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Announcing Changes in MAD Management

After four years serving on the MAD Board of Directors, Donna McDowell has announced her retirement and is stepping down from the board. Donna will remain an active volunteer and supporter of MAD.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Jeff Schmucker of Newport, NC has accepted a second term on the MAD Board Of Directors! Jeff will also continue his role as Head of Fund Raising.

Rich Anderson retired as COO of MAD Inc. After over a decade of service to MAD he’s due a vacation. Fortunately, Hank Pomeranz (current president of the MAD Southport NC Chapter) has accepted the responsibility of keeping the financials of MAD in order as the new COO.

Please join me in welcoming Jeff and Hank in their increased roles with MAD while we thank Donna and Rich for their immeasurable contributions.

ONE. SIMPLE. THANKS.
Danny McKeel
Board Of Directors Military Appreciation Day Inc.

MAD 2019 Event Schedules

Year 14!

Here we go!
Events are being scheduled for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. As every year before, the volunteers of MAD are preparing to host our troops for free offshore fishing, cookouts and fun.
It’s all about saying ONE.SIMPLE.THANKS

Schedules
MAD 2019 Tidewater VA August 24
General Volunteer Registration is open Clicketh Thou Here
Boat Volunteer Registration is open Clicketh Thou Here to volunteer your boat.

MAD 2019 Southport NC September 14
General Volunteer Registration is open Volunteer Now
Boat Registration – Date to be Announced

MAD 2019 Charleston SC October 12


Our focus and purpose has not changed –

MAD Morehead City – Postponed

MAD Morehead City 2019 is being postponed. At this time we do not have enough volunteers to plan an amazing day for our military families and rather than host an event that is not up to our standards, we have elected to postpone the annual event in Morehead City.

Our plan is to spend the next year actively recruiting new volunteers to lead the chapter and to come back in 2020 better than ever. More info here.

Thank you for volunteering or donating over the past 14 years and for making amazing memories for our military families.

MAD events in Southport, Tidewater and Charleston will be held as planned.

MAD 2018 has begun


MAD Starts 13th Year
Hosting our Nation’s Heroes!

With events scheduled in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Military Appreciation Day will once again provide a day of fishing, food and fun for Military Families and of course it remains completely free of charge for active duty military, guard, reservists and their families!  
 
 
 
 
Our all-volunteer organization and donors from across the country will provide meals, family activities, fishing and entertainment to over 2000 guests this year making our 13th year our best ever!
 
 
 

MAD 2018 Morehead City was June 2

MAD 2018 Tidewater was on August 25

MAD 2018 Southport rocked on September 8

MAD 2018 Charleston – October 13


Although our events have grown and the number of events has increased,
our focus and purpose has not changed –

MAD Charleston 2017

MAD troops, volunteers, and followers:

The Charleston Chapter’s 3rd event is now upon us with only one more day to go! Here is a quick update on numbers and key times for the event.

Captains Meeting: Friday, November 9, 2017, 6:00 PM, at Rivers Edge Marina

Event Day: Troop check in and boat departures beginning at 6:00 AM. Cornhole and games beginning when the first boat returns.

Event Day Cookout: 6:00 PM at Rivers Edge Marina. Drawings and giveaways concurrent with the dinner. Live band starting around 7:00 PM.

Number of registered troops: 135

Number of registered boats: 40

Charleston Chapter President Gene Morrison visited with Fox News 24 Charleston for in interview on Wednesday of this week, which aired on the local Fox 24 Charleston evening news Wednesday night. A recording of the interview can be watched here:

http://foxcharleston.com/news-now/a-special-event-will-bring-our-veterans-together-for-a-fun-filled-day-honoring-their-legacy/

We’re excited for Charleston’s 3rd year and looking forward to seeing everybody at the event!