#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 ]



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,



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