Meetings & Events

Club Meetings

Monthly club meetings are typically held the fourth Thursday at Seaman’s Lodge in Pioneer Park, 427 Nimrod Street, Nevada City. Offsite events include the May annual picnic and our August Rescue Clinic.

These gatherings are social, recreational, and informational in nature. Presentations offer information associated with the sport of paddling through speakers, videos, and slideshows. The meeting often includes a potluck dinner. Details will be emailed to our members and can also be found in our newsletter.

If you are not a member and wish to check us out, you are invited to join us. Contact Susan Rossman, Membership Chair at

Next Meeting

Thursday, December 9:  Holiday Party. Invitation with details has been emailed to members. Questions? Contact M. Chamberlin.  RSVP: C. Wirth

Past Meetings and Events

Thursday, October 28:  One of our most popular all-member meeting events! British Pub Quiz Night with June Anderson. In most British pubs it’s a tradition to have a Quiz Night once a week. The first SNCKC quiz night was in 2013 and it was time for another fun evening of kayak-related trivia! Hope we don’t have to wait two long for the next one.

Thursday, September 23: All member program meeting at Seaman’s Lodge with pizza dinner followed by a presentation of three members’ kayaking vacation: Columbia River Kayaking Adventure at Skamokawa Resort, Washington.

Thursday, September 9:  On the water clinic with Thomas Scheubel – forward stroke.

Thursday, July 22:  A representative from Northern California’s largest (and likely oldest) kayak shop, California Canoe and Kayak presented  information about kayak-related equipment of all sorts, including discussion of kayaks (materials, weights, lengths, paddling characteristics, etc.), paddles, and other items which make for good paddling.  

June 24, 2021:  Back at Seaman’s Lodge after well over a year!  The presentation, Camp Cookin’, included a talk and demos around quick, easy, fun, and green ways to enjoy camping meals. 

May 27, 2021:  Our annual picnic was held at Gateway Park with the traditional Pétanque tournament and a fantastic potluck buffet.

March 25, 2021:  The video Kayaking the 1000 Islands was interesting and entertaining! Via Zoom.

February 25, 2021:  The slideshow consisted of photos taken by members on several houseboat/kayak trips at Lake Powell over the past 10 years. Via Zoom.

January 28, 2021:  The presentation, Three Babes in Boats, consisted of a compilation of photos of kayak trips taken over the years by three of our long-time members. Via Zoom.

October 22, 2020:  Since we weren’t able to get together for our annual rescue clinic, we watched self-rescue videos. Via Zoom.

September 24, 2020:  The program included a showing of the film Martin’s Boat and one member’s videos of her whitewater kayaking adventures. Via Zoom.