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Meetup details changed: Annual Cruisers Picnic - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Catawba-­Cruisers/events/221399169/ When : Saturday, August 15, Ray C. Jul 21, 2015 7:08 PM
Meetup details changed: Paddle the Broad River and see Spider Lilies - Whaaat? Long Paddle. - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Catawba-­Cruisers/events/219810538/ When : Saturday, May 30, 201 Andy H. May 12, 2015 8:57 PM
Meetup details changed: Camping at Keowee Toxaway State Park - Lake Jocassee Hikng and Paddling weekend - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Catawba-­Cruisers/events/221349248/ When : Friday, June 5, 2015 Toni Mar 28, 2015 6:19 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] academic conference - Ray, Thanks, this looks interesting.  I just watched a PBS program on water, and specifically what has happened to the Colorado River since the 90s.  It was very alarming but did have a silver lining/encouraging solution Jack O. Mar 13, 2015 11:10 AM
academic conference - I received an email from a member with some information that some of you may find useful. Here is part of that email: This is an academic conference about Water in all of its many roles in our lives. Information about the conference is pr Ray C. Mar 13, 2015 10:57 AM
Re: Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Much as he has a tendency to drive me nuts, Ray wouldn't ever attempt to profit from the club. Jes' sayin. Sent from my iPhone Dirty D. Mar 8, 2015 10:42 PM
RE: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Hi all, I just joined this club but belong to Charlotte Kayak Club which was having problems with dues also. I donated a paddle to be used as Isaac ( Scott Mar 7, 2015 7:33 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - I agree with Jack, get rid of the dead wood! On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 4:47 PM, Jack Lockwood < jack.lockwoo Daniel D. Mar 7, 2015 6:22 PM
RE: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Jack L. Mar 7, 2015 4:44 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Ray - (and to the whole group for that matter), I don't participate much but I value being part of the group.  its worth it to me even if I only get out with yall a few times a year... Mike V Mar 7, 2015 1:17 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - I agree with Andy too Me On Mar 7, 2015, at 10:44 AM, Gail McKinna < lilypads51@hotm Carla H. Mar 7, 2015 11:15 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Great comments, Andy. I totally agree. Anybody that knows Ray knows how honest he is. We also know how much of his own money he spends on the club' Gail M. Mar 7, 2015 10:37 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Ray, Stop beating yourself up over this. You have made it as e Andy H. Mar 6, 2015 9:35 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - I think $15 is totally fair and is well worth the time and effort that you put forth! Sent from my iPad > On Mar 6, 2015, at 6:45 PM, Annie Kempter wrote: > > good to know Ray, thanks Annie > ---- Ray Carpenter Jamie L. Mar 6, 2015 8:15 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Please take me off your list. I don't think I have paid either. Happy cruising to everyone. Thanks, Joy S. Mar 6, 2015 7:06 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - good to know Ray, thanks Annie ---- Ray Carpenter wrote: > If anyone sees the 2015 under their name in their profile. That tells me > that you have been marked as paid. > > On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Annie Kempte Annie K. Mar 6, 2015 6:45 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - If anyone sees the 2015 under their name in their profile. That tells me that you have been marked as paid. On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Annie Kempter < Ray C. Mar 6, 2015 6:38 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Hope you have me down as paid, Annie Kempter paid on Jan. 20th ---- David Crosson wrote: > On 3/6/2015 2:07 PM, Ray Carpenter wrote: > > > > I really hate to bring this up again. But There are lots of paying > > members and Annie K. Mar 6, 2015 6:21 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - On 3/6/2015 2:07 PM, Ray Carpenter wrote: David C. Mar 6, 2015 5:09 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - NO! Do not turn it over to Meetup! They take a percentage for themselves as some sort of handling fee and a waste of our resources! Sent from my android device. Andy H. Mar 6, 2015 4:40 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Ray I belong to a group called 0 to100. What she does is give everyone a deadline to pay her. She sends that money in with our names. Joan Martha H. Mar 6, 2015 3:07 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Ray, turn it over to meet up, they tell you how many days you have left and if not paid your dropped. I believe Alberto does this with the Aquatic Centaurs and it seems to work really good. You have a great core group of members and if othe Daniel D. Mar 6, 2015 3:02 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership - Ray,   you have me down as yes right? On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 2:07 PM, Ray Carpenter < carpenter.raymo John W. Mar 6, 2015 2:48 PM
