O Kalani Membership 2021
To become a member of O Kalani for 2021, please complete the following:

1. If you haven't already done so, complete the 2021 Northern California Outrigger Association (NCOCA) Smartwaiver. https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/545a755dca9a9/web/ After you submit the form, a confirmation link will be emailed to you. Click the link in the email to complete the waiver.

2. Complete this membership form.

3. Pay your membership dues and, if applicable, vessel storage fees. Within a few days after you submit this form, a PayPal invoice will be emailed to you. Fees will be pro-rated toward the end of the middle or end of the racing season (e.g., August 1 and onwards).

Due to COVID-19, regular membership dues were reduced in 2020. This reduction continues in 2021 pending further developments through the paddling season.

- $175 for Adult Membership Membership (19 and Over) - All individuals over the age of 18 who want to paddle pay the General Membership and have full access to all activities throughout year. The General Membership includes sprint race fees, (1) voting right, and use of O Kalani club canoes (OC-1, OC-2, OC-6) during scheduled practices under coach supervision only.

- $65 for Young Members (18 and Under) - All individuals 18 years old and under who want to paddle pay the Junior Membership have the same privileges as the General Membership but receive no voting rights.

- $100 for EACH vessel storage slot - Fully paid members may store a vessel (OC-1, OC-2, or surf-ski) at O Kalani’s site at the annual rate of $100 per vessel. First-come, first- served basis, space permitting. Complete and submit the Canoe Storage Rental Agreement (in an upcoming section on this form). Storage billed separately from membership dues. Storage is an optional add-on to membership.
I have submitted the online 2021 NCOCA Smartwaiver *
The waiver must be completed every year by all racing, recreational, visiting, and guest paddlers who paddle from O Kalani's site or participate in any NCOCA paddling event. Waivers completed for the 2021 year are effective February 1, 2021 to January 31st, 2022.
Communicable Diseases Waiver Including COVID-19
ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

In consideration of being allowed to participate in activities on behalf of O Kalani Outrigger Canoe Center and related events, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,

2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,

3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,

4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS O Kalani Outrigger Canoe Center their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Communicable Diseases Waiver Acknowledgement *
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
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Member Code of Conduct
Organization/Community

1. I will respect the rights, dignity, and worth of myself and others.
2. I will respect the environment.
3. I will adhere to policies and rules set out by O Kalani and its governing organizations.
4. I will pay membership dues and canoe storage fees in full within 60 days of published due date (March 1, annually) or in installments according to a pre-arranged written agreement with the Treasurer.
5. I know I am welcomed and encouraged to volunteer for, participate in, and support O Kalani’s activities, events, and races.
6. As a coach or steersperson, I will:
a. Treat each paddler with respect and dignity.
b. Make crew decisions based on fair and equitable standards.
c. Be available to answer questions and foster an environment of open communication.
d. Lead by example.
e. Seek assistance from the Head Women’s or Men’s Coach or President to resolve conflicts.
7. I will follow the procedure for voicing my concerns or complaints regarding coaching or the management of O Kalani or the paddling program as follows:
a. I will talk with a coach privately.
b. If I feel my concern/complaint has not been addressed, I can talk to the Head Women’s or Men’s Coach.
c. If I still feel my concern/complaint has not been adequately addressed, I may talk with the O Kalani Board President or Vice President. If a matter is brought to the President’s or Vice President’s attention, the President or Vice President will automatically bring the matter before the O Kalani Board of Directors for resolution.
8. I will ensure all visitors sign waivers before paddling with O Kalani or from O Kalani’s site.


