#36 Feb 1 - Feb14, 2016 Weekly ICO Updater

posted Mar 13, 2016, 8:14 PM by Kate Starr



Below are organizational updates and weekly bits of fluff for your entertainment.  I will try to add a weekly photo as well.  Please let me know of any updates you would like added to the WICOU.


Oops, I missed a week.  Thus we are at a Semi Weekly ICO Update (SWICOU???).  But next week we shall be back to our trusty rusty WICOU!



Jackie Lim 2010 Basic Training


This Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know thy Volunteer (Jaclyn (Jackie) Lim)


1.      What year did Jackie Train?

2.      Where did Jackie grow up?

3.      How did Jackie become involved in ICO?

4.      What sort of work does Jackie do in her “real” life?

5.      What is the preferred on river footwear of Miss Lim?


Last Week’s Bit of Fluff:  Know thy Volunteer (Shane Doong)

1.      Thru whom did Shane get introduced to ICO? Derrick Wydick

2.      When did Shane Train with ICO? 1996

3.      Who was Shane’s Co-Chair during his tenure as Chair? Mel Mac Innis

4.      What large, well known utility company has employed Shane for the last 24 years?  PGE

5.      Of what is Shane a collector? Shane has quite a large collection of Guns


Bonus: How many people can you name in the photo?

·         Shane Doong

·         Sr. Carlson

·         Delton Johnson

·         Emilia Deimesiz

·         Matt Cronin



The Semi- Weekly Update: February 1 – February 14, 2016


Current Updates:


1.      FEBRUARY River Mtg: Was held Wednesday Feb. 3, 2016 @ Steve Akeson’s (1707 Parker St, Berkeley CA 94703); Mtg include: Socializing (with delicious ginger cookies and a very excitable dog named Archer); discussions about the upcoming season; Tune up Trip/CPR/FA updates; & Training updates.  Thank you everyone who attended and called in! Mtg Minutes will be sent out ASAP.


2.      Upcoming Trips: 

a.      Tune Up Trip – 1 day (tho people are welcome to organize amongst themselves for a 2nd day) on the wknd of March 12th/13th

b.      Training Flatwater is on March 19th or 20th 2016.  (Shadowcliffs)

c.       Training Dates:

                                                              i.      BT #1 -  April 2/3 2016 (SFA)

                                                            ii.      BT #2 – April 9/10 2016 (SFA)

                                                          iii.      BT #3 – April 16/17 2016 (SFA – anticipated expedition)

                                                           iv.      BT #4 - April 23/24 2016 (TBA - )

d.      Please sign up to:

                                                              i.      Trip Lead

                                                            ii.      Train

                                                          iii.      Happy Paddle


3.      OPEN LEADER ROLES Requiring Immediate Volunteers:

a.      Outreach – Contact all previous agencies w/ application for 2016 boating season.  Receive Applications, Calendar trips.  This job is currently being handled as a group.  Please cc Kate Starr, if you know of groups who whom you would like to forward the group application .


4.      Volunteer Coordinator Recruitment:

a.      An advertisement for a new Volunteer Coordinator has been posted.  Huge Thank you to Stacey for editing and posting the advertisement.   IN PROGRESS. 


5.      Training 2016:

a.      We are currently planning to have 2016 spring training.  If you want to be on the training committee please let Chris Thorsen (chris.throsen@icorafting.org) know. 

b.      TLs and Trainers: we are finalizing dates and will be sending out a request after the new year for TLs and Trainers to sign up for the training weekends.  Please look at your calendars think about keeping some weekends free in late March and April .

c.       If you know someone who would like to train this year, please contact Kate Starr for an application. Training dates have been finalized.


6.      Happy Birthday this week:

a.      Please wish a happy birthday to: Kelly Wengert; Jon Wurl;

b.      Please let me know your birthday if you would like it announced in the WICOU. 


Older Updates:


1.      Annual Grassroots Letter Campaign:  The letter has been sent out. Please forward this letter with a personalized note to your friends, family, co-worker, other networks.  If we all find a couple of people to donate, we can raise a substantial amount of money.


Until Next Week,



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Derrick Wydick




Mel Mac Innis