The Prez weighs in
Craig, I thought you WERE a member. I'd better check the membership list.
But what C-dub alludes to is true and I've found a lot of resonance in the responses on this thread. The Utah Whitewater Club has been in a slump for a few years but is currently focusing on building the base of Utah boaters through the Beginner Program that we started last year. This year things should be a bit more structured, organized, and, hopefully, effective. I'm hoping we can get people into the sport and then they can branch out into groups like C-Dubs crew or find their own niche. The club has always had a strong affiliation with river advocacy in Utah but I'm trying to steer it more in the direction of building the recreational boating numbers in hopes that that will increase the number of people who will pay attention to issues of river access and free flowing river preservation. It's true - it is work.
Anyway, thanks to C-dub for initiating the conversation. I look forward to reading more responses.