The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7 in the Tensaw Theater at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center at 7:00 p.m. Arrive at 6:45 for refreshments. Maggie Pyle will be the host of June's meeting and will present on kayak/canoe racing. Maggie will bring her Stellar 20' surf ski which is 16.4" wide and an Epic Wing paddle. The word "race" may be overstated, as anyone can take part in a canoe/kayak race. Some participate for fun, while others are serious, skilled competitors. Participating in races is a great way to meet new people and paddle new places.
May Meeting Notes
We had a good turnout with many club members and new faces for the viewing of "Oil Spill" as presented by Dr. Doug Phillips and Roger Reid of Discovering Alabama. It seems, everyone enjoyed viewing it on the "big screen". On an exciting note, we discovered a few days after the meeting that the Discovering Alabama Oil Spill show received an EMMY nomination. This is something to really be proud of because, of all the many entries, only the top three programs are nominated. Congratulations to Dr. Doug and Roger! A big thanks to Harriet for hosting the meeting and for the grand idea of inviting Discovering Alabama!
*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, September is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Harriet thought ordering Camelbak Bottles with the club logo on them was a good idea, and many club members agree. This is the Camelbak Better Bottle which is BPA-free. If there is enough interest, the cost to club members would only be $9 per bottle. If you are interested in purchasing a bottle, contact Harriet at: email@example.com
Upcoming Events and Paddles:
Escatawpa River/Presley's Outing - Saturday, June 11 (see calendar)
Full Moon Paddle - Wed, June 15 (see calendar)
Please check back frequently for updates on paddles to be held
June 17 - 18 Third annual Ocean Springs Kayak Festival -
Mississippi State Games Paddle Race to be held at the festival - June 18
For more info: http://www.southcoastpaddling.com/Special%20Events.html
June 17 - Cultural Kayaking Adventure - Grand Bay National Estuarine Reserve
For more info: http://grandbaynerr.org/ or call (228) 475-7047
June 25-26 Alabama Scenic River Trail's Weiss Lake Event
For more info: http://www.alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=35&date=06/25/2011