Membership - I really hate to bring this up again. But There are lots of paying members and it is not at all fair to them for me to keep non-paying on the roles. I have said that I would start deleting names on the 15th of this month if dues has not been paid. Ray C. Mar 6, 2015 2:07 PM
2015 Membership dues - I want to remind everyone that membership dues was due on January 1, 2015. I am going to collect payments until March 15, 2015 and then I will start deleting names from the member roles. There are still more than half of the members that have y Ray C. Feb 14, 2015 7:50 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Major change in Meetup - I think with all the technology out there, you can go either way, I like how your thinking, however you decide to go, I'm in, as long as you don't go up in dues, that would be a problem for me, let me know. :-) Robyn D Dec 16, 2014 11:37 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Major change in Meetup - Can we still just mail you a check? Address? And if a few of us rene Dec 15, 2014 8:34 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Major change in Meetup - Please delete me from your mailing list. Faye M. Dec 15, 2014 7:59 PM
Major change in Meetup - Want to give everyone a heads up here. I have received letter from Meetup explaining their new plans for groups. For some time now they have offered a service to collect member dues. If had had turned it over to them they would automatically delete som Ray C. Dec 15, 2014 5:26 PM
Organization Changes - Want to start off with wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the Holiday Party that Sandi and Lisa have put together. I hope to see many of you there. This coming year we will Ray C. Dec 5, 2014 10:49 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Happy Thanksgiving - ---- Ray Carpenter wrote: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL....... BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING Annie Kempter Annie K. Nov 25, 2014 1:53 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Happy Thanksgiving - Joan Martha H. Nov 25, 2014 9:30 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Happy Thanksgiving - Thanks Ray, hope you have a good Thanksgiving too. Bill S. Nov 25, 2014 7:18 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Happy Thanksgiving - On 11/24/2014 6:00 PM, Ray Carpenter wrote: David C. Nov 24, 2014 10:37 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Happy Thanksgiving - Same to you Ray ! On Nov 24, 2014, at 5:59 PM, Ray Carpe Marty H. Nov 24, 2014 9:15 PM
Happy Thanksgiving - Just wanted to take a moment and wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I have so much to be grateful for and I am most thankful to have each of you be such a large part of my life. I truly love this group and I consider each of you an extended family Ray C. Nov 24, 2014 5:59 PM
Support paddlers at Tara Hall - I could really use some help if anyone is able. They would like to have at least 10 support boats in the water for the kayaking event. This would entail being close by paddlers so that should someone go into the water they could hold on to your boat. T Ray C. May 27, 2014 7:48 PM
Final Notice - This is the final notice that I will send. If you have not paid your 2014 member dues by April 1st, I will remove your name from member list. If you do not see 2014 following your name in your profile, that means I have yet to receive your payment. If Ray C. Mar 23, 2014 5:13 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Member Death - So sad to hear of the passing of co-member Doyle Nichol.  :'-{ Prayers to family and friends. Debby Mar 21, 2014 2:29 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Member Death -   I am sorry to hear that sad news, I remember I met Doyle at Tony's Pizza. I will pray for his family and his friend. sherry y. Mar 20, 2014 9:13 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Member Death - Thanks for letting us know !! Marty On Mar 20, 2014, at 4:32 PM, Ray Carpenter wrote: Marty H. Mar 20, 2014 5:55 PM
