New Announcements – Trips & Activities

Meeting Update: Indoor meetings at Summit Hut are NOT an option at this time due to Covid-19 public safety restrictions. Please stay tuned to hear news of our next "outdoor" meeting. If the City of Tucson opens Parks & Recs. in the next month or two, SAPC will attempt to schedule & hold our meeting at Reid Park, Tucson. Please wait for updates via our ENews & Website. And, remember...there will be no annual dues required for new & renewing members for 2021.  

SAPC is looking forward to scheduling another Lakeshore cleanup activity at Christopher Columbus Lake on Silverbell Rd. on the West side of Tucson. This venue may be acceptable by the Park managers since the lake & especially its surrounding shore line is in dire need of cleanup. Many people use this recreational Park to paddle & fish. The restroom facilities are open & there is ample parking for cars near the boat ramp. We hope we can schedule this activity soon to offer us a way to share time on the water & refresh this beautiful lake while practicing social distancing & still having some fun & exercise.  

Just a reminder: the Salt River lakes are open for recreation (with a Tonto NF daily use permit). Several of us can plan on spending some good quality time on any of these lakes. The campgrounds are open at Saguaro & Apache Lakes but may be crowded especially on weekends. On Apache Lake there are several boat-in remote wilderness campsites around the lake that should be available for use. These sites would require camping paddlers to provide their own water & Wag Bags & to pack everything in & out. The Lower Colorado from Boulder Dam down or from I-40 to Lake Havasu SP & farther south to Parker Dam offer other options to get our paddles in the water & enjoy lots of choices for camping & scenery along the AZ side. More choices exist farther south along the CA side from Walter's Camp or out from Martinez or Squaw Lake or the section above Yuma, AZ. We can get small groups together & still have a good experience with proper planning & keeping ourselves safe at all times with social distancing & proper hygiene.  

Last month we announced via E-News that  new VP & Treasury board offices have to be elected in Nov.  We asked for volunteers from our active membership to fill these positions so they could be nominated & elected before the end of year, as is the case every year according to the Club’s by-laws.  It is now November & we did not receive any feedback or nominations from our membership via email or call. Consequently, in order to fill these offices, our current VP & Treasurer have volunteered to take over or resume their duties for one more calendar year (2021). This exception should be noted & accepted by the membership before year’s end in order to have Bob Schoen (VP) & Helen Deluga (Treas.) re-elected if possible. In order to expedite the acceptance of nominees  for these elections, we are kindly asking that anyone that does not accept the nomination of each of these two, please communicate your remarks asap in order to continue with the election process in a timely manner. The board will re-elect these officers by January 2021 unless there are objections or new nominees requested by communication from any current club member(s). Please address your comments, acceptance or objections or new nominee name(s) to Club Secretary, Norma Miller (tucsonpaddler@gmail.com) before Dec. 15, 2020. Thank you.