March 2020 Events

March
March 4 – Freedom Cares – First Strides Beginner Walking and Running Workshops for Women
March 5 – St. James Consumer Showcase
March 7 – Mardi Gras Parade and Festival – Oak Island
March 7 – 1-4pm – Open House Murrells Inlet @ Crazy Sister Marina
March 12 – 5-7pm – Freedom Cares – Tons of Fun Kick-off Party – Southport and NMB
March 13 – Taste of the Southport/Oak Island – St. James
March 14 – NMB St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
March 14 – Surfside Beach BBQ
March 14 – 10am-3pm- North Brunswick Showcase – Leland
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Member Boat Trip departing from NMB
March 18 – 5-7pm – Burning of the Socks for the Spring Equinox
March 19 – Wine, Women and Chocolate – Brunswick Senior Center
March 21 – 10am-2pm pm Open House – North Myrtle Beach @ Harbourgate Marina
March 24 – Diva Boat Trip out of Murrells Inlet, Wacca Wache Marina – Color Street Presentation 
March 28 – 1-4pm – Open House – FBC of Southport and Murrells Inlet @ Wacca Wache Marina
March 31 – 6pm A Captain’s Journey / Spring Training Kick-off Party – FBC @ Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach
 
March 4 – Freedom Cares – Frist Strides Beginner Walking and Running Workshops for Women – NMB
Freedom Boat Club wants to keep you living a Healthy Boating Lifestyle and here’s another way to stay fit this year.  Join First Strides.  Do you sometimes imagine yourself fit and strong, striding effortlessly down the road during an easy workout?  You know being more active makes you healthier, but maybe you are not sure how to get started?  This gradual 12-week program will help you comfortably begin and progress by walking, jogging and/or running at a pace that’s right for you!
 
When:  Wednesdays beginning March 4th through May 20th.  Workshop meets at 6pm – 7:15pm, rain or shine.
Where:  North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex – Amphitheater 150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566
Format:  12 weekly workshops include a group walk/run and brief topics:  proper shoes, injury prevention, motivation, nutrition and more.  Come dressed for activity.  Homework:  2 additional workouts/week.
Who:  Women from 12-112 
Goal:  All who complete this program will be able to participate in a 5K (3.1 mile) event the final night
Cost:  $40 (early bird special $35 before noon March 4, 2020). Fee includes weekly topics by area experts, a graduation shirt (if earned – must attend 8 of 12 workshops) and a GSRC membership.  Fees are non-refundable or non-transferable.
Register:  www.firststridesnmb.com or for more info email FirstStridesNMB.gsrc@gmail.com.  Facebook:  First Strides NMB
 
March 5 – St. James Consumer Showcase
The Coastal Consumer Showcase is once again coming to the St. James Community Center on Thursday (3/5) from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Admission is FREE. This event gives Brunswick County residents a one-stop shop to see products and services that local businesses in the community offer. Over 60 businesses – from retail, service, professional, healthcare and home improvements – will be on hand to answer questions and provide free samples, giveaways and demonstrations. One ticket to the Pick a Prize Auction will be given to those who attend and register, with additional tickets available for sale. For more information about the Coastal Consumer Showcase, contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, (910) 457-6964, email Info@southport-oakisland.com or visit the website.
 
March 7 – Mardi Gras Parade and Festival – Southport

Mardi Gras by the Sea Festival and Parade

On March 7th, 2020, gather along East Oak Island Drive at 1:00 p.m. for the Mardi Gras parade. The parade will run from SE 63rd Street to SE 46th Street.

The festival will follow at the end of the parade, on the Middleton Park extension soccer field. Enjoy a variety of food vendors, live entertainment, crafts, kid’s activities, pet costume contest and more! No fee for parade entries for people or pets!

To enter your golf cart or float in the parade, pick up forms at the Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded for best float and most spirited float.

Enter your dog in the Pet Costume Parade, the Pet Parade will leave from the soccer field and circle Middleton Park at 2:30 pm. Awards will be presented for the “best dressed.” If you or your business would like to participate in the festival, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 910-278-5518.

If you or your business would like to participate in the festival, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 910-278-5518.

March 7 – 1-4pm – Open House Murrells Inlet @ Crazy Sister Marina

You’re invited to attend Open House from 1-4pm at the Freedom Boat Club located at the Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet.  Bring a friend who has been thinking about joining the club and if they join you get a $200 check.  Not only that but we’ll invite you to the VIP Member Referral Party where we’ll wine and dine you and you’ll have an opportunity to win great prizes including free dues!  

