caroline S. named a rapid after some zits on Mel’s face…Ask either of them for the full story.

 

 

 

The Weekly Update: March 7 – March 20, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Training:  The training class has been interviewed and selected.  It is going to be a small class with lots of room for Apprentices and Guides to come out and practice their skill!  I’m excited to see the SFA at higher flows than 1300cfs and to practice my skills, work on my read/run approach, and dial in all my safety knowledge.  JOIN US FOR THIS YEARS TRAINING! 

 

2.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .

b.      Co-Chair: We are looking for a co-chair to learn the ropes and set up for a seamless transition when Kate steps down at the end of 2016.

c.       Volunteer Coordinator:

3.     CPR/First Aid Training

 

ETC sponsored first aid

Dave Yacubian, from Ready SF, will be teaching (He and Sascha work together).  The course is three hours long, is a two year certification, and meets the minimum first aid certification required.  This class normally costs $75, and Dave has offered to discount the cost to $30 for ETC/ICO Guides.  Room for 5 ICO peeps.

Wednesday APRIL 6 6-9 PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $30

To RSVP: Email Oren at kayak@etctrips.org.  he''ll add you to the list and provide payment instructions (you must pay in advance to register).

 

4.      April River Mtg: Wednesday April 6th @ 7pm. LOCATION NEEDED!  Agenda forthcoming.

 

5.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Tune Up Trip – Sunday March 13th  

b.      Training Flatwater is on March 19th (Shadowcliffs) – TL Ryan Clark

c.       Training Classroom is on March 20th 2016. 

d.      Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

e.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddlers invite friends – We are working on a Google Doc where non-ICO happy paddlers can sign up.

 

 

6.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  Please see above dates. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we have finalized dates and have sent out a request for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

 

7.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Ansel McClelland;

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Vinny A.

14

4

19

Natasha A.

4

 

9

Fred Medrano

5

3

8

Mel Mac Innis

7

 

7

Harold Sloane

4.5

 

4.5

Erica Petrofsky

4

 

4

Derrick Wydick

3

 

3

Jesse Wycko

0

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#39 Feb 29 - Mar 6, 2016 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:23 PM by Kate Starr   [ updated Mar 13, 2016, 8:25 PM ]

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #39 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

Jonathan Rawson powers the 18’ Kitchen boat thru the “V-wave” on the right side of Lava Falls.

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff: the River Challenge (name the river)

1.      On what river will you find the rapid Trouble maker?

2.      Where might you fall in the hole at Lava Falls?

3.      On what river did Mark Dubois chain himself to a rock prior to the Melones Reservoir being filled in 1979?

4.      Where did Chicken take his annual solo rafting trip each year?

5.      What river boasts the rapid Three Headed Monster? Bonus if you can give the names back story.

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: Spring Training (I’m talking Baseball!)

1.      What is the name of the Boston Red Sox’s Spring Training League? Grapefruit League

2.      Name the Giants/A’s Spring Training League. Cactus League

3.      The Red Sox picked up an Ace starting pitcher in the off-season.  Name the pitcher. David Price

4.      Who is the Giant’s final Spring Training Opponent? Oakland A’s

5.      What two locations are the games typically held? AT&T Park in SF/O.Co Coliseum in Oakland

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: Who said??? (provide the last name)

1.      “Into each life some rain must fall” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2.      “I can resist everything except temptation” – Oscar Wilde

3.      “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.  That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein

4.      “When I’m good, I’m very good.  But when I’m bad I’m better” – Mae West

5.      “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

 

 

The Weekly Update: February 22 – February 28, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Volunteer Application: New trainee applications, interviews, and selection are complete.  Updates will be sent out shortly by Training Committee.

 

2.     CPR/First Aid Training (they are also looking for people who would like to train to teach CPR/FirstAid) : See also Mel’s e-mail from 2/16/16

 

Sascha Paris instructing

MARCH 12 9:00am - 4:30PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $20 each class or $35 for both (Sierra Club subsidy making the cost less)

To RSVP: Email Mel at melanie@melstarr.com

room for 20

Please RSVP by Feb 29. After Feb 29, we will open the class to our friends in other Sierra Club groups and Healing Waters)

 

 

ETC sponsored first aid

Dave Yacubian, from Ready SF, will be teaching (He and Sascha work together).  The course is three hours long, is a two year certification, and meets the minimum first aid certification required.  This class normally costs $75, and Dave has offered to discount the cost to $30 for ETC/ICO Guides.  Room for 5 ICO peeps.

