Welcome to the North Carolina Coastal and Piedmont Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society

Hey mates,
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and had time to rest up as we prepare for the holiday season. I have been enjoying what’s left of the boating season as much as possible, getting out for a few last sails and getting the last river runs out on Hunky Dory.

We had our annual meeting on December 3rd at the Blanchard’s new saloon, where the election of our officers and directors was certified after a hearty meal. Thanks Robert and Patsy! We also had our last on-water event of the year hosted by Jim and Alice Dean, and John Tinney. We toured the Wrightsville Beach waterways in fine style aboard Jim’s 42’ Chris Craft Sport Cruiser and John’s 45’ Elco Flattop cruiser, followed by food and drinks down on the dock. The day was perfect, both in regard to the weather and the experience.

This will be my last time writing the president’s column for the newsletter. New president Jeff Martinson will be taking over the reins, although calling him “new” isn’t really accurate as Jeff has served as president before (recycled?). I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support over my 3 years as president, especially the officers and directors who have helped so much in making this thing work. It has been my pleasure to hold this office.  I will still be involved with the chapter to a lesser extent as vice president and look forward to working with Jeff and the others to the betterment of the group.

I hope to see many of you at our holiday party and awards dinner at the Conley’s on December 11th. In closing, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday and a happy and healthy new year!

Alan Hills, President
December 1, 2021

What's New or News?

Chapter Christmas Party at the Conleys
Sharon and Bill have once again graciously opened their home (9204 Ranworth Way, Raleigh, NC 27615) to our Chapter members on Saturday December 11th.  Please plan to arrive at 6 PM.  Sharon and Bill are supplying the main dish (Sharon’s famous Chicken Tetrazzini as well as Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes) and the needed tableware.  Chapter members are asked to bring a complementing dish or dessert, assigned by last name:  A thru H—-Desserts; I thru O—Appetizers; and P thru Z—-Salads. We also ask that you bring your own alcoholic beverage of choice and any needed mixer.  We will have water, iced tea, and coffee available, so if you want something other than those to drink, please bring it.

We remind each of you to bring a wrapped gift—something you got but don’t want or need—new or lightly used.  Recycle, re-gift!  Instead of doing a gift exchange, we will be using these wrapped items as prizes for some fun games we have planned.  No need to think about the value—no one is keeping track!  No need to think about gender, either.  This is just for pure fun.

We wear Christmas holiday attire in keeping with the merriment of the season!  Just member adults please as space is limited.  If there are special circumstances, please talk to Sharon.

Please, please, please, out of courtesy to our hosts, RSVP by Sunday, December 5th to bconley@nc.rr.com

Messing About in Boats--December edition
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to read the December newsletter.

Wrightsville Beach Big Boat Cruise Video--Member Joe Peacos has created a wonderful video reminder of this event.  For those unable to attend, check out what you missed!  Click here.

There are quite a few apparel choices on the ACBS website:  polos, hoodies, caps, beanies, vests, fishing shirts, pullovers, jackets, blazers, and other types of shirts—for men and women—reasonably priced.  There is  good selection of sizes as well.  You can add the ACBS logo or the chapter logo (request it from the chapter secretary) and other text (like your name).  Click here to check out the selection.


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