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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, February 26

Call it an evening with Barb Brown. Not only will she run the meeting, but Barb will entertain us with her superb slide show documenting the history of CCA. Come in from the cold and join us. Barb’s photographic talent is always worth seeing.

Monday, April 30

We are pleased to announce that we have a live speaker this evening -- Steve Taylor -- whose unique subject will be “Why do Drownings continue from Swimming in the  Potomac Gorge?" Steve says “In part, this question is addressed in light of "Safety Culture" programs for complex systems that have notably reduced accidents, such as with the airlines.” He says that “this will be an audience participating presentation.   School will be in. You may get fingered to answer a question. Homework will be given.”

A note about Steve: Steve has been part of our local paddling community since the late 70s. He is a scientist who has lent his expertise to, among other things, securing water on the Upper Yough, preventing a hydropower project that would have dewatered part of the Gauley, and securing water releases on New York’s Black River. It is worth showing up this evening just to thank Steve for all he has done for our rivers. Please join us.

Monday, June 25

Continuing our tradition of showcasing our local environmental warriors, we have invited the Potomac Riverkeeper to brief us on our watersheds challenges and what they are doing. Our guest speaker will be Dean Naujoks. Let's give him a warm welcome.


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: