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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
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Monday, May 30, 2016

The June club meeting has been canceled.  The next meeting will be on July 5th.

Monday, May 02, 2016

June Meeting

Volunteer Needed
We are looking for a volunteer to lead/direct the June 7th MBCKC meeting.  As you know, this does not involve much.  We do not have a scheduled guest speaker for June, so whoever volunteers can basically do whatever they would like in the meeting...the floor is yours!
Please let me know if you would like to volunteer.   Email:    
I need to know by next week on May 24th.  If we don't have a volunteer, we will need to cancel the meeting.

Tracy Lannie

May Meeting
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 3rd in the Longleaf room of 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. Tonya Butler-Collins, who started the local chapter of Team River Runner (TRR), will be our guest speaker. Many of you had the opportunity to meet her at last month's "Movie Night" meeting. She will educate on the history of TRR as well as the chapter's goals for the future.

Tonya got involved with TRR in the Atlanta chapter in 2011 as a veteran participant. She moved to Daphne in July of 2014 to attend the United States Sports Academy on a full scholarship to finish her doctorate degree in sports sciences. Tonya, an ACA Level 3 River Kayak Instructor, started the chapter in April of 2015 as she saw a need for adaptive paddling in an area with over 105,000 disabled veterans. She is an 8 year US Army Veteran and a mom to a beautiful 13 year old girl who has been pulled in on this journey. 

Events and Paddles


Saturday, May 14th - Byrnes Lake Paddle

What:  Byrne's Lake Paddle

When:  Saturday, May 14th
Launch:  9am at Byrne's Lake
Notes:  Tracy Lannie is paddling Saturday and invites you to join her.  This will be a leisurely, slow exploration paddle lending to the opportunity to photograph both flora and fauna.  We will launch and paddle East as far as we can, and then paddle West toward the Tensaw River.   There are little sloughs off to the side that can also be explored.  Estimated time on the water 2 - 2 1/2 hours.  MUST bring all required safety gear (PFD, Sounding Device).  Bring fluids, snacks, etc.

FUN FACT:  BYRNES LAKE LAUNCH SITE WAS THE LOCATION FOR THE SHOOTING OF  "FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VII" in 1987.  Maybe we will spot Jason.  Also, it was the site for the filming of the 2004 horror movie, "FRANKENFISH".
Contact Tracy if you plan on going so she can notify you of any change of plans:  463-4233


May 7th - Creekfest   for more info:

May 20-22nd - Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam  for more info:  

May 21st - City of Pascagoula's Flagship Festival -  Pascagoula is bringing a classic back to River Park! This time around though, the Flagship Festival will be all about getting out and getting active on the water. Happenings throughout the day include the Jackson County Heart Walk, the CCA Kids’ Fishing Rodeo, all day kayak rentals, the Blessing of the Fleet, a twilight kayak paddle, barbeque contest, and all day food and music until 10 p.m. on the 21st. The 5th Annual Flagship Ride will take place on the 22nd starting at 8:45 a.m. The Flagship Ride includes an 8 mile fun ride and a 40 mile bicycle race. Advance registration required.  For more info contact: 228-938-2356

June 11, 2016 - Mississippi State Games  Canoe/Kayak/SUP Races  
for more info., call  Alicia Reinike 228-224-4374