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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We're getting ready to Party!  We are Celebrating 15 Years of Paddling on March 23rd! 

March Meeting - Please note change of day for March meeting only
The next  meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers.   This will be the last chance to order club shirts which will be distributed at our 15 year Celebration on Sunday, March 23rd.  Shirts are $12 (add $3 for sizes 2X-4X). We will also be discussing final arrangements for the party which will be held at Meaher State Park.  Also, we are asking everyone that knows they will make the party to bring their $5 to pay for the rental of facility, paper products, and some meats.  Please spread the word about our celebration, we want everyone to join in the fun!

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 following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.

Paddles 

Saturday, Feb 22nd - Paul Taylor's 4th Saturday Brooks Park Paddle 8am in Chickasaw

Saturday, March 22nd - Paul Taylor's 4th Saturday Brooks Park Paddle

Sunday, March 23rd - Celebrating 15 years of Paddling!  Anniversary Party - plenty of paddling, food, and fun!

Events 
Saturday, February 22 -Work day for new canoe and kayak launch at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores. JOIN us from 8 am to 12:00 pm for a volunteer work day in the wild and beautiful setting of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. We will be working on a new Kayak Launch that will benefit residents and visitors alike. We will meet at the Jeff Friend Trail Head on February 22, 2014. We will be posting signs, removing trash, and setting up the launch. Please dress appropriately and bring work gloves if you have them. Call Denise McInturff at 251-540-7720 for additional information or with any questions.

Friday, March 14: 
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a ribbon cutting on Friday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the newly completed "Kayak & Canoe Launch" at the Jeff Friend Trail.  All paddlers are invited to participate and launch their kayaks and canoes at the ribbon cutting event.  The kayak and canoe launch is approximately 6.5 miles west of state route 59 on Ft. Morgan Road (state route 180) in Gulf Shores.


Saturday, March 29thBattle on the Bayou kayak/canoe race  
for more info:  http://battleonthebayou.com/ 

April 3 - 6Paddle Bayou LaFourche  - Paddle one day or paddle/camp all
for more info: http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.asp

April 12:  Bluz Cruz:  a 22 mile paddle adventure down the Mighty Mississippi
for more info:  http://www.bluzcruz.com/

April 19:  4th Annual Great Drift:  Dog River Blueway Paddle - No details yet, will post when we get them

April 26:  1st Chickasha Bouge Paddle/Brooks Park - Details to come 
Info on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chickasha-Bogue-Paddle/261275497375000

April 26:  Third Annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race   
For more info:  http://www.savlp.org/

 

Monday, February 03, 2014

February Meeting
The next  meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7pm in the Tensaw Theater at Five Rivers.   Along with our usual agenda, we will be discussing upcoming paddling events, talking about safety on the water/self rescues, & making plans for our Anniversary party. We will also be placing order for our special club anniversary t-shirts.

January Meeting Notes
Thanks to Harriet King Ingraham and David Lannie for the slideshow presentation on their 3 day/2 night paddle trip in the Okefenokee Swamp.   

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 following paddles have been posted on the MBCKC Calendar.  Click on the Calendar link to the right for more info on these paddles.

Paddles 

Friday, Feb 14th - Paddle with St. Louis Canoe & Kayak Paddlers at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Monday, Feb 17th - Bob Straders Presidents Day Paddle at Stxy River

Sunday, March 23rd - Celebrating 15 years of Paddling!  Hurricane Bayou Paddle with big Party afterwards at the Bream Club/Hurricane Landing in Bay Minette - Details to come!
 


Events 

Saturday, February 22 -Work day for new canoe and kayak launch at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores. JOIN us from 8 am to 12:00 pm for a volunteer work day in the wild and beautiful setting of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. We will be working on a new Kayak Launch that will benefit residents and visitors alike. We will meet at the Jeff Friend Trail Head on February 22, 2014. We will be posting signs, removing trash, and setting up the launch. Please dress appropriately and bring work gloves if you have them. Call Denise McInturff at 251-540-7720 for additional information or with any questions.

Saturday, March 29thBattle on the Bayou kayak/canoe race  
for more info:  http://battleonthebayou.com/ 

April 3 - 6Paddle Bayou LaFourche  - Paddle one day or paddle/camp all
for more info: http://btnep.org/subsites/Paddle/PaddleHome.asp

April 12:  Bluz Cruz:  a 22 mile paddle adventure down the Mighty Mississippi
for more info:  http://www.bluzcruz.com/

April 19:  Dog River Blueway Paddle - No details yet, will post when we get them

April 26:  1st Chickasha Bouge Paddle/Brooks Park - Details to come 
Info on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chickasha-Bogue-Paddle/261275497375000

April 26:  Third Annual Battle of the Bay Canoe and Kayak Race   
For more info:  http://www.savlp.org/