Thursday, April 29, 2010

Our Own Paddles UP!

For the sixth year in a row, St. Andrews Women on the Edge is
participating in the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival in Grand Marais,
Minnesota. This is a “fun race” with the entry fee from each team
going to local non-profit organizations in the area. You can find more
information at In addition to
our monetary contribution, this year our team will be adding our own
service project. With the current economy hitting the north shore
region especially hard, we will be contributing items to the local
food shelf.

Here’s why we’re contacting you: We would like to have our own team
paddles to use each year. While the paddles provided by the festival
are great for those northern lumberjack types, most are too long for
us women! So, for $40, you can “sponsor” a paddle for the team.
Your name (or business’ name) will be etched into the paddle’s handle,
for example: “generously and enthusiastically sponsored by…”. There
is no limit to how many you can sponsor. Our goal is to be able to
have 22 paddles for the team.
Please consider this one time donation that will be used for years to
come. Mark your calendars. This year’s festival is July 30 – Aug. 1.
Our first meeting is May 11 at 7pm in the Fireside lounge (Great Hall

You can sign up online to be on this year's team at,
and you want to sponsor a paddle, send a check for $40 to
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church-Women on the Edge
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi MN 55115

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

REI Paddle Fest

Roseville REI
Date: 5/8/2010
Event Location: REI Bloomington
Event Fee: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CDT)
Description: Join us for this fun paddling event! REI will host paddling classes, local paddling groups, and paddling vendors. Participants will receive a 15% off coupon for a regular price boat too! Event Highlights: 15% off coupon for a regular price boat for all attendees, REI expert staff on hand to help find the right boat for you, and local paddling groups tabling from 11am - 3pm. Paddling Classes: Kayaking Basics - 11am, Finding the best boat for you - 11:45am, How to pick a paddle and life jacket - 12:30pm, Kayak & canoe camping & portaging a boat - 1:15pm, Local paddling destinations - 2pm, Getting your boat from the garage to the water - 3pm, Planning a Wilderness River Trip 3:30pm. It's time to get excited about the season for paddling!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dragon Boat Team...

thinking about buying our own paddles... what do you think?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Your Future is filled with....

HOPE because God is working on your behalf.
In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. ROMANS 8:28
JOY because God has a plan for you.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "...plans to give you hope and a future." JEREMIAH 29:11
PEACE because God will be wherever you go.
I am with you always. MATTHEW 28:20
LOVE because God deeply cares for you.
How wide and long and deep and high is the love of Christ. EPHESIANS 3:18
STRENGTH because God gives you everything you need.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. PHILLIPIANS 4:13
CONFIDENCE because God made you who you are.
God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. GENESIS 1:31
COURAGE because God can do more than you can imagine!
With God all things are possible. MATTHEW 19:26

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dragon Boat half filled signed up soon!

Our first meeting is May 11 at 7 pm. Please sign up prior to the meeting online at

Also Rock climbing at Taylors Falls is Sunday, May 16. Please sign up by May 1.

Flat Tire Prevention for your Bike from REI

Nothing is 100% effective in preventing you from getting a flat tire on your bike. You do, however, you have a number of options that can greatly reduce your likelihood of getting a flat. With this advice and/or products, you may never need to fuss with tube punctures or patch kits again.
Tire Pressure
Your first strategy should always be to make sure you are riding with the proper tire pressure.
Each tire has a preferred air-pressure range, which is measured in psi (pounds per square inch). Look on the tire sidewall for the recommended pressure. As a general rule:
Road tires should run between 100 to 140 psi.
Mountain bike tires should run between 30 to 50 psi.
Urban and casual bike tire should run between 60 and 80 psi.
Under-inflation can lead to problems with "pinch flats." This can occur when you hit a bump and your under-inflated tire compresses all the way to the rim, causing 2 small holes that resemble a snake bite. Over-inflation, on the other hand, doesn't cause flats although it's possible to blow out the tube in extreme cases.
Use a tire pump or gauge to check your pressure. Higher-end tire pumps will include a psi gauge, but if you have a lower-end pump, you'll need to carry your own tire pressure gauge. Be sure to know whether you have a Presta or Schrader valve stem (the slimmer Presta valve needs to have the top nut unscrewed before checking pressure).
Basic Tire Care
It's a good idea to periodically inspect your bike tires for embedded glass, rock shards or other sharp objects, especially after riding a route that has substantial debris. These small embedded items may not cause an immediate flat but can slowly work their way through a tire to eventually cause a puncture. Use your fingernail or a small tool to remove this debris before it causes a problem.
Periodically check your tire sidewalls and tread for excessive wear, damage, dryness or cracking. Tires with any of these symptoms increase your risk for a flat tire. If unsure about their condition, ask a bike pro at your local REI or other reputable bike shop to evaluate your tires.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Don't Miss the BOAT!

Hey Women on the Edge!!! It's time to get out those summer calendars and save the date for the most fun weekend you'll have all summer! It's the Northshore Dragonboat festival, of course!! Team Women on the Edge is already registered and now you can,too. We'll fill the boat with 21 women and no previous paddling experience is neccessary. Just come with enthusiasm...we'll add the water!
The event: Friday July 30- Sunday Aug. 1
The 1st pre-event meeting: May 11, 7:00 pm in the Fireside Lounge
We'll give an overview of the weekend's events, the boat, paddling, the parade (yes, we get to be in a parade--warm up your batons, you old baton twirlers out there!), everything you want to know!
For more information: Contact Lisa email or 651-762-9139
To register online: click here to register
DON'T MISS THE BOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
your dragonboat leaders,
Lisa Ender
Carrin Mahmood
Karen Anderson