Member Death - It is such a sad occasion that I let you all know that we had a member that has passed away. Doyle Nichol passed away on March 18th. You may not all know Doyle, but he was such a friendly guy and he truly enjoyed being part of this club. When I last sp Ray C. Mar 20, 2014 4:32 PM
Fwd: [Lumber River Canoe Club ] Cape Fear River Watch April 2014 Paddle Elwell's Ferry to Lock & Dam 1 - I can't go but sounds interesting. This is FYI > To: > From: > Date: 19 Mar[masked]:06:03 -0700 > Subject: [Lumber River Canoe Club ] Cape Fear River Watch April 2014 Paddle Elwell's Fer Chuck M. Mar 20, 2014 2:35 PM
Intermittent Outages - The meetup site is having some big problems with a recent denial of service attack. While no personal data has been accessed, it is disrupting things with being able to visit the site. While I am able to get on now. It may be hit or miss for a Ray C. Mar 2, 2014 6:52 AM
Membership Dues Reminder - There are still lots that have not paid their 2014 member dues. I am going to extend the due date to 3/31/2014. After that time I will then remove names from member list. Member dues are $15/person and a family membership is $25. You may pay vi Ray C. Mar 1, 2014 9:14 AM
Membership Dues Reminder - There are still lots that have not paid their 2014 member dues. I am going to extend the due date to 3/31/2014. After that time I will then remove names from member list. Member dues are $15/person and a family membership is $25. You may pay vi Ray C. Mar 1, 2014 9:14 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Meetup.com Woes - ok thanks for the heads-up !! On Feb 28, 2014, at 11:31 AM, Andy Hoxie wrote: Marty H. Feb 28, 2014 5:19 PM
Meetup.com Woes - Just in case you're wondering why meetup has been quiet for the past few days, they are battling a DDOS attack and may be down for long periods of time. Bummer. Stay .... Happy Andy Andy H. Feb 28, 2014 10:25 AM
Meetup details changed: Kayaking for Beginners (Course REC8460) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Catawba-­Cruisers/events/147451782/ When : Saturday, May 10, 201 Andy H. Feb 20, 2014 9:12 AM
Catawba Cruisers Newsletter - I have uploaded the file for the 1st issue of the Cruiser News. It is my first time that I have attempted something like this so I look forward to critique. You will find it by clicking on More and then Files. Ray C. Jan 25, 2014 1:51 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Available T-shirts - Ray I would like a large and will pay you in Florida. Joan Martha H. Jan 7, 2014 6:02 PM
RE: [Catawba-Cruisers] Available T-shirts - Ray I would like a medium (mens?) Or whatever size you think would fit me. I will pay on the pay pal account along with my dues tonight yes please on t Toni Jan 7, 2014 5:03 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Available T-shirts - Ill take a large if any are left On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM, Ray Carpenter < carpenter.raymond John W. Jan 7, 2014 4:55 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Available T-shirts - Hey Ray, I'll take that large and medium I order, I will send you a check and would like them Rick S Jan 7, 2014 4:50 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Available T-shirts - send me an Xtra Large Ray Ted Flor 12704 Cumberland Cove Drive Charlotte NC 28273 Can I send you a check? if yes where should I combine it with my dues Ted F. Jan 7, 2014 4:43 PM
Available T-shirts - I still have some of the club shirts available. I had some that were ordered and not paid for. They are $12.50 each. Please add $3 if you need it shipped to you. Here is the stock that I have left. They are 1st come, 1st served. 6- Medi Ray C. Jan 7, 2014 4:39 PM
2014 Membership - I have already had many question as to when member dues are to be paid. You can make your payment at any time. For those that have recently paid, you will notice 2014 following your username. The dues are as follows: $15/person or $25/family. N Ray C. Dec 20, 2013 9:30 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] smaller tents for kayak camping etc... - Three man tent too. 69$ with taxes Sent from my iPhone On Nov 30, 2013, at 10:23 AM, "sherry yu" < user 9. Nov 30, 2013 11:39 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] smaller tents for kayak camping etc... - Can not find you On Nov 29,[masked]:30 PM, "Ray Carpenter" < [address removed] > wrote: sherry y. Nov 30, 2013 10:23 AM
RE: [Catawba-Cruisers] smaller tents for kayak camping etc... - Tommy C. Nov 29, 2013 8:42 PM
