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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2003

MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Safety note: There will be a bass fishing tournament in the Delta on Saturday, May 10. This would be a good day to paddle elsewhere. If you choose to paddle in the Delta during a fishing tournament, watch for power boats.

May 9, Friday: Ingrams Bayou Slacker Paddle
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Larry McDuff, 928-1582
Place: Josephine Public Access and Boat Launch
Comments: This is a reprise of a wonderful paddle Larry led a couple of years ago. To get to Josephine Park, take Highway 98 east, to County 95 south, to County 42. Follow the bend in the road around the Love Field runway. Larry will be on a sailboat named "Good Baby" in the cove. Look for a red kayak behind the sailboat.

Week of May 12: Bob's Full Moon Paddle
Contact: Bob Andrews, 344-8664 cell: 367-4144
Comments: On Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, Bob will lead a moonlight paddle, possibly to Gravine Island. Further details will be posted and e-mailed as they become available, or just call Bob on Monday, May 12, to find out where he is going and when.

May 13, Tuesday: Public Lecture on the History of the Delta
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Faulkner Jr. College Campus, Fairhope
Comments: For further information, call Faulkner at 928-1353.

May 17, Saturday: Weeks Bay Clean-Up
Place: Lulu's, under the Fish River Bridge on Highway 98
Comments: This is an annual project of the Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation, in which our club regularly participates. Contact the Reserve for further information at 990-5004 or admin@weeksbay.org

May 17, Saturday: Hazardous Waste Collection
Kevin Marek of the Sierra club has invited us to participate:
It doesn't directly relate to paddling, but it does relate to clean water. Can you ask club members if any are available to help with Household Hazardous Waste collection on Saturday, May 17, between 9am and 1pm? In particular, Keith Hadden is looking for volunteers in Daphne to itemize the material that is brougt in. Also, you might want to make everyone aware so they can bring in their own unneeded waste to Daphne, Gulf Shores, Bay Minette, or the Magnolia Landfill. To volunteer, Keith can be reached at 709-8851 c, 626-2116 hm 694-3800 wk or gkhadden@juno.com

May 18, Sunday: Escatawpa River Clean-Up
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: meet at Sunshine Canoes' landing just past the bridge on Airport Boulevard, 13 miles west of the entrance light at the Mobile Airport
Contact: Bob Andrews, 344-8664 cell: 367-4144
Comments: This is an annual event in which our club participates. We will pick up debris along a six-mile stretch of the river, and eat lunch on a sandbar along the way. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, water shoes, a bag lunch, and a long-handled crab net or grabber if you have one. Bob and the County Extension Service will provide canoes, trash bags, and drinking water. Awards will be given for the "Most Debris Collected" and the "Most Unusual Debris Found."

May 31, Saturday: Pelican Pointe Triathlon
Jeff Pollock writes us:
I am the race director for the Pelican Point Triathlon. Last year your club provided about ten members with kayaks to help monitor the swim portion of our race. We would love your help again this year! The race is on Saturday, May 31st, located at the Pelican Point Grill in Fairhope, Alabama, down by the mouth of Weeks Bay. The race starts with a swim at 7:00 am. We would need 5-10 kayaks to help set the swim buoys and monitor the swimmers. We will have the Search and Rescue there as well, in case of any serious problems. The kayaks are there for flotation if someone needs to rest, and to be there to keep people on course. The kayaks would need to be there no later than 6:30. Parking is extremely limited, so if you want to park close to the shore, I would get there at 6:00. After the swim is completed (~8:15 am) the kayakers are welcome to hang around and watch the race and stay for the post race party (~11:00). We should have T-shirts for the volunteers. Thanks for the support. You have been great the last two years. If members want to contact us regarding details they can call us at 251-621-3908 or email us at carotop111@aol.com.

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Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m., at the Fairhope Yacht Club.