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Last Meeting Minutes



July 11, 2012
Bayland Park Community Center
Recorder: John Berlinghoff

Honey introduced two guests: Jeff & Tricia Corbett from New Waverly. Later, two more guests arrived. 


Ken brought up the minutes from the last meeting and they were approved.



  • Harmon Everett did Hidalgo Falls on July 4. There was low water, but it was a nice day.  
  • Joe Coker did Pickett’s Bayou and cleaned out a large amount of debris on a 11.3 mile trip. He also did the Spring Fling at Lake Charlotte with 14 boats plus another trip to Lake Charlotte for birding with 16 boats. 
  • Paul Woodcock did Horsepen Bayou up through the golf course. 
  • Harmon Everett did the Grand River in Michigan. 
  • Ken McDowell did a saltwater marsh at the Barrier islands in Charleston, South Carolina where tides of 6 feet make trip planning very interesting.  
  • Frank Ohrt went on the Week of Rivers in North Carolina. This is a 9 day event over July 4 where you get to choose your route each morning. 
  • Robert Langley did the Ocoee River.    


  • Natalie Wiest will do Luce Bayou on July 22.
  • Christy Long will do the San Marcos on July 29-30.
  • Paul Woodcock is going to Kansas on Aug 21. 


Harmon Everett is finishing the paperwork for HCC to get its non-profit status back. Our checking balance, taking into account bills pending, is about $4,000

Joe Coker gave the safety minute. It was a very long minute, but he gave lots of info on lightning. See the article in the newsletter. 


Joe talks lightning    Lightning graphic

Kevin Carpenter gave an informative talk on all the things you can do with the new portable GPS devices. 


Kevin talks GPS 


Recorder, John Berlinghoff