The Michigan Chapter of the ACBS is one of the largest of the 56 chapters in the USA and Canada. This past year, a new chapter was added in France. Over the years, membership in the Michigan Chapter has increased to its current level of about 400 members. They are from not only Michigan, but Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Arizona, California, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Georgia, New York, Texas, and Ontario. We are proud of what we have accomplished and keep on working hard to make things even better.
We encourage everyone to get involved by coming out to monthly meetings, helping out at boat shows and other events. Many of the members like to do their own restorations, but can use some help with certain projects. Each year the club puts on a workshop with professional boat builders and restorers for members to view and ask questions which might relate to their project. Many of our members whether long time or newer also have the knowledge and are willing to answer any questions that you may have. Our main boat show is in Algonac on the 4th weekend in June. About 100 boats show up which puts us close to our limit, but we can always make room for you. In addition the Michigan Chapter sanctions 3 other boat shows in southeast Michigan, St. Clair, Port Huron and Port Sanilac.
As a member, you will receive the Channel Marker, our magazine, 3 times per year. It includes our Schedule of Events for you to plan your own schedule. It contains good information and makes good reading. Members can also place ads in the want ads free of charge. As an ACBS member, you also belong to the national organization and will receive the national magazine, the Rudder 4 times per year.
You do not need a boat to be a member, just an interest in old boats! You can participate in events and catch a ride with someone else. A boat may be in the future, so come aboard with us and enjoy your boating. In addition to all these benefits, you'll meet a lot of great people! You can print the attached application form, fill it out and mail to join. Alternately, you can go to the ACBS International website, www.acbs.org and join on line.
Another reason to join, check out the attachment below on vitamin F!
Membership Chairman, Alex Pawluchyk
ps, any questions, call or email 519-915-0991,
We are trying something new this summer. Jerry Kowal, Fleet Captain has planned weeknight cruises through the summer. This is a great opportunity to meet new members, get together with old friends and use our boats together. No reservations are necessary, just show up. All cruises will start at 5:00pm.
Schedule is attached