Bald Head Island Member Boat Trip – July 31, 2018

Member Boat Trip to Bald Head Island and Golf Cart Ride
 
A Member Boat Trip to Bald Head Island is scheduled for July 30th. We will depart from the Southport Marina in Southport at 11am and return around 4pm. We will also have boats departing from the North Myrtle Beach location at 9:30am and returning around 5:30pm.
 
We will arrive at Bald Head Island around 11:45 for lunch at The Grille at Bald Head Island.
 
Following lunch we will take a golf cart ride around the island. There will be a $15 per person charge to cover the golf cart for members. You will also be billed for a share of the fuel. Please plan to pay cash upon arrival, exact change is appreciated. Guests are welcome to join us for a $25 charge that will include their golf cart and gas.
 
Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, water and soft drinks for the boat ride there and back as well as appetizers for the group to share at the restaurant. Members and guests are responsible for their own meals and drinks at the restaurant.
 
Please bring the normal things that you would bring for a day on the water/golf cart, except coolers, no coolers allowed.
 
RSVP is required by calling 843-732-4711. Space is limited and it’s on a first come, first served basis.

May 2018 Events

May 1st from 10am-4pm – Freedom Boating Divas Trip to Georgetown from Wacca Wache
May 5th from 11am-11pm – Relay for Life at Market Commons, we are TEAM FREEDOM
May 9th from 5-7pm – Member Social with a Tacky Tourist Contest at FBC of North Myrtle Beach
May 12th from 10am-6pm  – MayFest on Main Festival, North Myrtle Beach
May 16th from 10:30am-3pm – Freedom Boating Divas trip to Inlet View from Southport
May 17th from 5-7pm – “Docktail” Party (cocktails on the docks) at FBC of Southport
May 19th-25th is National Safe Boating Week
May 19th & 20th – Blue Crab Festival in Little River
May 22nd from 10:30am-3:30pm – Member Boat Trip to Ocean Isle Fish Co.
May 24th from 5-7pm – Safe Boating Night at Crazy Sister Marina
May 26th from 1-4pm – Open House at FBC at North Myrtle Beach
May 26th from 1-4pm – Member Social at St. James Founders Club
May 29th at 6pm – VIP Member Referral Party at Filet’s Waterfront Restaurant
May 31st from 6-8pm – Fishing Club Meeting at FBC of Southport

See below for a description of each event

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April 2018 Events

April 2018 Events

Quick Glance of Upcoming Events

April 7th from 2-4pm – Fishing Season Kick-off Party at Filet’s in North Myrtle Beach
April 8th from 10:30am-2pm – Freedom Boating Divas Trip out of Charleston
April 14th from 1-4pm – Open House and Capt. Poo’s Swing Bridge Dedication
April 17th from 10am-4pm – Member Boat Trip to Inlet View from NMB and Southport
April 19th from 5-7pm – Member Social @ American Fish Co.
April 24th from 10:30am-4pm – Freedom Boating Divas out of Wacca Wache Marina
April 26th from 5-7pm – Member Social @ Crazy Sister Marina
April 28th – Fishing Club Fishing Trip out of North Myrtle Beach

Fishing Club Kick-off Party

The first Fishing Club meeting of the season will be held on April 7th from 2-4pm at Filet’s Restaurant (on the deck) at Harbourgate Marina.

Speakers include: Capt. Keith Logan, The U.S. Power Squadron, West Marine & Seacoast Anglers (Hook a Kid on Fishing). This will be a very informative meeting and West Marine has lots of free goodies for us!

Following the meeting we will put some appetizers out for guests to share. We encourage you to stick around for dinner and/or drinks afterwards to show our appreciate to Filet’s for letting us use their deck.

Please RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 or simply reply to this email with the number of people attending.

The fishing trip for April will be held on the 28th. For more information or to RSVP, please email Stew at fbcfishingclub@gmail.com. You can also let him know if you want to be added to the Fishing Club email list.

Freedom Boating Divas

Charleston Diva Trip
Please join the Freedom Boating Divas of Charleston on April 8th from 10:30am-2pm for a ride around the Charleston Harbor and lunch at California Dreaming. You will need to provide your own transportation to Charleston.

Freedom Boat Club will provide water, soft drinks and wine for the boat ride there and back as well as appetizers for the group to share at the restaurant.

Members and guests will be responsible for their lunch and drinks at the restaurant. Members will be billed for their share of fuel.

