A Note From The President
Welcome Aboard! You are viewing the first edition of the Big Sky ACBS digital newsletter. Through the herculean efforts of our Vice President Jeff Camp, our club now has a digital communication method to share our love of antique boats. We invite both members and non-members to view our new website and discover new avenues to enjoy and learn more about this wonderful hobby of ACBS Boating. The website offers viewers hundreds of photos of wood boats, it posts scheduled and non-scheduled events, it even allows members to update their profiles, share boat photos, and much, much more. Our club's major goal is to promote the enjoyment of these beautiful water craft. So, if you are a member, thanks in advance for participating in the enjoyment of wood and classic boating, and if you are not yet a member, come along and see what fun ACBS boating can be.
Here are the Big Sky Chapter's scheduled events for the summer of 2020. I can't wait, and I hope to see you at these events, as well as, out on the lake. Happy boating!
June- Tim Salt has fired up WWW for the 9th time. The Whitefish Lake show starts the summer off with a bang. This three day show has become one of the most popular shows in the Northwest and has many entries from all over the country. If you haven't shown your boat here before, do yourself a favor and make this show.
July- Betty and I are hosting a boat-in BBQ at our home on Flathead Lake. Bring your boat, a big appetite and get ready for a good time.
August- Dean Sackett is bringing the Flathead Boat Show back to Marina Cay with a Lakeside twist. Stay tuned. As many of you know Marina Cay is the most protected harbor venue on Flathead Lake and offers the boat owner secure docking. It is a favorite with many of our female club members, in that it is not only a wonderful venue to show your boat, but it coincides with the Big Fork Art Festival.
September- Don't miss this! The ACBS International Boat Show is being held at the Coeur d'Alene resort on Lake Coeur d'Alene. This resort offers in my opinion, the best venue there is for displaying boats. For those who can afford the time, I highly recommend the pre-event portion. I have found that this portion of the show offers great fun and lots of boating.
So, 2020 looks like there is lots of boating to be done and plenty of fun to be had. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you on the lake(s) this summer.