[NYCkayaker] Free Safety + Training Symposium for Human-Powered Boathouses
Sat Mar 16 13:03:21 EDT 2013
Symposium forHuman-powered Boathouses in and around NYC.
A Discussion of Key Issues
and the Sharing of Best Practices Among New York
SPONSORED BY BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK BOATHOUSE + The NEW YORK CITY WATER TRAIL ASSOCIATION
Saturday, April 13
10 AM – 2 PM
Location: The Shanty
/ New York Distilling Company, 79 Leonard Street, Brooklyn
RSVPIS REQUIRED LIMITED to 50 people
This symposium is essential for any boathouse that runs public program or wants to offer their members a safer experience on the water. While the symposium will mainly focus on kayaking; the topics are relevant to ANY community boathouse.
IF you would like to be a panelist, or would like to suggest a panelist;Please contact Tom Potter firstname.lastname@example.org
panel discussions moderated by Tom Potter BBPB, NBBH, Sebago, GowanusDregers, NYKP, ACA Level 4 instructor coastal kayaking and whitewater
Followed by beers, pizza, and
Policies Panelists: Ted Gruber LICCB, Phil Giller Sebago, Yonkers, NYCWTA, Will ElkinsNBBC
Issues: Should your club have them? How to write them, Issues:
public v. member paddles; gaining internal acceptance; legacy roadblocks; internal
Youth Paddling Panelists: Beth Schermer BBPB, Rob Buchanan VCB, NYCWTA
different safety issues compared to adults; keeping it fun; working with
existing youth groups; what are appropriate goals
Reporting Panelists: Jerry Dunne Sebago, ACA Atlantic Div. Chair, Owen FooteGowanusDregers, NYCWTA, Dewey Thompson NBBC
does a boathouse need; streamlining reporting; are there ways to save money
Training Volunteers Todd SeidmanRHB, ACA Level 3 coastal kayaking Coach, Mike SylvesBBPB
Issues: organizing a trip leader workshop,VHF Radio Usage, Gearlist, Equipment list,
SOT specific classes; is there a demand for advanced certifications; Instructor
v. Trip Leader certifications; practical issues in sharing inter-boathouse
RSVP REQUIRED: emailPhil Giller email@example.com to reserve your spot.
WE HOPE THAT EVERY BOATHOUSE WILL SEND AT LEAST 2 REPRESENTATIVES. Individuals are also welcome to attend.
Any questions please contact Phil Giller or Tom Potter
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