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PGI Paddlers of Punta Gorda

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Each person is responsible for his or her own safety, well being and compliance with existing federal, state, local laws and regulations.

2016-2017 Season

Happy Hour is the first Monday of every month  5-7 p.m., at Four Points by Sheraton, 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.

 

 

If you are interested in paddling with us but don’t have a kayak, some paddles have rentals at the site.  Ask the paddle leader.

Otherwise, you can rent a kayak and have it dropped at the paddle site.  See  “Other Links”page for rental companies.

THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!

WHEN RSVPing TO A PADDLE, PLEASE RESPOND TO THE EMAIL FOR THE LEADER, NOT PGIPADDLERSCLUB@GMAIL.COM.  This makes more work for our communications department. AGAIN---DO NOT REPLY TO THE EMAIL.  SEND A NEW MAIL WITH NAME, EMAIL, PHONE AND # OF PADDLERS TO THE LEADER OF THE PADDLE or FOLLOW THE LINK FROM THE WEBSITE.

Tuesday MORNING PADDLE

In the effort to get out on the water more frequently, the Paddlers are initiating Tuesday Morning Paddles.  This paddle will be held on the second Tuesday of the month---the Tuesday following the club's Happy Hour. The launch site will be chosen at that time. The paddle will have NO designated leader, NO need to RSVP, with NO planned lunch following the paddle. Just show-up at the designated time.

 

Need to rent a kayak?

Contact Holidaze  Boat rental 941-505-8888

This event will NOT replace our regular planned paddles. So check out the club's WEB site pgikayakers.org for information on "How to lead a paddle" and volunteer to lead a paddle in the up coming months.

 

See you on the water!

 

Cathy

708-436-6937

Need Help???   I am always available to assist you in planing a future paddle.  Feel free to contact me at any time.

 Cathy Engimann   cengimann@yahoo.com  708-436-6937.

Paddle Sunrise Park.  Lee Bartlett will lead a paddle from Sunrise Lake in Port Charlotte-tentative date Thursday Feb. 23. More info coming soon

IN THE NEWS

Thank you to those of you who helped with the Home Tour. Next year's tour will be February 3 - so mark your calendars and volunteer for this worthwhile event.  We will again be working with Paradise Friends in manning a home.  Volunteers will be able to preview all the homes on Feb 2.

PGI PADDLERS works because of the great volunteers we have doing special jobs.  Colleen Kostrzeski is our WEBmaster.  Visit pgikayakers.org for information on club activities and a gallery of photos. Dianne Tufts broadcasts all our emails and sends out welcome information to new members. Mark Storm orders club name tags.

Thank you to Cathy Engimann for all of your hard work in keeping this club together.  She is our liaison to the PGICA, submits the information for the Commentator every month and is diligent in getting people to lead paddles so the club remains a club.

PGI Paddlers works without officers and dues because so may people are willing to do their part.  The club has many new members this winter--kayaking is a great sport for all ages.  We are so lucky to have so much "skinny" water to explore.

PADDLE PUNTA GORDA 2017 will be November 18.  

Team Punta Gorda is expanding the number of launch sites to accommodate more participation.  If you feel that you are experienced enough to take the lead for Shell Creek, Ponce Tunnels, or Riverside Park(Shell Creek), please let me know. Each site will have 20 paddlers, 2 guides and hopefully 2 naturalist.

Many of us are heading north soon.  But for those of you who call PGI your year around home, Paddlers will continue to meet for Happy Hour the first Monday of each month.  Last year summer Happy Hours met at the Wyvern  (air conditioned and inside), but the sports bar is undergoing renovations this year. Scotties in Fisherman's Village has been suggested as the summer site. So please refer to the broadcast email for correct location.

**ALL PADDLERS HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING AND/OR VOLUNTEERING IN THESE ACTIVITIES AND RELEASE THE LEADERS OF ANY PADDLE OF ANY LIABILITY WITHOUT FAULT.

 

 

Happy Hour at Scotty’s Brewhouse   May 1, 2017

DEPENDING on weather, a paddle has been scheduled for Shell Creek for Tuesday, October 10. Be  in water and ready to paddle at 10 a.m.

After paddle we will eat at Peace River Seafood.   Of course, this paddle will be cancelled if bad weather.

 

Charlene and Gene Burns