Wednesday APRIL 6 6-9 PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $30

To RSVP: Email Oren at kayak@etctrips.org.  he''ll add you to the list and provide payment instructions (you must pay in advance to register).

 

3.      March River Mtg: Kate Starr has a scheduling conflict for the March River Meeting, Therefor, there will not be a March River Mtg. 

4.       

5.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Tune Up Trip – Sunday March 13th

b.      Training Flatwater is on March 19th (Shadowcliffs)

c.       Training Classroom is on March 20th 2016. 

d.      Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

e.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddlers  invite friends – We are working on a Google Doc where non-ICO happy paddlers can sign up.

 

6.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .

 

7.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.   IN PROGRESS. 

 

8.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  Please see above dates. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we have finalized dates and have sent out a request for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

 

9.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Emilia Deimezis; Fred Medrano

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Vinny A.

4

5

14

Natasha A.

4

 

9

Mel Mac Innis

7

 

7

Fred Medrano

0

5

5

Harold Sloane

4.5

 

4.5

Erica Petrofsky

0

 

4

Derrick Wydick

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#38 Feb 22 - Feb 28, 2016 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:19 PM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #38 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz @ Boston Red Sox Spring Training - 2016

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff: Spring Training (I’m talking Baseball!)

1.      What is the name of the Boston Red Sox’s Spring Training League?

2.      Name the Giants/A’s Spring Training League.

3.      The Red Sox picked up an Ace starting pitcher in the off-season.  Name the pitcher.

4.      Who is the Giant’s final Spring Training Opponent?

5.      What two locations are the games typically held?

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: Who said??? (provide the last name)

1.      “Into each life some rain must fall” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2.      “I can resist everything except temptation” – Oscar Wilde

3.      “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.  That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein

4.      “When I’m good, I’m very good.  But when I’m bad I’m better” – Mae West

5.      “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

 

 

The Weekly Update: February 22 – February 28, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Volunteer Application: Are due today February 22, 2016.  Natalie is looking for Selection Team members for Feb. 27th Interviews.

 

2.     CPR/First Aid Training (they are also looking for people who would like to train to teach CPR/FirstAid) : See also Mel’s e-mail from 2/16/16

 

Sascha Paris instructing

MARCH 12 9:00am - 4:30PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $20 each class or $35 for both (Sierra Club subsidy making the cost less)

To RSVP: Email Mel at melanie@melstarr.com

room for 20

Please RSVP by Feb 29. After Feb 29, we will open the class to our friends in other Sierra Club groups and Healing Waters)

 

 

ETC sponsored first aid

Dave Yacubian, from Ready SF, will be teaching (He and Sascha work together).  The course is three hours long, is a two year certification, and meets the minimum first aid certification required.  This class normally costs $75, and Dave has offered to discount the cost to $30 for ETC/ICO Guides.  Room for 5 ICO peeps.

Wednesday APRIL 6 6-9 PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $30

To RSVP: Email Oren at kayak@etctrips.org.  he''ll add you to the list and provide payment instructions (you must pay in advance to register).

 

3.      March River Mtg: Kate Starr has a scheduling conflict for the March River Meeting, Unless someone would like to step up and run a river mtg, there will not be a March River Mtg.  Please let Kate know ASAP if you want to run the mtg.

 

4.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Tune Up Trip – Sunday March 13th

b.      Training Flatwater is on March 19th (Shadowcliffs)

c.       Training Classroom is on March 20th 2016. 

d.      Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

e.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddlers  invite friends – We are working on a Google Doc where non-ICO happy paddlers can sign up.

 

5.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .

 

6.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.   IN PROGRESS. 

 

7.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  Please see above dates. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we have finalized dates and have sent out a request for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

 

8.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Caroline Sequeira; Margery Lazarus;

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Natasha A.

4

5

9

Vinny A.

4

5

9

Mel Mac Innis

7

0

7

Harold Sloane

4.5

0

4.5

Erica Petrofsky

0

4

4

Derrick Wydick

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#37 Feb 15 - Feb 21 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:16 PM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #37 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

 

 Basic training 2009 Group Photo

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff: Who said??? (provide the last name)

1.      “Into each life some rain must fall” – Henry….

