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Military Appreciation Day Morehead City 2018! - SaltwaterCentral.Com
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Military Appreciation Day Morehead City 2018! Reply with quote

Hey there! Another year is upon us and a super fantastic Military Appreciation Day event is shaping up for Morehead City, NC our first event of the year!
Did you know this is MAD’s 13th year doing this!!! WOW, thousands of volunteers, boaters, Captains, mates and close to 5,000 Troops out fishing. It is a tremendous success and only because of folks like you reading this!
June 2nd is event day and luckily over the past few years the weather has cooperated, and the fish have done the same. Don’t know what this is all about? Well simply put we match fishermen and women who are willing to donate a day of their time, skills and boat to take out some Active Duty Military service men and women for a day on the water. We feed you and everyone has fun!
Everyone knows someone in the Military in some way. Your family member, a friend from work, or maybe you know someone who was in the Military, Veteran or Reserves. If you do, then you know these brave men and women have already laid it on the line for the ultimate sacrifice if needed for us, to enjoy our freedoms, one of them being freedom to go fishing.
Consider sharing your time and talent with some of them by taking them out fishing in whatever style you choose. Please use the sign up link here http://militaryappreciationday.org/wp/morehead-city-chapter-boat-volunteer-registration/ You will receive a confirmation email with your ID number in it.
There is much more than just the fishing though! We have opened Troop registration and you will start to see your assignments in late April. You will need to login to our site using you ID number here http://militaryappreciationday.org/wp/event-status-login/ and your password.
When you have your Troops info, contact them via email and/or phone. Give them time to respond as many have training or other assignments that may limit their access. You will set up the day! Tell them what to bring (sunglasses, cooler, sunblock, white sole shoes, etc) what not to bring (hangovers, bananas, etc) and it is your boat, your rules! Where to meet, what to expect, and you can get their experience level. Up to you about alcohol, smoking etc. It is like arranging a day of fishing with friends.
Our Captains meeting will be Friday, June 1st in City Park at 5 pm. (Jaycee will have a band) and will consist of you receiving shirts, goodie bucket, chance to win door prizes and of course some great cooking by our Hobo Junction cooking team! If you have attended one of our events before you know that it is some fine eating that goes on!
We’ll discuss the event, reminders, honor some volunteers, and do any last minute changes that are needed.
EVENT DAY!!! - What everyone has been waiting for! Same setup as last year, we will have use of Jaycee Park during the day. That will be the main pickup and drop off point for most of you. Anyone wanting to leave from their marina, home dock or other location just indicate so on your registration and we will work it out. It is no problem.
You will check out with us that you are fishing and then the party back on the hill gets started! We provide fun for the Troops families as well. Lots of land based games, boat tours, kids fishing, bounce house, prizes, etc. We even charter the Beaufort Pirate’s Revenge ship and crew for a fun filled kids adventure! We will need volunteers to help with boat rides, provide family one hour fishing trips, and other activities. So if you have interest in that, please sign up here! http://militaryappreciationday.org/wp/morehead-city-chapter-committee-volunteer-registration/ choose the appropriate committee (are to help in) and someone will be in touch.
We will provide some fish cleaning back at Jaycee Park on the docks, and this is your photo opportunity chance! Last few years it was a virtual seafood market there and a spectacle to behold.
Then later we will have another good ole cookout and give away some more prizes this time to the Troops! Once we have the meals finalized I will update everyone, but still it is so good you won’t forget it anytime soon.
So again we welcome anyone new this year (hopefully you’re hooked) and all of our returning volunteers who have helped make this event a rousing success over the years.
A few details we can pass along now:
- We will have ALL slips at Jaycee Park Friday and Saturday nights. Please indicate if you would like one, first come, first served. We are looking at getting a few more slips donated at various places leading up to the event.
- Sea Tow is back with us again providing free towing and assistance for any MAD boat on event day. They also provide the life jackets for the kids boat rides and are wonderful people and supporters of ours. Consider a membership with them.
- Captain Dave of this website will provide free “Fish Here” maps on the night before the event. I will email them out to our MAD Captains as soon as I have them.
- We will again have the fishing license waiver for your guests, a copy of it will be given to you and posted on our website.
- We will be seeking hotel and block room discounts again this year.
- There will be a limited amount of ice we can give away, but are working to secure more.
- Stay tuned for special prizes and more announcements.
Be sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook – MAD Morehead City page is https://www.facebook.com/MADMoreheadCity/ and we have a special page just for Captains to share info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/137458123577678/ please like and share it’s free and help boost our post!
Please check out our supporters as well - http://militaryappreciationday.org/wp/mad-supporters/
Of course you can PM me here or ask any questions on this post and someone will be happy to answer them. I look forward to seeing you all again and meeting any newcomers!

