KCCNY traditionally donates most of our ‘profit’ at the end of the year to organizations that further our cause. The allocation is normally proposed by the conservation committee and approved at the annual meeting.
Profit comes from membership dues, pool session and in 2021, instructional profits.
Many folks also make voluntary additional donations when joining or renewing.
It is our belief that these large group donations allow us to have more clout with organizations whose interests partially align with ours. Most notably, American Whitewater has put a lot of effort into the Mongaup reliscensing which as of late 2021 is still not completely approved to get more and bigger releases and get them scheduled to local paddlers benefit. For example, in 2021, the schedule was adjusted so that June and July releases were on weekend the Lehigh wasn’t releasing.