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MaCKRO 2017 Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sea Dog Restaurant and Bar, Bangor

6:00 to 8:30 pm


6:00 to 7:00     Dinner / Social Hour

7:00 to 7:30     Overview of 2017 Activities

President’s Report:  Eric Gallandt

New Initiatives:

  • Spring Outfitting Workshop
  • Maine Canoe Symposium Youth Program
  • Mail Chimp Notification
  • Maine Trail Finder Paddle Route Mapping
  • Coordination with Orono Paddlers and Penobscot Paddle and Chowder

Continuing Activities:

  • Point Series
    • Whitewater: Chris
    • Flatwater: Dan (awards to be presented!)
  • MaCKRO Stickers: Distributed about 150
  • Penobscot River Trail
  • General Announcements:  2018 ACA Downriver and Slalom Championships, Salida Colorado

Items from the floor

Membership Report:  Leslie Gregory

Treasury Report:  Bob Miller

Publicity Report:  Ray Wirth

7:30 to 8:30     Planning for 2018

Nomination and Election of Executive and Standing Committee Members

2017 Officers (Executive Committee)

  • President: Eric Gallandt (willing to serve another term)
  • Vice President: Mark Resinger (stepping down)
  • Secretary: Fiona Hamilton (willing to serve another term; would prefer to step down)
  • Treasurer: Bob Miller (willing to serve another term)


2017 Board of Directors:  Officers, Plus:

  • Whitewater Chair: Vacant
  • Whitewater Member: Chris Dalton (stepping down)
  • Flatwater Chair: Dan Baumert (willing to serve another term)
  • Flatwater Member: Terry Wescott, Chip Loring
  • Membership Chair: Leslie Gregory (willing to serve another term; would prefer to step down)
  • Publicity Chair: Ray Wirth (willing to serve another term; would prefer to step down)
  • Youth Outreach Chair: Jeff Owen

Nominations are required for the following positions:

  • Vice President
  • Whitewater Chair
  • Whitewater Member

Nominations are desirable for the following positions:

  • Secretary
  • Membership Chair
  • Publicity Chair

Results of the season-ending Muskrat Scramble Race are here.

–Results of the recent Saco River Race (8 mile and 4 mile courses) are available (albeit in retro-format) here.

–Fast times at the recent Tour di Verona Race.  Details and results are available here.

–Stillwater River Thursday evening racing series results are individually posted at Orono Paddlers Facebook page.

The 2017 MaCKRO Membership form is now available.




–You can now become a MaCKRO Member online. MaCKRO supports paddling & racing in Maine, offers programs for youth paddlers, maintains a fleet of boats you can borrow, organizes a downriver and flatwater point series, and provides this website. Members also qualify for discounts at select outdoor retailers. Your contribution is important. Please join today!