News

Gayne Sears

Snow and cold tempertures gave way to a cold and sunny day for PORPA volunteers Val, Mary, Curt, Jim and Gayne to join about a dozen Couer dAlene rowing club volunteers to de-rig about 20 rowing shells, carry them to the trailers, tie them down, move them to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds and unload them. We then carefully moved them to thier winter storage under the grandstands. Excellent to share this effort with our fellow Inland NW rowers! Thanks to everyone who came out to help! FYI- sorry for the...

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

The minutes of the PORPA Board Meeting held on September 28th, 2022 have been uploaded to our website. Here is the link in case you would like to read them. https://www.porpa.org/page/about/board-meeting-minutes

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

After a very succesfull PORPA Sprints, the event was in the local newspaper. Here is the link to the Newport Miner article. /idporpa/UserFiles/File/the-miner-7a_095082.pdf

Gayne Sears

Years of working cooperativley with the US Army Corps of Engineers has paid off! On Saturday 23 July 2022, PORPA and Corps staff cut a red ribbon to officially open the new sandy beach non-motorized watercraft launch area at the Priest River Recreation Area (aka Mudhole). This launch area recogizes the need for a facility to accomodate the needs of non-motorized boaters and, according to ACOE Recreation Specialist, Andrew Huddleston, the launch has attracted an huge number grateful users. The new launch area is on the down stream side of...

Gayne Sears

After a wet spring with high and fast run-off, PORPA has taken to the water and the backyard deck for plenty of great outings. We've had the eight and four out for great rows on the Pend Orielle and singles are flying off the racks for rowing nearly every day of the week in the "marsh" and up the beautiful Priest River! Our esteemed board member Stan Birnbaum is moving to a new adventure in warmer climes, and Erwin and Okju threw a wonderful BBQ to send him off in...

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

The 2022 PORPA Spring Newsletter is now available and ready to be downloaded under porpa.org ---> About ---> PORPA NEWSLETTERS Big Thank You to Sheila and Sean for the editing and production.

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

The selection of the person to be recognized with the Warren Foersch Award for 2021 was very easy. All members of the committee chose the same person which made the selection process short. 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...

Gayne Sears

Nine POPRA members enyoyed a training row on the calm waters of the Pend Oreille this first Saturday of a spectacular Inland NW September. From bow: Gayne, Stan, Doug (1st time sweep), Okju, Erwin, Curt, Peggy, Val and cox Jace, rowed as fours, sixes and 2K all eight. We even rowed thoruhg some pretty rolling wakes. Not bad for the first big boat outing in two years! PORPA thanks the US Army Corps of Engineers for partnering with us to develop the sandy, shallow, and gradual non-motortized boat launch area...

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association

PORPA visors are available and for sale for $10.00 If interested send email to [email protected]

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!