CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE

5 RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER (map) AT 7PM. SEE THE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS!

To post information to this website or for further information about this website, just ask Tracy at tracy@thelannies.us
Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

February Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 5th in the LongLeaf room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center (to the left of the Tensaw Theater).  We will start the year off with our Annual Photo Show and pot luck dinner.  Please bring mounted photos you have taken from your kayak/canoe or while on a paddle trip. Also, bring a covered dish to share.  This is one of the most well attended meetings of the year.

Notes:
*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, April is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting or suggest a guest speaker, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes  


Paddles and Events:
Check back frequently for posted paddles and events.  Info on the paddles can be found at on the club calendar.  Click the calendar link to the right

Paddles
 Sunday, Jan 13th - Byrnes Lake Paddle

Saturday, Feb 16- Indian Mounds Paddle


Events  
4th Annual Battle on the Bayou Kayak/Canoe Race  March 2, 2013 -   http://battleonthebayou.com/

Paddle Bayou Lafourche  April 4-7
 http://www.btnep.org/subsites/paddle/paddlehome.aspx

ASRT Bartram Canoe Trail Paddle April 20-21
http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=58&date=04/20/2013

BluzCruz April 27 - 22 Mile Paddling Adventure down the Mississippi
 http://bluzcruz.com/

ASRT Demopolis-Tombigbee Birding Paddle April 27-28
http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=52&date=04/27/2013

ASRT Hatchet Creek Paddle Fest May 18-19
http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=60&date=05/18/2013
 
   

Monday, December 03, 2012

December Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 4th in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Center.  There will be a mini-slideshow of Silver River, FL.  Bob Strader will present on the club paddle he led on November 17 on the Fish River.  

Notes:  There will be no meeting in January 2013 due to the meeting date falling on New Years Day.  We will resume meeting in February when we will hold our Annual Photo Show.  More on the photo show to be announced soon. 

Paddles and Events:
The following paddles are posted on the club's calendar.  Click on the calendar link to the right for paddle details 


Sunday, December 9:  Juniper Creek Paddle
Saturday, December 15:  Magnolia River Paddle  

Monday, November 05, 2012

November Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 6th, 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

October Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd beginning at 6:30 pm in the Tensaw Theater at the Five River's Delta Resource CenterFrom 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., we will share paddle reports and talk about up-coming paddles.  Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a joint meeting between the MBCKC, the local Alabama Hiking Trail, and the Sierra Club as Hank Burch of Five Rivers presents on Forever Wild.  As many of you know, the Forever Wild Land Trust is up for re-authorization on November 6.  We need to spread the word and educate others about Forever Wild; please invite your friends to join the meeting.

September Meeting
Once again, thanks to Tom Meyer for hosting the paddle in which he took two Norwegian ladies  into the delta launching from Rice Creek and going to Bottle Creek / Indian Mounds.  Tom represented our club and our area well.  To quote the paddlers from Norway:  "we enjoyed every challenge and had a great time"  "thanks for an unforgettable day; the delta is fantastic!".  Tom did a presentation of this paddle at the September meeting, and it was enjoyed by all.  It has been a while since many of us have paddled to the Indian Mounds, and it was nice to see the photos which displayed the beauty of that area and our delta.

Notes:
A big congratulations to Rich Wetmore and his eight year old daughter, Riley, for taking first place in the tandem division of the Pink Paddle Kayak Race on August 18th.

*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, November is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes   

Paddles and Events:
The following paddles are posted on the club's calendar.  Click on the calendar link to the right for paddle details 

Sept 23 - Nancy Ward's Fish River Paddle

Sept 30 - Sunday Full Moon Paddle - Canceled due to weather forecast of 80% chance of rain

October 7 - Rice Creek to Bottle Creek - Indian Mounds

October 14 - Whiskey Ditch Paddle

October 28 - Full Moon Paddle  Canceled due to strong winds in forecast

Events

October 13-20 - ASRT's Selma to Millers Ferry week long paddle 
http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=49&date=10/13/2012 

October 13 - Phatwater Kayak Challenge
 http://www.kayakmississippi.com/race-information

Thursday, August 02, 2012

September Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4th, 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Tom Meyer, MBCKC member, will report on a trip he took last week in the upper Delta launching from Rice Creek.   MBCKC received a request to take some visitors from Norway into the Delta, and Tom graciously volunteered for the adventure.  Tom is a talented photographer/artist; you will not want to miss this presentation!

August Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 7th, 7 pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Juli Day and Bob Andrews will present on paddling in Cedar Key, FL.  Juli and Bob recently did a week long trip paddling in Cedar Key and their presentation will include the past two years of their trips to that area. Also, come prepared to share your Paddle Tales / Paddle Reports, see old friends, and meet new paddlers!

July Meeting
There were several new paddlers present at the July Meeting.  Everyone enjoyed seeing photos of MBCKC's July 2nd Full Moon Paddle.

Notes:
*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, October is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes   

Paddles and Events:
The following paddles are posted on the club's calendar.  Click on the calendar link to the right for paddle details

Paddles

Saturday, August 4th - Magnolia River Paddle

Sunday, August 19 - Magnolia River Paddle

Saturday, August 25 - Gathering of Apple Snails by John Futral

Events

August 18th - Pink Paddle Kayak Race
 http://www.biloxiyc.org/documents/PinkPaddle.pdf

October 13-20 - ASRT's Selma to Millers Ferry week long paddle 
http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=49&date=10/13/2012


  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

July Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd, 7 pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Come prepared to share your Paddle Tales / Paddle Reports, see old friends, and meet new paddlers!

June Meeting
Maggie Pyle presented on Alabama Scenic River Trail's "Dempolis-Black Warrior Nature Paddle" which was primarily a bird watching / bird identification paddle on the Black Warrior River.  Several MBCKC members attended this ASRT event.

June's mini-slideshow featured a day of paddling in Long Key, FL by Tracy Lannie and included shots of a salt water mangrove trail in Long Key State Park and paddling in the Atlantic Ocean along the coastline of Long Key State Park.

Notes:
*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, July is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes   

Paddles and Events:
The following paddles are posted on the club's calendar.  Click on the calendar link to the right for paddle details

Paddles

Monday, July 2 - Full Moon Paddle - 6:30 Launch from Buzbee's Fish Camp 

Wednesday, July 4- Fireworks Paddle - 7:30 from Fairhope Yacht Club Pier

Wednesday, July 4 - Fireworks Paddle - 6:30 from  Chickasabogue Creek

Sunday, July 8 - Fish River Paddle - 2pm

Events

Saturday, June 30 - Apple Snail Roundup - Volunteer Kayaker / Canoeists needed  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

June Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, 7 pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Maggie Pyle, MBCKC member, will present on the Alabama Scenic River Trail's recent "Demopolis-Black Warrior Nature Paddle" paddle trip on the Black Warrior River.

May Meeting
We had another good turn-out for the May meeting.  Paddle reports/tales were shared.  Tracy Lannie presented the mini-slide show presentation on the club's Full Moon Paddles which are generally held every month beginning March - November.

Notes:
Finally!  I am able to post the this blog site and update things!  Sorry for the long delay, but there have been some changes and this blog still does not like Internet Explorer!  Please have patience while the blogger learns how to navigate through all these changes, believe me, it is much easier to navigate from my kayak!

*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, July is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes   

Paddles and Events

Paddles:
Full Moon Paddle:   If anyone is interested in leading a Full Moon Paddle in June, please feel free to do so.  Tracy Lannie normally heads one up, but will be unable to do so this month.  By the way, the actual full moon is the night of our club meeting, but Monday, 06/03, would be a great time because the moon rises a little earlier.  

Events:
June 2 - Mississippi State Games:    For more information:  
http://www.stategamesofms.org/site1/?q=node/139

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

April Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Delta Hall Bldg at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center (directly to the left of the Tensaw Theater).

March's Meeting
Russ Lea presented on paddling in Belize.  His trip included cave kayaking as well as open water kayaking, including a paddle to the "Blue Hole" for snorkeling.  We also wished Russ farewell as he prepares to move to Boulder, CO for a new, exciting change in career.  Russ has supported MBCKC in various ways for several years, and he will be greatly missed.

General Notes and Announcements
PLEASE NOTE: MBCKC and the Sierra Club have swapped meeting places for the month of April; April's meeting will be held in the Delta Hall at Five River's.

*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, May is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes

Paddles and Events
Paddles
The below paddles have been posted on the club calendar. Please click on the Calendar link to the right for more information on the paddle.

Friday, March 2nd - Paddle launching from Scott's Landing

Saturday, March 17th- Paddle launching from Buzbee's

Saturday, March 24th -Styx River Paddle

Events

April 14 - 2nd Annual Great Drift (Dog River) Free Event!  for more info:  http://www.dogriver.org/the-great-drift-ii.html

April 21-22 - Alabama Scenic River Trail's Delta Paddle (Bartram Canoe Trail) Rescheduled for October
for more info: http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/ and click on Events

April 19-22 - Paddle Bayou Lafourche - ****Hurry!  Registration ends April 4th!  for more info:  http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.aspx

April 28 - Bluz Cruz Race    http://bluzcruz.com/

May 19 -20 - ASRT's Demopolis Black Warrior Nature Paddle  for more info:  
http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=52&date=05/19/2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

March Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Russ Lea, MBCKC member, will present on his recent kayak adventure in Belize. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to hear Russ speak knows he is very entertaining and his presentation is sure to include non-kayak Belize adventures as well.

February's Meeting
February's meeting was another well attended meeting as members and guests came to enjoy Ron Smith's presentation on "Paddling Lake Huron's North Channel". Ron had a great story and some nice photos, including those of Paddling in Crappy Weather! Thanks to Ron for sharing his paddling tales with us.

General Notes and Announcements
MBCKC and the Sierra Club have swapped meeting places for the month of April; April's meeting will be held in the Delta Hall at Five River's.

*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, April is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie. Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style. Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes


Paddles and Events

Paddles
The below paddles have been posted on the club calendar. Please click on the Calendar link to the right for more information on the paddle.

Monday, Feb 6 - Full Moon Paddle

Sunday, Feb 19 - Boiling Creek Paddle

Friday, March 2nd - Paddle launching from Scott's Landing

Saturday, March 17th- Paddle launching from Buzbee's


Events
March 2nd - Battle on the Bayou - for more info: http://www.battleonthebayou.com/

April 21-22 - Alabama Scenic River Trail's Delta Paddle (Bartram Canoe Trail)
for more info: http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/  and click on Events

Monday, January 16, 2012

February Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. This is always a nice time of the year for the club because we welcome back many of our out-of-state members that spend the winter season in Southern Alabama.  This month,  MBCKC welcomes Ron and Suzie Smith of Black Parrot Paddling L.L.C. back into our neighborhood.   Ron will be our guest speaker and will present on "Paddling Lake Huron's North Channel".  Lake Huron is the second largest of the 5 Great Lakes and has the largest shoreline.  For more fast facts about Lake Huron, see:  
http://www.great-lakes.net/lakes/ref/huronfact.html

January's Meeting
January's meeting was well attended.  Michael Pornovets of Everything Kayk in Biloxi, MS spoke briefly about the Wounded Warrior Project.  As Michael sends updates on how we can volunteer to help with the project, they will be posted.   Thanks to Bob Strader for the mini slide-show presentation of his Murder Creek Paddle.

Also, MBCKC welcomed back club member, Paul Taylor, who serves in the U.S. Army National Guard and recently returned from a tour in Iraq.  Paul presented the U.S. Flag which he flew over Balad, Iraq to Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Hank Burch accepted the flag during the ceremony on behalf of Five Rivers.


Paddles and Events

Paddles
The below paddles have been posted on the club calendar.  Please click on the Calendar link to the right for more information on the paddle.

Sunday, January 1st - New Year's Day Paddle on Hurricane Bayou
Saturday, January 7 - Wolf Bay to Miflin Creek Paddle
Sunday, January 8 - Harriet's Sunday noon paddle from Buzbee's FishCamp
Saturday, January 14 - West Fowl River Paddle


Check back frequently for paddle announcements

Events

March 3 - Battle on the Bayou  for more info:  http://www.battleonthebayou.com/