2.      “I can resist everything except temptation” – Oscar…

3.      “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.  That’s relativity.” – Albert…

4.      “When I’m good, I’m very good.  But when I’m bad I’m better” – Mae…

5.      “Success is not final, failure isnot fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston…

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know thy Volunteer (Jaclyn (Jackie) Lim)

 

1.      What year did Jackie Train? 2006

2.      Where did Jackie grow up? Oakland

3.      How did Jackie become involved in ICO? ESA/Kevin Jordan

4.      What sort of work does Jackie do in her “real” life? Marin County Parks

5.      What is the preferred on river footwear of Miss Lim? We would accept Chacos or Sandal

 

 

The Weekly Update: February 15 – February 21, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      Volunteer Application: Volunteer applications were sent out.  The deadline is quickly approaching.  The application deadline may change, so stay tuned.  Natalie and Erica P. are working on a Recruitment flyer to be sent to the participant groups.  They will be sending out an e-mail with the flyer and more information shortly. 

 

2.     CPR/First Aid Training (they are also looking for people who would like to train to teach CPR/FirstAid) : See also Mel’s e-mail from 2/16/16

 

Sascha Paris instructing

MARCH 12 9:00am - 4:30PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $20 each class or $35 for both (Sierra Club subsidy making the cost less)

To RSVP: Email Mel at melanie@melstarr.com

room for 20

Please RSVP by Feb 29. After Feb 29, we will open the class to our friends in other Sierra Club groups and Healing Waters)

 

 

ETC sponsored first aid

Dave Yacubian, from Ready SF, will be teaching (He and Sascha work together).  The course is three hours long, is a two year certification, and meets the minimum first aid certification required.  This class normally costs $75, and Dave has offered to discount the cost to $30 for ETC/ICO Guides.  Room for 5 ICO peeps.

Wednesday APRIL 6 6-9 PM

Sierra Club Office Yosemite Room

85 Second Street 3rd floor sf 94105

Cost: $30

To RSVP: Email Oren at kayak@etctrips.org.  he''ll add you to the list and provide payment instructions (you must pay in advance to register).

3.      FEBRUARY River Mtg: Was held Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016 @ Steve Akeson’s (1707 Parker St, Berkeley CA 94703); Mtg include: Socializing (with delicious ginger cookies and a very excitable dog named Archer); discussions about the upcoming season; Tune up Trip/CPR/FA updates; & Training updates.  Thank you everyone who attended and called in! Mtg Minutes will be sent out ASAP.

 

4.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Tune Up Trip – 1 day (tho people are welcome to organize amongst themselves for a 2nd day) on the wknd of March 12th/13th

b.      Training Flatwater is on March 19th or 20th 2016.  (Shadowcliffs)

c.       Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

d.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddle

 

5.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .

 

6.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.   IN PROGRESS. 

 

7.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  If you want to be on the training committee please let Chris Thorsen (chris.throsen@icorafting.org) know. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we are finalizing dates and will be sending out a request after the new year for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

c.       If you know someone who would like to train this year, please contact Kate Starr for an application. Training dates have been finalized.

 

8.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to:

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Mel Mac Innis

7

0

7

Harold Sloane

0

4.5

4.5

Natasha A.

0

4

4

Vinny A.

0

4

4

Derrick Wydick

3

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#36 Feb 1 - Feb14, 2016 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:14 PM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #36 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

Oops, I missed a week.  Thus we are at a Semi Weekly ICO Update (SWICOU???).  But next week we shall be back to our trusty rusty WICOU!

 

 

Jackie Lim 2010 Basic Training

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know thy Volunteer (Jaclyn (Jackie) Lim)

 

1.      What year did Jackie Train?

2.      Where did Jackie grow up?

3.      How did Jackie become involved in ICO?

4.      What sort of work does Jackie do in her “real” life?

5.      What is the preferred on river footwear of Miss Lim?

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know thy Volunteer (Shane Doong)

1.      Thru whom did Shane get introduced to ICO? Derrick Wydick

2.      When did Shane Train with ICO? 1996

3.      Who was Shane’s Co-Chair during his tenure as Chair? Mel Mac Innis

4.      What large, well known utility company has employed Shane for the last 24 years?  PGE

5.      Of what is Shane a collector? Shane has quite a large collection of Guns

 

Bonus: How many people can you name in the photo?

·         Shane Doong

·         Sr. Carlson

·         Delton Johnson

·         Emilia Deimesiz

·         Matt Cronin

 

 

The Semi- Weekly Update: February 1 – February 14, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      FEBRUARY River Mtg: Was held Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016 @ Steve Akeson’s (1707 Parker St, Berkeley CA 94703); Mtg include: Socializing (with delicious ginger cookies and a very excitable dog named Archer); discussions about the upcoming season; Tune up Trip/CPR/FA updates; & Training updates.  Thank you everyone who attended and called in! Mtg Minutes will be sent out ASAP.

