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.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

December Meeting - Important Announcment
In lieu of holding a meeting at 5 Rivers in December, Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club asks all club members to join us at the Saenger Theater that night, Tuesday, December 3rd,  for the "America's Amazon: The Mobile-Tensaw Delta" Film Premiere. Show is at 7pm / doors open at 6pm. Admission is $5 at the door. We will resume meetings at 5 River's on January 7, 2014.  

http://americasamazon.net/about-the-project/

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

November Meeting  
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7pm in the Longleaf Room of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.   Please do note that our meetings will no longer take place in the Tensaw Theater, but in the Longleaf room (where the Sierra Club normally meets).

Several club members participated in Paddle Bayou La Batre on October 14.  We will have a slideshow of the event and participants will share their stories of the day. 

Thank you, Steve Delker, for educating MBCKC members regarding safety on the water and on the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; it sounds like a good cause to volunteer ones time with.


Notes:
*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

Upcoming Paddles and Events

Indian Mounds Paddle:  Saturday, Oct 19th  
Boiling Creek Paddle:  Sunday, Oct 27 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

October Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.   MBCKC member, Steve Delker, who also with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary  will present on boater safety as pertaining to canoes and kayaks.  While we paddle for fun, we realize that safety is the main priority while on the water.  All paddlers should be aware of laws pertaining to paddling and continually conscious of safety on the water in the different environments in which we paddle.   Don't miss this important presentation.  We will also have the opportunity to be educated on the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

A special thanks goes out to  Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Professor of Anthropology, for the informative talk he did last month on the Bottle Creek Indians.  Also, a great big shout out goes to Jenny Manders for coordinating the last several meetings.  She invited some awesome guest speakers.  We appreciate Jenny for taking her time to do so.

Notes:
*  If there are still openings left for PADDLE BAYOU LA BATRE you will be able to sign up with Tracy Lannie immediately after the October 1 meeting.  We are rapidly approaching our cut off limit, so there are no guarantees of being able to register on this night.
 

 *Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, November 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

Upcoming Paddles and Events 
The below paddles and events have been added to the MBCKC Calendar.   Click on the Calendar tab on the right for details.

Paddles
Chickasabogue Creek from Brooks Park Paddle - Saturday, Sept 28 at 8am, call Paul Taylor 648-2962

Indian Mounds Paddle:  Saturday, Oct 19th 

Events:
26th Annual Coastal Cleanup - Saturday, Sept 21 
for more info:   http://www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com/clean-up.html

Paddle Bayou La Batre - Rescheduled for Sunday, Oct 13th- good paddling, good food, door prizes and you get a t-shirt!    For more info:  http://www.paddlebayoulabatre.org/       Look on Facebook for Paddle Bayou La Batre updates

Phatwater Kayak Challenge - Saturday, Oct 12     for more info:
 http://www.kayakmississippi.com/

Pumpkin Paddle - Saturday, Oct 19    Cancelled For more info and to register:
http://www.obparksandrec.com/images/Pumpkin_Paddle_Flyer_Registration.pdf 

 
 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

September Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.   Jenny Manders,  the host and  coordinator this month's meeting, has arranged for Dr. Gregory Waselkov to present on the Bottle Creek Indians.
 

Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Professor of Anthropology, received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has taught at the University of South Alabama since 1988. Professor Waselkov teaches courses in anthropology, archaeological methods and theories, and courses involving North American Indians, Professor Waselkov is also Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies and the Archaeology Museum at the University of South Alabama.

 Notes:
 *Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, November 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 




October Meeting Topic:  Safety on the Water and Laws You Should Know (USCG Auxiliary) 


Upcoming Paddles and Events The below paddles and events have been added to the MBCKC Calendar.   Click on the Calendar tab on the right for details.



Paddles
Brooks Park Paddle w/ option of fish dinner afterwards- Saturday, Aug 24 at 8am, call Paul Taylor 648-2962

Brooks Park Paddle- Sunday Sept 8th

Full Moon - tentatively set for Sept 18 or 19, will announce at a later date
 
Events:
Perdido Kayak, BBQ & Blues Festival - Saturday, Aug 31 For more info:  http://www.visitperdido.com/kayak-barbeque-blues 

Gator Bait Kayak Race - Saturday, Sept 14    For more info:
 http://www.gatorbaitrace.com/

Trek and Trial Project Fish River Cleanup - Sunday, Sept 15   Go out and help make our paddling world a more beautiful place!  For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/trekandtrailproject or call (251) 300-7489

26th Annual Coastal Cleanup - Saturday, Sept 21 
for more info:   http://www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com/clean-up.html

Paddle Bayou La Batre - Saturday, Oct 5th - good paddling, good food, door prizes and you get a t-shirt!    For more info:  http://www.paddlebayoulabatre.org/

Phatwater Kayak Challenge - Saturday, Oct 12     for more info:
 http://www.kayakmississippi.com/

Pumpkin Paddle - Saturday, Oct 19    For more info and to register:
http://www.obparksandrec.com/images/Pumpkin_Paddle_Flyer_Registration.pdf







Thursday, July 25, 2013

August Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.   Once again,  Jenny Manders, MBCKC member, coordinated this month's meeting and has arranged for Dr. Keith Blackwell to be our guest speaker.   His talk is will cover, “Weather patterns and boating safety.”  Also, what we may expect from our current hurricane season will also be discussed.

