Monday, July 27, 2009

Follow Up
(A good looking young man in a recent class)
I recently mentioned a local organization that provides services for some of our inner city kids. Among their activities are kayak outings on the river near by my home. I also mentioned that I thought some of their practices I've observed were less than ideal and that I would like to see if some of us local sea kayakers could be of assistance.

I e mailed some of the folks in charge of the organization and specifically cited what I had observed. Then, I sat and wondered if I'd lit a fuse on a bomb. Much to my delight, I received a gracious e mail agreeing with what I had seen, what their manpower limitations were and how they seemed to have only one ACA instructor for a large group. Much to their credit, they were open to setting up a face to face chat to see if the local kayak community could be of assistance.

I hope this comes to be. It would, indeed, be a wonderful opportunity for community service as well as a benefit to those kids who might never see the rivers and lakes around here, let alone get a chance to mess around in a kayak. I shall keep you all posted.

Paddle safe...
DS

2 comments:

victoria said...

Sounds like a worthy venture ... let me know what materializes.
Vicki

Silbs said...

Thanks, Vicky. I may seek support from the Milwaukee paddling community.