• ScottB. replied to the topic picnic party? in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    True, it happens every year on the same weekend, but the venue changes periodically.  We have had it at Dreylands for several years, until last year.  Before that it was Akers Ferry, Twin Rivers, and probably other places as well that I am forgetting.  A decision on the location was not made until last month, because we have no coordinator and I…[Read more]

  • Picnic is this next weekend, so see you there!

    Float is like last year, with the same prices.  River’s Edge on the Black River.  $15 to haul a kayak, $20 for a canoe, and if you rent a canoe, it is $46.  We have to be there by 10:30, departing at 11:00 for the put-in.  We should be finished with plenty of time to get back to Silvermines for the c…[Read more]

  • The 2021 MWA picnic is going to be at Silvermines this year.  The date will be Saturday, September 11.

    There will be a float trip during the day (location TBD), and a catered meal at the Silvermines takeout pavilion.  Prices are being negotiated, but a ticket will probably cost $5-10 after the club picks up a portion of the fee for the meal.  If…[Read more]

  • At our next meeting, I would like to have some of our by-laws updated to reflect some changes in our world today, mostly centering around electronic communications and our website.  I am posting them now so that you can think about these changes, discuss the wording of the changes, and possibly be ready to vote for or against those…[Read more]

  • At our next meeting (September) we will be electing the next set of officers for the MWA.  As of right now, here are the nominations:

    President – Aldara Henderson

    Vice President – Mark Hromnak

    Treasurer – Steve Janney

    Secretary – Open

    Float Director – Open

    If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, please let me know. …[Read more]

  • ScottB. started the topic new MWA life member in the forum General Discussion 1 year ago

    At our annual picnic last weekend, Joe Sartori was elected as the newest MWA life member.  Congratulations, Joe, and well done!

    Scott Becker, MWA president

  • We are three weeks away from our annual club picnic and meeting. It will be held at the Silvermines campground and pavilion this year, starting Friday night, September 11 and go to Sunday morning.  We will hold a socially distant event, so bring your masks.

    We have reserved the group camp site both nights and the pavilion on Saturday.  You are e…[Read more]

  • I want to say “Thanks!” to all of the participants during the clinic weekend – students, instructors, safety boaters, shuttle bunnies, and anyone else who helped out.  I know of no major issues over the weekend.  Yes, it was somewhat lightly attended, and we had to “social distance”, but it was warm/hot, and the river was low, but there was w…[Read more]

  • First, there is an MWA meeting at Olympia on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:00 p.m.  See you there!

    Second, some quick notes from the Nov. 12 meeting:

    Meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. at the Olympia.

    <u>Officer reports</u>

    Treasurer’s report – An additional $118 came in since last meeting for boat rental at the pool class and from the picn…[Read more]

  • First, there is an MWA meeting at Olympia on Tuesday, Nov 12 at 7:00 p.m.  See you there!

    Second, some quick notes from the meeting at the MWA picnic on September 7:

    The slate of candidates were elected to serve for the next two years –

    • Scott Becker, President
    • John Biermann, Vice President
    • Steve Janney, Treasurer
    • Eileen Lenkmann, Se…

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  • I can be available after about 10:30.  Hope to see some of you.

    Scott B.

  • The MWA will have its July meeting on the 9th, starting at roughly 7:00 p.m. at the Olympia Kebob House.  Hope to see you there!

    Scott B.

  • The MWA is hosting a Christmas party at Center Ice Brewery,  (3126 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO, 63103).  The party will begin on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. and will run through about 9p.m.  It is located east of St. Louis University and next to Pappy’s Smokehouse.

    We have booked the room and $800 worth of drinks (still waiting for co…[Read more]

  • Coming up real quick are Operation Clean Stream and the MWA annual picnic.  Please let the organizers know if you will be able to make these events.  Always good to get on the water, even if it is not whitewater.


  • Jon,

    I will be there – looking forward to it as well.

    Scott B.

  • Fellow paddlers,

    It has been asked by a few other paddlers/racers as to whether the date for the 2019 races were set, or would an alternate weekend be considered.  An option was proposed that the races be moved back one week for 2019.

    In the past, the races were usually held on the third weekend of March; however, they have occasionally been…[Read more]

  • The nominations for the officer positions are in.  They are as follows:
    President: Scott Becker

    Vice-President: Open

    Treasurer: Steve Janney

    Secretary: Eileen Lenkman

    Float Director: Open

    If anyone is interested in serving in either of the open positions, please let me know before the annual meeting at the picnic.  Similarly, if anyone is i…[Read more]

  • I am going to be around NOC this weekend, starting around Thursday.  If anyone is going in that general direction, or would like to go on the Nantahala, I can lead them down that river.  Call me on my cell phone if interested.  3 won 4 – ate too five – ate ate nine 3.

  • We are looking for a few good men – and women – to help run the club as officers in it.  If you would like to volunteer or know someone who you think is a good candidate, please let me know.  Elections are at the September picnic.

    Scott Becker


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