From the Helm November 2018

by Mike Yancey  

URGENT! Chairman Needed: I want to put out a request to ALL Heartland Classics members that we need someone to volunteer to be the Chairman for next year’s 2019 Mahogany and Chrome boat show.   You do not need to live at Grand Lake or even live in Oklahoma for that matter but be willing to develop and work with a committee to plan the various activities and coordinate with suppliers. There are a few folks that have already volunteered to assist, but we still need a Chairman.  Don’t assume that someone else will be coming forward. It is very possible that being Chairman is a position just waiting for your willingness to get involved, volunteer, and make 2019 a memorable show. Just let me know that you are coming forward and I will assist in making sure information and volunteers are made available. Chairman and committees already exist for the other currently planned events for 2019 but this event needs to begin planning now.

 

 

Lake of the Ozarks Workshop and Discussion

One of our members, John Mason, took the initiative and planned a workshop and general classic boating discussion in the Lake of the Ozarks area on October 20. This was the first time for a Heartland Classics event in the area and it was well attended by myself and a mix of over 15 Heartland Classics members and potential members, with several folks trailering their boats to the event for viewing in the ample parking lot. We thank Y-Road Marina in Linn Creek, MO who made their facilities available to host the event. There are a number of boat enthusiasts in this area of central Missouri, so hopefully this initial effort will grow and result in additional events, providing opportunities with shorter travel distances for our many members in the area. 

 

2019 Events

  1. 2019 Restoration Workshop

    February 9, 2019
  2. 2019 Hot Springs Classics

    April 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am thru April 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm CDT
  3. 2019 Classic Cruisin’

    June 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am thru June 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm CDT
  4. 2019 Mahogany & Chrome Boat Show

    September 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am thru September 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm CDT

Heartland Classics Chapter Website

At the ACBS International Show in Port Huron Michigan, Heartland Classics won second place across all the chapters for our website. This tool requires a lot of time and effort of a technical nature, but also creativity in layout and keeping the site current and ever changing. Kathleen Barrett, Kathy Parker, and Ken Everett volunteer to continue to help with content and layout while George Reaves manages the technical capabilities which include adding capabilities such as PayPal and Credit Card payment support as well as making progress towards implementing true online registration for events. Hopefully soon we will also have a “Members Only” section where we can keep documents such as our Constitution, By-Laws, and other documents important to the membership such as our focus on continuity. So stay tuned, and check out the website regularly at www.heartland-classics.org.

We need volunteers to contribute to the ongoing tasks to keep the website up and running.

The best laid plans…

In the prior issue of Mahogany and Chrome, I had shared about turning the lower hull upside down on my 1971 Chris Craft Lancer project boat. I had hoped to have completed all fiberglass and fairing work and have it primed and painted by now so it could be returned to the upright position prior to winter. But as is often the case things are moving much more slowly than I had anticipated. So, it may be early next year before making this objective. We will see.

Time to prepare for winter!

It is also time to begin considering making sure everything is winterized.  I hope your plans and actions are in place so nothing gets damaged. I am so thankful our season is several weeks longer than folks in the farther northern regions of the United States.

So, time for me to get busy with my winter list of “to do” items in preparation for the first launch of 2019. So, looking forward to our next year’s Workshop in Langley, Oklahoma on February 9, 2019 (weather date 2/20/2019 and then our first cruising event for the 2019 year in Hot Springs, Arkansas (April xx-xx). Schedule these events on your calendars and come join me and many others

Winter Restoration Workshop (Grand Lake)

February 9, 2019 (Saturday)

Langley, Oklahoma

Event Chair:  Dan Diehl

 

Hot Springs Classics (Arkansas)

April 3, 2019 (Thur – Sun)

Event Chairs: Patty & Clay Thompson, Marilyn & John Davenport and Mike Langhourne

Classic Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake (Missouri)

June 6, 2019 (Thurs – Sun)

Event Chairs:  Kathy & Don Parker

 

Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Show (Grand Lake, OK)

September 5-8, 2019 (Wed – Sun)

Event Chairs:  TBD

Please contact me if you want to provide comments and/or suggestions via email, phone or mail.

Email:
mya4764652@aol.com

Phone/Text:
(918) 409-7801

Address:
P.O. Box 269, Ketchum, OK  74349

 Hope to see ya’ soon!

Mike Yancey

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