The Wampanoag Paddlers are now in our 43rd year!
The club was formed in 1970, with the first trip led in 1971. We are dedicated to family canoeing & kayaking, therefore, most of the trips are on flat-water. The club runs 25 or more trips a year, with day trips mostly in South Eastern New England and paddling/camping trips all over New England. There are two evening pot luck supper meetings over the winter.
For new visitors to understand what the Wampanoag Paddlers club is all about, listen to an interview with the former club president and Captain Lou, from Nautical Talk Radio 95.9 WATD-FM.
Dues are an incredible $5.00 per family (not a typo, five dollars!) for the year. For $5.00 you get someone to paddle with most weekends. How do we do this, you ask? No one gets paid! Trip leaders and officers are all volunteers (officers are abducted from the general membership and enslaved for 2 years). Your dues cover the printing costs of the schedule, rental of the fall/winter meeting space.
Most of our trips are on weekends but as the membership includes some graying folks, as well as young and useful members of society, we are beginning to have some weekday trips as well. We are an eclectic but pretty easy to get along with group and welcome all.
Communications Central for the club is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wampypaddlers/
All Dues paid members are encouraged to join this group to receive the latest club information updates by email, and to participate in all the site features.
From the Club By-laws:
"The purpose of this organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in canoeing/kayaking; to focus public attention on canoeing/kayaking; to do all in it's power to make canoeing/kayaking safe sports; to form a closer alliance with people and nature; to promote a greater appreciation of health and freedom; to lend support to the Clean Rivers Act where needed; and to lend legislative support to our rivers."
Want to suggest a river for the next schedule?
Can’t get through to a trip leader?
Then call or e-mail any one of our club officers.
President: Nancy Pierson 617-216-1925 Lostbluehens@comcast.net
Vice President: Christine Zaremba 781-544-3122 CTzaremba@gmail.com
Secretary: Cindy Neels 781-729-9712 CNeels@comcast.net
Treasurer: Margaret Estano 781-848-8686 email@example.com
Webmaster Dave Beck 617-365-3531 firstname.lastname@example.org