Approaching Ram Ledge

Fall 2020 Meeting

2 November 2020 6:30pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82246281099?pwd=MnhXU3RtSVNYVWpTWVRHMURJVklZQT09

Agenda

INTRODUCTION

  1. Introduction of Meeting Attendees
  2. Overview of Agenda

REPORTS

  1. Last Meeting Minutes
  2. Treasury and Membership Report (Joe)
  3. Past Year Activities (Rose):
  • COVID impact on guiding season – several virtual meetings
  • MITA lunch and Learn
  • New England Ocean Clusters hosted a World Oceans and Great Outdoors
  • Maine Outdoor Adventure Club
  • A number of pool sessions this season – also see below

4.  2020 Membership Perks (Rose):

Free personal and business memberships for 2020

  • Pool sessions were free for members
  • MITA app was free for members
  • Maine Outdoor Brands offered free business memberships for MASKGI members
  • If the WFAA course was able to run, then members would have received a $25 discoun

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Election of Officers

Current Nominees:

  • Rose Weggler-President (returning)
  • Nancy Zane-Vice President (returning)
  • Kyle Martin-Treasurer (new)
  • Craig Shipp-Secretary (returning)
  • Dan Cahalane - Webmaster (new)

2. Website

  • Staying up to date with resources (Liz)
  • Any comments about anything missing on the website? (All)

3. SOLO Courses Update (Nancy)

4. WMA Courses Update (Rose)

5. Recap of the Season (All)

  • Experiences operating this summer with the pandemic?
  • What worked, what were the challenges?

 NEW BUSINESS

  1. Pool sessions in 2020/2021

2. Membership Activity

  • Is anyone organizing international trips?
  • Does anyone have COVID updates about this type of activity?

3. Continued Engagement

  • Other thoughts/ideas staying connected/involved over the winter
  • What will be the new normal?

4. Next Meeting

ADJOURN


 

Hello MASKGI Members and Friends,

Though it may not have been a traditional Maine summer, we hope that everyone was able to successfully adapt, stay healthy, and spend lots of time out in fresh air on the water. Hard to believe here we are past Labor Day already!

Please join us for the Fall Meeting on Monday November 2, at 6:30pm over Zoom. We'll post the draft agenda on our website as it develops and send along the video call-in information as it nears closer.

Remember, this is the time to start thinking if you or anyone you know is interested in joining the Board this upcoming year. Please get in touch at maskgimail@gmail.com if you have any questions or to make a nomination! Voting will take place at the Fall Meeting.

Sincerely,

2019-20 Officer Team
Rose Weggler (President)
Nancy Zane (Vice-President)
Joe Guglielmetti (Treasurer)
Craig Shipp (Secretary)

Kayakers by Ram Light

Maine Covid-19 Industry Guidelines

State of Maine COVID-19 Prevention Checklist Industry Guidance

As the number of COVID-19 cases begins to decrease, the State of Maine is adopting a staged approach, supported by science, public health expertise and industry collaboration, to allow Maine businesses to safely open when the time is right.

Click here for the Guided Hunting, Fishing, Boating and Outdoor Activities checklist. This is one of many industry guidance documents for business that the State is preparing for businesses so they can be prepared to meet health guidelines and reopen safely.

In order to open, businesses must commit to complying with requirements of these checklists by filling out this short online form.

House Island from the Ferry

Letter to MASKGI Members

MASKGI members,

As the world continues to navigate through COVID-19. There are still unanswered questions. As guides, our livelihoods depend on travel to the state of Maine.  There is no definitive answer on how long the closures and travel bans will continue. Speaking of closures the pool session this Sunday is CANCELLED and the pool is closed in general until further notice.

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Machigonne II crossing the Bay

Message from MASKGI’s President

Hi all,

My name is Rose Weggler, and I’m serving for my first term (2019-2020) as the volunteer President for the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors. I live in Portland, and have guided in Casco Bay, Boothbay Harbor, Muscongus Bay, and California over the years.  As we kick off our membership drive for 2020 I thought I’d share where we’re headed as an organization this year.

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Maine Greenland Kayak Festival

New MASKGI Officers for 2019-2020

A huge thank you to our outgoing officers:
Sam Frankel - President
John Anderson - Vice President

Here are the new and returning officers, approved at the Fall Members Meeting:
Rose Weggler - President
Nancy Zane - Vice President
Joe Guglielmetti - Treasurer
Craig Shipp - Secretary
Liz Johnson - Webmaster
Seagulls dance at Spar Cove

Criminal History Records Check

Information on Criminal History Records Check for Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides

As of November 1, 2017, there is a new requirement for first-time Guide applicants and renewing  Guides to pass a criminal history records check, conducted by the Maine Warden Service. This requirement is summarized in a memorandum, issued on September 21, 2017, by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W.)

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