Contact Us - Contact Info- Wasabi

2016 Committee Heads:

(A job description document for many of the positions within the club is attached below.)

  • Social Media –
  • Community Outreach – 
  • Wasabi Wear/Uniforms/Equipment – Janet Aldanda
  • Recruitment –  – Ingrid Olsen
  • Social Committee 
  • Maintenance Co-Chairs:  Janet DeAustria, Connie Cavagnaro, Lori Laws 
  • Boathouse Board Member – Chris Burkhart (Treasurer), 
    Don Rohlf (Secretary)
  • 2016 Wasabi Board of Directors:

    Board Member Status
  • Cindy Hickman (Woman's Program)
  • 2nd year of 2-year term (re-elected to second term)
  • Elva Kopacz (Team SOAR)
  • 2nd year of 2-year term (re-elected to second term)
  • Colleen Madigan (VIP Team)
  •  2nd  year of 2-year term
  • Nigel Arkell (Tide Runners Grand Masters Mixed)
  • 1st year of 2-year term
  • Eloise Steere (Team Kraken)
  • 2nd year of 2-year term
  • Tami Stover 
  • 1st year of 2-year term
  • Lisa Hillhouse (Women's Program)
  • 1st year of 2-year term
  • Cary Morris              
  • 1st year of 2-year term
  • Lori Laws (Team Fury)   
  • 1st year of 2-year term

  • Larry LaMarsh, Board Member Emeritus (non-voting)

2016 Officers:

  • Kaspar Murer:             President
  • Open:                          Immediate Past President
  • Open:                         Vice-President
  • Laura Freeman:          Secretary
  • Gretchen Brown:        Treasurer
  • Joanna Haney:           Assist. Treasurer
  • Larry LaMarsh:           Safety Officer
  • Cindy Hickman:          Coach Coordinator
  • Kate Kaufmann:              OC Coordinator
  •  2016 Association Representatives:  

    • PNW/ORCA: Corky Lai

      2016 Race Lead Managers:

    • Tempe:                   
    • Tacoma:                 
    • Women's Regatta   
    • Rio Tinto:                
    • Salem:                 
    • Kent:                                       
    • Victoria:                
    • Portland:                 
    • Long Beach:
    • San Francisco


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    The Wasabi Paddling Club boathouse is located at 1515 SE Water Ave. Our boathouse is in the back of the building. To access via car, continue past the building, turn right into the parking lot immediately before the big OMSI sign, follow the road around and through the stop sign. The boathouse entrance is just to the left of the outdoor stairway.

    Nehalem Bay Location: Our dock is located on H St. before it becomes 6th St. There is parking and there are restrooms 3 blocks away but there are no showers available.


    Wasabi Paddling Club is proud to be a member of the following organizations:

    Pacific Dragon Boat Association (PDBA)
    United States Dragon Boat Federation  (USDBF)
    International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) 
    Pacific NW Outrigger Canoe Association (PNW-ORCA)