16 Aug 3 - Aug 9, 2015 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Aug 4, 2015, 11:18 AM by Kate Starr




Below are organizational updates, the answers to last week’s trivia, and new trivia.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.


I’ve postponed River Photos for a week because I didn’t set up a good sharing option, but please continue to send in your River photos to be shared with Next week’s WICOU!


This week’s Bit of Fluff: Awesome Sports Moments!


1.      Rugby Hits (cos I love rugby): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNQaFnL_0yA

2.      Football – The Mark Sanchez “The Butt Fumble” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CprJtoWghhI

3.      A little Giants 2014 Post Season Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpu4UPCpPb8

4.      Any Stephen Curry  Fans?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ49oFHyZ94

5.      Ski Crashes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fss3i1XMMIY


The Weekly Update: August 3 – August 9, 2015.


Current Updates:



1.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      AARS-SF: August 8th & 9th, on the SFA, lead by Lance Chuck.

b.      AYPAL: August 15th on SFA w/ Bill Weinberg.  Please talk to Bill if you are available to guide this trip.

c.       Spanish Speaking Citizens: August 22nd on SFA w/ Margery.  Please contact Margery if you are available. To guide this trip.


2.      August River Meeting: has been cancelled.  There will be a September River meeting on Wednesday Sept. 2nd.  The September River Mtg will discuss Recruitment and Filling the Open Positions an Agenda will be forth coming.


3.      SFA River Clean Up: Thursday August 13th, the El Dorado County Parks River Patrol and the Ameircan River Conservancy will be holding their second river clean up of the season.  Meet at 9:30 at Mother Lode River Center 6280Hwy 49, Lotus CA.   If you are interested in signing up please contact Noah Tripplett at (530)626-7225 or Noah.Triplett@edcgov.us  or Cordi Craig at (530)621-1224 or Cordi@arconservancy.org


4.      ICO End of year Party: Mark your Calendar for Saturday October 10th 4pm to 8pm.  Please RSVP via the E-vite link here: http://evite.me/fUxK1HDqVa


5.      Outreach Coordinator Needed:

a.      Anthony Scott, who has fearlessly done our outreach and calendaring of late has decided to step down from this role.  Thank you Anthony for all you have done and do for ICO Rafting.  In his absence a new Outreach Coordinator is needed.  The Outreach Coordinator’s job currently: Send applications to partner agencies, both existing and new agencies suggested by ICO volunteers, receive/review the applications, set up a calendar meeting with the trip leaders, send out response letters to all partner agencies who applied.  The position can also be expanded to work with the agencies more.  Additional support can be solicited from other volunteers.

b.      Please contact Kate Starr and/or Anthony Scott if you have any questions or are interested in taking on this job.


6.      Veteran Trip will happen in August or September.  This was discussed at the July River mtg, you can see the discussion on the July River Meeting Minutes on the internal website.  THIS TRIP NEEDS A TRIP LEADER!  And Guides.  Let Kate Starr know if you are interested and which wknds you are available.


7.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Mel MacInnis

b.      Please let me know your birthday so I may add it to the WICOU. 


Older Updates:


1.      Participant Waiver Forms:

a.      There are Spanish language waiver forms available on the Sierra Club Website. 

b.      Trip leaders, please make sure all waiver forms are given to Kate Starr to be filed.  ICORafting needs to hang onto these for 6-1/2 years for liability protection.


2.      Diversity Equity and Inclusion Discussion: Monday June 22 a discussion was had at Bill Weinberg’s house about why ICO Rafting and the Sierra Club are talking about diversity, equity and inclusion. How organizational culture, social justice and environmental justice are connected.  There shall be more meeting to delve further into what DEI means for ICORafting, how we as volunteers can be a more welcoming group.  How do we as an organization embrace and encourage diversity within?  Stay Tuned for more info.


3.      The SOPs REVISIONS are moving forward.  Ryan and his team are working diligently to create a rough draft.  If you have any questions about the goal/intent of the revisions, please contact Kate Starr. 



Until Next Week.




Trivia Leaders Board



Mel Mac Innis


Caroline Sequoria


Ryan Clark


Derrick Wydick


Erica Petrofsky


Juan Byron


Jesse Wycko


Tracey Hodge


Chris Thorsen


Harold Sloane


Fred Medrano