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Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

2023 ended with a BIG BANG. The year end social event was held on January 6th in Priest River. We had quite a turnout. The people were great, conversations lively, food (pot-luck) excelent, drinks aplenty and fun out of this world. The gathering started with a short presentation by the board to the assembled members to explain a rate increase in the annual fees and to get the go ahead vote to implement as per our articles of association. The presentation with minutes included was uploaded to www.porpa.org in the...

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

The Warren Foersch Award was introduced in 2019 to honor our now departed friend Warren Foersch in recognition of his spirit of prevailing against all odds with never ending optimism and commitment. The selection process takes into consideration what the member has done for the benefit of our organization, the improvement of the personal technique or performance and the added value to the sport of rowing. The process for the Warren Foersch Award for 2023 was a somewhat lengthy one since there are now more members in the selection committee...

Gayne Sears

The Third Annual PORPA SPRINTS on the Priest River thanks our generous sponsors and donors for providing for free registration and t-shirts for all the youth and free BBQ lunch for all participants and thier families. BIG SHOUT OUT to: Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Aerocet, Synergy Design, Eagles Nest Motel, Elsaesser Anderson, Selkirk Ace Hardware, Priest Gardens, Mitchell's Harvest Foods, Expect-A-Lot Signs, Ivory Dental and many others. We are humbled by the amazing support of over 20 volunteers including West Bonner Fire Department, safety boat...

Gayne Sears

OMGosh! the PORPA SPRINTS on the Priest River were such a success! 50 participants in canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and rowing shells! Over a dozen youth raced in many events including the popular relay races! People came from Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Ione, and all over the INW. Our Canadian friends from Nelson, Cranbrook, and elsewhere joined in the fun!

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

Our two Trimline singles "Patricia" and "Anne Spencer" found a new home. Since PORPA has now enough singles available from begginer recreational to advanced competition, it was decided to donate the two shells to the Easton Boy Scout camp in Harrison, ID on Lake Coeur d'Alene. The boyscouts will be able to learn to scull at the camp during their summer sessions, expanding the badge portfolio for participants. This is just another way PORPA is developing youth rowing in Northern Idaho. Herw is a link to Camp Easton's website: https://www.nwscouts.org/campeaston

Gayne Sears

We are proud to issue our 2023 Newsletter. This spectacular publication (thanks Sean and Sheila of Synergy Design Studios in Newport, WA) is full of infomation about updoming events, celebration of accomplishments, and amazing photos (Thanks Holli Axel of Axel Images in Priest River, ID)! Hopefully this great newsletter gets you out to a PORPA event at least twice this summer! We look forward to spending time with each other enjoying the beautiful PNW!

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

At the beginning of this year a committee to review our current by-laws was formed. At the PORPA Annual Membership Assembly on June 7th, 2020, the new by-laws were approved. To download the new by-laws go to https://www.gomotionapp.com/team/idporpa/page/home, sign in, click on View organization website at bottom left or go to https://www.gomotionapp.com/team/idporpa/page/home again, then go to ABOUT and click on by-laws. You can download our current and previous by-laws . If you have issues getting it, please contact Erwin Muller. Stay Healthy!

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We are proud to announce that our new website is officially live. Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association has partnered with GoMotion to bring our business a brand new look! Check it out and let us know what you think :)