13 July 13 - July 19 2015, Weekly ICO Updater

posted Jul 12, 2015, 4:41 PM by Kate Starr




Below are the answers to last week’s movie quotes, New movie quotes and updates for the organization.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.


Last  Week’s Movie Quotes:

1.      Hey Phil, if you’re gonna spew, spew into this. Dana Carver as Garth in Wayne’s World

2.      That rug really tied the room together. Jeff Bridges as The Dude in the Big Lebowski

3.      Who does Number Two work for? Who does Number Two work for? Mike Meyers as Austin Powers in Austin Powers

4.      Warriors, come out to play-i-ay. Warriors

5.      NO! Not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons! The Gingerbread man in Shrek


You receive a full point for each movie you name correctly, and a ½ point for each character or actor named correctly.  See bottom of WICOU for the leaders board.


This Week’s Trivia:


1.      How long after an ICORafting trip do the Waiver Forms need to be kept on file?

2.      Which three certifications/cards does a volunteer need to be allowed to guide on a participant trip? (1 point for each correct answer)

3.      Name three Class III rapids on the gorge run of the SFA. (1 point each correct answer)

4.      Where does the quiet zone start and end on the SFA. (1 point for each correct answer)

5.      Name the river we traditionally raft with the Fresno Boys and Girls Club each Memorial Day.


The Weekly Update: July 13 – July 19, 2015.


Current Updates:



1.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Oakland High ESA: July 18th & 19th, on the South Fork American River.  Kevin Jordan has been running a trip with his Oakland High ESA scholars for many years.  O-High has produced many participant-volunteer converts.  Pls Sign up on –line or check in with Kevin Jordan if you would like to be a guide on this trip.

b.      Cameron House Trip: July 25th, on the SFA.  Natasha is looking for more guides for this trip.  Please sign up online or contact her directly at natasha.abeygunawardena@icorafting.orgCameron House empowers generations of Chinese American individuals and their families to fully participate in and contribute positively toward a healthy society


2.      Participant Waiver Forms:

a.      There are Spanish language waiver forms available on the Sierra Club Website. 

b.      Trip leaders, please make sure all waiver forms are given to Kate Starr to be filed.  ICORafting needs to hang onto these for 6-1/2 years for liability protection.


3.      Outreach Coordinator Needed:

a.      Anthony Scott, who has fearlessly done our outreach and calendaring of late has decided to step down from this role.  Thank you Anthony for all you have done and do for ICO Rafting.  In his absence a new Outreach Coordinator is needed.  The Outreach Coordinator’s job currently: Send applications to partner agencies, both existing and new agencies suggested by ICO volunteers, receive/review the applications, set up a calendar meeting with the trip leaders, send out response letters to all partner agencies who applied.  The position can also be expanded to work with the agencies more.  Additional support can be solicited from other volunteers.

b.      Please contact Kate Starr and/or Anthony Scott if you have any questions or are interested in taking on this job.


4.      Veteran Trip will happen in August.  This was discussed at the July River mtg, you can see the discussion on the July River Meeting Minutes on the internal website.


5.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to:

b.      Please let me know your birthday so I may add it to the WICOU. 


Older Updates:


1.      NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program Call for Applicants:  I sent this e-mail out last Wednesday June 24th from the Sierra Club.

a.      The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) would like to invite you to apply to the 2015 NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship program. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, LNESC will award ten (10) national scholarships of $5,000 to qualified Latino high school seniors and undergraduate students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at U. S. post-secondary institutions. Students majoring in business, film, journalism, graphic design, human resources, information technology, marketing, music programming, television, or web design are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline is July 31, 2015.   Click here to Apply


2.      July River Mtg 7pm @ 1616 Delaware St (Thank you Larry Orman for volunteering your house):  Meeting minutes are available on our internal website.


3.      Diversity Equity and Inclusion Discussion: Monday June 22 a discussion was had at Bill Weinberg’s house about why ICO Rafting and the Sierra Club are talking about diversity, equity and inclusion. How organizational culture, social justice and environmental justice are connected.  There shall be more meeting to delve further into what DEI means for ICORafting, how we as volunteers can be a more welcoming group.  How do we as an organization embrace and encourage diversity within?  Stay Tuned for more info.



4.      The SOPs REVISIONS are moving forward.  Ryan and his team are working diligently to meet the deadline of a rough draft.  If you have any questions about the goal/intent of the revisions, please contact Kate Starr. 



Until Next Week.


Trivia Leaders Board


Total Points from Previous Weeks

Week 12

July 6 - 12

Week 13

July 13-19

Week 14

July 20 – 26


Derrick Wydick






Caroline Sequoria






Jesse Wycko






Ryan Clark






Tracey Hodge






Chris Thorsen






Mel Mac Innis






Erica Petrofsky






Harold Sloane






Fred Medrano