Guests are welcome to join us for a charge of $10 that will be collected at lunch, cash only please. The $10 charge for guests will cover their share of appetizers and fuel.

Wacca Wache Diva Trip
We will depart from the Wacca Wache Marina in Murrells Inlet at 10:00am and head to Georgetown for lunch at the Big Tuna and return around 4pm. We will practice our navigation skills using charts.

RSVP is required by calling 843-732-4711 or email me with the number of people attending. kberry@freedomboatclub.com

Capt. Poo’s Swing Bridge Dedication

You’re invited to join us for Captain Poo’s Swing Bridge Dedication Party on April 14, from 1-4pm at the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach.

At 2pm the Little River Swing Bridge will be officially renamed the Capt. Poos’ Swing Bridge. There will be a dedication celebration along with a boat Regatta at the Harbourgate Marina.

Wanna be one of the first people to go through the bridge? We do! RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 if you’d like to ride along… or feel free to reserve a boat and go with your group. We will load up the boats around 1:15pm and go through the bridge around 2pm.

Following the dedication Freedom Boat Club will provide hot dogs and all the fixins, so stick around and have some fun, just look for the Freedom Boat Club tent.

 

Member Boat Trip

The first member boat trip of the year was originally scheduled for April 3rd but we have decided to move it to April 17th. We are hoping Mother Nature will warm things up a bit for us by then. This also happens to be on Karen’s birthday and she wants a boat ride for her birthday so a boat ride she shall get!

We will be departing the docks from Southport Marina at 10:30am and from the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach at 10:00am. We will have lunch and return around 4-4:30pm.

Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, water and soft drinks for the boat ride there and back. Guests are welcome to join us for a $10 charge per person, to be collected at lunch, cash only please. This will cover their share of appetizers and fuel. Members will be billed for their share of fuel. Members and guests will be responsible for their own lunch and drinks at the restaurant.

RSVP is required by calling 843-732-4711. Space is limited and it’s on a first come, first served basis.

Two Member Socials- Two Dates

Our first Member Social for April will be held on April 19th from 5-7pm at the American Fish Company located in Southport. Freedom Boat Club will provide appetizers for the group to share. Members and guests are responsible for their drinks.

Please RSVP to DAVE by calling 910-612-0969 with the number of people attending.
Everyone Welcome!

Our second Member Social for April will be April 26th from 5-7pm at the Crazy Sister Marina located in Murrells Inlet. Freedom Boat Club will provide snacks and drinks for your enjoyment. Look for the Freedom Boat Club tent by the Wicked Tuna.

Please RSVP to KAREN by calling 843-732-4711 with the number of people attending.
Everyone Welcome!

Member Social – March 8, 2018

Member Social at Harbourgate Marina – March 8
We have relocated Karen’s office back to the Harbourgate Marina in suite 2203 (upstairs) and we are ready to celebrate with a member social. Please note, we still have our FBC Headquarters location on Hwy 9, Little River, SC.
What: Member Social – Docktail Party (cocktails on the docks)
When: March 8, 2018 from 4-6pm
Where: Harbourgate Marina, 2120 Sea Mountain Hwy, on the docks, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, wine and soft drinks as well as appetizers for your enjoyment. Please RVSP by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email with the number of people attending. We need your RSVP so we can assure that we have enough food and drinks for everyone. Feel free to bring guests.
Please note: There will be an Open House / Member Social taking place on March 17th & March 31st at the Freedom Boat Club located at the Southport Marina, please RSVP to Dave Patterson by calling 910-612-0969 for the Southport Open House/Member Socials. Appetizers as well as beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided by FBC.

Freedom Boating Divas Lunch and Learn – March 15, 2018

The Freedom Boating Divas Program is designed to empower women boaters.
Join us for a Diva Lunch and Learn on March 15th from 10:30am-2pm.
We will depart from the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach and cruise around the area a bit and then end up at Snooky’s on the Water. This month we will practice our backing, turning and trimming skills.
Freedom Boat Club will provide wine, water and soft drinks for the boat ride there and back, as well as appetizers for the group to share at the restaurant. The Divas will be responsible for their own lunches and a share of the fuel. Guests are welcome but are required to pay a $10 cash fee to cover their share of appetizers and fuel, to be collected at lunch.
Please RVSP by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email with the number of people attending.
There will be a Diva outing out of our Mt. Pleasant location on April 8th, please let me know if you are interested in attending from 10:30am-2:00pm.