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 1-4pm
Where: Freedom Boat Club @ Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet on the MarshWalk

This is a great opportunity for your friends to visit the Murrells Inlet location, view the fleet, as well as enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.

No RSVP’s are required, however to plan 30-minute tour in advance for your guest, please reply to this email or call me at 843-732-4711.

March 12 –  5-7pm –  Freedom Cares – Tons of Fun Kick-off Dock Party – Southport and NMB

You’re Invited – Freedom Cares Dock Party

What: Freedom Cares – Tons of Fun Kick-off Party
When: March 12, 2020 from 5-7pm
Where: Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach and Southport Marina in Southport
RSVP: Call Karen at 843-732-4711

Bring a lawn chair as seating will be limited

Grand Strand Health and Wellness Center will provide free mini massages during our kick-off party.  They will also discuss the health benefits of getting regular massages.  You don’t want to miss this very relaxing and informative Dock Party! 

Freedom Cares and we want to help you live a healthy boating lifestyle. We will offer Health, Wellness and Relaxation workshops throughout the year. We have a goal to lose a ton of weight by the end of the year. Wanna join us on the healthy adventure called TONS OF FUN.

Did you know?
A ton equals 2000 pounds
We have around 500 members along the Grand Strand and Southport
If each member lost an average of 4 pounds we can reach our goal of losing a TON

ARE YOU IN?

Here’s how it works:

  • Send an email to reservationsfbc@gmail.com and let Yvette know that you want to participate in Freedom Cares – TONS OF FUN
  • Be prepared to commit to a healthier lifestyle throughout the rest of 2020
  • FBC will provide outlets for exercise programs along with health/wellness and relaxation workshops
  • You will need to report your weight by emailing reservationsfbc@gmail.com by the first of each month starting April 1, 2020. It’s on an honor system so we are counting on you to report your weight accurately
  • We will provide healthier snacks at the dock parties and other events we host
  • Attend the kick off party on March12th from at the Southport or North Myrtle Beach location and learn more. We’ll have sign up sheets at the kick off party

March 13 – Taste of the South – St. James

Southport Christian School is proud to announce the 6th Annual Taste of Southport/Oak Island!  This family friendly fundraiser will feature samples from various local restaurants plus live and silent auctions. It will be held at the Saint James Community Building on Friday, March 13th starting at 6 PM. Tickets are available at the Southport Christian School office (4457-A Flagship Ave, Southport) and are $10 for children and $15 for adults (advance purchase, $20 at the door).  Tickets have sold out in the past, so make sure you get yours early so you don’t miss this wonderful event!  Freedom Boat Club will be there too!

March 14 – NMB St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Parade: 9 a.m.
Festival: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Admission | Free Parking

The 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street on Saturday, March 14, 2020. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 40,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins the day at 9:00 a.m., followed by three stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Along Main Street approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products, or serve a variety of treats.

Freedom Boat Club will be participating in the parade as well as the festival.  We’d like as many members as possible to join in for the parade.  Dress as green as you can and bring your Irish spirit, prizes will be awarded by FBC for the best dressed and most enthusiastic.  The line up is on 2nd Ave in North Myrtle Beach.  Park in Lowe’s parking lot.  We will give you our line-up number when we receive it.  Plan to be there between 8-8:30am.  Please RSVP by calling Karen at 843-732-4711.

Ambassadors:  Let me know if you can work the booth anytime during the Festival  from 11am-6pm by calling 843-732-4711.

March 14 – Surfside Beach BBQ

It’s the Surfside Annual BBQ Festival on Surfside Drive.  Food, vendors and music, free admission.  Music kicks off at 10:30 with bluegrass by Alan Bibey & Friends and country music with the Josh Brannon Band from 1-4pm. Don’t forget the “Anything but BBQ” companion event on Friday!  Contact Debbie Ellis for more information (843.640.9548 or dellis@surfsidebeach.org).  

Freedom Boat Club will have a booth at the BBQ Festival so be sure to stop by and say hi!  

Ambassadors:  Let me know if you can help out for an hour or so by calling 843-732-4711

March 14 – 10am-3pm- Brunswick Showcase – Leland

North Brunswick Business Expo

Saturday, March 14, 2020* 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Leland Cultural Arts Center

1212 Magnolia Village Way Leland

The North Brunswick Business Expo is for EVERYONE – Admission is FREE!

