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    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Oriental, NC

    Dinghy Poker Run

    It’s not too early to start thinking about having fun and helping a good cause. 

    For those of you who are new to the Poker Run, here’s how it works: Hands sell for $10@ or$25/3 (including 1 lunch/hand!) at the Tiki Bar at 9:30am and the “run” is from 11am - 1pm.  Players take small boats to 6-7 docks where they draw a card at each dock to fill their hand(s), or you may do land only hands at the Tiki Bar.  Prizes will be awarded for the highest hands. Lunch will be served from 12:30 – whenever.  Live and Silent auctions and 50-50 raffle are held following lunch.

     This is a community event, open to everyone, but staffed primarily by the membership.

    Dinghy Poker Run – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    We are also looking for your help before and on the day of the event.

    First, we need items to use for prizes for winning hands and items to use in the silent and live auctions. These can be actual items or gift certificates to specific places or for services or adventures. As you are doing your spring cleaning and have items you no longer need, consider donating those.

    All items & gift certificates must be turned in by Sunday July 23.

    We are in urgent need of volunteers to ask businesses and others with items or services to donate. We have a list of contacts who have donated in the past making this process easier. We also have a formal letter to use when asking folks for donations.

    Advertising – Help now to place flyers around town at businesses, marinas, etc

    Auction items organization – This will take place during the week leading up to the event. Help will be needed to prepare bid sheets, create posters and anything else needed to get the items ready.

    Set up – 0800 July 23. Organize tables for hand & raffle sales & food, place auction items, etc

    Poker hand & raffle ticket sales – starts at 0930. Since we have the option for land hands we will continue selling hands & raffle tickets until ~1315. We need volunteers to cover 0930 – 1130 & 1130 – 1315 time slots.

    Food service – Lunch will be prepared by Roadside Dogs, but help is needed to take up meal tickets, serve drinks, etc.

    Bake cookies – In an effort to keep down costs, we are asking for home baked cookies to use for dessert.

    Hand dealers – These are the folks at each dock who manage the drawing of cards when participants arrive. 2 people are needed for each dock. Land hand dealers also needed.

    Tally hands – Poker hands are collected the as folks come in after the run and when land hands are drawn. Hands need to be ranked to determine the winners. Familiarity with poker hand rankings is preferable.

    Silent auction oversight – Monitor activity at the silent auction, answer questions, etc. We have 2 shifts: 0930 - 1130 & 1130 - ~1315

    Oversight of prizes for winning hands – Help keep prize giving moving.

    Helpers for live auction – Show the item being auctioned. Help auctioneer keep up with bidders and record the winning bidders.

    Silent auction wrap-up – will need to pick up bid sheets when the silent auction closes & record the winners. Will also need to organize the winner cards for easier pick-up by the winners.

    Payment processors – Help with collection of payments for auction items. Familiarity with using Square for credit card transactions will be helpful.

    Clean up – self explanatory! We hope to be finished by 1530

    Contact me to volunteer for any of these positions or any questions you may have. You can also volunteer for “put me where you need me” if you want to help but are flexible as to task.

    More detailed instructions will be provided for each task. Call or text: 919-414-7719 or email:

    .Contact Karen Kleiner to volunteer to help with collecting auction items or to donate items – 252-659-1920 or

    .We look forward to hearing from you.

    Sharon Stephenson

    S/V Pelikan

    • 3 Aug 2024
    • 4 Aug 2024
    • Dowry Creek

    Lazy Days Cruise

    Cruise Caption Robert, Tracy, Buddy and Marie

    The Lazy Days Cruise will be at Dowry Creek this year! 

    Come join us for fun,  games and relaxation poolside.  Bring your kayak or paddleboard so we can enjoy exploring the marshes around the property.  The social will be held on Saturday afternoon at the pool.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone on the water!