smaller tents for kayak camping etc... - Thought members would like to know about this bargain. Dick's Sporting Goods has an online special till tomorrow night only. They are selling a 1 man tent that is normally $90 for $44.98 and the 2 man tent is only $10 more. Plus it is free shipping. Bo Ray C. Nov 29, 2013 7:30 PM
T-Shirt Order - OK, I am now ready to place the order for club Tee's. I will be going up tomorrow afternoon to get the logo in and get things started. If you wish to order and have not done so. Please get me the info by 10 AM. The price will be $12.50 each and Ray C. Sep 26, 2013 4:35 PM
New Poll added - I put up a poll on shirt design. Do you think the logo should be printed on the front or back of shirt. I will leave the poll open for one week and then I am going to place the order. OI have no preference, so I will leave it up to you. Thank y Ray C. Sep 20, 2013 12:14 PM
Club Tee's - OK, I found someone to print our club shirts. They will all be Safety (Neon) Green with the club logo in black. These will be screen printed and available in sizes up to 3X. The price will be $12.50 each regardless of size. Here is the type of shirt th Ray C. Sep 19, 2013 6:33 PM
Posting Meetups/ Newsletter. - I allow anyone to post a meetup. I do have one simple request though. If you post a meetup it must have a date, time and place. If you do not have that information, then please use the discussion board. People are very confused as to weather or not the Ray C. Jul 14, 2013 2:42 PM
Meetup details changed: Am going to Cane Creek on Sun... - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Catawba-­Cruisers/events/121198412/ When : Sunday, May 26, 2013 Meg May 25, 2013 7:19 PM
Catawba flooding - All members are urged to stay off the Catawba River. They are releasing massive amounts of water and it is unsafe to paddle at this time. More rain is expected, so it appears that it is not going to improve soon. There is water over the banks at Ray C. May 7, 2013 7:59 PM
Meetup details changed: 5th Annual Cruisers Picnic - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Catawba-­Cruisers/events/102510872/ When : Saturday, August 3, 2 Ray C. Mar 3, 2013 8:24 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - It may be paid via PayPal or Amazon Payments. There is a link on the meetup page under the group photo on the left side of page. If you prefer you can make a check payable to me and my address is: Raymond Carpent Ray C. Feb 26, 2013 4:06 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - Sorry I'm so late getting back to you, Ray I John Feb 26, 2013 12:24 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Wrong Dates - Black River will be August 9th On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Hope Hopkins < [address removed] > Ray C. Feb 3, 2013 9:51 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Wrong Dates - so is the correct date for Black River August 30th??? Hope H. Feb 3, 2013 9:43 AM
Wrong Dates - I was scheduling more meetups this morning and when doing Black River you may have received that showing June dates. That was wrong as it is in Aug. June has been set for doing the Lynches River this year. Sorry for any confusion on this. Ray C. Feb 2, 2013 9:01 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - Again Thanks Ray! And yes, they do offer different things and at times the same day, so you get a choice. Thanks! And glad Marty H. Feb 1, 2013 10:15 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - Jeff has a good point. It is easy to just focus on one's own group & think a small fee shouldn't have an impact, but $20 here & there for those in multiple groups does add up eventually & so Gigi (. Feb 1, 2013 8:26 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - I had posted on message board. If you pay for one, then you have paid for both. So $15/year for both clubs. I am not willing to merge the clubs as they each do different things.  Ray C. Feb 1, 2013 7:47 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - Perhaps then it might be wise to merge the two kayaking groups so that we're not paying 30 bucks a year, or membership in one include Jeff A. Feb 1, 2013 7:35 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - The Catawba seems to be a more active group. They also do lots more camping and out of town weekends. The Charlotte Club tends to do more Tuesday evening paddles, And more events around Lake Norman etc... Some events are shared and I may le Ray C. Jan 31, 2013 7:24 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues - I belong to Catawba Cruisers and Charlotte Kayak Club. Seems they both do basically the same trips most of the time. Is there any rea Camille Jan 31, 2013 7:16 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Membership Dues (Family Plan) - The Bergs have had this discussion over a multi-year period, general consensus is that a small amount is both a great bargain Rick S Jan 31, 2013 7:07 PM