Be sure to stop by the Freedom Boat Club booth to say “hi” to Dave!

Whether you are a business owner, employee, potential customer – or just want to check out what is happening in our region – The Chamber’s Business Expo is for you! Don’t miss this opportunity to network with hundreds of others and discover what our region has to offer! Over 50 booths will be filled with everything – educational, healthcare, pets, professional services, computer & technical needs, recreation, relocation, home and garden, and so much more!

About: One of the most important groups to meet at a show like this is the exhibitors. Make sure you plan time to get around to just say hello. Meet local businesses and find out about their products. The event will be held at the Leland Cultural Arts Center. It is a great way to find those businesses that you may need now or in the future while supporting local business and our local communities in the North Brunswick / Wilmington Region. Last year’s attendance was over 500!

Business Exhibitors: Get qualified leads and make quality connections while marketing your business to thousands of prospective customers and clients. Vendor Space Cost Includes: One 8′ foot table, and two folding chairs. No pipe and draping. Please bring your own table cover. 

Foot Traffic Attractions: To boost foot traffic, we offer free admission, as well as free services for residents to take advantage of, such as a shred truck and an RX drop-off of unused/expired medicines. We promote the raffle drawings/prizes that vendors provide at their table. There will also be a food truck on site!

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Member Boat Trip departing from NMB

Top of the Day!  Join Freedom Boat Club as we head out for our first member boat trip of the season.  We will depart Harbourgate Marina at 11:30am and head to Lucy Buffet’s LuLu’s at Barefoot Landing  for lunch, returning around 3pm. Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, soft drink & water for the boat trip there and back. We will also provide appetizers for the group to share at the restaurant, members are responsible for their own lunches and as share of the gas.  Your share of the fuel will be billed to the credit card we have on file for fuel.  Guests are welcome to attend for a $10 charge to cover the free things that members get, fee to be paid in cash prior to departure.

Bring the normal things you would for a day on the water, no coolers please.

RSVP is required by calling 843-732-4711 or by email at kberry@freedomboatclub.com

March 18 – Burning of the Socks for the Spring Equinox @ North Myrtle Beach and Southport

Freedom Boat Club has an odd tradition where we burn our socks at the Spring Equinox. This year is no exception and I’m super excited to announce that the man who created the Burning of the Sock, Capt. Bob Turner, will be our Master of Ceremonies at the North Myrtle Beach location.
 Our very own Capt. Dave Patterson will be Master of Ceremonies at the Southport Burning of the Socks.
 
Hello spring! Good bye crusty old winter socks!
 
 What: Burning of the Sock for the Spring Equinox 
 
When: Thursday, March 18, 2020 from 5-7pm
 
Where: Freedom Boat Club @ Harbourgate Marina located at 2120 Sea Mountain Hwy. Suite 103 in North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
 
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Where: Freedom Boat Club @ Southport Marina located at 606 W. West Street, Southport, NC 28461 
 
Bring: a lawn chair as seating will be limited 
 
Capt. Bob Turner started the tradition in Annapolis, MD back in the 1980’s and has since retired to Pawley’s Island. He was already committed on the first day of Spring so we are going to do our Burning of the Socks on the last day of Winter, March 18th. 
 
Here’s what you can expect:
  • Sock burning (B.Y.O.S.)
  • Food and drinks provided by FBC
  • Mix and mingle with members and guests
  • Master of the Sock Burning Ceremony: Capt. Bob Turner  & Capt. Dave Patterson
Please RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email with the number of people attending.
 
March 19 – Wine, Women and Chocolate – Brunswick Senior Center

Join us for the Ultimate Girls Night Out at Wine, Women & Chocolate!!

Entry is $35 and includes admission to the event, 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket, shopping, a mini-fashion Show, and food including chocolate!  Freedom Boat Club will have a booth set up there so be sure to stop by!  Click here for tickets

 
March 21 –  10am-2pm Open House – North Myrtle Beach @ Harbourgate Marina

You’re invited to attend Open House from 10am-2pm at the Freedom Boat Club located at the Harbourgate Marina.  Bring a friend who has been thinking about joining the club and if they join you get a $200 check.  Not only that but we’ll invite you to the VIP Member Referral Party where we’ll wine and dine you and you’ll have an opportunity to win great prizes including free dues!  