 Dr. Keith G. Blackwell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Meteorology at University of South Alabama since 1996 will be our guest speaker.  Prior to joining the faculty at U.S.A., Dr. Blackwell served thirteen distinguished years as a meteorologist with the U.S. Air  Force.


 Notes:
 *Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, November 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 
September Meeting Topic:  Bottle Creek Indians  (Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Professor of Anthropology)
October Meeting Topic:  Safety on the Water and Laws You Should Know (USCG Auxiliary) 



Upcoming Paddles and Events The below paddles and events have been added to the MBCKC Calendar.   Click on the Calendar tab on the right for details.

Paddles
Fish River Paddle - Saturday, Aug 3


Brooks Park Paddle - Sunday, Aug 11 at 7:30pm  call Paul Taylor 648-2962

Books Park Paddle w/ option of fish dinner afterwards- Saturday, Aug 24 at 8am, call Paul Taylor 648-2962
 

Full Moon Paddle - Wednesday, Aug 21 at 6:15


Events:

Pelican Canoe & Kayak Race - Saturday, July 27 Contact: Liz Bizer, (251) 990-5004 or liz@weeksbay.org 

Perdido Kayak, BBQ & Blues Festival - Saturday, Aug 31
For more info:  http://www.visitperdido.com/kayak-barbeque-blues

Monday, June 24, 2013

July Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the Tensaw Theater of Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.   Each month, MBCKC invites its members to host and/or coordinate our monthly meetings.  Jenny Manders, MBCKC member, has done just that!  Jenny has coordinated both the July and the August meetings, and both promise to be educational/interesting.  Below is an announcement for July's meeting.

The Mobile Tensaw Delta and Bluffs: A National Legacy
Guest Speaker: Bill Finch, Project Director for Friends of the Delta and Lead Horticulturist and Science Adviser with the Mobile Botanical Gardens.

There's a growing recognition that the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Bluffs region is a national treasure on par with The Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite or Yellowstone. Some believe its diversity of plants and animals would be unparalleled in the National Park System, and its rich human history, from thousand-year-old cities to Africatown to Blakeley Historic Park, make it a potential Global Heritage site.

How can we finally take advantage of this world class resource without destroying it? A group of local residents, the Friends of the Delta, is exploring the possibility of expanding opportunities for recreation, hunting, fishing, tourism and conservation in the Delta by tapping into the resources of the National Park System. If the efforts of the National Park Service can be added to the work already done by the state and others, the Mobile Tensaw Delta could become a national crown jewel, a world class draw bringing in tens of millions of dollars each year, while making communities around the bay more livable and enjoyable.

Join us in exploring those possibilities.

 Notes:
*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, September 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
 

Upcoming Paddles and Events
The below paddles and events have been added to the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar tab on the right for details.
Paddles
Fish River Paddle -Saturday, June 29

Gene Boothe's July 4th Fairhope Fireworks Paddle - this paddle is not on the club calendar.  For details contact Gene Boothe at 421-7826 or 928-4978

Full Moon Paddle - Sunday, July 21 launching from Buzbees 6pm
 

Events:
Chickasaw's first July 4th Paddle -    Delta Landing Marina 6pm

Pelican Canoe & Kayak Race - Contact: Liz Bizer, (251) 990-5004 or liz@weeksbay.org

Monday, June 03, 2013

June Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4 in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource CenterMaggie Pyle and Harriet King-Ingraham  will present on the First Annual Hatchet Creek Festival which took place on May 18 and 19.  As usual, Maggie has some nice photos of this paddling adventure!  

Paddles and Events

Events
Saturday, June 8 - Kayak for a Cure    http://kayakforacure.org/events/pensacola/

Thursday, July 4 - Chickasaw's first July 4th Fun Paddle -  Food, Music Fireworks!
Registration by phone 452-6467 

Paddles
Sunday, June 9 - Nancy's Fish River Paddle -  Nancy is back!

 

Monday, April 01, 2013

May Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7 in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Bob Andrews and Carol Furman will present on their recent paddle trip on the Sopchoppy River, a tributary of the Ochlockonee River.  Please come listen to Bob as he educates us on the area while showing us the river through talented photographer, Carol Furman's, eyes via her photos.

April Meeting
The next meeting will be on April 2nd at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Tom Meyer and the paddlers that joined him on his 50 for 50: The Bartram Challenge will present on their grand adventure that took place on Saturday, March 31.   The 50 for 50 was an event honoring the 50th Anniversary of the University of South Alabama.  Tom Meyer, Assistant Professor of Nursing and MBCKC member, has been associated with USA for nearly the entire 50 years of its existence.  Joining Tom were: Maggie Pyle, Rich Wetmore, Marion Campbell, Nicholas Kinderman. Also,  Diego Alvarez who joined for the last leg. Don't miss the opportunity to hear their story.

Paddles

Upper Fish River Paddle April 6 

Full Moon Paddle:  Wed, April 24 

Events

Restore Coastal Alabama April 6
Build a living shoreline on Sat Apr 6 at Pelican Point, Fairhope
for more info:   http://joinacf.org/
http://100-1000.org/pelican-point-living-shoreline-volunteer-sign-form

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


Third Annual Great Drift on Dog River April 13
http://dogriver.org/events-meetings/drift2013

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/



Battle of the Bay Canoe & Kayak Race April 27 (Charity Event)
http://www.savlp.org/


 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