    Tracy Vail and Robert Pugh - Cruise Captains

    For updates Subscribe to the Forum: 2024 Lazy Days Cruise Forum

    • BYODC – Bring Your Own Dishes and Cups to events to cut back on trash and be environmentally friendly.
    •  Make sure to fly your BURGEE during the Event!
    • 31 Aug 2024
    • 2 Sep 2024
    • Cape Lookout

    Labor Day Cruise

    Cruise Captains:  Erik, Jean, Michelle, Glen
    For updates Subscribe to the Forum:  2024 Labor Day Cruise Forum

    Saturday, August 31st – Monday, September 2nd

    Get your burgees ready! The NSA always makes a good showing at Cape Lookout for Labor Day weekend, so join us for the fun. We are planning a dinghy excursion to the lighthouse, a scavenger hunt, bocce ball, corn hole and the social on the beach.  We plan to have the social on Saturday on the beach.  Cell phone coverage can be spotty at the cape, so let use Channel 69 for communication.

    Saturday 8/31

    •  Arrive & anchor, then join us on the beach for fun and games like bocci and corn hole, bring a game if you have one you want to play. If you like to be in the water, it’s good to bring something to float on.  Look for the large red & white NSA Burgee.
    • 5 PM NSA Social – Bring something to grill for your boat crew and a dish to share. We will have grills and charcoal going.  We are asking you to stop by Knot Shore (Jean & Erik’s boat) to pick up your drinks before going to the beach.  We’ll have the NSA cooler on our swim platform.  We will take the wine to the beach.
    •  Remember to bring your Dishes, Cups, Flatware, napkins & trash bag.

    Sunday 9/1

    • 9:00 AM Dinghy Excursion to the Light House.  We are planning this trip early before the masses of day boaters arrive.  However, the Visitor Center/Gift Shop is closed.  This trip will be dependent on the weather and water conditions. 
    • Meet on the beach for a photo scavenger hunt, more beach games, more fun socialization and to finish any club beverages.

    Monday 9/2

    • Monday plans are on your own.  Everyone has a different schedule, so many of us leave early, as this can be a long trip back.

    Your Cruise Captains.

    Jean Hardtle, Erik Hardtle, Michele DePietro, & Glenn Sikes

    • BYODC – Bring Your Own Dishes, Cups, flatware, napkins, & Trash bag to events to cut back on trash and be environmentally friendly.
    •  Make sure to fly your BURGEE during the Event!
    • Look for the Large NSA Burgee on the beach!

    • 28 Sep 2024
    • 29 Sep 2024
    • West Bay

    Fall Cruise

    Cruise Captains: Christa, David

    This might be the magical year to land on the shores of the elusive West Bay.

    If the stars align and the winds are in our favor, we will set our course ENE.

    "Hope springs eternal" is the motto for the 2024 Fall Cruise.

    Just west of Cedar Island, West Bay is approximately 25 miles of sailing from Oriental.

    We've heard tales of a beautiful beach, a perfect place for sailors to gather and celebrate the arrival of autumn. 

    Join us in September as we set our course for this mythical shore.

    For updates Subscribe to the Forum: 2024 Fall Cruise Forum

    • BYODC – Bring Your Own Dishes and Cups to events to cut back on trash and be environmentally friendly.

    •  Make sure to fly your BURGEE during the Event!

    • 26 Oct 2024
    • 27 Oct 2024
    • Beaufort

    Cruise Captains:  TBA

    For updates Subscribe to the Forum: 2024 Halloween Cruise Forum

    • BYODC – Bring Your Own Dishes and Cups to events to cut back on trash and be environmentally friendly.

    • RYOS – Reserve Your Own Slip – for cruises with Marinas.  We will send list to Marina, but you are responsible for calling and reserving slip with Marina... Beaufort Docks - (252) 728-2503

    • Make sure to fly your BURGEE during the Event!
    • 9 Nov 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Stanley Hall, 249 Craven St, New Bern
    • 100

    Celebration of the 2024 season
    (Note the date has changed from Nov 14th to Nov 9th)

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