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

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:19 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.


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,



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