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Wednesday, November 05, 2003

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The monthly meeting was held on Tues. Nov. 4. Stuff worth noting is:

New President

Fritz has stepped down and our new president is Harriet Ingraham. Thanks Fritz for all of you hard work and congrats to Harriet.


The idea of club shirts has been in the works. What we need are designs. Designs are due by the next meeting on December 2nd.

Annual Club Party

Jane is once again hosting the annual party. Thank you Jane. She really needs your help in setting up and cleaning up. She cannot do it this year.

Paddling will be from 3:30 - 6:00
Dinner will start at 6:00 - Bring a covered dish, your own beverage and chair.
Date: Saturday, November 15th
Contact: Jane, 978-1651

Byrnes Lake Closing:

Byrnes Lake landing will be closed from Sunday Nov. 9th until the first of the year. They are filming a movie on site.

Baldwin County Parks

The Parks and Land Management Committee for Baldwin County is meeting with the public to discuss future plans at county parks. The meetings will be held as follows:

- Bay Minette, Monday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the County Administration Building

- Foley, Tuesday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the City of Foley Chambers

- Fairhope, Thursday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Satellite Courthouse

The county employee who is the point of contact is Stan Arbaczauskas, phone 580-1655 x7251.


Full Moon Paddle

Bob will be leading a full moon paddle. The date is not set yet, but will happen prior to November 11th. Check the web site for information

Big Boy Paddle

Date: November 4th
Time: 9:30 meet at WalMart in Tillman's Corner
10:15 at Bayou Cumbest at the state line
Contact: Carl Hlavenka,
Comments: Approximately 13 mile, 5-6 hour loop Day Paddle. Paddle begins in Bayou Cumbest near AL/MS border, a pristine saltwater marsh leading to bird-popular shell mound islands (Bangs Indian Mound and Rigolets Islands) - partially exposed to Gulf (one may stay close to shore or have brief open water experience - cut across 3-5ft deep Pt.aux Chenes Bay). Loop return via Crooked Bayou, marsh creek with occasional hammocks of pine. Alternatively, meet at 9:30 am at Wal-Mart in Tillmans Corner, AL on Rangeline Rd. (AL-193 North/Higgins Rd), exit 17B off I-10. We will then continue I-10W to first MS exit 75, Franklin Creek Rd. Go left, or south to Hwy90. Next, go right, or west ~3.6 miles to Orange Grove Rd. on left past boat launch sign and gas station. Next, go ~1.7 miles on Orange Grove Rd. Finally, take a left onto Grand Bature Rd, follow to end. $2-$3 Launch Fee.


Little Bateau / Conway Creek

Date: Sunday, November 16th
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Texaco on the Causeway
Contact: Matt Darring, 343-1196 or 341-1669

Lower Perdido River

Date: Saturday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Ruby's Fish Camp
Contact: Mark Vance, 458-7574

Meet at Ruby's Fish Camp, shuttle to Adventures Unlimited, Take out at Ruby's. Ruby's is on Hwy 90 just east of the Perdido River which is on the AL/FL State line. Take I-10- to Hwy 90 alternate (9 mile road) go west to meeting place on north side of road.

Bring lunch, $3.00 - $5:00 for launch and take out fee