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Most club paddling events are on hold -- social distancing guidelines limit carpools and shuttling. We will soon organize some “no-shuttle” paddling events, (put-in and take-out at the same spot). These will be announced on Meetup and posted on the Meetup calendar.

This is the Meetup presence of Palmetto Paddlers, Inc. the preeminent paddling club of the Midlands of South Carolina. To become a full member of Palmetto Paddlers, Inc. you would need to pay you membership dues. You can use the autopay feature in PayPal (see sign-up link below) or simply use PayPal to send fees to Treasurer@PalmettoPaddlers.org. When signing up for the Meetup please use you full name we have in the Palmetto Paddlers membership records so that we know the identity of members signing up for event for vetting purposes (assess the paddling ability in relation to the class of whitewater paddled during an event). Membership fees: individual memberships: $20, family memberships: $25. Please indicate full name and contact information of the member and the family members to be included with payment.

You can use the "Subscribe" link on the webpage to automatically pay your dues every year: http://www.palmettopaddlers.org (http://www.palmettopaddlers.org/index.php?option=com_users&view=registration&Itemid=177) It greatly facilitates the work of the treasurer.

Fees are used to cover expenses for events hosted (to the extent there are no participation fees or such fees do not cover the total cost), and donations to other organizations (mainly non-profits in the area of conservation of and access to rivers and paddling venues, in the area of paddling education and water safety), membership meetings, member parties, and stipends to paddling instructor and safety and rescue instructor classes.

Please also note the Meetup lingo below translated for our specifc purposes (as it typically creates confusion)

Organizer (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/organizr/) (of the Meetup Group)

The Organizer has full control over the Meetup Group, including the ability to manage the group calendar and site settings, all member communication, and everything related to money collection. Learn more (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/?role=ORGANIZR&op=pop)
Co-Organizer (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/coorgnzr/) (of the Meetup Group)
The Co-Organizer can do everything the Organizer can do, with the exception of receiving online payments. Learn more (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/?role=COORGNZR&op=pop)
Assistant Organizer (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/asst_org/) (of the Meetup Group)
The Assistant Organizer can manage the group calendar and all member communication, but isn't able to manage most site settings or any money collection. Learn more (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/?role=ASST_ORG&op=pop)
Event Organizer (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/evnt_org/) (within the Meetup Group)
The Event Organizer has limited control over the Meetup Group, but has full control over the group calendar and can email members. Learn more (https://www.meetup.com/PalmettoPaddlersSC/manage/roles/?role=EVNT_ORG&op=pop)

Event Host (of a specific Event)

Person that organizes a specific event and typically coordinates and leads it.

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