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We are VCKC ( Villages Canoe and Kayak Club) paddlers in The Villages, Florida open only for residents of The Villages community.

Our membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. VCKC dues are $15 annually.

All club members must complete, sign and submit a digital insurance waiver. To access the VCKC insurance waiver follow this link: https://form.jotform.com/203426020419141

Click the link for more information on using the VCKC MeetUp website:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mxRc2_-bomOOR3Fw95vd9lalWZAmDJy5/view?usp=sharing

If you are a member of VCKC and would like to join the new MeetUp website to find events and club

activities, please read this page and follow the prompts.

You must have a current Villages ID card to be a member of VCKC.

Group paddling trips are offered each month throughout central Florida.

Club meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center (https://www.google.com/maps/place/510+Colony+Blvd,+The+Villages,+FL+32162/@28.8659141,-81.9633957,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e7c3da595b525f:0x9b7ef6bacc978a8c!8m2!3d28.8659141!4d-81.961207?hl=en) at 2:15. Meetings are not held in June, July, and August. Club paddle outings occur each month throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining our club and you are not sure of your paddling skills, we strongly encourage you to take an introductory kayaking class. Discovery Kayak Tours (https://www.discoverykayak.com/) offer kayaking training courses and guided paddling trips.

Kayak lessons are also available at Lake Griffin State Park (https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/lake-griffin-state-park); call the Park office at 352-360-6760 for details.

For further details on the club activities, please contact our VCKC officers/managers:

VCKC President: Contact for general questions regarding the club

Pati Deland

patideland@yahoo.com

352-219-1491

VCKC Vice President: Contact for general questions regarding the club

Vacant

VCKC Trips Coordinator: Contact for information on planning club paddling destinations, hosting/leading club trips

Linda Morrison

LLMorrison99@yahoo.com

VCKC Membership: Contact for information on joining VCKC and membership issues

Gloria Schreiner

terrysglorias@gmail.com

352-751-5620

VCKC Treasurer: Contact for questions regarding club finance

Carol Kolman

kolman.carol@gmail.com

708-826-0268

VCKC Social Events: Contact for information on club meetings, social activities and suggestions for speakers

Sue Castle

ssncastle2@gmail.com

705-313-9507

VCKC Meetup Website: Contact for issues using the VCKC MeetUp website

Charlie Dingman

cjdingman@gmail.com

443-569-1919

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