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

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. Joanie Skinner was our winner last year, congratulations Joanie.
The parade starts at 9am and you would need to be there by no later than 8:30am. More details about parking and our lineup number coming soon.
​So you say you want a Free T-shirt for participating? No problem! What size do you need? This is one of our favorite events of the year to participate in because to us it means that Boating Season is finally almost here. Who’s ready?
To ensure that we have proper sized t-shirts for everyone please call or email me by no latter than Monday, March 12th
​St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Parade: 9 a.m.

Burning of the Socks – March 20, 2018

The Burning of the Socks
A coastal tradition for celebrating the first day of Spring
Hello spring! Good bye crusty old winter socks.
Join us at the Freedom Boat Club located at Habourgate Marina or the Southport Marina on Tuesday, Mach 20th from 5 pm to 7 pm for our “Burning of the Socks” celebration.
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, Karen Berry and Dave Patterson
Please RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email with the number of people attending along with the location.
How to beat the winter blahs
plus a short history of sock burning 
You haven’t been on your boat since last boating season. Tension is mounting and you have little energy within you. You are eating more to relieve stress.
One effective way to lower these blahs, according to psychologists, is to relax. But the very best way to re-energize and increase your optimism is to burn your winter socks.
How’s that?
Yes, you can both eat more and relax by burning your winter socks at the Freedom Boat Club’s “Burning of the Socks” celebration on March 15th scheduled on the Vernal Equinox.
So what’s the “Burning of the Socks” all about?
It’s become a coastal tradition, dating back to the early 1980s, starting in Annapolis. There, Bob Turner, who managed a boatyard, got tired of the winter blahs. While working on other people’s boats all winter, his socks collected sawdust, bottom paint, caulk, fiberglass resin, and other boat yard leavings.
In other words, his socks would stand up when he took them off at night.
One year, on the first day of Spring, he took off his socks, put them in a paint tray, sprinkled on some lighter fluid, lit them, and had a beer to celebrate.
And so the tradition began.
There are now sock burnings in boating towns across the country.

Adopt a Highway Clean-up Day – March 24, 2018

Southport – Adopt a Highway Cleanup
North Carolina has the 2nd largest state-maintained highway system with nearly 15,000 miles of primary highways (Interstates, US and NC Routes) and almost 65,000 miles of secondary roads. The cost for NCDOT to keep these roads litter-free tops $16 million annually. To help offset these costs the NCDOT and AAHLRSA offers a 1-mile segments for sponsorship through the Sponsor-A-Highway Program.
Freedom Boat Club has adopted a portion of Highway 210 leading into Southport. This will be our area to keep clean for the next 4 years and we need your help. Please join us on March 24th, we’ll provide everything you need to help us keep Highway 210 beautiful and trash free!
For more details or to RSVP please call Dave at 910-612-0969

Member Social – Docktail Party (cocktails on the docks)

Member Social at Harbourgate Marina – March 8
 We have relocated Karen’s office back to the Harbourgate Marina in suite 2203 (upstairs) and we are ready to celebrate with a member social. Please note, we still have our FBC Headquarters location on Hwy 9, Little River, SC.
What: Member Social – Docktail Party (cocktails on the docks)
When: March 8, 2018 from 4-6pm
Where: Harbourgate Marina, 2120 Sea Mountain Hwy, on the docks, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Freedom Boat Club will provide beer, wine and soft drinks as well as appetizers for your enjoyment. Please RVSP by calling 843-732-4711 or simply respond to this email with the number of people attending. We need your RSVP so we can assure that we have enough food and drinks for everyone. Feel free to bring guests.
Please note: There will be an Open House / Member Social taking place on March 17th & March 31st at the Freedom Boat Club located at the Southport Marina, please RSVP to Dave Patterson by calling 910-612-0969 for the Southport Open House/Member Socials. Appetizers as well as beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided by FBC.

March 2018 Events

March 8th – Member Social, FBC at Harbourgate Marina
March 15th – Freedom Boating Divas Lunch and Learn
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – North Myrtle Beach
March 17th – Member Social at FBC of Southport
March 20th – Burning of the Socks for the Spring Equinox
FBC at Harbourgate and Southport Marina
March 24th – Adopt a Highway Clean-up Day in Southport
March 31st – Member Social/Open House at FBC of Southport
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