Yes it's that time of year, I'm looking for more organizers to help with each of the three groups I am managing.
While I have some great new assistants in the kayaking group and we're keeping the calendar pretty full, we are short on events in both the Get Up Get Out (GuGO) and the Human Powered World Touring groups.
I'm even happy to have you post out of town events, I know Ed is planning on posting more events in his hometown of Napa, so if you want a great ride through the wine country, watch for his postings or send him an email through the site. I just posted a France bike touring trip for October and will probably post one for Croatia for the spring and possibly one for Costa Rica this winter.
If you think you can put together 1 event a month or so, it really helps the group fun factor, we especially need people to lead the stuff I don't do much of: Hiking, Movies, Restaurants, Bonfires, etc. because while biking, dancing and kayaking are fun, not everyone likes them as much as I do, some of you lead slightly more balanced lives ;-)
So if you think you'd be interested shoot me an email: [address removed] and I'll get you started.
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.