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BRV Facebook Page Launched  
Club Finally Engages in “Social Media” Revolution

(Jan. 2017) BRV newsletter editor emeritus Frank Fico has created a “user-friendly social media presence for those BRV members so inclined and other interested paddlers,” he reports in the Winter 2017 issue of The Voyageur newsletter.

“For those of you who are on Facebook, I have initiated a BRV Facebook group. It is a closed group, with me as the moderator.

From the Facebook website on a computer*, go to the menu (should be the icon in the lower right of your window). There you should find a heading for Groups beneath your Friends. Select Groups, then use the Search Groups text entry window at the top to find “Friends of the Blue Ridge Voyageurs.” I will accept your membership request, then you can access the site to view or post at any time.

" This is an easy way to add trip photos with captions (or even attach a full trip report file), check-in from rivers near and far, organize impromptu trips, post announcements, questions, etc. I don’t expect many issues with posting inappropriate content since I control the membership.

Membership in the group is not tied to BRV club membership; any interested paddler can join. I have posted a few “vintage” BRV items to the group, including the first BRV newsletter Bridget and I edited in January 1993. Believe it or not, the incoming President that year was none other than current President Rick Koller — check out the group to see his inaugural President’s  Put-in article and a fun trip down memory lane.

*The Facebook app on a mobile device may work slightly differently.

“For those not yet on Facebook, go to and follow the prompts to set up a free account. You can control your privacy settings to be as strict or open as desired."