We now offer a new membership option for this group. A chance to win a FREE NEW KAYAK in the kayak lottery, plus a FREE kayak calendar, and many other benefits for only $25 yearly membership. The Kayak is a 14.5 foot Manitou Sea Kayak worth over $1000. The calendar is worth $13 and not to mention the many benefits to boot. Even if you don't win the kayak you still have a chance at winning the Paddle, Fishing Rod and Reel, or camping head lamp, Including discounts at local venues. The fees will be used to purchase the kayak and other prizes for the Kayak Lottery Drawing, as well as to purchase promotional materials to grow the meetup group, in addition $5 of every membership fee will go to Shelter Box (a relief organization in Haiti.) Do you think this is too much to ask based on our increased trips and events and all the other benefits?