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The Sarah Hartman Fund for Paddle Sports Education

Over many years, the sport of paddling has benefited greatly from the leadership provided by those individuals who have achieved the advanced level of training which allows them to to train other instructors, and those Instructors who achieve advanced Instructor certifications. This fund has been created with an initial grant of $3000 in order to encourage the development of additional “Instructor Trainers” and advanced level Instructors (ACA Level III or above) in the Heartland states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
A resident of any of the above states will be entitled to receive a one time $500 honorarium, upon completion of necessary training and presentation of evidence of certification in any paddling discipline as:

1. An American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, or Instructor Trainer Educator.
2. A United States Canoe Association Trainer.
3. A British Canoe Union Level 5 Assessor

A one time $150 honorarium will be paid to those individuals who present evidence of certification in any paddling discipline as:

1. An American Canoe Association Instructor Level III or above
2. A British Canoe Union Coach 3

These honorarium are designed to reimburse successful Trainees for some of the incidental costs incurred during the certification process. No one may receive more than one honorarium. Awards will be made until the fund is depleted.

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The Sarah Hartman Fund for Paddlesport Education

Greatly appreciates, again, the generous donations from Mrs. Helen Hartman, Sarah’s mother, Dave Hillman, Iowa, and the contributors to the silent auction last year. This fund supports paddlers who have successfully completed paddlesport instructor certification. Please see details on our website about qualifying for financial support from the Sarah Hartman Fund:

http://www.illinoispaddling.info/heartland-fund/

For upcoming instructional and certification courses (searchable by state):

http://www.americancanoe.org/?page=FindCourses

Sample of Upcoming Skills Courses in Illinois:

Sunday, April 30, 2017 (Aurora):

Wednesday, May 10 – May 13, 2017 (Chicago)

Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony

By Sigrid Pilgrim

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About 45 people attended the April 30 Memorial Tree Planting event, organized by Andy Cocallas and the Chicago Whitewater Association, to memorialize three wonderful paddlers. Two white crab apple trees were planted for Dan Leigh and Joe Tybor, and a white oak for Sarah Hartman, along the bank of the Fox River at the Marge Cline Whitewater Park in Yorkville.

The paddling community mourns the loss of these wonderful people and paddlers, as did the weather god who shed many raindrops as well. Friends and relatives recited poems, shared a sip of wine and Sarah’s favorite cupcakes.  Plans are for a walkway, bench, and plaques by the trees.

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Support the Sarah Hartman Fund for Paddle Sports Education

To promote the long-term viability of the program, we are running an Online Silent Auction. All auction proceeds support the Sarah Hartman Fund for paddlesports education. The Sarah Hartman fund has been established to provide support for individuals in the Midwest states of IL, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin who are certifying as ACA Level 3 (and above) instructors, ACA Instructor Trainers, or the appropriate BCU level Coach by providing a onetime grant to help offset some of the costs of certification. Information on the fund is available here:,

Items available in the auction include:

GREY OWL, CANADA, BEAVERTAIL PADDLE – 63” long, excellent condition – donated by the Pilgrims. Pickup in Evanston, or make arrangements

NORTHWEST PASSAGE – two certificates for a two-hour Stand Up Paddle-Board Adventure for one person – $50.00 value each – www.nwpassage.com – expires 10/11/16. Will mail to lucky winner

RUTABAGA – $100.00 Gift Certificate – www.rutabaga.com – valid in store. Will mail to lucky winner

ROCKTOWN ADVENTURES –Gift Certificate for Shuttle Kayak trip for 6 people on Fox River from Batavia to Aurora. $175.00 value – expires 10/31/16 – www.rocktownadventures.com. Will mail to lucky winner

LL BEAN – $200.00 Gift Certificate – www.LLBean.com – valid in store or online. Will mail to lucky winner

Please bid early and bid often!

Grey Owle Paddle

Grey Owl Canoe Paddle

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GREY OWL, CANADA, BEAVERTAIL PADDLE – 63” long, excellent condition – donated by the Pilgrims. Pickup in Evanston, or make arrangements

 

All auction proceeds support the Sarah Hartman Fund for paddlesports education. The Sarah Hartman fund has been established to provide support for individuals certifying as ACA Level 3 (and above) instructors, ACA Instructor Trainers, or BCU Coach 3 and above. More Information about the Hartman fund is available:

 

Winner will be contacted to pay by PayPal or Check

Starting at $60.00

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  • Ending Date - 30th Apr 2016 05:00:00

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    Payment must be made using the following method

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    NorthWest Passage Gift Certificates