When: Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10am-2pm
Where: Freedom Boat Club @ Harbourgate Marina -2120 Sea Mountain Hwy. Suite 103, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

This is a great opportunity for your friends to visit the North Myrtle Beach location, view the fleet, as well as enjoy complimentary food and beverages.

No RSVP’s are required, however to plan 30-minute tour in advance for your guest, please reply to this email or call me at 843-732-4711.

March 24 – Diva Boat Trip out of Murrells Inlet, Wacca Wache Marina – Color Street Presentation 

It’s time for our first Diva trip of the season!  Please join the Freedom Boating Divas on March 24 at the Wacca Wache Marina.  We will depart at 11:00am take a boat ride around Sandy Island and explore the area for about an hour and a half and then head back the marina for lunch at Deck 383 at around 12:30pm.   Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, wine and soft drinks for the boat ride and appetizers for the group to share at the restaurant.  Members are responsible for their own meals and a share of the fuel.  Your share of the fuel will be billed to the credit card we have on file for fuel.  Guests are welcome to attend for a $10 fee to be paid in cash at the restaurant, this covers all the free things that members receive.  

Our guest speaker and FBC member will be Nora Hajnal. She would like to introduce you to Color Street. She will have sets for you to purchase for $12.00 (cash or check) and free samples for you to try. You can give yourself a complete manicure during lunch. Join her Facebook page (Glitter on the River) or look up colorstreet.com for more information.

Color Street nail strips are:
-100% real nail polish (base coat, color coat & top coat all in one)
-Salon quality strips that can be applied over natural, acrylic, or gel nails
-Require no heat, no tools, & no dry time
-Last up to 14 days & easily removed with regular polish remover

RSVP is required by calling 843-732-4711 or via email at kberry@freedomboatclub.com

March 28 – Open House – FBC of Southport and FBC Murrells Inlet @  Wacca Wache Marina

You’re invited to attend Open House from 10am-2pm at the Freedom Boat Club located at the Harbourgate Marina. Bring a friend who has been thinking about joining the club and if they join you get a $200 check. Not only that but we’ll invite you to the VIP Member Referral Party where we’ll wine and dine you and you’ll have an opportunity to win great prizes including free dues!

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 1-4pm 
Where: Freedom Boat Club @ Crazy Sister Marina and Southport Marina

This is a great opportunity for your friends to visit the Murrells Inlet or Southport location, view the fleet, as well as enjoy complimentary food and beverages.  No RSVP’s are required, however to plan 30-minute tour in advance for your guest, please reply to this email or call me at 843-732-4711.

March 31 – A Captain’s Journey / Spring Training Kick-off Party

With boating season just around the corner it’s time for Spring Training.  Feeling a little rusty from last year?  Want to brush up on your boating skills?  Never mastered anchoring?  Want to learn more about navigation?  Is you answered yes to any of these questions then our Spring Training and Captain’s Journey are for you! 

Join us March 31 at the Freedom Boat Club @ Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach beginning at 6pm

Spring Training will start April 6th and continue for the entire month.  We will offer the following classes on different days and times at different locations to accommodate as many different schedules as we can:

Beaching and Anchoring

GPS, Navionics and VHF Radio Etiquette

Advanced Docking and Tight Quarter Maneuvering

Something new for 2020, A Captain’s Journey, will be introduced at this meeting too!

A Captain’s Journey is a new and exciting way to learn about the waterways and the boats Freedom Boat Club has to offer. We are thrilled to offer a new member function that will create a group of boaters that are learning about boating and traveling the local waterways in South and North Carolina and beyond. We will have fun monthly meetings talking about what journey we will be taking the upcoming month and how everyone did on their journey the previous month. These will be journeys you can take by yourself, with family, with friends, or make some new friends at Captain’s Journey to go with you; there will be lots of flexibility in our journeys. So if you are looking to meet up with members and learn about navigating around our waterways come check out our Captain’s Journey and Spring Training kickoff party March 31st at 6pm.

We will start taking RSVP’s for Spring Training at this meeting.

Coming in April 2020

No RSVP’s for April until after April 1 – please and thank you!
 