Property and Equipment

1. I will care for and respect canoes, equipment, and O Kalani’s site.
2. I will refrain from leaning against or stepping over canoes.
3. I will take care when moving canoes (e.g., lift, not drag).
4. I will help rinse, transport, and secure O Kalani’s canoes after use.
5. I will keep O Kalani’s site clean and free of litter.
6. I will ensure the O Kalani’s site and the rinsing area is secure upon leaving.
7. If a club canoe is damaged, I will notify a coach or board member immediately. If I borrow a privately owned canoe and it is damaged, I will notify the owner immediately.
8. I will obtain approval from the Board of Directors to borrow an OC-6 outside of sanctioned practice times.
9. For safety reasons, club-owned OC-1s shall only be used with approval of a coach or board member at sanctioned practice times.
10. If I loan my personal canoe to another paddler, I understand that I do so at my own risk. I am responsible for ensuring the equipment is in working order, and the paddler can use it safely.


Sportsmanship

1. I will cooperate with and respect the coaching staff and their decisions. This includes the setting of crews for practices and races.
2. I will accept feedback, constructive criticism, and instruction with an open mind.
3. I will demonstrate good sportsmanship at all practices and races.


Personal Property

Personal property should be respected at all times. Personal items left or temporarily stored in the O Kalani site are the responsibility of each individual member. O Kalani accepts no liability for damages or theft of equipment or members’ personal property including canoes and surf-skis, paddleboards, backpacks, clothing, paddles, or other items that are stored at members’ own risk. OC-1 and OC-2 canoes and surf-ski storage can be accommodated for members on a first-come, first-serve basis, space-permitting in coordination with the O Kalani Board and the canoe storage term set forth. An annual fee must be paid for storage of such watercraft. No personal property or equipment (e.g. bikes, motorcycles, surfboards, SUPs etc.) other than temporary/daily storage of paddles, personal clothing and practice gear is allowed at O Kalani’s site.


Safety

Safety is paramount both on and off the water. Violence or illegal drugs, in any form, will not be tolerated. On-water safety protocols must be followed. For example, before taking the OC-6 on the water for practice, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the canoe is properly equipped with at least 6 personal flotation devices (PFDs), 2 bailers, 1 bucket, and 1 backup paddle. If you cannot swim, you are required to wear a PFD while in the canoe. It is each member’s responsibility to carry a PFD while on an OC-1.

I understand that it is my responsibility to uphold the Member Code of Conduct. I understand that O Kalani promotes an open forum of communication, and l should follow the procedures to make myself heard. I understand that I have the power and responsibility to make a positive difference as a member of O Kalani. Given just cause, I understand that the Board of Directors reserves the right to revoke my membership.
Member Code of Conduct *
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Participation Waiver
In consideration of and in participation with O Kalani Outrigger Canoe Center, any of its agents, officers, volunteers, participants, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘O Kalani’), I hereby agree to release and discharge O Kalani on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate as follows:

1 I acknowledge that outrigger paddling and other paddle sports entail known and unanticipated risks, which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. I assume those risks and release O Kalani of liability resulting from those risks. The risks include, among other things: boat capsizing; tidal conditions and currents; travel in remote areas; collision with objects or other watercraft; prolonged exposure to cold water; hypothermia, accidental drowning; illness in remote areas; exposure to sun, strong wind, cold storms, large waves, eddies and whirlpools, and lightning; aggressive and/or poisonous marine life; bodily injuries; slips and falls while hiking; and rapidly changing adverse weather and water conditions. O Kalani and its members seek safety, but they are not infallible; they may be unaware of a participant’s fitness or abilities; they might misjudge the weather, the elements, or the terrain; they may give inadequate warning of instructions and the equipment being used might malfunction.

2 I expressly agree and represent that I understand the nature of outrigger canoe paddling and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. Additionally, I agree to wear a US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) while participating in this activity when applicable. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participating in the activity. My participation in this activity is voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.

3 I hereby voluntarily forever release, discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless O Kalani from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action (collectively, “Claims”), which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or my use of O Kalani’s equipment or facilities, including any such Claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of O Kalani.