Membership Dues (Family Plan) - I forgot to mention that for a family there will only be a $20/year. I do not think it right to charge each member of family. I also will listen to any for or against comments on the subject. I am already having some people that are leaving. I Ray C. Jan 31, 2013 6:53 PM
Membership Dues - I tried to stay away from this, but I need to cover the expenses and wish to do more as far as giving back to the group. Maybe paying for some group camping, etc... I also am aware of the fact that most other groups charge a fee. I think that it is rea Ray C. Jan 31, 2013 6:34 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Thanks to all of you - My husband and I have only been out with you guys on one trip, but that's not because of anything that was mentioned Hope H. Jan 11, 2013 10:13 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] what a group! - You will be fine. A lot of us are easy paddlers. Come on out. Joan Martha H. Jan 10, 2013 7:53 PM
RE: [Catawba-Cruisers] what a group! - Rodney Jan 10, 2013 3:47 PM
what a group! - Well, I am 73 and a putter-paddler. That is, I often have a time keeping up with the group, usually because I'm checking out some flower or bee or something and getting way behind. Yet the people have always waited 'til I am safely at the takeout, Mary K. Jan 10, 2013 10:36 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Thanks to all of you -  Marlene C. Jan 10, 2013 9:23 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Thanks to all of you - Very interesting. New to the group, but I never got any of those impressions. So you hear another perspective, I am very happy I went Donna R. Jan 9, 2013 9:42 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Thanks to all of you - Hey Ray ~ Thanks for what you do for everyone. In speaking, I am the oldest female participating in both Joan Martha H. Jan 9, 2013 6:31 PM
Thanks to all of you - Let me first start off with my apologies for not conducting a meeting following dinner at Luigi's last night. I really did not have much that I needed to go over. And it was running a little late with some people not being served their meals with every Ray C. Jan 9, 2013 5:53 PM
Catawba Cruisers Charity - OK. So I had been talking for some time about doing something for a charity. And I have mentioned to many of you that I want it to be something to do with children. I have chose St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to be the official charity Ray C. Dec 16, 2012 1:49 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Our Third Year - Hello , Please send e-mails to new address [address removed] Thank you, Janet Janet T. Nov 27, 2012 6:20 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Our Third Year - Hi Ted. Click on the "Pay Online" block in the box under the picture Andy H. Nov 1, 2012 2:56 PM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] Our Third Year - Good email ! how do you want the 5 dollars Andy? Ted On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Andy Hoxie < Ted F. Nov 1, 2012 2:43 PM
Our Third Year - Hi folks, With the passing of October, we're into our third year over here at Meetup.com. I think it's been a good move for us with, according to Meetup, 164 past meetups and over 430 members.  Please don't hesitate to suggest a location/event Andy H. Nov 1, 2012 2:26 PM
vacation - I want all members to know that I am taking a vacation from anything with the meetup group. I will be inactive for at least the next 3 months and will reevaluate my participation at that time. Should I choose not to continue, I will step down as organ Ray C. Oct 22, 2012 5:17 PM
[Catawba-Cruisers] AT fundraiser -  Kathy M. Oct 11, 2012 2:10 AM
Re: [Catawba-Cruisers] AT fundraiser - Hey Ray are you going? I def am. Jackie Peck On Oct 10, 2012, at 7:11 PM, Ray Carpenter < Jackie P. Oct 10, 2012 10:30 PM
AT fundraiser - This is a letter that I received that I thought I would pass on to you.   Dear Ray,  I just wanted to inform you, and the whole group, about a charity event the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is hosting in Charlotte on No Ray C. Oct 10, 2012 7:11 PM
Little Pee Dee River - If anyone would like to come and paddle the Little Pee Dee River on Sunday June 17th. I will do a section from Moccasin Bridge Landing to the Dillon County Park Landing. This section is about 13 miles and it states that it is about 7 hours. The water i Ray C. Jun 12, 2012 7:10 PM

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