Next Meetup

Sat 12/8, 5:30-9:30p, AustinPaddlers/K-Po­lo, Potluck Xmas Party/White Elephant
THREE MEET-UP GROUPS -- ONE COMBINED CHRISTMAS PARTY. Meet other Fun Paddlers/Campers. Xmas Fun. Three Meetup Groups: Austin Area Paddlers, Central Texas River Runners, and Austin Kayak Polo. Austin Kayak Polo MU practices under the MOPAC Bridge on Wednesdays and Sundays. Their Men's Team, The Aquabats, has Dominated for 9 National Titles since 2005 and counting. Their Women's Team has won 2 National Titles and counting. $5/Head Donation Requested to help cover Venue and some Food. Austin Area Paddler's, Central Texas River Runners, AND Austin Kayak Polo's Meet Up Groups COMBINED Potluck Xmas Party/White Elephant Gift Exchange, Saturday, 12/8/18, 5:30-9:30pm at Fannie Mae Stewart Conservatory Community Center, 1902 E. 22nd St., Austin, TX, in North-Central Austin. See "How to Find Us" for directions. This is a modest house turned into a Community Center, with heat, lights, power, kitchen, bathrooms, tables, outdoor porch tables/chairs, WIFI, TV, campfire in a raised pit, etc. Hopefully, it will be decorated for the Holidays. One Honey-baked Ham will be provided by The Groups Organizers, so Paddlers concentrate on bringing your dish of Chili, sides, veggies, appetizers, salads, desserts, etc. BYOB and soft drinks and serving utensils, (and CAMP CHAIRS for fire pit use) with your name. We will have an enclosed, raised Firepit Burning Outside, so dress appropriately if you are outside enjoying it. Marshmallows/Smores/Sticks are suitable if you bring them. Pix & Videos played on TV Monitor, so bring your contributions on thumbdrives/marked with your name to play through my laptop or list of internet links to click on. Room has free Wi-Fi . Possible Austin Canoe & Kayak(our Meet-Up Sponsor) swag to raffle. The White Elephant Gift Exchange, as was done for three years now, IS LEGENDARY. (Please no worthless gifts, but decent, useful ones or good joke gifts, especially ones that folks will want to steal). Bring a worthy, recycled or nominally-priced wrapped gift (No worthless gifts please) from your house/grocery/liquor/recreation/big-box store to join in the White Elephant Exchange. Remember our common interests of River Trips & Camping & Beer/Wine & Food in all our groups. Bringing One Wrapped Gift Means You Get a Sequence Number to Select a Gift, Eventually Taking One Gift Home, after all the numbers are called and the Legal Stealing has died out. Venue Cleanup begins at 9:30pm, out by 10p. -- Jim Rankin/Austin Area Paddlers Organizer[masked]

Fannie Mae Stewart Community Center

1902 East 22nd St, · Austin, TX


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    What we're about

    This group is for those who want to do more than simply paddle lakes.

    It was originally started as an informal way for paddlers to get together and to introduce lake paddlers and others to the fun and excitement of canoeing and kayaking on rivers, those in Texas and out of state. All skill levels are welcome. Guidance may be given on skill level required for some trips. All are responsible for their own safety.

    Personally, I hope that it will be a welcome place for beginners to get their start; a good place for experts to swap info and put together trips, and a good group for everyone who falls in between these levels. With any luck it will be a good place to trade information and for everyone to learn more about the world of paddlesports

    Boats and transportation may be provided, depending on availability and on the needs of each activity; please don't be afraid to ask.

    Day trips and extended trips may be planned, hopefully with some trips to paddling fests and to major rivers out of state. I am also looking into options for training.

    The group itself will collect no money or fees. People may ask for money to cover the cost of some trips or events, but this is entirely between the person announcing the event and the people attending. Commercial or nonpaddling-related announcements may be deleted.

    Enjoy, and we will see you on the river.

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