Andy the way we did it is by stoking the passion in the masses. On September 5th, CCAW had 10 members, the officers who had a vision and various skills that would lead us in the right direction. We made decisions as a team and threw ourselves into it 100%. We put up a lot of $ to get it off the ground & it has paid off. We now have over 140 members.
Next we hit the town. SLO is small & unique but we walked Farmer's Market in boardshorts & vests, while toting boards and passed out flyers. We passed out flyers to anyone who would listen. Then we had boats at Farmer's and just spread the word. Our club is cheap to join & we do all kinds of fun events. We schedule day trips where we take over 60 riders out in a day and we do "Learn to Ride" days. We also do random off the water fun stuff. Anyhow thats how CCAW got rolling. We are also incredibly supportive of our members & avoid being clique at all. Hence the random shouts of "CCAW!!!" every six minutes. Let us know if you have any other questions, you can also email our President Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Message edited by stephan on November 14, 2005)