Go Float a Boat!!!! I need a boat, PFD and paddle.

  • July 27, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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I apologize for the late posting. After all the rain today I was keeping an eye on what the river level is. Due to high water we will be playing at the Southwood Access next to the Veterans Cemetery.

The location for this will be chosen based on river / weather conditions prior to the event.  We have lots of new kayaks for everyone to try.  We will be floating a section of the James River close to Springfield Mo.

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  • Diane P.

    I feel the need to say something here. Meetup.com is not free and it's not cheap. We do NOT charge for any of our events and everyone that is an organizer is a volunteer. Dynamic Earth pays for this website so that we can have these events. Matt is a volunteer. He works a full time job at DE and his primary concern during the day is not worrying about all of you, his concern is the business he works for. With the rain all this week and the strange weather conditions that we have been having all year, our events have been repeatedly cancelled and postponed. Everyone should understand that you MUST check this site the morning of the event to see if anything has changed.

    2 · July 27, 2013

    • Wayne G.

      Well said Diane and needed to be said. To all: The next time someone tells you to go Take A Hike, or to Jump in the Lake (in a kayak courtesy of Dynamic Earth and the Matts) please do. Then remember why you're smiling and having fun. What a beautiful morning for paddling. Thanks Matt.

      July 27, 2013

    • Dottie P.

      Thanks Matt & Thanks Diane. I don't think most of us realized that the DE kayak/float trips are strictly done by volunteers. I talked with Matt as we wrapped up the morning. I had no clue this is all on his time and with no monetary compensation. Part of being a newbie to this particular branch of the group. I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone and am very much appreciative of the hard work, time and effort all of the organizers put into these events. It was a beautiful morning and a lot of fun. :-)

      July 27, 2013

  • Janet M.

    Great fun - thanks Dynamic Earth!

    July 27, 2013

  • Donna J.

    Thank you Matt' it was a beautiful day! I will post pictures later today.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Peggy G.

    It's a beautiful day even tho I got here late I'm so glad everyone got on the water &there are no kayaks left behind lol! I cannot wait to buy my own kayak.

    July 27, 2013

  • Peggy G.

    I'm 15 min away I'm so sorry go ahead if I will cause group delay

    July 27, 2013

  • Dottie P.

    I just added another person - Sharon Dingman.

    I know DE puts a lot of thought and effort into this but man, I've had people calling and texting me since this morning, and they were nuts after 5pm. By 8pm most of us who are early risers were ready to hit the sack and needed an answer before we went to bed. Nobody wants to get up unnecessarily early on a Saturday if there isn't something planned. Thanks and I look forward to seeing new faces!

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Matt P.

      Sorry for the inconvience, I really wanted to be able to take folks on a section of the river but had to base my final decision on river conditions. I took the time to drive to two different locations before making my final decision.

      1 · July 27, 2013

    • Dottie P.

      Your time and work is much appreciated. I know all of us realize you have to make decisions based on water levels and safety for the group as a whole. Maybe set a tentative location when we get a heavy day of rain like yesterday? Thanks again and see you soon!

      July 27, 2013

  • Scott

    So this will be my first float with the group. Has a location been set yet?

    July 25, 2013

    • Mike J.

      Im from Branson. Southwood exit? Where,is that? Southwokd exit to what? whAt does that mean?

      July 26, 2013

    • Donna J.

      It is the same place as the last lake one by the veterans cemetery

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure if we can make it now...late night for my daughter which leaves me exhausted! I'm going to change my RSVP in case someone would like to attend. If I do show, I'll flag down an Organizer!

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could we perhaps schedule this at the Springfield Lake Park Boat Launch? I was there last week and they had plenty of kayaks & canoes! Life jackets and paddles. Not sure if they are open on Sat, but I know they are M-F...and would love to go on a weekday!!

    July 22, 2013

    • Matt P.

      They charge for events. That is why we use the Southwood Access.

      July 26, 2013

  • Tyler S.

    When can we expect to k ow where we are going?

    July 25, 2013

    • Matt P.

      Southwood Access

      July 26, 2013

  • Dottie P.

    I've invited my friend Tara Murphy to this since so many people dropped and we didn't have anyone left on the waiting list. So - this RSVP is for my friend Tara - hopefully she'll sign up for TAH so she can go on other Meetups. :-)

    July 26, 2013

    • Matt P.

      Southwood Access

      July 26, 2013

  • Donna J.

    Do we have a location for tomorrow morning yet?

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Matt P.

      Southwood Access

      July 26, 2013

  • Mike J.

    Location anyone??

    July 26, 2013

    • Matt P.

      Southwood Access

      July 26, 2013

  • Tyler S.

    I would be happy to help load boats or do whatever to get ready. Just let me know when and where.

    July 26, 2013

    • Matt P.

      Southwood Access

      July 26, 2013

  • Diane P.

    Please update your RSVP if you will not be able to attend this meetup. There are still people on the waiting list and if you cannot attend and don't change your RSVP then they will be turned away. THANKS!

    July 25, 2013

  • Dottie P.

    I'm releasing my spot and signing on the I have a boat (I'm borrowing one).

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Randy B.

    Hay already made plans, Thanks

    July 23, 2013

  • Diane P.

    There are currently 7 people on the waiting list for this meetup. You should only have an RSVP on this list if you NEED a BOAT, PADDLE and PFD. If you have your own stuff, PLEASE remove yourself from this meetup and add you name to the other meetup on the same day and time for those who have their own stuff. Thanks

    1 · July 22, 2013

    • Peggy G.

      I changed my RSVP no guest so opened up a spot for someone

      July 22, 2013

    • Diane P.

      Thanks Peggy!

      July 23, 2013

  • Peggy G.

    We have very few weeks left to float so hope it's a river. Either way we are all so blessed to be part of this group and appreciate all that Dynamic Earth provides!!!

    July 22, 2013

  • Peggy G.

    I deleted a guest so someone else can go now!

    July 22, 2013

  • Erin V.

    Will we be off the water by 11? If not, I will need to change my RSVP. Thanks.

    July 22, 2013

  • Diane P.

    If you have RSVP to this event and you have your own boat, paddle and PDF, please remove yourself from this event and add yourself to the other event on the same day and time.

    July 21, 2013

    • Diane P.

      PFD! DUH!

      July 21, 2013

    • Diane P.

      FYI - I have a kayak, paddle and PFD that I can loan to anyone that wants to pick it up and use it for this event.

      July 21, 2013

  • Wayne G.

    I am attending but un-registered because I do not need kayak or gear. Wanted to open it for someone that needs it.

    July 21, 2013

  • Wayne G.

    I will bring my own boat and gear. I will only need a ride back via shuttle from take out point.

    July 14, 2013

    • Wayne G.

      I also have a spare 9'6" Native Ultimate (more like a canoe) with paddle, vest and float sack. Max weight capacity: 175 lbs. Anyone is welcome to use it as long as I know to bring it. E-mail me via meetup.

      July 14, 2013

    • Wayne G.

      My spare is reserved.

      July 14, 2013

  • Adelle

    Wow! Missing many of the floats due to other plans! Have fun & I'll join y'all when I can! :-)

    July 14, 2013

  • Erin V.

    Will need to borrow a boat, please.

    April 22, 2013

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