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Happy New Year 2017

New Year—New Board


Happy New Year!  I hope it brings lots of good opportunity for some great paddling!  For the new year, lets welcome in our new board:


Elected Officers:

President: Tom Eckels

VP: Scott Hewitt

Secretary: Jennifer Satorius

Treasurer:  Don Mueggenborg

Directors: Andy Cocallas, Greg Taylor, Jeff Fitch,        Roger Schamberger, Sigrid Pilgrim


​For a full list of board members, along with contact information can be found on our website.


Paddlers Survey: 


​Along with a newly elected board comes the opportunity to review our 3-year strategic plan.  A couple of years ago, we sought input from the paddling community by way of a paddlers survey.  This input is invaluable in helping us set our priorities and goals for the future.  It is time to reach out again and ask how we are doing, and what we can do to improve.  The Survey is available Here and will be open through end of March.


​Of course, you can contact any board member at any time to discuss your input into the IPC.​


​Coffee and Conversation:


​I will also be scheduling some coffee-and-conversation events between now and April.  These social events can also provide an informal way to provide input​​ and learn more about the IPC and our programs.  Look for them on our Events Page



Promote your Paddling Events


I would like to announce an enhancement to our website.  Anyone can now create a login-id to the site.  With a login-id, anyone can submit paddling events to our calendar of events.  Any event submitted should be open to the general paddling-public, and not just a specific group or club.  Please make sure to provide the full information about the event, including your contact information to answer any questions.  ​


Help Wanted–Web Master


We are always looking for people who want to get involved with the IPC.  We have an immediate need for a Web-Master.  Our Web-Master will maintain the Web-Site, and provide tech support to the board members using our online resources such as our Facebook Page, Vertical Response for our newsletter, and maintain our Yahoo Group board-email-list.


​The Web Master is not expected to generate the content for the Web, Social Media, newsletter, etc.  The Web Master is expected to help support the board members who are generating the content.


The Web Master is the Chair of our board Web Committee and is welcome to recruit assistant web masters to assist with the effort.


Read a full Volunteer Job Description and volunteer:


Questions:  email Tom Eckels:  president@illinoispaddling.org