April
April 4 – 10am-2pm – Touch A Truck @ NMB Sports Complex
April 4 – Marine Flea Market Southport
April 6 – 2-4pm and 5-7pm – Beaching and Anchoring – NMB
April 7 – 5pm – Freedom Cares – Pampered Chef Party, Healthy Cooking
April 8 – 10am-12pm and 1-3pm Beaching and Anchoring – NMB and Southport
April 11 – Open House – Boater Season Kick-off Party
April 13 – 2-3pm and 6-7pm – GPS, Navionics and VHF Radio Etiquette
April 14 – Member Boat Trip out of Southport
April 15 – 10-11am and 6-7pm – GPS, Navionics and VHF Radio Etiquette – NMB and Southport
April 16 – 5-7pm – Dock Party – Murrells Inlet @ Crazy Sister Marina
April 18 – 11am-5pm – A Taste of Calabash
April 20 – 2-4pm and 5-7pm – Advanced Docking and Tight Quarter Maneuvering – NMB
April 21 – Diva Boat Trip out of Murrells Inlet
April 21 – 6-7pm – Captain’s Journey Meeting
April 22 – 10am-12pm & 5-7pm – Advanced Docking and Tight Quarter Maneuvering – NMB & Southport
April 23 – 6-8pm – Fishing Club Kick-off Party
April 25 – Fishing Club Fishing Trip
April 25 – Open House – Murrells Inlet
April 27 – 5-7pm – Beaching and Anchoring – Murrells Inlet – Crazy Sister Marina
April 28 – 6-7pm – GPS, Navionics and VHF Radio Etiquette – Murrells Inlet – Crazy Sister Marina
April 29 – 5-7pm – Advanced Docking & Tight Quarter Maneuvering – Murrells Inlet – Crazy Sister Marina
April 30 – 5-7pm – Dock Party – NMB & Southport
 
EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

February 2020 Events

Upcoming Events
 
Feb. 13 @ noon – Galentine’s Day Lunch for the Freedom Boating Divas at Ducati’s Italian Restaurant
Feb. 14 from 5-6:30pm – Valentine’s Sunset Cruise – FBC of Southport and Wacca Wache
Feb. 15 from 10am-2pm – Valentine Open House at Harbourgate Marina
Feb. 16 from 11am-6pm – Adaptive Surf Project Oyster Roast & Bloody Mary Contest – Crazy Sister Marina
Feb. 20 from 5-7pm – Health, Wellness, Relax – Dock party @ Harbourgate Marina
Feb. 21-23 from 9am-6pm – Home Show @ the MB Convention Center
Feb. 25 @ 5:30pm – FBC Ambassador Appreciation Dinner
Feb. 29 from 6-10pm – Heart Ball for the American Heart Association @ Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Party – December 12, 2020
 
Feb. 13 – 12:3opm
Galentine’s Day Luncheon
Join the Freedom Boating Divas for a Galentine’s Day lunch at Ducati’s Pizzeria & Trattoria on Galentine’s Day, February 13 at 12:30pm. 
 
Freedom Boat Club will provide appetizers for the group to share and members are responsible for their own meals.  Feel free to bring a guest for a $3 fee to cover their share of the appetizers to be paid in cash at lunch. Please RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email with the number of people planning to attend. 
 
Guest Speaker: Deelane Reavis with Damsels in Defense
 
Ducati’s Address: 960 Cipriana Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC 259572
 
Galentine’s Day
In a season that’s so focused on romantic love, Galentine’s Day, a holiday dedicated to celebrating friendship gives us all a much-needed chance to cultivate relationships of a different kind. Whether you’re gleefully single, happily coupled, or somewhere in between, taking a day to recognize the importance of friendship can only help strengthen some of the most important relationships in our lives.
 
Healthy Tip – Freedom Cares
According to the Mayo Clinic, not only do strong friendships give us a sense of belonging and purpose, improve our self-confidence, lower stress, and help us cope with trauma and life challenges — They can also reduce the risk of high blood pressure and depression and even help us live longer lives. When it comes to friendship, think quality over quantity. Forming a few meaningful bonds reaps better benefits than a whole slew of people you only see at the water cooler. One of the best ways of doing that? Get-togethers like Galentine’s Day that let the crew bask in each other’s light. So what is Galentine’s Day, exactly? Here’s the full breakdown.
 
