Friday, December 9, 2011

Winter eNewsletter

In case you missed the recent ACA Winter eNewsletter, here are the highlights:

What an exciting year, from sanctioning over 200 paddlesports races, to rolling out the premier SUP Educational Curriculum in the nation, to enhancing the user-experience on the ACA website! The staff and dedicated volunteers of the ACA continue to work everyday on behalf of all paddlers. In addition, we revised the iconic ACA logo to better reflect the paddle craft that you use. As a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization, the ACA relies on membership dues, grant funding, and partnerships in order to continue to provide the benefits and services that the paddlesports community relies on. We appreciate your support throughout 2011 and look forward to working with, and for you in 2012.

Happy paddling,

Wade Blackwood

Executive Director
ACA Canoe • Kayak • SUP • Raft • Rescue

Stewardship - CFS Grant Program
Thanks to the continued support from L.L.Bean, the ACA was able to give over $9,000 to 11 different organizations this year to promote clean water and access to that clean water. Ranging from supplies for an adaptive accessible dock on Lake Monocan in Virginia with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports to supporting the Minnesota SUP Association waterways clean up program, the ACA is proud to partner with clubs and grassroots organizations across the country. Learn more...

Donate - End of Year Giving
Enhance the ACA's ability to support the future of paddlesports, consider contributing to one or more of the following programs:
• Commodroe's Campaign
• Education
• Stewardship
• Competition
• Adaptive Paddling
Learn more about these donation opportunities.

Competition - National Championships
What do slalom, canoe poling, downriver, sailing and freestyle have in common?...ACA National Championship Events! The 2012 dates are already on the calendar. Plus, the ACA is expanding the Collegiate Canoe Kayak & SUP Race Series. Learn more...

Sale & Free Items!! - eStore
That's right, a select number of ACA Resources are now free online!
In addition, certain items are on sale for as little as $2.50, yes $2.50! Instructors, buy books in bulk for your 2012 courses. However, this offer is for a limited time, the sale ends before the holidays are over...Sale Items...Free Items!...Shop Now

Trips - 2012 Backcountry Paddling Excursions
Support the ACA and paddle on one of nine amazing trips in 2012:
• Grand Ronde River, OR - canoe
• San Juan Islands, Pacific Northwest - kayak
• Cumberland Island, GA - kayak
• Charleston, SC - SUP, canoe & kayak
• China - kayak
• Bahamas - kayak
• Mexico - whitewater canoe, kayak or raft
• Costa Rica - whitewater canoe, kayak or raft
• Nicaragua - inflatable canoe
Registration is limited. Learn more...

Subaru VIP Program - Member Discount
As an ACA member, you can save up to $3,300 on the purchase or lease of a new Subaru vehicle. It's a simple, online form and you're done, no haggling!
Now that's a good deal. Learn more...

Board of Directors - Election
The ACA is holding an election for six at-large members of the ACA National Board of Directors. All positions are elected by the ACA membership for a two-year term beginning in 2012. The election of the nominees will be determined by the majority of votes cast by mail-in ballots returned to the ACA by January 12, 2012. Learn more...

Save the Date - National Paddlesports Conference
& ACA Annual Membership Meeting
November 2 - 4, 2012
Charleston, SC
Learn more...

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