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KCK is a non-profit organization which emphasizes safe enjoyment of paddle sports.
KCK is an affiliate organization of the American Canoe Association.

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Form shiny starTime to renew your KCK membership for 2014.
New members welcome!
$10 individual or $15 family
Download the 2014 KCK membership application. Application form must be printed, filled out completely and signed.




KCK Summer Barbeque will be Thursday, August 28, 2014  @ 6:30pm
Location: Goose Lake Park   Map Link: Link
 
The club provides hot dogs, hamburgers, plates and utensils.  Members are asked to bring a side dish to share.  It is a fun way to meet up with your old friends as well as make new ones.

Goose Lake Park is on UAA Drive, one stoplight east of Lake Otis off Northern Lights.

Bring your Boat and join in some fun.  Mark your calendar!!


Upcoming General Meetings for KCK in 2014

meetings subject to revision as necessary, start time: 7:00PM  in the Wilda Marston Theatre of the Loussac Library unless otherwise posted
all summer BBQs are at Goose Lake Park   time : 6:30PM

Thursday, August 28th: Summer BBQ, Goose Lake, 6pm-9pm



 
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KCK members are invited to view these digital paddling publications online free of charge.
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2014
Buyer’s Guide

Rapid Media’s annual Paddling Buyer’s Guide is the most comprehensive in North America. Inside its 212 pages, discover 501 of the hottest canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and gear. Stop wondering what to add to your wish list—we’ll show you what you need to make 2014 your best year on the water.
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Various Issues

Canada open canoeing - Jody Dymond Interview: Mathieu Dumoulin China pt 2 - Sam Ellis Hurley Freestyle 1 - Antony Edmonds Hurley Freestyle 2 - Lee Parry UK Fairy Glen - Joe Rea-Dickins Cold water safety pt 2 - Moulton Avery UK sea kayak fishing advertorial - Jeff Cross Greece sea kayak - Apostolos Kontoulis Interview: Matt Rusher Whitewater SUP - Ian Smith Sickstick paddle - Tez Plavenieks Himalayan SUP - April Zilg US Rafting Grand Canyon - Hannah Taylor Madagascar - Don Pinnock
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Membership

KCK Official 2014 Membership Cards

Cards will be available to current members at the general meetings.
The 2014 membership cards will identify you as a current KCK member to a variety of vendors offering discounts to KCK on paddling gear and services.
If you are not a member, then please consider joining KCK for the low cost of $10 and support KCK's efforts toward safety, conservation and access rights for the Alaskan paddling community. The associated benefits are well worth the low $10 membership fee. http://kck.org/join.html

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KCK

NEEDS YOU
Volunteer today!
Openings Available.
KCK Volunteers Needed
Sergeant at Arms
Programs Assistant
Summer Grillmaster and Assistant
Conservation Advocate
Insurance Coordinator
Canoeing Instructor Assistants
Pack-Rafting Instructor: and Assistants
IK Instructor: and Assistants
Rafting Assistants
Volunteer by sending an e-mail to kckmail or by contacting any current Board member. For more information, follow the link:Link

KCK Board of Directors and Officers for 2014
KCK Board of Directors
Volunteer Positions
President:
Eric Downey
Sergeant at Arms:
OPEN
Grillmaster:
OPEN
Vice President:
Steve Shamburek Membership:
Charlene Carter
Grillmaster Assistant: 
OPEN
Secretary  :
Peggy  Wilcox Programs Director:
Keith Hawkings
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Treasurer: :
Alden Worachek
Programs Assistant:
OPEN Insurance Coordinator: 
OPEN
Board Member: 
Dan Schubert
Webmaster:
Marvin Copley
Canoeing Instructor:
Zack Fields
Board Member: 
Keith Hawkings Newsletter Editor:
Richard Sepersky
Rafting Instructor:
Eric Downey
Board Member:  Jim Davis
Bookkeeper:
Alden Worachek
Sea Kayaking Instructor: 
OPEN
Board Member:  Rich Crain
Safety Meeting Coordinator: Marvin Copley Pack-Rafting Instructor: 
OPEN
Board Member:  Amy Maclean Conservation:
Peggy Wilcox


Board Member: 
Zack Fields




Board Member:: Jim Haack




Board Member:: Val Glooschenko





CASH

Interested in having the club help you pay for professional development?

The KCK Board is interested in encouraging people to take leadership roles in club activities as well as promoting safety education. To further those goals the club will pay up to $100 to those members that take recognized outdoor professional development training. The applicant must approach the Board and the award of the scholarship will be on a case by case basis. Think of this as your chance to help the club and learn something that could save a life! Contact any Board member or email :
kckmail


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  The proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project would be located approximately half-way between Anchorage and Fairbanks on the upper Susitna River. The Susitna-Watana dam would be located within a steep-sided valley of the Susitna River at River Mile 184 above the mouth, approximately 34 miles upstream of the Devil’s Canyon rapids. The single dam would be at the same location below Watana Creek as in the larger two-dam Susitna Hydroelectric Project proposed in the 1980’s. The 700-foot high Susitna-Watana dam would have a 557-foot difference between tail water and the maximum pond elevation of 2,014 feet. The resulting reservoir would be 39 miles long and up to 2 miles wide. Construction access would be provided by a proposed road from the Denali Highway as well as a rail spur fro the Alaska Railroad at Gold Creek.
  A synopsis from the Alaska Energy Authority website says:
"In 2010, the Alaska State Legislature passed legislation which declares a State energy policy. The bill directs the State to receive 50 percent of its electrical generation from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025. Hydropower, the lowest cost energy for Alaska consumers, currently provides approximately 24 percent of the electrical energy used in Alaska. The only way to achieve the new goal of deriving 50 percent of our electricity from renewable and alternative sources is for a new, large hydroelectric project to be built in the Railbelt region."
For more info visit: Linkwww.susitna-watanahydro.org/

Susitna Kayaker

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                                              LogoAmerican Whitewater is a stakeholder engaged in the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project that would dam the Susitna River upstream of Devil's Canyon. The project would impact instream flows through Devil's Canyon and inundate a significant stretch of river upstream of the canyon.

 
Currently the State of Alaska, the proponent of the hydropower project, is undertaking the a series of studies to examine the feasibility of constructing the project and the associated impacts. In an effort to better understand the recreational impacts of the project, the State of Alaska has contracted with URS / Environmental Resources Management (ERM) to conduct a survey of individuals recreating on the Susitna River. We encourage any who have experienced this stretch of river to take the survey.
 
To take the survey, go to:Link www.susitnariversurvey.com
 
Respondents completing a survey will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift certificate redeemable at Amazon.com or Cabela’s. Your responses to the survey will be kept completely confidential. Please take the time to complete the Susitna River Recreation Survey, and encourage other river recreators to do so as well!



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Paddlesports Safety Resources
offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in partnership with the American Canoe Association


The ACA and the USCGA are working together to promote safety among those who use kayaks, canoes and other paddlecraft. For more information follow the link Link.
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