When you join FSKA you can participate on all club trips, monthly and annual meetings and functions free of charge. You do, however, have to pay for your own personal expenses like transportation, park entrance fees, food, etc. You should call or email the trip leader listed under upcoming trips to get more detailed information about a specific trip and to inform that person that you want to come along. That is important, since if the trip is canceled the trip leader must know whom to notify, via either the telephone or email.
In 2004 our club adopted a requirement that all members, on an annual basis, must demonstrate their assisted rescue abilities as a prerequisite to paddle on a club sanctioned trip. For new members we allow plenty of time for the waters to warm and schedule several "skills" paddles just for practice. Most new members will learn these vital skills in one half day session. Each year by July 1, all members must have demonstrated their assisted rescue abilities or they will be prevented from leading trips and may be prevented from participating in group paddles.
Please note: Our upcoming trips are posted on the calendar, which you can see on the left side menu. All active members may post photos to the Photo Gallery and Trip Reports to the appropriate Region. Authorized Trip Leaders may post future trips to the Calendar and a reminder / notice will be sent to all Active Members one week prior to the trip's start date.