Seminole County Airboat Clu sponsoring Operation Airboat III

Make plans for the next Operation Airboat here.
User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Seminole County Airboat Clu sponsoring Operation Airboat III

Postby Skeeter » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:15 am

I don't mind heading up the ride for the troops this time,But I don't think Dec is going to work.There are alot of details that would need to be worked out,and way to much already going on this month.I'm thinking around Jan 19th/20th 2008.What do yall think?And have it at Loughman's again,it seem to would out well and we get alot of help and support from Bobby's staff.
Last edited by Skeeter on Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.

SAFARI RICK
Site Supporter - II
Site Supporter - II
Posts: 721
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Canaveral Groves,Fl.

Postby SAFARI RICK » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:41 am

That's the last week of hunting season, lotta people may be trying to get in 1 last hunt???
I know I will.

SAFARI
CITY OF COCOA CAN KISS MY A$$!!!

TRUE HEAVY METAL REDNECK- Sorry aint crying in my beer. NOBODY RUN OVER MY DOG!!!

User avatar
blackpowderscout
Southern Airboat Member
Posts: 1576
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:50 pm

Postby blackpowderscout » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:54 am

Great idea Skeeter! I was just thinking about another one but I wouldn't be in a position to do much with this one this time :cry: That's real cool that you are offering to help make it happen!

Adam
"Friends don't let friends hunt with inlines."

NRA Life
Traditional Blackpowder Hunting? http://traditionalblackpowderhunting.com/

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:09 am

Good point Rick I thought it was the weekend before.Thats easy enough to work out. Diffenetly need you and your grill.I have tons of Venison.So lets start stocking meat.

User avatar
blackpowderscout
Southern Airboat Member
Posts: 1576
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:50 pm

Postby blackpowderscout » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:24 am

Ooops, I just found the other threads on this topic. :oops: How'd I not see them before? Oh well.

Adam
"Friends don't let friends hunt with inlines."

NRA Life
Traditional Blackpowder Hunting? http://traditionalblackpowderhunting.com/

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:58 am

Looks like last Sat in Jan or first Sat in Feb. would work.This would give everyone a little breather after the holidays and huntung season,without waiting to long.What do yall think?

Daddy Dave
Site Supporter - VIII
Site Supporter - VIII
Posts: 2929
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:03 pm
Location: Odessa, FL
Contact:

Postby Daddy Dave » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:17 am

Skeeter, This is one we never miss...please try not to conflict with the KRVSA Freedom Ride already on the SA calendar.
A I R B O A T

Anytime It Runs, Break Out Another Thousand

User avatar
bandit9077
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:09 pm
Location: ST. cloud

Postby bandit9077 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:17 pm

Hey Skeeter, as usual you are right there, thanks. If there is anyway possible can it be on a sunday rather than saturday Got to work on sat. thanks Bonnie & Bill

User avatar
hmgm123
Site Supporter - III
Site Supporter - III
Posts: 3558
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:03 pm
Location: PTSJ

Postby hmgm123 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:59 pm

Are we going to do toys for tots?

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:42 am

I'm leaning towards Jan 26th. Bill it would be really hard to pull off a gig on Sunday because of package delivery to PO.But we will discuss it.As far as toys for tots most of the local Clubs are doing something I would probably try helping there.

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:22 am

Mark your Calenders 1/26/08, S/A & SCAC sponsored Operation Airboat III will be held again at Loughman's Lake Lodge. Flyer will follow. PM me if available to help with packaging,hauling packages to PO.Boxes are needed as well as cash donations for shipping.I will handle ride route,bring plenty of fuel. :twisted:
Last edited by Skeeter on Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:38 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
SwampMatt
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 6457
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 5:43 pm
Location: Dilligaf, Fla.
Contact:

Postby SwampMatt » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:04 am

I've got the same truck I hauled the loot to the post office last year with. (me and Mrs. A1Mudpuppy sat at the Mims PO for hours filling out customs forms and address labels)

I'd be happy to do that again.

Last year Bobby from Diamondback VERY GRACIOUSLY handed me his credit card to pay for over $600 worth of postage.

Maybe the customs forms, address labels, and postage can all be set up in advance.

Skeeter - Laura and I are planning on stopping by the Jolly Gator TONIGHT and we'll go over it more. Now that we live just up the road - We're gonna join up with SCAC. :)

By the way, It's not Airboat Operation III LOL :lol: It's OPERATION AIRBOAT III

Dustin has told me that Bob Hoover may have a couple extra boxes of MarshRider magazine. Even though it's an older issue, it'd be great if someone from the inverness area can stop by Bob's and bring those magazines - PERFECT for tossing one into each package! Give the boys some REALLY good reading and let them know it's airboaters who sent the stuff. :idea: just an idea.

matt.

