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CCA Club Meetings

The Club usually holds its general meetings at 7:30 pm at the:
Clara Barton Community Center
7425 MacArthur Boulevard
Cabin John, MD
Please Note: Parking in the neighborhood can be a sensitive issue. We will have the lot behind the building available. Otherwise, please consider carpooling or parking farther away, especially if you have an identifying feature like a boat on your car.
For more information on meeting programs, contact the Program Chairman, Ed Gertler at

Map for Club Meetings at Clara Barton Community Center

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Programs for 2017

Monday, September 24

“Trail Magic”: Two observations -- 1) most of us are not just paddlers, but outdoors persons, and devote some time hiking, camping, skiing, etc. and 2) we appreciate eccentric individuals, maybe because that description that fits a few of us. So this evening we screen an excellent documentary Trail Magic, The Grandma Gatewood Story, which is the tale of the first woman to solo through-hike the Appalachian Trail (at age 67 no less, and after raising 11 children). Fall is a great time to take to the woods. Let this movie charge you up.

Monday, October 29

We are privileged to have a speaker coming to us from Arizona to tell the story of early river running through the Grand Canyon. Specifically, Grand Canyon author Tom Martin will present a 50-minute, behind-the-scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book “From Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through Grand Canyon.” This will be a unique presentation, so let us make his slog out here worthwhile and give him a big audience. For more details on the subject and the speaker, please see the CCA website.

Holiday Party, Friday, December 7th

Our feature entertainment is “Chasing Niagara” an engaging fantasy movie about a dude who aspires to challenge mighty Niagara Falls. So come one and all, bring your friends and neighbors. No paddlers were killed in the making of this movie.



Call for future programs

We are always looking for new talent. We are always looking for ideas. If you take pictures or videos and would like to share them, do not be shy. It can be distant locales or you local favorites. If you have a talent to share, then teach us. If you want to share an alternate outdoor sport (like hiking, backpacking, caving) we would enjoy that too. The program chair would like to hear from you (, 301-585-4381). I eagerly await.

Questions? Contact Ed Gertler at: