JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Friday, July 4: Fireworks Paddle
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Gene Boothe, 928-1107
Place: Put in at at Fairhope Yacht Club Beach. Paddle to the Municipal Pier in Fairhope to enjoy potluck dinner on the sandbar, listen to the Baldwin Pops on the bluff, and watch the fireworks from our boats.
Food: Our food coordinators report that we need more main and side dishes or salads, ice, paper cups, plates and utensils. Contact Dottie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ingrid at 928-8940 to tell them what food you are bringing.
Comments: Bring a flashlight, PFD, and something for the potluck.
We are guests at the Fairhope Yacht Club. When we unload at the beach, we must stay clear of the boat ramp so the members can use it to launch their trailered boats. We should offload our boats at the beach and park our cars away from this launching area.
Monday, July 7: Larry's July “Big Boy” Paddle
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Put in on Fish River.
Directions to the put in: Take Highway 98 south or I-10 Malbis exit then south on 27. From either road, turn left (east) on highway 32. Cross Fish River bridge. Turn right on highway 9. After one mile, turn right on Honey Road. Go one quarter mile passing the county park at Marlow Ferry Landing. Turn left on Honey Road extension. County access area is 100 yards on the right.
Contact: Larry McDuff, 928-1582
Comments: This is actually a "beginner" paddle for all skill levels, with a “Big Boy” option.
Friday, July 11: Bob's Full Moon Paddle
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: to be announced
Contact: Bob Andrews, home: 344-8664, cell: 367-4144
Comments: Bring a single white light.
Tuesday July 15: Matt's Birthday Paddle
Time: 12:00 noon
Place: Chickasabogue Park.
Contact: Matt Darring, home: 341-1712, work: 343-1196, email@example.com
Description: Leisurely paddle on Chickasabogue creek. We'll have lunch on one of the sand bars. Matt will bring birthday cake.
Comments: $1 entrance fee to park. To get to park take Highway 45 exit on I-65 (Exit 8). Go west to Shelton Beach road (store called "The Meat Block" on the corner) and take a right. (From here there are signs to the park) Go about a mile and take a right just after going under the big power lines. Then go about a half a mile and take a left at sign for park. Follow this road all the way to the park. We'll meet at the rangers’ building at the front entrance at noon.
Saturday, July 26: Pigeon Creek Paddle
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Place: Meet at Hardees in Evergreen on Highway 83
Contact: Mark (251) 458-7574
Comments: This paddle of Pigeon Creek at Redlevel, a suburb of Andalusia, will include a shuttle organized by the West Florida Canoe Club. Takeout is at Highway 84.
SUBMIT YOUR DESIGNS FOR THE CLUB T-SHIRT
Fritz and Harriet have announced that it’s high time this club had a t-shirt of its own and they are looking for artwork to go on the front, back, and or sleeves of a club T-shirt. Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) has volunteered to collect graphics via e-mail. For artwork on paper, please drop it off at the Fairhope Boat Company for Fritz, and call Fritz at 680-8928 to tell him it is there!
Thanks to Dale Moss for the humor and the slide presentation of the Everglades at the club meeting last night.