15 July 27 - Aug 2, 2015 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Jul 28, 2015, 9:31 AM by Kate Starr




Below are organizational updates, the answers to last week’s trivia, and new trivia.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.


Last Week’s Bit of Fluff: River Themed Song Trivia!


1.      Who wrote the original Proud Mary?  (Bonus – Who sang it best?)

a.      John Fogerty w/ Credence Clearwater Revival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpqz3cdVPLM

b.      Bonus: Tina Turner Sang it best, this is not an opinion, it’s a fact! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02QUmKVsyFY

2.      Name the Garth Brooks song in which he “will sail his vessel until the river runs dry”.

a.      The River: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuO3FhA3PWc

3.      Dirty Water by the Standells is the victory song for which city’s professional sports teams?

a.      Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBAt-SPosWs

4.      What country singer states “I’ll never swim Kern River again” in the song Kern River?

a.      Merle Haggard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs1eWq3H4Ho

5.      What Stone Temple Pilots song laments, “I wanna know where the river goes”?

a.      Where the River Goes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fEmN7RsoJI


This week’s Bit of Fluff: Carnage Video Fun:


1.       Husum Falls on the White Salmon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J17Dk2sqSk See anyone you know at minute 4:28?

2.      Hermit Rapid on the Colorado: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxeaTy4F3IM Hmmm, I think I recognize the guy who posted this.

3.      Some East Coast Love – Penobscot & Kennebec Carnage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhkJT78RCuc

4.      Chattahoochee River (???): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTDJkXpyN24


Next week, River Photos – Pls send in your River photos to be shared with Next week’s WICOU!


The Weekly Update: July 27 – August 2, 2015.


Current Updates:



1.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      AARS-SF: August 8th & 9th, on the SFA, lead by Lance Chuck.

b.      AYPAL: August 15th on SFA w/ Bill Weinberg.  Please talk to Bill if you are available to guide this trip.

c.       Spanish Speaking Citizens: August 22nd on SFA w/ Margery.  Please contact Margery if you are available. To guide this trip.


2.      August River Meeting: has been cancelled.  There will be a September River meeting on Wednesday Sept. 2nd.  The September River Mtg will discuss Recruitment and Filling the Open Positions an Agenda will be forth coming.


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 or September.  This was discussed at the July River mtg, you can see the discussion on the July River Meeting Minutes on the internal website.  THIS TRIP NEEDS A TRIP LEADER!  And Guides.  Let Kate Starr know if you are interested and which wknds you are available.


5.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Erica Gould, Bart Carlson SENIOR, and Jared Kelly

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


Older Updates:


1.      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.


2.      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.



3.      The SOPs REVISIONS are moving forward.  Ryan and his team are working diligently to create 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 14

July 20 – 26

Week 15

July 27 – Aug 2


Mel Mac Innis





Caroline Sequoria





Ryan Clark





Derrick Wydick





Erica Petrofsky





Juan Byron





Jesse Wycko





Tracey Hodge





Chris Thorsen





Harold Sloane





Fred Medrano