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 Center. From 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.
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.
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
*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
October 13-20 - ASRT's Selma to Millers Ferry week long paddle
October 13 - Phatwater Kayak Challenge