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IPC Annual Dinner Meeting

10/22/16 From 5-9pm


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.warrenvillehistorical.org/about-us/warren-tavern/history.html)



Please RSVP if you plan to attend:

$35 Per Person Includes Annual Supporting Membership in the IPC

$20 Per Person for just the dinner


IPC Annual Dinner Reservation



Pay at the Door


Or Send a Check to

Illinois Paddling Council

C/O Jack Snarr

2316 Prospect Avenue, Evanston IL 60201



5-5:30: Networking

5:30-6: IPC Business Meeting

IPC Year in Review
Election of Officers
Competition Awards

6-6:30:  Dinner various pizzas, salad, and soft drinks, no alcoholic beverages available

6:30-8:30:  Presentation:  Prairie Rivers Network and Upper Sangamon River Conservancy:  How paddlers can connect people to rivers and wildlife and the need to do that for many reasons. How the USRC has accomplished this on the Upper Sangamon.

8:30-9: Networking

Presenters:  Carol Hays from Prairie River Networks and Scott Hays from Upper Sangamon River Conservancy

How paddlers can connect people to rivers and wildlife and the need to do that for many reasons and How the USRC has accomplished this on the Upper Sangamon.


Prairie Rivers Network is Illinois’ advocate for clean water and healthy rivers.  PRN champions clean, healthy rivers and lakes and safe drinking water to benefit the people and wildlife of Illinois. Drawing upon sound science and working cooperatively with others, we advocate public policies and cultural values that sustain the ecological health and biological diversity of water resources and aquatic ecosystems. Prairie Rivers Network is the independent, state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.


Carol took over the leadership role as Prairie Rivers Network’s Executive Director in May 2015. She came to Prairie Rivers Network after more than a decade running her own consulting practice where she supported non-profits and community leaders in strategic planning, leadership and policy change. With her husband, Scott and other river enthusiasts in the Mahomet area, she co-founded the Upper Sangamon River Conservancy. She has been involved in a variety of community advocacy campaigns, particularly in the arena of indoor air quality and studied the influence of environmental groups on wetlands protection while at SIU.Carol is serving as chair of Mahomet’s Rivertrail Committee which is working on developing new land and river watertrails in our area and river access on the Sangamon River in Champaign and Piatt Counties.


Scott Hays is a founding Member of The Upper Sangamon River Conservancy.  Scott is a founding member of the USRC, has served as past president and is currently secretary and coordinates all of the USRC’s river activities on the Sangamon River. Scott also writes a bi-weekly column about life on the Sangamon called “Notes from the River” for the Mahomet Citizen. Scott is also a member of Mahomet’s Rivertrail Committee.  The Upper Sangamon River Conservancy was established in the Spring of 2009, growing out of a grassroots effort by community members who are concerned about the Sangamon River.


The purpose of the USRC is to preserve, maintain, monitor, and promote public use and awareness of the Sangamon River.


IPC Board Candidates


President:  Tom Eckels
Vice President: Andy Cocallas
Secretary/Newsletter: Jennifer Satorius
Treasurer: Don Mueggenborg
Director: Scott Hewitt
Director: Jack Snarr
Director: Sigrid Pilgrim
Director: Jeff Fitch


*Anyone Interested in one of the Elected Positions on the board is welcome to run.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor