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, July 22:  July’s program will feature a representative from Northern California’s largest (and likely oldest) kayak shop, California Canoe and Kayak. That representative, Francis, will be managing CCK’s soon-to-be-reopened shop in Rancho Cordova (it will be great to again have a kayak shop in our backyard). Francis will present information about kayak-related equipment of all sorts, including discussion of kayaks (materials, weights, lengths, paddling characteristics, etc.), paddles, and countless other items which make for good paddling.  There will be opportunities to ask all the related questions which you might have. If you have specific questions or topics which you’d like to make sure are covered, please let Chris know and he’ll relay those along to Francis ahead of the meeting. Social hour starts at 6:00.  Potluck dinner at 6:30.  Bring whatever you would like to share, along with your own plate, silverware, etc.  A brief business meeting will start at 7:00, with the program to follow.

Past Meetings and Events

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.