Feb. 14 – 5:00-6:30pm
Valentine’s Day Cruise
Are you looking for something different and extra special to do with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? How about a romantic sunset cruise?  Join the Freedom Boat Club for a Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 from 5-6:30pm.  We will depart from the Southport Marina and Wacca Wache Marina at 5pm and return just after the sun sets. Freedom Boat Club will provide a champagne toast and strawberries for your and your sweetie to enjoy. Bring a blanket, it might be chilly.
 

Feb. 15 – 10am-2pm
Valentine’s Day Open House
If you have friends who has been thinking about joining the Freedom Boat Club this is the perfect event to bring them to. They can check out the boats and we’ll provide all the information they need to decide if they want to become our next Freedom Boat Club members. Don’t forget, if they join you get a $200 check and you’ll be invited to our Annual VIP Member Referral Party where we wine and dine you!

Feb 16 – 11am-6pm
Oyser Roast and Bloody Mary Contest
Look for the Freedom Boat Club tent at the Adaptive Surf Project’s Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest at the Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet. Do you want to enter the Bloody Mary Contest? Click here for more information.

Feb. 20 – 5-7pm
Relaxation Day Dock Paty
We thought we’d kick our Health, Wellness and Relaxation program off with Relaxation as our way of easing you into it. The Grand Strand Health and Wellness team will give a quick talk on the benefits of massage and then they will be giving FREE mini massages to all participants. Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, wine, soft drinks and healthy snacks (don’t worry, we’ll still have unhealthy snacks too). Please RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 or respond to this email with the number of people planning to attend. Feel free to bring a friend.

Feb. 20-23
Spring Home Show
Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association proudly presents, Home Show 2020. If you are thinking about buying a home, making improvements to your existing home, or are just looking for great ideas – you’ve come to the right place!

This show has something for everyone as you visit over 200 exhibitors, including Freedom Boat Club, showcasing their products and services.

FBC Ambassadors: Please let me know if you can work for an hour or two and what day would be good for you by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email. Thank you in advance!

Feb. 25 @ 5:30pm
Ambassador Dinner
Freedom Boat Club Ambassadors are invited to join the FBC Management Team for dinner at Carolina Pines RV Resort located at 5800 Hwy. 90, Conway, SC 29526 on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30pm. Freedom Boat Club will provide dinner and drinks for ambassadors. RSVP is required by calling 843-732-4711 or simply resond to this email.

Feb. 29 from 6-11pm
Myrtle Beach Heart Ball
In keeping with our Health, Wellness and Relaxation initiative for 2020 we are donating a one year membership to support the American Heart Association. With our donation the American Heart Association has graciously comped us a table of 10 at the Heart Ball with a Roaring 20’s theme. The evening festivities will include dinner, live entertainment and an opportunity to Open Your Heart and further support the mission with an exciting live auction. It all takes place at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes Feb. 29 from 6-11pm.

We have 6 spots available to share with our members. If you would like one or two of the six spots please call Karen at 843-732-4711, please do not send an email for this one. The spots will go quickly and it’s on a first come, first served basis. If you don’t get one of our free spots and still want to attend there are tickets available to purchase by going to www.myrtlebeachheartball.heart.org or by calling 843-282-2908. Tickets are $200 each.

Costa Rica Info Session – Dec. 12 at 6pm

Being part of the Freedom Boat Club has many benefits like member socials, member boat trips, dock parties, fishing club meeting, fishing trips and a Diva program for the women, just to name a few of the many activities that Freedom Boat Club provides. We are always looking for new ways to add value to your membership. We are continuing our partnership with Capt. Mike and have added more trips to Costa Rica for 2020!
 
As some of you may know, this past April 2019 our local SC Captains Mike Masiero Sr. and Mike Masiero Jr. worked with the Freedom Boat Club and escorted four of our members on our Maiden Fishing & Adventure Trip to Jaco, Costa Rica. To say it was a success is an understatement!
 
We are planning next year’s trip and want to invite you to attend an Info Session on Thursday, December 12, 2019 beginning at 6pm at 810 Bowling in North Myrtle Beach. Freedom Boat Club will provide appetizers and drinks for the group and the Masiero’s will give you all the exciting information you need to help prepare you for the trip of a lifetime to Jaco, Costa Rica.
 
On top of catching Pacific Sailfish in the 100lb. range, and three-digit Blue Marlin, you’ll experience catching Mahi, 25lb. Spanish Mackerel, 30lb. Snook, and Rooster Fish while on the shore of the cliffs that resemble Jurassic Park. 
 
