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

Ahoy Mates,

I hope everyone is doing well. I don’t know about y’all, but the fall of the year in North Carolina is my favorite time. Comfortable temps and lower humidity make for good weather for most anything. September has been a very busy month for me. On the personal side, our second grandchild born this year came on the 7th (he’s our 10th), high school athletics are back in full swing, ECU football is back on, we volunteered our Barbour boat for a wedding photo shoot, met up with a new member, visited with existing members and dealt with the cable company…dang! Oh yes, there was a little party this past weekend too!! Big thanks to Jim and Margaret Moores and their crew for quite the event they hosted.

October’s calendar is lot less crowded but we do have the Lake Gaston fall foliage fun run on October 9th, headed up by Jim Alexander (see flyer inside) and our annual meeting on the 27th (time and place TBD—watch for an email notice).

Here are some things that are rolling around in my head as I write today that I will share with you in no particular order:

Thanks to Joe Peacos for displaying his beautiful Lyman and doing his usual fantastic photography work this weekend.

Thanks to the NC Maritime Museum and friends for displaying Chinook, Cap’t Hub and the life car rescue vessel this weekend.

Member Jim Hartman got up out of his hospital bed on Saturday morning and made it to the Boat Barn Bash.

I was asked by some of the wives of our members (who wish to remain anonymous) to send a copy of all announcements to their private email addresses so they could be sure they brought the items called for on said announcements. Click here to send me your email address.

I have gotten some very positive feedback from Blackbeard Sailing Club regarding the show we had there in July. They have invited us to return next year with a spring or fall date in mind.

Just a heads up about our November outing in Wilmington on Saturday November 13th.  John Tinney and Jim Dean both have big cruisers and will be taking us for a ride to a waterfront restaurant for lunch (on your own nickel).  Weather won’t be a factor as the boats are enclosed.  Space is going to be limited and we ask that if you reserve a seat, that you not back out at the last minute unless it is an emergency.  Details will be published in the November newsletter.  This will be first come, first served.  We will start collecting names today.  We’ll have a waiting list to fill in last minute cancellations.

That’s all I got for this time. Hope to see a bunch of you at Gaston in a couple of weeks!

Alan Hills, President
October 1, 2021

What's New or News?

Chapter Wins Another ACBS Award!  We just received notification and a very nice glass engraved award from ACBS.  The award reads, "ACBS recognizes NC Coastal & Piedmont 'Messing About in Boats' Judy Hills, Editor 2021 Chapter Publication Award for Small Size Chapter Membership."  So, if you are not a regular reader of this monthly publication, we invite you to become one--and share it with someone!

Messing About in Boats--October edition
Click here to read the October newsletter.

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.

Upcoming Events:
10/30  Roanoke Island Maritime Museum Boat Show at Manteo, NC
11/3    Chapter Annual Meeting & elections hosted by Patsy and Robert Blanchard at their homestead: 677 Poole Rd. East, New Hill, NC at 6 PM--includes dinner. RSVP to Alan Hills. Reservations required.
11/6   Southport Boat Show in Southport, NC
11/13   Chapter outing to Wilmington.  Ride on big cruisers to waterfront restaurant for lunch.  First come, first serve.  Email reservations to President Alan Hills
12/11    Chapter’s Christmas Dinner Party at the Conley’s in Raleigh 6 PM —-Bring a  wrapped gift, get a gift—(recycle or re-gift something you have, but don’t want/use)

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