 

2.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Tune Up Trip – 1 day (tho people are welcome to organize amongst themselves for a 2nd day) on the wknd of March 12th/13th

b.      Training Flatwater is on March 19th or 20th 2016.  (Shadowcliffs)

c.       Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

d.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddle

 

3.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .

 

4.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.   IN PROGRESS. 

 

5.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  If you want to be on the training committee please let Chris Thorsen (chris.throsen@icorafting.org) know. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we are finalizing dates and will be sending out a request after the new year for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

c.       If you know someone who would like to train this year, please contact Kate Starr for an application. Training dates have been finalized.

 

6.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Kelly Wengert; Jon Wurl;

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Derrick Wydick

0

3

3

Mel Mac Innis

0

7

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#35 Jan 25 - Jan 31, 2016 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:10 PM by Kate Starr   [ updated Mar 13, 2016, 8:12 PM ]

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #35 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

 

 

Shane Doong @ Skunk Hollow of the SFA

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know thy Volunteer (Shane Doong)

1.      Thru whom did Shane get introduced to ICO?

2.      When did Shane Train with ICO?

3.      Who was Shane’s Co-Chair during his tenure as Chair?

4.      What large, well known utility company has employed Shane for the last 24 years? 

5.      Of what is Shane a collector?

 

Bonus: How many people can you name in the photo?

 

The Weekly Update: January 26 – January 31, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      FEBRUARY River Mtg: Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016 @ Steve Akeson’s (1707 Parker St, Berkeley CA 94703); Mtg will include: Socializing; discussions about the upcoming season; Tune up Trip/CPR/FA updates; Any other agenda brought by others. please contact Kate Starr (kate@icorafting.org) to add to the agenda.

 

 

 

2.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Training Flatwater is on March 19th or 20th 2016.  (Shadowcliffs)

b.      Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

c.       Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddle

 

3.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips

b.      Recruitment – Thank you Natalie for stepping up and taking on the Recruitment Lead. 

c.       Equipment –  Thank you Delton for stepping up to take on the role of Equipment Manager

 

4.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.   There has been a small response, we also encourage existing members to step up. 

 

5.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  If you want to be on the training committee please let Chris Thorsen (chris.throsen@icorafting.org) know. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we are finalizing dates and will be sending out a request after the new year for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

c.       If you know someone who would like to train this year, please contact Kate Starr for an application. Training dates have been finalized.

 

6.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Arturo Cervantes

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

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Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#34 - January 17, 2016 - Weekly ICO Updater

posted Jan 20, 2016, 1:58 PM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #34 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.

 

We are back up and running for the 2016 year!  Hello rain, our glorious friend!  

 

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 2015 WICOU Certificate of Awesomeness Winner; Ryan Clark!

 

This Week’s Bit of Fluff: 

 

The 2016 Weekly BoF shall commence next week!

 

The Weekly Update: January 18 – January 24, 2016

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      River Mtgs: will resume in February.  If you have items you would like to have discussed in the meantime, please contact Kate Starr (kate@icorafting.org)

 

2.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

3.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips

b.      Recruitment – Send out trainee/volunteer applications, answer questions from the public about recruitment, collect applications and pass onto the Selection committee

c.       Equipment – Inventory ICO equipment, determine what equipment needs to be order.  Direct other volunteers in the repair/maintenance of equipment.

 

4.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.   There has been a small response, we also encourage existing members to step up. 

 

5.      Bake Sale: Was held December 19th and 20th:  Thank you Fred Medrano and staff for running the bake sale.  We pulled in appx. $1.8k

 

6.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  If you want to be on the training committee please let Chris Thorsen (chris.throsen@icorafting.org) know. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we are finalizing dates and will be sending out a request after the new year for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

c.       If you know someone who would like to train this year, please contact Kate Starr for an application. Training dates are being finalized now.

 

7.      ICO Program Representative search:  Debra Asher who you may know and love is retiring from the Sierra Club!  The Sierra Club has asked the ICO Chairs to reach out to our members for assistance in hiring a new person to take over Debra’s responsibilities.  What The Sierra Club is asking from us:

a.      Fill out this quick survey: Let us know what job activities are the most important to your unique group and for the program to evolve (depth) and grow (breadth). Please take a few minutes to take this quick survey (3 questions!) to make sure we find the right person with the desired skill set.  Please complete the survey by Jan 15, 2016.http://goo.gl/forms/WsQ5DL8GuK

b.      Participate on the Volunteer Interview Panel: After phone interviews are finished, five or six candidates will be selected  to be interviewed by a panel of five ICO volunteers via Hangout. Would you like to be one of the interviewers? If you are interested in in serving on this panel, please let me (Mel Mac Innis) and Sascha Paris know by Monday Jan 11.

