NEWS FROM NOC ATLANTA

DISCOUNT ON ANNUAL SHUTTLE PASS:
NOC Atlanta is offering a discount for GCA members on their annual shuttle pass. The annual shuttle cost for GCA members will be $50 for the remainder of this season. For more information you can call the NOC Atlanta Outpost at (770) 226-9519.

WEEKNIGHT SHUTTLE:
NOC Atlanta will be offering a free, late afternoon shuttle for GCA members every Thursday thoughout the summer. The kickoff shuttle will be on Thurday June 28th. The shuttle will leave Paces Mill at 5:45 pm. There will be a small grill out/social after the kickoff shuttle for anyone who attended the paddle. If you are interested in using the shuttle please call the NOC Atlanta Outpost at (770) 226-9519 so that they will know how many people to expect.

DEMO DAY:
NOC Atlanta is working on having a free demo day at the Hooch. Hopefully more details will be available soon.

SLALOM GATES:
NOC has said they would be happy to request a meeting with the NPS about getting the slalom gates back up and functioning. However, they think it would be a good idea to have a solid group of community people showing the NPS that it is as big a deal as they think it is. If you are at all interested in having slalom gates at the Metro Hooch again for training and practice, please let George Virgo at NOC Atlanta know. The NPS was somewhat open to the idea of the slalom gates, they were just afraid of committing time and money to make it happen if interested is limited.

NOC INSTRUCTION:
NOC is offering a 10% discount to any club member for any of their currently running courses, this includes the Wilderness First Aid courses in Atlanta. If you have a group of 12 or more interested in a WFA class they can go to you at a convenient time for your group and with permission can also use the Chattahoochee Rec Area. If you let them know more specifically what you are interested in they can provide further information and options. You can use Rachel Dean as a point of contact so that she can apply optimum discounts on their currently running courses. She is also happy to discuss their away courses and custom courses for both Wilderness Medicine and the Paddling School with anyone who is interested. Her phone number is (828) 488-7286.