UWC Volunteers

The UWC can only properly operate with a body of active members to support it. The following positions are filled on an approved volunteer basis.

UWC River Access Issue Coordinator - Brett Allen
This position was created to combine and solidify the UWC's representation and efforts to combat legislation that would be harmful to our wants and needs.  Calls for action and updates will be posted on Eddy Flower, in the UWC River Access Coordination Thread.  Big thanks to Brett for already being very involved in the fight and for accepting the position. 

UWC Vertical Challenge Coordinator- Jeff Young
We would like to see a team(s) form, carrying the UWC battle flag, to represent the club and this State. Besides being a ton of fun, it’s a great cause. Fundraising for this cause is key, not just paddling. Having someone willing and able to lead the charge for this cause, from the UWC, would represent our club very well.

Kayak Polo Coordinator- Mark Bokish
Organizing statewide competitions, and simply getting people paddling in the winter would be, we envision, a good position to have.  Use it has a positve and active way to stay in shape and keep in touch with the friends you normally only see on the water.

Southern Utah Paddle Event Coordinator- Dan Merrill
Someone, South of SLC, who is very active in the paddle sports, who would coordinate with the club for assistance and participation in special events. Swap meets, Paddle fests, River races, River clean-ups, Wood Removal, etc.

Northern Utah Paddle Event Coordinator- (CURRENTLY UNFILLED)
Someone, north of Bountiful, who is very active in the paddle sports, who would coordinate with the club for assistance and participation in special events. Swap meets, Paddle fests, River races, River clean-ups, Wood Removal, etc.

Central Utah Paddle Event Coordinator- (CURRENTLY UNFILLED)
Someone, South of Bountiful and North of Provo, who is very active in the paddle sports, who would coordinate with the club for assistance and participation in special events. Swap meets, Paddle fests, River races, River clean-ups, Wood Removal, etc.

Youth Activities Coordinator- (CURRENTLY UNFILLED)
We are, as most are, of the thought that getting younger people interested and involved in the sport will help build a bigger base of Utah kayakers in the future. The Youth Activities Coordinator would be a current young paddler with the willingness and ability to reach out to the youth in Utah through Club hosted school presentations and Intro to Boating classes. A role model for other youth to look up to and attempt to emulate is very important. We see this as possibly being a position shared by more than one young paddler, if the interest is there.

Trip/Run Coordinator- (AS NEEDED)
We thought of situations where certain individuals had extensive knowledge of runs that the club would want to do in the future and thought of event-specific positions that were for a single trip. That person would provide an overview of what to expect, beyond what the guidebooks say and would help lead the club through the run as safely as possible. They would liaison with the club staff and would fill that gap beyond having the club set up camping and permit issues.

UWC Technical Coordinator - Joseph Daniels
This position was created to maintain the UWC website, e-mail lists and domain registration.