20 Aug 30 - Sept 6 2015, ICO Weekly Update

posted Aug 31, 2015, 7:54 PM by Kate Starr




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.


Aypal 2015


This  week’s Bit of Fluff: How to make the best Lemon Bars EVER ( I apologize to the Vegans, these babies are even close to pretending to be Vegan friendly):



·         2 cup butter

·         1 cup sugar

·         1 tsp Salt

·         4 cup flour



·         10 eggs

·         4 cup sugar

·         1-1/2 tsp baking powder

·         2/3 cup lime juice

·         10 TBSP flour

Preheat oven to 350-F

Mix all crust ingredients together and press into a lasagna pan (or two 9x13 baking dishes)

Mix all filling ingredients together and fill the crust.

Bake for appx. 30 minutes or until the filling sets and starts to brown.

Remove and let cool

Sprinkle top with confectioners sugar





The Weekly Update: August 31 – September 6, 2015.


Current Updates:



1.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Brewer Middle School/ESA Oakland High: September 5th and 6th on SFA w/ Kevin Jordan.  This will be two one day trips back to back both lead by Kevin.  The Brewer Middle School are the new freshmen entering ESA at Oakland High and then there will be the usual group of ESA students on Sunday.  Please let Kevin know if you can guide or sign up on the website.


2.      CONGRATULATIONS: to Erica Gould who has become a Guide. 


3.      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


4.      September River Mtg:  7pm – 9pm Wednesday Sept. 2nd will be the September River Mtg.   We will be discussing open positions and how to fill them.  And possibly new off river positions to assist the teams.  And Fundraising will be discussed.


5.      Veteran Trip: ETC has stepped up to fill the void and the 1st Veteran trip a group of 8 homeless veterans, accompanied by the Cal AWE Study, took place last Sunday (8/16/15).  However, it would be great if ICO could also facilitate a veteran trip in August or September.  A TRIP LEADER is NEEDED to Lead a VETERAN Trip!  So Are Guides.  Let Kate Starr know if you are interested and which wknds you are available.


6.      Diversity Equity and Inclusion Discussion: Mel is looking for one or two people to help organize future discussions. If you are interested in keeping this going and are willing to help with one or two discreet tasks: setting dates and getting the word out, please let Mel know. 


7.      Sierra Club Outdoor National Conference UPDATE:  This Event was POSTPONED by the Sierra Club.  More info at http://content.sierraclub.org/outings/national/brochure/sierra-club-outdoors-national-conference-clair-tappaan-lodge.  I will let people know when it has been rescheduled.


8.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Belated B-Day to Stacey Bare, the Director of Sierra Club Outdoors.  He’s awesome, check out on FB.

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



Older Updates:


1.      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.




Until Next Week.






Mel Mac Innis


Caroline Sequoria


Ryan Clark


Erica Petrofsky


Derrick Wydick


Juan Byron


Jesse Wycko


Tracey Hodge


Chris Thorsen


Harold Sloane


Fred Medrano