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:39 am

Sounds good Matt see you tonight.

User avatar
Dakota
Site Supporter - VI
Site Supporter - VI
Posts: 1376
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:45 pm
Location: West Melbourne, FL
Contact:

Postby Dakota » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:08 pm

For sure Skeeter. You know we will be there for sure. I will start collecting now and getting those cards a letters ready.
www.dakotasphotography.com

SAFARI RICK
Site Supporter - II
Site Supporter - II
Posts: 721
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:32 pm
Location: Canaveral Groves,Fl.

Postby SAFARI RICK » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:27 am

SORRY but I won't be able to make this one . Thats the ONLY weekend we're able to LEGALLY hunt with the dogs in the local WMA. They only give us a 4 day period every year and it starts on the 23 and ends on the 27. Let me klnow if ya want to borrow the grill ( check with loghman lodge -as I remember they have a small problem with bringing it there cause they serve food ) but ifin someone had another spot to use it that everyone could drive thier boats to say maybe a private boat ramp :wink: :wink: :wink:.
SAFARI

Now ifin it was the following weekend I could volunteer to cook myself 8) 8) 8)
CITY OF COCOA CAN KISS MY A$$!!!

TRUE HEAVY METAL REDNECK- Sorry aint crying in my beer. NOBODY RUN OVER MY DOG!!!

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:57 am

Its all good Rick.I'm sure Loughman's can use the business.We sure will miss you and your shrimp.

User avatar
SwampMatt
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 6457
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 5:43 pm
Location: Dilligaf, Fla.
Contact:

Postby SwampMatt » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:23 am

We'll miss you Rick. But very cool that you have fun at DOG (4 day??) WEEK. That sounds like a blast. Too bad it's so short of a "week".

Skeeter - I picked up a huge pile of the customs forms the other day at the Geneva Post office.
I'll get them ready - Filling in the return address and some other info in advance.
What do we want to use for a return addeess? (as if it matters - we have to check the box that says "if undeliverable treat as abandoned") Should we use SCAC address? I think last year we used the P.O. Box address for Southern Airboat.
We'll put "TO" addresses on them when we get them. Last year, BlackPowderScout used his knowledge and intuition to choose addresses. (I think he picked units that often get overlooked)

I think he chose addresses from this site:
http://www.anysoldier.com/


Also from that site is a list of what to send:

They have pre-made packages you can BUY - but I've copied the "list of ingredients" :)

Male Hygiene kit:
Anti-bacterial Wipes, Hand/Foot warmers, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Foot Powder, Deodorant, Sunscreen, First Aid Kit, Medicated Lip Balm w/SPF 15, Dental Travel Kit (includes Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Floss or mouth wash) Shampoo, Comb, Razors, Shaving Gel, Hand Sanitizer, Cotton swabs, tissues, toilet paper, and an assortment of gum

Female Hygene kit:
Medicated lip balm w/SPF 15, Hand/Foot warmers, Sunscreen, Shampoo, Cotton Swabs, Deodorant, Razors, Shaving Gel, Personal Cleansing Cloths, Foot Powder, Tampax Compact Tampons, Panty Liners, Dental Travel Kit (includes toothbrush, toothpaste & floss or mouthwash) Mary Kay scented lotions - hand & foot, Shower to Shower Body Powder, First Aid Kit, Nail Clippers, Nail files, Tweezers, Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Toilet Paper, Pony Tail Holders, Herbal Teas and Gum.

Cookie Kit:
Oreo Cookie Packs, Rice Krispies Treats, Entenmann's Chocolate Chip Cookies, Packs of Keebler Sugar Wafers, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Entenmann's Little Bites Brownies and Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Snack Time Kit:
Chunky Soup, Campbell's Select Soup, Mini Ravioli, Salmon Jerky, Tuna Lunch Kit, Chicken Salad & Crackers, Fruit Cups, Snyders peanut & pretzel sandwiches, Raisins, fruit & oatmeal muffin bars, Lindens Large Chocolate Chip Cookies, Rice Krispies Treats, Nacho Cheese Crackers, Doritos & Chips, Combos Pizzeria Pretzels, Snickers and M&M Kudo Bars, Slim Jims, Chex Mix, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Gatorade or Kool-aid, Coffee and sugar packets, Tea bags or Hot Cider, An assortment of hard candies and chocolate (weather permitting)

Note that soldiers are instructed to THROW AWAY anything NOT in a factory package. NO HOMEMADE FOODS should be sent.