Scott

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be there for my third year.  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Swell Time" is ready to serve another year. Very rewarding. I have made lifelong friends and fishing partners doing this.

Highly recommended.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens if you sign up and it is blowing 25 the day of the event or the weather turns on us? Do you reschedule it?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a named storm(Irma last September...Southport event), reschedule. If it's just "blowin"...plan B, or C, or D. Nearshore, Inshore, Finz lol To most of these young heroes, the catch is just the icing on the cake. Being out there with their buddies relaxing doing something a lot of them seldom if ever get to do, and being surrounded by people that appreciate them and what they do is the big thing. I've had to tuck and run behind Shack before and let them play with sharks, they loved it.

Any questions, let us know, glad to answer any and all, Stuart wtg
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart is dead on in his reply...(one of the few times)Haha!
The troops are happy to just get out of the barracks for a day of fun doing most anything. I've taken them out to fish and they wanted to drive the boat as much "if not more" than fishing ... Smiles every where regardless of what they got to do : chin Might have been a different story ifn i had put them on more fish... lmao lmao wall wall
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is always bluefish and Mackerel. Get your nearshore tacklebox ready just in case.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to this again. Great cause for all the right reasons.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Military Appreciation Day Morehead City 2018! Reply with quote

The guys in the photo were the troops from my boat!!!!!!
Very nice guys!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Military Appreciation Day Morehead City 2018! Reply with quote

The guys in the photo were the troops from my boat!!!!!!
Very nice guys!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone that has volunteered already. As you already know as much as the soldiers enjoy this I think my favorite thing is the smiles I get at the end the day. We told my two Marines we took out year before last, “guys we may not catch anything but you’ll have a good tim”. The 18 year old said “sir we’re already having the best time ever. We’ve never been out fishing in the ocean before”. At the end of the day they were all smiles and laughing and telling all their buddies stories. It just don’t get any better feelings for me than that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright fisherpeoples, bout 100 more boats we can really show some heroes a good time!


Remember, it doesn't matter if you don't think you're a great/good fisherman, they don't care.(they even let me take guys out wtg )

You'll get to see a lot of old friends and be surrounded by a LOT of Patriotic People that know what these guys/gals do for us each and every day.

You'll get to see a lot of smiling, happy kids running around enjoying the day with mom/dad.

You'll get a feast!

You'll smile all day and wake up smiling Sunday because of the great event you helped make happen!!!

Any questions, ask away!!!!! wtg wtg wtg
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signed up for the first time and looking forward to giving back to those who risk their lives for my freedom  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you will not regret it!
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Fish or work just one event and you'll be hooked with trebs that won't pull out... Between S-port and Charleston I'm working on 7-8 events and can't wait for the next one ;; really hope to include MHC this year if possible,, I even owe Lookintohookem (STU) a trip up there to help / show him how to catch ! SOMETHING/ANYTHING roll wtg wtg  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12ga wrote:
Fish or work just one event and you'll be hooked with trebs that won't pull out... Between S-port and Charleston I'm working on 7-8 events and can't wait for the next one ;; really hope to include MHC this year if possible,, I even owe Lookintohookem (STU) a trip up there to help / show him how to catch ! SOMETHING/ANYTHING roll wtg wtg



eek eek eek

Never mind him guys, he's a WWI vet, not many left!


Or was it Spanish American George, I fergit!

lol lol lol
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Can't use I fergit , you was there too hail hail hail  
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