The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Nancy Milford, MBCKC member, will be the host of this months meeting. While some people like to paddle in races, others like a slower pace. Nancy will talk about some of the things that you can see, learn, and experience by slowing down some. Her theme is "Dinner with the Birds"
Maggie Pyle will do the mini-presentation this month. Maggie recently participated in the 16th Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival, entering three races. In Atlanta, there were over 60 teams competing from collegiate, corporate, industry, banking, retail, and breast cancer survivors teams. On Saturday, September 24th, 32 teams participated in dragon boat races on the Mississippi River at Memphis. Maggie will have photos she took of the Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival and share insights into the 2,000 year-old sport of dragon boat racing which is currently the 8th fastest growing sport in the world.
Tracy Lannie will have raffle tickets for a Bending Branches Navigator Paddle. Drawing to be held on October 8th at Paddle Bayou La Batre. Tickets are $3 each. For more information on this paddle: http://www.bendingbranches.com/navigator Tracy will also have forms for Paddle Bayou La Batre; this will be your last chance to register via hand-written form. The registration fee is $25. For more information on Paddle Bayou La Batre: http://www.paddlebayoulabatre.org/
Also, a representative from the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program will be at the meeting to talk about "Clean Up the Bottom", to take place on Saturday, October 22. More info will be posted on the yahoo groups page (South Alabama Paddlers)
We have several first timers at September's meeting. It is alway nice to meet a new paddler! We shared our paddle tales and learned about the upcoming event, Paddle Bayou La Batre.
Upcoming Events and Paddles:Paddles
The following paddles are posted on MBCKC's calendar, click on the calendar link for more detail
Harriet's Rice Creek Paddle: Sunday, Oct 2 / meet 10am
Full Moon Paddle: Wednesday, Oct 12 - 6pm
Harriet & Fritz Whiskey Ditch Paddle -Sunday afternoon, Oct 23 (not posted on calendar) For information, call: 604.3741 (harriet) 680.8928 (fritz)
Fresh Air Family paddle by Juli Day /Buzbee's Fish Camp Paddle -Sunday afternoon, Oct 23 (not posted on calendar) For more info, call: Juli Day 377-0054
Rob's Big Boy Middle Bay Lighthouse Paddle: Sunday, Oct 23 / meet 1:45 pm
Paddle Bayou La Batre - October 8 http://www.paddlebayoulabatre.org/
Phatwater Challenge - October 8 http://www.kayakmississippi.com/
Tour du Teche II, Race - October 7-9 http://www.techeproject.com/tour-du-teche.html
Paddle Florida, October 13-20 http://www.paddleflorida.org/oct11/details1011.htm
Clean Up the Bottom - Oct 22 http://www.mobilebaynep.com/news/clean_up_the_bottom