On non-fishing days whether you are dining or shopping in downtown Jaco, or if you decide to take an ATV Zip Line tour through the mountains, Costa Rica will give you lasting memories.
 
See all the pictures, videos and the full reviews at www.fishlegacycharters.com
Click on Costa Rica 

Costa Rica

Greg and Viv Albrecht
First timers at bill fishing, but what a great adventure is was fishing Jaco, Costa Rica with Captains Mike Sr. and Mike Jr.
 
First, let me thank both Captains for a fantastic fishing trip. If you have dreams of landing a bill fish, then this trip is worthy of your attention.
 
My wife and I are novice bill fishermen, and we highly recommend booking this trip. You will experience Costa Rica both from the land and sea. Besides fishing, we also enjoyed an ATV tour which explored the picturesque vistas, deep valleys, forded fast moving streams and rested and had lunch by a gentle waterfall. Wet and dirty awaits this choice. Did not do the Zip line. Maybe next trip.
 
Capt. Bill Cohen 
Captains Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. did a great job and were thorough in every detail from transportation, accommodations, boats, crews and meals.
 
As an experienced offshore angler, I know how exceptional a two-day tally of 7 sails and 1 blue marlin is. Our day 2 tally alone would have placed us in the top 5 boats of the local tournament.
 
I can’t wait to see what you put together with all the knowledge you gained from your maiden effort.
 
Ray Ferris
I want to thank Capts. Mike Sr. & Mike Jr. for a great fishing trip.  It was on my bucket list to hook up with a blue marlin and a sail fish, and I caught both.
 
The Captains did a great job and the accommodations were top shelf, and they sure cook great! I highly recommend using Legacy Charters.

Guest List 2019 Grand Strand Christmas Party

Albrecht, Greg & Vivianna
Anderson, Gene
Anderson, Yvette
Andrews, John & Ellen
Antidormi
Argentieri, Dennis & Ginny
Auletta
Ausley
Ayers, Mike
Backer, Jesse
Barham, Deborah
Bennett, Jim & Linda
Black, Sarah
Blume, Joseph & Caroline
Bolt
Boughman/Wolk-Boughman Gary & Joanne
Bowman, Mike
Brabham, Lamar & Sandy
Brozena
Carlson
DeMartino
Deyo, John
Durrett, Mark & Angela
Foss/Murray, Dwayne/Lisa
Gilbert, Julie
Grenfell, Hank & Barbara
Grygiel, Larry
Hake, Steve & Barbara
Hanna/Cary, Mark & Pam
Hargather, Kate
Hege
Herbst, Dale & Linda
Hunt, Jude & Dreama

Kennedy, Jay & Dianna
Kocher, Paul & Joan (MB full)
Kraus, Dan & Rebecca
Lambert, Jack & Cherie
Lawrence, Bill & Karen (IM)
Lee, Sun & Candace
Leon, George & Pat
Lore, Jason
Maccaferri, Don & Sandy
Majocha, Jimmy & Carol
Marquardt, Tom
Meyer
Ohrum
Partrick, Suzanna
Pendergrass, Steve
Pettigrew
Poe, Marcus & Bree
Poniatowski, Bob & Christine
Poulin/Jones, William/Anita
Rankin, Wilson
Ricker, Doug & Debra
Roenick, Jim & Rosemary
Roether, Larry & Gabriella
Rossi, Richard
Safrit, Woodie
Schneck, David and Mary
Skinner, Duane & Joan
Snow, Gregory
Soltani, Saeed & Tamara
Stoltz, Dave & Karla
Sunnell
Temple, Joseph
Timmester
Tinkham, Jim
Turnbull, Jim & Joni
Wallis, Ray
Walton, Ruth & Rick
Wells, Garry
Winn, Ann

August 2019 Events

August 13 – Freedom Boating Diva Trip out of FBC in Southport

August 15 – Dock Party in North Myrtle Beach

August 17 – Open House at FBC at Wacca Wache

August 22 – Sunset Cruise out of FBC at Wacca Wache

August 24  – FBC Social at St. James Players Club

August 27 – Member Boat Trip to Conway out of Wacca Wache

August 29 – FBC Fishing Club meeting in Southport

August 29 – FBC Fishing Club Fishing Trip out of Southport

Call for more information:  843-399-8711

Frequently Asked Questions – Reservation Portal

Frequently Asked Questions – Reservation Portal

Q: How many reciprocal reservations do I get each year?
A: Four. Each calendar year, you can make a total of four (4) non-home club reservations at
each of our 175+ locations around the country.

