I sincerely hope everyone reading this has had a safe and healthy year. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. In recognition of this, the IPC Board has decided we will carry over 2020 IPC dues to 2021. If you chose to renew your dues for 2021 you may. If you are unable to, and were a member of the IPC in 2020, your membership will carry over into 2021.
I hope 2021 is a better year for everyone!
- Election of Officers
Introduction to the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association
Learn about the world of Wooden Canoes in this engaging talk by WCHA’s local Chapter Head, Paul Klonowski. Find out about types of wooden canoes, Association activities, Regional Chapters and activities, the global reach of the organization, and just what it is that makes wooden canoes so alluring.
You don’t own one (yet)? You’ve heard they need too much maintenance? Materials are hard to find? Who could do all that work? Let’s break down some perceived barriers, and separate fact from fiction.
You could be paddling a stunningly beautiful, vintage canoe… we’re here to help!
The Prairie State Canoeists annual dinner is always an entertaining wrap-up of the season. We reminisce with our paddle partners, meet new friends, elect new officers and directors, and get some ideas for next season.
This year’s presentation
Paddle to the Amazon
with Dana Starkell
On the morning of June 1, 1980, Don Starkell and his two sons climbed aboard Orellana, their orange, custom 21-foot canoe and launched on the Red River from a park near their home in Winnipeg. Dana recounts the adventure. Don’t miss it, make your reservations as soon as possible. Watch the Events section of the web site.
That’s Sunday, November 10
VFW Hall in Addison, IL
5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Have an evening out while your kids play games and relays, eat pizza and meet new friends at Lee’s Martial Arts’ annual Halloween Fun Night! This year’s Fun Night will benefit Paddle the Kish Marengo which is an outstanding local organization dedicated to building launch pads and clearing the Marengo portion of the Kishwaukee River. Thanks to their hard work, we will soon be able to better enjoy this amazing natural resource that we have in our own backyard!
AT THE HISTORIC WARRENVILLE TAVERN
3 S 530 Second Street, Warrenville, IL 60555
Our annual meeting, election of officers, awards ceremony, dinner and presentation will take place at the Warrenville’s 1838 Hotel “The Colonel’s Tavern” a historic landmark of DuPage County http://www.warrentavern.net/
Please RSVP if you plan to attend NO LATER THAN October 24, as we need to provide the restaurant an approximate count for the food needed. Dinner will be various pizzas, salad, and soft drinks, and dessert; no alcoholic beverages available
Paddle the Kish volunteer group has made it to the Final 20 for a $25,000 grant from First National Bank of Omaha Community First Awards for establishing launches and parking lots along the Kishwaukee River in McHenry County. Currently there is no public access in McHenry County. The winners are strictly determined by public vote. That means You and everyone in your social media network and email list!!
WE NEED YOUR VOTE EVERY DAY THIS WEEK
5 TIMES from Monday September 23- Friday September 27
Please use this link to vote once per email address:
Please go to that website every day this week and vote for
Paddle the Kish
- Please use your social media contacts and email list of everyone you know to help us win this great opportunity.
- There are 20 projects in 5 states in the running, but we think we are the best choice, and will serve paddlers, community members and families in Marengo, McHenry County, Boone County and Winnebago County. River access will benefit kayakers, canoers, tubers, fisherman, stand up paddler boarders.
- Help us win with 10,000 votes EVERY DAY FOR 1 WEEK. That is what it will take.
- UP FOR THE CHALLENGE???
Vote every day this week!! Questions? Facebook “Paddle the Kish in Marengo” or firstname.lastname@example.org
WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU!!! THANK YOU!!
Come out to the Cook County Paddle Festival–WIN A COMPLETE KAYAK PACKAGE
Raffle TICKETS $10.00
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY’S
YOUTH PADDLING PROGRAM
10 FT MANATEE KAYAK, PADDLE and SPRAY SKIRT donated by LL BEAN. PFD/LIFE JACKET CERTIFICATE donated by ROCKTOWN ADVENTURES. KAYAK INSTRUCTION CLASS CERTIFICATE donated by NORTHWEST PASSAGE
Complete Package Value $575.00
All entries receive a free Illinois Paddling Council membership for 2020 (new members only please)
First 30 ticket purchasers also receive a free Whistle from Rutabaga’
Participants must be present at the time of the drawing to win.
Pay at the Door Or Send a Check to
FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY – FALL PADDLEFEST – WITH DECORATED (OR NOT) BOATS – AND A RAFFLE TO BENEFIT FPCC FOUNDATION PADDLING PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
The FPCC will again hold their Fall Paddle Fest on the Skokie Lagoons – Saturday, October 12 (Rain Date Sunday, October 13).