American Canoe Association
Last weekend Mike had the opportunity to fly to Washington D.C. to take part in a board meeting for the American Canoe Association. He was asked to attend their meetings as President of the Professional Paddlesport Association. It was a great experience for him to learn more about this important organization and how it works. If you are not familiar with the ACA then please read the following excerpt from their website or check out their site yourself.
The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a nationwide, not for profit organization that is in service to the broader paddling public by providing education on matters related to paddling, supporting stewardship of the paddling environment, and enabling programs and events to support paddlesport recreation. Founded in 1880, this marks the third century that the ACA has actively promoted paddlesports across the U.S., providing programs and services to its members and the American public. The ACA is uniquely qualified to help individuals and organizations understand how paddlesport can contribute to the quality of life through enabling safe and positive paddling experiences. It is the objective of the ACA to be the recognized, primary resource to individuals, organizations, agencies and regulators for information and guidance on all aspects of paddling.