The 2018 National ACBS show and meeting is not that far away. It seems like such a long time, but truly, it will be here sooner than you think. In the meantime, our club will be embarking on new shows in new venues, and rendezvousing at new places. We will be “getting our name out there” with the newest adventures and opportunities coming this summer to Detroit. Detroit, and Belle Isle, are a great place to visit and expand our club’s purpose. Our first event will be an on land display at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, July 30, with the Antique Outboard Motor Club, promoting the love of “old boats and motors”. We are partnering with the museum and the Detroit Historical Society to try this venture. The plans are to get bigger and better, using Belle Isle to show off our old boats. We need up to 8 trailer boats from the 1900’s through the 1980’s. Each entrant will receive a poster of Miss Pepsi, drawn by Robert Mc Greevy. Contact Ann Guldemond email@example.com, 586-665-2202 or John Adams 586-781-6492 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in bringing you boat or would just like to come have a picnic with the club. We will grill at the museum and please bring a dish to pass. 10a-3p.
The other venture in Detroit, is the 100th Anniversary of the Gold Cup Races, held at the Roostertail, August 25-28, 2016. Here we will be the sponsoring Chapter, as we display pleasure boats from 1916-1970. All ACBS members with boats in those years are welcome to participate. We will have a land display and an opportunity to run some of the boats on the river. This is a four day commitment, as the boats will be there from 4pm Thursday until the closing of the races, Sunday evening. There will be a movie at Sinbads at 11 am Friday with lots of old boat footage. There are plans to have a welcome party and other events for the participants. Please see the information in this issue of the Channel Marker for all the information we have at this time.
Now, back to the 2018 National ACBS show and meeting. One of the most important jobs at any of these shows, and now for ours, is volunteers. We need 400 volunteers to successfully put this show on, and I am looking to our club to provide many of these volunteers. I will be contacting all members over the next year (s) asking for help in specific areas. Please think about what you would be able to do to help your club have a successful week of showing off our beautiful blue waters and rich history.
Have a safe boating season,
Ann Guldemond, Commodore
So far 2 summer cruise dates have been established-
Wednesday June 15, launch at Algonac DNR ramp cruise down Middle Channel to Brown's
Wednesday July 20, launch at Algonac DNR ramp cruise up St Clair River to St Clair, to Pepper Jacks
More dates to be added later.
For more information, contact John Adams 586-781-0798