4 Should O Kalani, or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.

5 I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I have no medical or physical conditions which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume – and bear the costs of – all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such

6 In the event that I file a lawsuit against O Kalani, I agree to do so solely in the state of California. I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force an effect.

By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation of O Kalani paddling and related activities, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against O Kalani on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.
Participation Waiver *
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Participation Waiver Parent/Guardian's Additional Indemnification (for participants under 18)
Member Information
I am a... *
If you are a new member or visitor, how did you hear about O Kalani?
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone Number *
Date of Birth *
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Do you have any special training?
Rate your level of swimming ability: *
Please identify medical conditions and allergies that may affect your abilities on the water or would be important for first aid.
Are you diabetic? If so, what type? *
What medications are you taking and how often?
Wearable Road IDs
In case of a medical emergency, we recommend wearing a Road ID to quickly provide identification and vital information for first responders. The Road ID should contain your Name, Address (at least City, State), Emergency Contact Name & Phone No., and Other Med Info. Obtain one at: https://www.roadid.com/
Emergency Contact - First Name, Last Name, and Relationship *
For example: Ron Weasley, Friend
Emergency Contact - Phone Number *
For Example: 510-867-5309
Release for Minors (Under 18)
If you are under 18 years old, fill out parent or guardian information below. If you are 18 or over, skip the Parent/Guardian information.
Parent/Guardian - First Name, Last Name, and Relationship
For example: James Potter, Father
Parent/Guardian - Contact Phone Number
For example: 510-867-5309
Annual Canoe Storage Rental Terms
You may skip this section and question if you do not plan on storing a craft at O Kalani's site.

* Storage spots are for OC-1s, OC-2s, and surf-skis (surf skis, as space allows and for members who already store an outrigger canoe on site).
* O Kalani Outrigger Canoe Center assumes no responsibility for theft or damage to member-owned OC-1s, OC-2s, or surf-skis. Member is in good standing and either fully paid in annual dues or on a board approved payment plan.
* Fees set annually by the board of directors. For the 2019 season (March 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020), fees are $100 per storage spot and are due March 1 with the annual dues payment. Storage obtained after March 1 will be prorated to the first day of the following month from when storage was granted.
* Requests for private boat storage must be made in writing to the Secretary and will be ranked based on the date on which they are received. The Secretary will maintain a waiting list.
* One storage spot is available per fully paid member on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows. Additional spots will be granted to members provided no member is on the waiting list at the start of a season.
* One storage spot may be carried over from year to year per member. Members will need to vacate additional storage spots for those members on the waiting list seeking a spot as of March 1.
* Coaches are granted one storage spot at no cost.
* The secretary will maintain an inventory indicating which member is assigned to each spot.
* Should a member vacate a spot before the end of the season, a prorated storage fee from the first day of the next month will be refunded to the member. The spot shall be made available to the next member on the waiting list.
* A canoe with a storage spot that is sold to another member may retain the storage spot for the remainder of the season. The following March 1, the spot shall be reassigned according to the waiting list. It is the responsibility of the new canoe owner to contact the Secretary to request to be added to the waiting list.
* O Kalani-owned canoes are guaranteed storage. Should O Kalani procure additional canoes, they shall be given priority for storage. Storage is intended for active paddlers only.
* The Board of Directors reserves the right to remove canoes that belong to inactive paddlers to make room for active members on the waiting list with 30-day written notice. In such an event, a prorated storage fee shall be refunded to the member.
Annual Canoe Storage Agreement *
Whether you will be storing a vessel or not, please read the Annual Canoe Storage Terms above and check the box below.
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Vessel Info 1
Please enter vessel type, make, color, and any notes. For multiple vessels, fill out the next fields (Vessel Info 2, Vessel Info 3). For example: "OC-1, Pueo X, Gray hull with orange ends and orange ama" or "OC-2, Tempest, Yellow with lightning graphic on red ama, Shared boat with Lily Potter"
Vessel Info 2
Vessel Info 3
Other Information
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