3-28-2013: 2013 NATS Page Up!
Well the Brouhaha is barely passed and we're already excited about NATS 2013! The MWCI Nationals wil be back in Houston, TX at the H&H Ranch. This is a GREAT place to hold an event lke this. There is a signup page HERE and in information page HERE.
Be sure to get signed up (the paper mail-in registration is on the information page. You won't want to miss this!
3-18-2013: 5thA Annual Brouhaha at Wade's! OMG - what a fun time! Splashing, Carnage, and Sinks, Oh MY! It was an intense and fun 3 days of battling (SEVEN BATTLES!) with a great group of guys. We were also delighted to see some younger faces getting into the hobby - all of them did outstanding with their ships and pretty much held their own against the adults (ignore where they were and you paid for itin balsa - lol!). We'll be getting a photo page together soon, but for now below is a photo of our motley crew of captains after a day of fun (note: BillB is not shown - we forgot about the photo until after he had left for the long drive back to Florida).
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1-28-2013: UPDATE on MAKER FAIRE!
What more appropriate venue for our self-built ships than Maker Faire?!
The MWCI Texas Chapter ("Texas Naval Brigade") will be participating in the first annual Houston Mini Maker Faire on January 19, 2013 at the Stafford Centre.
"Maker Faire Houston is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Itís a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faireís mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers."
UPDATE: And here is a photo of our really cool (in our own minds.. hey, high tech IS cool!) captains showing videos, displaying ships and internals, and talking with people attending Maker Faire.
Looks like fun. GREAT job guys!
12-10-2012: SIGN UP FOR 2013!
Wow it has been a fun year for MWCI! I was updating membership records from the secretary and it looks like one of our biggest and best in a long while (I know we in the southeast region did pretty well at having regular events). I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. But another year is ending and it is time to think about 2013.
So, more fun for 2013! The membership application forms for new and returning members is now available on the "Membership Information" page. You can also print the adobe.pdf form from the direct link below:
9-6-2012: SITE FOR NEW CAPTAINS!
Wow, I must be getting slack to not post something here before now! I hope everyone has had fun. I know we had three major 3-day battles over the Labor Day weekend, in different parts of the country! Any way, I am trying to catch up and just noticed an announcement Johnny Adams sent me about an informational blog he started to answer questions (he was getting so many he decided to post something more permanent.
6-2-2012: SPRING NEWSLETTER IS READY!
Another issue of the quarterly club newsletter,Task Force 144 is out! Just in time before the MWCI National Competition coming up. As always, I'm off to find a printer...
12-24-2011: How does he make such GREAT VIDEOS!!!!
Johnny has done it again. How does he do it? The videos are exciting, witty, and always well done. This video is an intense battle between three captains who agreed to stay along shore and not run - CARNAGE REIGNS!