Team River Runner helps disabled at Leaser Lake

BY GARY R. BLOCKUS of  ASPORTINGLIFE.NET

Team River Runner (TRR) is holding a Volunteer Organization meeting 6-8 p.m.Tuesday, April 19 in the second floor Health and Technology Conference Room at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown to train volunteers to assist with a TRR program at Leaser Lake.

TRR is a national organization helping disabled

veterans and civilians get involved in all styles of kayaking.

Thanks in part to the work that’s been done on the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area, TRR is going to start a Lehigh Valley Chapter, and they are looking for volunteers to help out. Once they get the group started, meetings most likely will be held at Leaser Lake.

On  Sunday, April 24,  TRR will hold an in-water training session at the Quakertown YMCA pool. The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation is planning to sponsor an event at the lake on Sunday, May 22.
To get an idea of what TRR looks for in volunteers, please check out information at this link:
   http://trrsoutheastpa.org/volunteers

The volunteer meeting will detail:
– TRR mission/overview
– How a TRR chapter operates (Outreach, paperwork, training, funding, expenses)
– Setting / managing expectations
– Format of TRR pool sessions and trips
– Adapted instruction methods
– Adapted equipment and boat outfitting

FORMS:
Below are links to PDF forms. If you can print, please fill out and bring with you to the meeting to save time. There will be blanks at the meeting.
TRR Volunteer Conduct Policy (all volunteers are required to read and sign):
https://trrsoutheastpa.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/trr_volunteer-staff-conduct_policy_2016.pdf

TRR Contact Information and Waivers (2 sided)

https://trrsoutheastpa.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/trr-sepa-participant-contact-and-waiver-form-2016.pd

If you’re interested in volunteering, please  RSVP to Jim Riley at Jim.Riley@TeamRiverRunner.org and George White at gwhite@leaserlakeheritage.org

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