Carleen McOsker has been awarded a lifetime RICKA membership award. Carleen has been a sea kayak leader and has served as the 2nd RICKA sea kayak chairperson with a longevity of 20 years. The group of sea kayakers under her leadership has grown as many have gained BCU certification and traveled to distant locations.

 She has been an effective liaison for the sea kayakers with other Board members. Carleen has often been vocal in her opinions but she has seldomly backed away from maintaining and enforcing tougher safety standards for the group.

Her home has always been open to group meetings. After raising five children, Carleen became involved with outdoor groups.