The returned ballots have been counted and unification between the Professional Paddlesports Association (PPA) and America Outdoors Association (AOA) was overwhelmingly approved. The initial count has been completed and the ballots await certification by two board approved independent reviewers. The certification team consists of Donna Stout, who many of you will remember as a past PPA outfitter member, President, and Executive Director, as well as Don Gentle, an avid paddler, outdoor educator, and Director of Camp High Rocks in Brevard, NC. Certification of the vote is to be completed by May 22, 2012.