 

8.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a belated happy birthday to: Lam Coong, Jessica Steinau, and Shad Emam

b.      Please wish a happy birthday to:

c.       Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      As of September 19, 2015, TRIPS ARE DONE FOR THE SEASON, Thank you everyone who helped organize, run or support a trip!

 

Until Next Week,

Kate

 

Trivia Point Tally

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Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#33 Dec 14 - Dec 20, 2015 Weekly ICO Update

posted Dec 14, 2015, 7:56 AM by Kate Starr

THE WEEKLY ICO UPDATER #33 (WICOU pronounced Why-COO)

The 2015 FINALE: There Ban Be Only One - The Champion is Revealed!

 

Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.


Inline image 1

2015 Winner’s Certificate of Awesomeness!

 

And we have a Winner!  I’d like for you to believe I skipped last week’s WICOU to leave you all in suspense, but really I just ran out of time.

 

Thank you everyone who participated in this year’s WICOU Challenge!  RyanClark, with a whopping 56.5 points, has earned himself the 2015 Certificate of Awesomeness (as it pertains to WICOU Trivia) along with a fantastic trophy (see last week’s WICOU for a photo of said trophy)! 

 

This is the final 2015 WICOU, we shall be on hiatus for a few weeks for the holiday season.  Please stay tuned after the New Year when our regularly scheduled programming will resume.

 

Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: Name The Volunteers.  Based on the description, name the volunteer 5 points each!

1.      Plays rugby at UC Davis; Is an art major; from San Leandro; Was an ICO Participant; Trained as a teenager.

a.      Caroline Sequeira

2.      Was an ESA Grad; Is from Oakland; Currently attends Laney College; Works for UPS; Their picture was seen in Sierra Magazine.

a.      Malcolm Davis

3.      Lives in the Bay Area, but attends Grad School is SoCal; Has been known to run races;  Worked as an Engineer; Has a motorcycle license.

a.      Sully Lee

4.      Lives in Sacramento; Works at Sacramento City College; Originally from Pennsylvania, but when to High School in Florida; Is picking the guitar back up.

a.      Tracey Hodge

5.      Also a Grad of ESA; teaches Math in Oakland; Got married this year; has been known to some as “Three Hundee”; graduated from CSU East Bay

a.      Shad Emam

 

The Weekly Update: December 14 – December 20, 2015.

 

Current Updates:

 

1.      River Mtgs: will resume in February.  If you have items you would like to have discussed in the meantime, please contact Kate Starr (kate@icorafting.org)

 

2.      Bake Sale: December 19th and 20th:  If you are in the SF on December 19th or 20th, please swing by REI at 840 Brannan St to support our bi-annual bake sale. Let your friends know we are holding this event!  If you have no plans this weekend, please contact Fred Medrano (fred.medrano@comcast.net) to help staff the table for the bake sale.  

 

3.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.

 

4.      Partner Agency Outreach and Trainee/Volunteer Recruitment Needed:

a.      Both of these jobs have been vacated, but not re-filled.  However, we are in the season of both outreach to partner agencies for the 2016 season and recruitment for new trainees for the 2016 training season.  Please let Kate know if you would like to help in either of these areas!

 

5.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.

 

6.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  If you want to be on the training committee please let Chris Thorsen (chris.throsen@icorafting.org) know. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we are finalizing dates and will be sending out a request after the new year for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

c.       If you know someone who would like to train this year, please contact Kate Starr for an application. Training dates are being finalized now.

 

7.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Bill Weinberg,

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 

 

Older Updates:

 

1.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      As of September 19, 2015, TRIPS ARE DONE FOR THE SEASON, Thank you everyone who helped organize, run or support a trip!

 

Until Next Year,

Kate

 

 

Name

Previous Totals

New Points

Totals

Ryan Clark

31.5

25

56.5

Juan Byron

31.5

20

51.5

Erica Petrofsky

21.5

20

41.5

Harold Sloane

19.5

15

34.5

Mel Mac Innis

31.5

 

31.5

Natasha A

18

 

18

Caroline Sequeira

15.5

 

15.5

Derrick Wydick

10

 

10

Fred Medrano

5

 

5

Jesse Wycko

5

 

5

Tracey Hodge

4

 

4

Chris Thorsen

4

 

4

Natalie McIntyre

2

 

2

Josh C. Burke

1

 

1

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