Entertainment packages:
Female package includes: 2 current DVD's (newest available each week)1 current music CD, 1 current bestselling novel, 1 magazine (will select from Cosmo, Glamour, Oprah or a variety of popular women's magazines) 3 pkgs of movie butter popcorn, pkg of Combos, 2 pkgs of pistachio nuts, pkg of cookies, 3 large boxes of the following candies (Nerds, Spree, Laffy Taffy, Hot Tamales, Chocolate Raisins (chocolate only during the winter)

Male package includes: 2 current DVD's (newest available each week)1 current music CD, 1 current bestselling novel, 1 magazine (will select from FHM, Stuff, Sports Illustrated, Maxim or a variety of popular men's magazines) 3 pkgs of movie butter popcorn, pkg of Combos, 2 pkgs of pistachio nuts, pkg of cookies, 3 large boxes of the following candies (Nerds, Spree, Laffy Taffy, Hot Tamales, Chocolate Raisins (chocolate only during the winter months)

NOTE: One letter I saw on anysoldier.com told about how DVD and CD disks were frequently stolen from the bases and then SOLD BACK to the soldiers. The Colonel who wrote he letter suggested taking a PERMANANT MARKER and writing on BOTH the disk and the package "ANYSOLDIER.COM" to help prevent this activity.

Be sure to visit this page:
http://www.anysoldier.com/WhatToSend.cfm
Scroll down near the bottom to find the "WHAT NOT TO SEND" and tips.

Skeeter, when we find boxes - we need to make sure they are not too large. Last year's boxes were too large I think..... Let's make 11x17x12 (the size of a case of paper) be the maximum size. Just my thought there.

Other things that are GREATLY APPRECIATED are pencil/paper (write home kits) phone cards (call home) and LETTERS OF ENCOURAGEMENT (word FROM home)
Last year, Dakota and a few others had their school classrooms write letters that we included one in each box.

Lots of more good ideas here:
http://www.anysoldier.com/WhatToSend.cfm
I especially like that "write home kit" camo notepad. VERY COOL!

I hope this helps.

matt.

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:32 am

Thanks Matt,great list. :D

User avatar
MikeP
Site Supporter - III
Site Supporter - III
Posts: 1266
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: west palm florida

Postby MikeP » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:23 pm

Started this morning with some magazines Skeeter, gonnna try to get some snacks and hygiene stuff this week when I make it to the store.

User avatar
blackpowderscout
Southern Airboat Member
Posts: 1576
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:50 pm

Postby blackpowderscout » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:24 am

That's a great list Matt.

One other thing I'd add would be to avoid war movies.......believe me they have plenty of them already.

I always enjoyed getting magazines. KR23 might be able to give you a more current idea as he's been over more recently than me.

I promise you that by this time in a year or so most of you will probably know someone who is deployed from a lot closer to here, so let's try to keep this going. I really do wan't to thank Skeeter, Matt, Loughman's, and all you other's who are helping make this happen again.

Adam
"Friends don't let friends hunt with inlines."

NRA Life
Traditional Blackpowder Hunting? http://traditionalblackpowderhunting.com/

User avatar
a1mudpuppy
Site Supporter - VI
Site Supporter - VI
Posts: 731
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:43 pm
Location: Brooksville

Postby a1mudpuppy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:08 pm

BUMP to the top

User avatar
Airjack
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 1628
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:01 pm
Location: Cocoa / Canaveral Groves, FL

Postby Airjack » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:48 pm

Can someone tell me if the ride from Loughman to Lone Cabbage is still on, or has it changed?
Thanks
Going fast is only half the fun ... what you make go
fast is the other half.

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:01 pm

With the water as low as it is now,the ride to LC is all deep water river.We will be riding north from Loughman.

User avatar
Skeeter
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Geneva,Fl
Contact:

Postby Skeeter » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:08 am

Who's coming in Fri. night 1/25/08?

User avatar
Seminole Wind
Site Supporter - IV
Site Supporter - IV
Posts: 1939
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Location: Casselberry, in beautiful Seminole Co.,FL.

Postby Seminole Wind » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:33 pm

We'll be there with the "Rollin' Resort"....... y'all feel free to come on out and do some nite ridin' and hangin' around the campfire with us .
THROW ALL THE RAT BASTARDS OUT.....RE-ELECT NO ONE!!!
F.T.M.F.
Be safe and keep yer knees in da breeze;
Vinny

http://community.webshots.com/user/hdbuckwheat
http://www.highlifter.com
http://www.svtperformance.com


Return to “Operation Airboat III”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest