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Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Wednesday, November 07, 2001

How to contact the Alabama Cooperative Extension System:
Last night's presentation by Sonya Wood Mahler (Baldwin County Extension Agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System) included free brochures and handouts covering everything from the new Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, to what makes jubilees happen, to lists of phone numbers to call if you observe environmental problems, to lists of environment-related websites. In addition to the free materials, the Extension Service also offers a handy little guide to invasive aquatic species -- waterproof, color photos on one side and an explanation on the back -- for $10.

If you missed last night's meeting and/or would like further information, you can contact Sonya at, phone 251-937-7176. Her mailing address is Baldwin County Extension, 302A Byrne Street, Bay Minette AL 36507. The Extension System's web site is at


In other news: Gene and I are making some changes to the FAQs to reflect the particular inquiries we have recently received from new members. The latest version of the FAQs is printed below. If you have any comments or questions or things you would like to see added to the FAQs, please e-mail me, Julie, at

Gene and I will also be sending some test e-mails in an effort to explore the mysteries of Microsoft's Outlook Express and exploit them to the Club's best advantage. So don't worry if you get some strange e-mails from me and Gene over the next few days.



General Information:

1. We e-mail our monthly newsletter to anyone who requests it from Gene at Gene also snail-mails our newsletter to those members who request it. Contact Gene if you would like to receive a newsletter in either format.

2. We are a group of people who enjoy paddling and also enjoy sharing our experiences with others. We are not a formal organization. There are no dues, no application forms, no membership lists (other than Gene's e-mail list). All you have to do to "join" our "club" is send Gene your e-mail address, show up at a paddle, come to a meeting, or just decide you're a member.

3. Our intention is for safety to always be the first priority. It is up to each individual to decide for him/herself whether or not the paddling conditions for each event are within their enjoyment and skill range. Everyone must be responsible for their decision as to whether or not to participate in each event. The coordinator of the paddle should be able to assist with information on the expected paddle conditions. However, always remember that the weather and other conditions can, and quite often do, change both quickly and dramatically.

4. It is always a good idea to contact the trip coordinator for any paddling trip to let them know if you plan to attend. They can contact you with important information, such as trip cancellation, etc. Also, thanks to the paddlers who choose to carry a trash bag to collect rubbish along the way. They make it nicer for everyone.

Contact list:

If you want to get on our e-mail list, please e-mail Gene at

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about this website, or want to post something on this website, please e-mail me, Julie, at

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