    NorthWest Passage Gift Cirtificates

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    NORTHWEST PASSAGE - two certificates for a two-hour Stand Up Paddle-Board Adventure for one person - $50.00 value each – www.nwpassage.com – expires 10/11/16. Will mail to lucky winner

     

    All auction proceeds support the Sarah Hartman Fund for paddlesports education. The Sarah Hartman fund has been established to provide support for individuals certifying as ACA Level 3 (and above) instructors, ACA Instructor Trainers, or BCU Coach 3 and above. More Information about the Hartman fund is available:

     

    the winner will be contacted to pay by PayPal or Check

    Starting at $50.00

    Refresh Current Bid

    • Ending Date - 30th Apr 2016 00:00:00

    Auction closed

    Current bids
      Payment Details

      Payment must be made using the following method

      Cheque or postal order Address will be provided to the auction winner.

      Rutabaga Gift Certificate

      RUTABAGA - $100.00 Gift Certificate

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      RUTABAGA - $100.00 Gift Certificate – www.rutabaga.com – valid in store. Will mail to lucky winner

       

      All auction proceeds support the Sarah Hartman Fund for paddlesports education. The Sarah Hartman fund has been established to provide support for individuals certifying as ACA Level 3 (and above) instructors, ACA Instructor Trainers, or BCU Coach 3 and above. More Information about the Hartman fund is available:

       

      The winner will be contacted to pay via either check or pay-pal.

       

       

      Going for $50.00

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      • Ending Date - 30th Apr 2016 00:00:00

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      1. russj bid $50.00 on 2016-02-28 21:47:13
      Payment Details

      Payment must be made using the following method

      Cheque or postal order Address will be provided to the auction winner.

      Rocktown Adventures Gift Certificate

      $175 Value Rock Town Adventures Gift Cirtificate

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      ROCKTOWN ADVENTURES –Gift Certificate for Shuttle Kayak trip for 6 people on Fox River from Batavia to Aurora. $175.00 value – expires 10/31/16 – www.rocktownadventures.com. Will mail to lucky winner

       

      All auction proceeds support the Sarah Hartman Fund for paddlesports education. The Sarah Hartman fund has been established to provide support for individuals certifying as ACA Level 3 (and above) instructors, ACA Instructor Trainers, or BCU Coach 3 and above. More Information about the Hartman fund is available:

       

      Winner will be contacted to either pay via PayPal or Check

      Starting at $85.00

      Refresh Current Bid

      • Ending Date - 30th Apr 2016 00:00:00

      Auction closed

      Current bids
        Payment Details

        Payment must be made using the following method

        Cheque or postal order Address will be provided to the auction winner.

        LLBean Gift Certificate

        LL BEAN - $200.00 Gift Certificate

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        LL BEAN - $200.00 Gift Certificate – www.LLBean.com – valid in store or online. Will mail to lucky winner

         

        All auction proceeds support the Sarah Hartman Fund for paddlesports education. The Sarah Hartman fund has been established to provide support for individuals certifying as ACA Level 3 (and above) instructors, ACA Instructor Trainers, or BCU Coach 3 and above. More Information about the Hartman fund is available:

         

        The Winner will be contacted and be offered the opportunity to pay via PayPal, or by Check.

        Going for $100.00

        Refresh Current Bid

        • Ending Date - 30th Apr 2016 05:00:00

        Auction closed

        Current bids
        1. russj bid $100.00 on 2016-02-28 21:45:39
        Payment Details

        Payment must be made using the following method

        Cheque or postal order Address will be provided to the auction winner.

        The Sarah Hartman Fund for Paddle Sports Education

        This fund assists the development of instructor trainers and advanced level Instructors (ACA Level III or above) and certified instructors residing in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.

        A one-time $500 honorarium will be awarded upon completion of necessary training and presentation of evidence of certification in any paddling discipline as:

        • An American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, or Instructor Trainer Educator
        • A United States Canoe Association Trainer
        • A British Canoe Union Level 5 Assessor

        A one-time $150 honorarium will be paid to those individuals who present evidence of certification in any paddling discipline as:

        • An American Canoe Association Instructor Level III or above
        • A British Canoe Union Coach 3

        These honoraria are designed to reimburse successful trainees for part of the costs incurred during the certification process. No one may receive more than one honorarium. Awards will be made until the fund is depleted.

        To ensure the fund will not be depleted – watch for a special raffle announcement to benefit the fund. We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions made already:

        • LL BEAN – $200 Gift Certificate
        • NORTHWEST PASSAGE – Two SUP class certificates valued at $50 each

        If you are a business – please consider contributing to the raffle with a product donation or gift certificate.

        If you are a paddler, you can make a donation at http://www.illinoispaddling.info/heartland-fund/