I've changed the group email function back to requiring my approval for each message, which is a pain in the backside to manage and usually means a 2-3 day delay for your messages to get out, but between Beverly Hills, Marcia and her diet plan offer and Marco and his Eko website (at least it was kayaking related) (both of them sent email within hours of joining the group), I will ask meetup if I can manage email by approving certain members to send email anytime. I can actually turn on a feature that requires me to approve new members, but that feels to Draconian to me, so for now be aware that messages to the entire group will be reviewed by me before they go out. As far as other adminstrative tasks, a few of you had noticed a deceased member in our group so I deleted her as seeing her image pop up in the not yet RSVP'd list, when signing up for events was saddening to her friends.
I'm looking forward to this weekends paddle and will try and post more events soon.
Meet other Sea Kayakers. Get together for weeknight social paddles a few times a month. Discuss gear/plan day/overnight trips.
Previous experience/lessons not needed for some of the day paddles, recommended or required for some of the trips. Trips will be geared for intermediate to adv paddlers. Beginner trips may be added.
I'll schedule some basic safety meetups to go over things like strokes, bracing, rescues, chart reading and some of the many local resources on about a monthly basis, and would look forward to additional assistant organizers to help out with these and with putting trips together.