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October 16 Annual Party and Meeting

 | Published on 10/16/2016
Report by Lois
Besides the delicious food, partly subsidized by the TAPC treasury, we held our annual club meeting (for the minutes, see Documents in our menu bar).  Lindy and Babs handled numerous tee shirt orders.  But the highlight of the party was a delightful program from our President Tracie and Membership Chair Jackie.  Our Trash King Norm also contributed to the festivities.
Tracie gave every attendee who has done river cleanups a plastic bag holder that she had crocheted from - you guessed it - grocery bags.  Very handy, so you don't have to keep asking the trip host for new bags.  Stuff them, and then pull out as needed.  She also demonstrated the handy-dandy net scooper for grabbing stuff off the bottom of the river. 
Anyone who has not done a cleanup this year got a flip-flop from Jackie's stash of treasures she picked up this year.
Marlene and Marv got a very fancy wall mounting made from flip-flops, complete with rhinestone accents.  They also received a small decorative plaque listing all the rivers they have shuttled us on.
And everyone got a set of "Jackie ties", made from bungie cord and cord locks to secure the ends of straps and ropes wherever needed.
We had already delivered gas cards to M&M and Mark & Val from Pine River Paddlesports Center, to thank them for all the shuttles they had provided for us throughout the season.  We also treated them to the dinner.
Tracie gave Kati, our outgoing treasurer, a matched set of handmade gloves and headband.  Kati has not only kept us afloat, but she fixed some major problems that she inherited when she took over the job several years ago.  She has also passed on her wealth of knowledge to our new money team.
Apparently J&T had gone to downtown TC and dressed up the Perry Hannah statue with the accoutrements of Norm's cleanup efforts, and they presented him with a framed photo of their renegade exploits.  Perry had never looked so dapper!
Norm presented Jocelyn with an official Boardman River Clean Sweep tee shirt, just to fit Max.  Quite adorable.
He also gave John a framed plaque and medal commemorating John's success in communicating with the folks in Lansing to finally get the potty installed at Shumsky earlier this summer.
A good time was had by all.