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, June 22, 2014

November Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.

October Meeting 
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Tracy Lannie will present a slideshow educating on the upcoming Canoe/Kayak/SUP event, Paddle Bayou La Batre, which will be held on October 18th.  There will be registration forms available for those that wish to register.  The fee is $25 per paddler and includes event participation, a seafood dinner, and a t-shirt.  There will be nice door prizes as well.  Canoe and Kayak rentals available for an additional fee through a third party vendor (Sunshine Canoes).

Paddles and Events:
Paddles:
Saturday, Sept 20th - Night paddle to Wasp Nest Loop from Brooks Park.  Launch at 6:45pm.  Call Paul Taylor for more info:  648-2962

Saturday, Sept 27th - Chickasaw Paddle  Meet time 8 AM Start time 8:30 AM
Jennifer White will be leading the paddle.
For more info, call Paddlin South 251-648-2962. 


Monday October 13 - Indian Mound Paddle-  CANCELED due to forecasted rains.  For more info, call Paul Taylor 648-2962 

Events:
Paddling Bayou La Batre - October 18th
for more info:  http://paddlebayoulabatre.org/ 

Delta Classic Sunday - Sunday, October 26
for more info:   http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=75&date=10/25/2014
 


September Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm in the Longleaf Room.  Hank Burch will be our guest speaker.  He will explain a grant they have received to extend the Bartram Canoe Trail.  He would like to get input from paddlers on possible routes, distances, campsites, etc.

Paddles and Paddling Events:

Paddles
Saturday, Aug 16 - Fish River Paddle:  An easy paddle in the morning to avoid afternoon storms.  Meet at Big Daddy's at 9 am on Saturday, August 16.  We'll go up Fish River (and avoid power boats) for a couple hours and turn around when we feel like it.  Bring pfd, water, sunscreen, and, (if you want) a snack.  Optional (late?) lunch at Big Daddy's after the paddle.  Non-paddlers can join us for lunch.  If you'd like to know any change of plans call me at 990-5575 or e-mail me that you hope to come.  Give me your phone number.  Otherwise you may not know of changes.  NEAR TIME OF THE PADDLE ONLY, I'LL HAVE MY DUMB CELL PHONE ON.  251-454-6084.  Nancy Ward

Sunday, Aug 31 - Shell Bayou Night Paddle  Led by Paul Taylor.  Launch 7pm from Brooks Park, Hwy 43 in Chickasaw. Must bring a light (headlamp suggested). Call Paul for more info and to let him know you are coming.  648-2962

Events
Weeks Bay Pelican Paddle/Race - August, 2nd Saturday call 990-5004 for more info.

Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Fishing Rodeo - August 16th
http://www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/

Kayak BBQ and Blues Festival - Sept 6, 2014
for more info:  http://www.visitperdido.com/kayak-barbeque-blues

Paddling Bayou La Batre - October 18th
for more info:  http://paddlebayoulabatre.org/ 

Delta Classic Sunday - Sunday, October 26
for more info:   http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=75&date=10/25/2014

August Meeting
Thanks to Paul Taylor for leading the August meeting.  We have four first timers!  Awesome!  We love having/meeting new members!

July Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at 7pm in the Longleaf Room at Five Rivers Delta Resource center.  We will share paddle stories and briefly expand on Nancy's topic of presentation last month, "Emergency Preparedness".

Thanks to Nancy Milford for an excellent presentation during the June meeting of Emergency Preparedness and the importance of being prepared whether on an outdoors trip or for natural disasters. 



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
The calendar has been temporarily shutdown.  Details are listed below for paddles or referenced to other means of obtaining more info.

Paddles
July 4th/Fireworks Paddle - Led by Paul Taylor (Paddlin South) at 6pm, Brooks Park, Chickasaw
http://www.paddlinsouth.com/about-us/

Full Moon Paddle - Friday, July 11 launching from Buzbee's on Hwy 225 by 6:15pm (weather permitting).  Must bring light, PFD, Whistle.  $3 launch fee.  Call Tracy if you plan to paddle 463-4233 or email tracy@thelannies.us

Events
Weeks Bay Pelican Paddle/Race - August, 2nd Saturday call 990-5004 for more info.

Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Fishing Rodeo - August 16th
http://www.bayoulabatrekayakclassic.org/

Kayak BBQ and Blues Festival - Sept 6, 2014
for more info:  http://www.visitperdido.com/kayak-barbeque-blues

Paddling Bayou La Batre - October 18th
for more info:  http://paddlebayoulabatre.org/ 

Delta Classic Sunday - Saturday, October 25
for more info:   http://alabamascenicrivertrail.com/events/?eventID=75&date=10/25/2014