Q: Is there a way to tell how many reciprocal reservations I have used at a specific club?
A: Yes. With our updated Reservations Portal, you can select a club during the online
reservation process and the system will show you how many reservations you have left at that
club.

Q: Will the Reservations Portal allow me to access more boats at non-home clubs?
A: No. The number and type of boats available for reciprocal booking at a given location will still
be determined on a club-by-club basis. However, the system will eliminate some of the conflicts
that would arise from time to time during the manual reservation process, such as double
booking or miscommunication regarding vessel type, ensuring that the exact boat you book is
available on the day(s) you request.

Q: What other benefits does this new system offer?
A: In addition to the rules and regulations established by Freedom Boat Club at the corporate
level, many of our clubs have their own set of requirements for reserving/using their vessels.
With our portal, selecting a boat will display a complete list of requirements and certifications
needed for your upcoming day on the water.

Q: If I use all of my allotted reciprocal reservations at a specific club, can I purchase more?
A: No. You cannot increase the number of reciprocal reservations at a non-home club. Once
you’ve reached your limit, you can reserve vessels at any of our other 175+ locations around
the country or, if you’re only interested in a specific club, you can inquire about a full
membership at that location.

Q: Who can I contact with additional questions?
A: For more information on the updated Reservations Portal, club rules and regulations and
more, please contact the management at your home club or email us at
reciprocalquestions@freedomboatclub.com.

Military and 1st Responder Recognition Party – April 13 from 1-3pm

An exciting Military and 1st Responder Recognition Party will be held this Saturday (4/13/19) from 1 to 3 p.m at the Brand New Cape Cod Cottages located a 4425 Sea Mountain Hwy, Little River, SC 29566. There will be free waterway tours offered on boats provided by The Freedom Boat Club and by Myrtle Beach Watersports aboard the newly renovated Sea Thunder dolphin tour boat.

Free hot dogs will be provided by Freedom Boat Club. We are thrilled to have partnered with Dave Priest of 99.5 WRRN, who will be providing live coverage of the events. The event will promote our community’s history and culture for our community and visitors alike.

The Freedom Boat Club (located across the swing bridge from Cape Cod Cottages), has an exciting special offer for all buyers of a Cape Cod Cottage. Please stop by and see how convenient it can be to have a wide array of boats available to you in your own backyard.

Sponsors include Freedom Boat Club, Cape Cod Cottages, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Little River Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam Veteran’s Association and the Military Officers Club. For additional information call 843-732-4711.

Relay for Life of the Grand Strand

The Relay For Life movement is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. From team members to volunteers, we all want to remember those we’ve lost, help those affected today, and give us a home team advantage against cancer. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our communities are teaming up to make a difference. When we rally together in the fight against cancer through this fun and inspirational event, we can accomplish anything.
 
Freedom Boat Club has participated in Relay for Life of the Grand Strand for 13 years now and we have raised over $100,000 in the fight against cancer. Relay for Life takes place at Grand Park at the Market Commons this year in Myrtle Beach on May 4th beginning at 11am.
 
Please join us at 710 Bowling for a team planning meeting for TEAM FREEDOM.
 
When: Thursday, March 14th at 6pm
 
Where: 710 Bowling in North Myrtle Beach
 
Why: To plan our events for this year’s Relay for Life
 
To join TEAM FREEDOM or to make a donation please click here or go to www.relayforlife.org/mbsc. We are TEAM FREEDOM at the Grand Strand Relay for Life.
 
Please RSVP with the number of people attending by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email.
 
There is also a Relay for Life meeting for ALL teams on March 4th at 6pm but Freedom Boat Club will not be in attendance. Please feel free to attend! Logan’s Roadhouse 1136 Oak Forest Drive Myrtle Beach SC 29577.

North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Come and ride or walk with us in the biggest parade on the Grand Strand, dogs welcome, too. 
 
Show your Freedom Boat Club Pride and have some fun as we sport our green together. We’ll have a prize for the best dressed and most enthusiastic member.
 
The parade is on March 16th and starts at 9am, you would need to be there by no later than 8:30am.   More details about parking and our lineup number coming soon.
 
​​St. Patrick’s Day Parade
 
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC
 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
 
Parade: 9 a.m.
 
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