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 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:
We’re excited for Charleston’s 3rd year and looking forward to seeing everybody at the event!
Hello MAD Southport participants!
While Hurricane IRMA caused a little hiccup in our plans, the good news is that we’ve been able to schedule this great event on 10/21.
We know there will be some troops and boat captains that will not be able to make the new date. We will have some boats without troops and troops without boats. But we will adjust accordingly and shuffle as needed until we have as many troops fishing as possible.
To all the troops that signed up to be our honored guests; as USN retired, I know duty calls but I hope you’re still able to participate. It’s difficult to say how many boats we’ll have the next time around but be assured that, as someone who registered for the 9/10 event, you will have priority for the 10/21 event. You should be receiving an email from the boat coordinator asking you to verify whether you will still be able to participate.
To all the captains that volunteered their boats for the event, you too will be receiving either an email or a phone call to verify whether or not you will be able to make the Oct 21 date.
Note that boat registration has been re-opened.
More info will follow soon on how we’ll handle registration and signup but I just wanted to get this on your calendar.
We look forward to meeting you in October and enjoying a great day on the water.
President MAD Southport Chapter
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Danny Mckeel (Alikat) of Wilson, NC has accepted a position on the MAD Board Of Directors! Danny first became involved with MAD in 2011 in the donor capacity, and now for the past several years as a volunteer boat captain too. Danny truly has a passion for MAD and will be a great asset to the organization. Please join me in welcoming Danny in his increased role with MAD and support him as we all continue our mission to give.
ONE, SIMPLE, THANKS.
Board Of Directors Military Appreciation Day Inc.