Northwest Ohio River Runners

Weekly kayak trip


January 5, 2020

Mission statement of NWORR – group for all people interested in kayaking.

For NWORR to move forward we need to realize that our member base is a group of hard-working people with limited time – that love to kayak when time is available.

The meeting was conducted as a brainstorming session discussing the agenda points with those in attendance

For us to move forward we need to simplify by reducing the group committees to leaders, treasurer, and liaison(s). We then empower all members to work together to move in the direction.

Reconnect and interact with the Metroparks to create synergy.

Weekly Paddles will continue Tuesday nights. Notification of the paddle would be broadcast via Facebook and NWORR calendar. It was suggested that the First Tuesday of the month we would meet at HP Landing, (Thursday at Cullen Park if cancelled due to inclement weather.) Discussions of substitute Tuesday paddles were suggested to be at alternate metropark locations (Orleans, Farnsworth Side Cut etc…) which would be listed on Facebook and NWORR calendar. Leaders of the paddle will be determined by individuals who plan to attend.

Individuals will be self-responsible for their safety. A skill level will be listed for the outing. Individuals are encouraged to search out and promote other paddles, ie: Full Moon paddles, Saturday paddles, etc. Kelly Rudolph volunteered and will be a regular attender/co group leader at Tuesday night paddles.

Group Calendar needs to be updated with all upcoming events: SBIKR, Kelly Island Poker Run, Hell weekend, Ohio River Paddle, etc. Marilyn Howenstein has agreed to continue working with Facebook as she is able. Need to clarify those listed on current organization chart to see if available? NWORR website volunteers also need clarified?

Winter meetings – Continue to offer Coast Guard endorsed classes. All members are to solicit those they find in their daily walk that they feel would be a great candidate as a speaker for our meeting.

Julie Konrad will sell remaining shirt inventory and generate a new sale. She’ll look into other items such as hats, window clings, etc.

Reach out and interaction with other clubs. Possible participation with River Runners classes. Reach out to metroparks for possible rescue classes during the off season.

Current petty cash $872.00. Possible future uses of funds: off season pool rentals for safety classes, annual party for members.

Have business cards printed listing Facebook page and NWORR website for distribution. Solicit fliers at local businesses promoting NWORR.

Reach out to “Partners For Clean Streams” for spring and fall river clean-ups.

Upcoming raffle slated for the April 21, 2020 meeting. Donations encouraged. Collections to date: 2 Lavika paddles, 2 stand up paddle board lessons at Vandercook Lake County Park, Jackson MI. Funds to be used for off season pool rental safety classes, annual member party.

Encourage members to sell gently used water sport merchandise on our Facebook page. List upcoming associate group swaps/sales on NWORR calendar and possibly create a carpool.

Mark Keller will call and introduce himself to Toledo Bridges and Harbors.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Calendar and on Facebook for any other paddles, meetings or events throughout the year!


NWORR is an organization based in Northwest Ohio for families and individuals who love the water and kayaking.

We have regular monthly meetings, a weekly open paddle on Tuesday evenings (Thursday rain date) from Spring through Fall along with pop up paddles on other days. See our Paddling Events for more information and follow us on Facebook for updates and cancellations.

Questions? Please connect with us on Facebook or email us.