Saturday, July 9, 2011


Our Action For Africa kayaks are available for all Action For Africa Bellingham Traverse racers.

We have two kayaks stored at the Community Boating Center in Fairhaven. You are welcome to use them anytime they are available. A few things:

- Check for their availability at:

- If you would like to book them, please email

- For information on hours and location of the Community Boating Center:

- Our kayaks are stored in lockers C18 and C19

- The kayaks do not come with paddle, skirt etc. For $5/day, the Boating Center rents to full package of paddle, skirt, life jacket, sponge, bilge pump and paddle float. Or, bring your own!

Thank you for helping Action For Africa through your participation in the Bellingham Traverse. We look forward to you racing with us again this year.

Enjoy the kayaks!

Bellingham Traverse 2011

Dear friend,

It seems like yesterday that you and I wore our yellow Action for Africa jerseys and raced in the 2010 Bellingham Traverse.

Because of you -- and hundreds like you -- we raised awareness of poverty in Lesotho, Africa -- and raised almost $20,000 to care for children who are living in very great need. Thank you so very much for your role in our success last year.

In February, a team of 9 Whatcom County residents (including my son, wife and I) visited the projects in Lesotho where those funds are being invested. I can tell you with all confidence that those funds are being used to bring safe water, healthcare, food and new life to children and families in Lesotho.

The 2011 Bellingham Traverse is only a few months away -- and we are committed to doing even MORE to care for children living in Lesotho. This year we hope to raise $50,000 to continue our work and reach even more children in Lesotho.

I want to invite you to a very important KICK-OFF PARTY for the 2011 Bellingham Traverse -- Action for Africa - Style! Please join us on Sunday, July 10th at the Bellingham Yacht Club,-122.504876&spn=0.006931,0.01929&fb=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,11124272533302630462&z=16&iwloc=A).

Come be part of the action! Invite your friends to attend . . . it will be a great event! We will make a brief presentation at 4PM and 6:30PM with time between and after for socializing. Join us for food, fun and a briefing on our work in Africa. You will also have the opportunity to start forming your team for the 2011 event and become equipped to help us raise our goal of $50,000.

Please RSVP today by responding to this email or by accepting our invite at the KICK-OFF PARTY Facebook page (

See you soon,

for all of us at Actrion For Africa
David Loeppky