Chicago is the gathering place for the 2018 ACBS Board of Directors first Quarterly Meeting.
The proposed annual budgets will be presented for approval. All Committee Chairs will report both achievements of the 2017 year, and more importantly, plans and challenges for the upcoming year.
All ACBS members are invited to attend. Every Chapter President has a vote at the Board Meetings.
- Basic Agenda:
- Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 3:00 pm Executive Committee 6:00 pm optional Chicago Steakhouse dinner
- Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 8:00 am Breakfast, 9:00 am Meeting, 6:00 Chicago Pizza dinner
- Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 8:00 am Breakfast 9:00 am Meeting, noon adjournment
- Lodging – Attendees must make their own lodging reservations
- Radisson Chicago O’Hare, 1450 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL 847-296-8866
- Room block at group rate of $114+tx is for Antique & Classic Boat Society
Meeting will again be held in conjunction with the Sunnyland Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Festival on Lake Dora.
Closest airport is Orlando International (MCO) serviced by all major airlines. Alternate airport is Sanford-Orlando International with limited scheduled airline service, primarily Sun Country and Allegiant. Both airports are approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.
Hotel will be The Mission Inn. The hotel is in the process of redecorating all their guest rooms and installing new soft goods. Consequently they are increasing our room rate to $150/night plus tax. They are waiving their resort fee. This is a significant reduction from their standard 2018 rate of $209/night.
Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday 3/21
Full Board Meeting Thursday 3/22
Smith Mountain Lake chapter has been chosen as the host chapter for this meeting.
Closest airports are Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia, both serviced by major airlines, or take the adventurer’s route by car over the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Shenandoah National Forest.
The meeting venue has been confirmed as Mariner’s Landing. This is primarily a two and three bedroom condo
style facility with limited single rooms. Some sharing of condos will likely be required. Rates are currently
being finalized with a target of less than $175 per bedroom per night.
Although not in conjunction with Smith Mountain Lake’s annual boat show, chapter President Alan Frederick is
putting together a boating event for us to explore beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and show us why it’s called
“the jewel of the Blue Ridge area”. Details to follow.
The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15.
The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show will be held at Port Huron, Michigan.
Port Huron will shine as a first class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be the meeting venue and the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel will house guests comfortably and affordably in over 225 rooms. Both facilities have beautiful views of the Blue Water Bridge and St. Clair River. The River Street Marina, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and located on the Black River, will be providing protected docking facilities for over 100 boats. The Black River flows into the St. Clair River which connects Lake Huron to Lake St. Clair – setting the perfect stage for three days of enjoyable boating and pre-events.