Archive for March 2020

MAD 2020 Cancellations

Morehead City
It is with great disappointment that we announce that MAD Morehead City 2020 is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic presents an event such as ours with a new and unprecedented challenge. By its very nature, MAD is a social event – requiring shore volunteers, skippers, vendors and our troops to be in close proximity. So, in a pandemic, where “social distancing” is seen as the most significant way of limiting the spread of the virus, events such as ours are clearly a no-go.

What the future holds for MHC: We were very excited about holding the 2020 event and are very disappointed. But as our Chapter President says “…we plan to pack 2 years of pent up energy into an incredible 2021 event…”, and we plan on focusing our energies on the future.

So, please put June 4th and 5th, 2021 on your calendars and plan on joining us as volunteers, skippers, donors and supporting businesses to help make MHC 2021 a memorable event for those who sacrifice so much on our behalf.

Hank Pomeranz

Tidewater VA
Our Board met this week to discuss the current state of affairs in our Country and around the globe. Our organization relies on the goodness and strength of the community to make this event happen year after year. We know that many businesses are suffering, individuals have considerable changes coming their way and restrictions which cause us all to take a step back. At this time, asking a single business owner or individual to assist us in making our event happen is not something we are comfortable with. But we are cheering all of you on! We know that we will all recover from this current situation, and we are gearing up for the 2021 event!

WE ALL want each and every sponsor, volunteer, boat captain/owner and military service member to know how much we appreciate every effort to help us succeed! Without you, we are nothing! WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE FRIENDS LIKE YOU!

The 8th annual fishing event will be cancelled as we postpone until 2021 – 2021 WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER! We will continue to hold our onshore event at Cobb’s Marina in 2021, and will ensure that we communicate with our sponsors and volunteers via email regarding this postponement.

Next year’s event will likely be moved to June or July, we feel that fishing might just be a bit better during these months!

Website and Forums have been moved to new locations.

Our previous website host is shutting down. After 12 years of hosting MAD for free, Capt Dave Tilley announced his retirement from the business.

We have now procured hosting at a new location and are in the process of recreating the website.

Forum content was not retained, including posts and user accounts. If you had a login on the forum you will need to re-register to continue posting.

More information will be posted as necessary.