Heartland Classics recognized at 2016 ACBS Awards Banquet

Heartland Classics Chapter was very well-represented at the ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show held at Lake Tahoe last week.  Clay Thompson and Dan Diehl served as judges at the prestigious boat show and 16 other chapter members were in attendance at the event.


Heartland Classics Chapter’s Mahogany and Chrome magazine was named the best newsletter/magazine publication among all ACBS mid-sized chapters.  This is the second time the chapter and Editor Forrest Bryant have received this recognition.   Since our chapter includes members from many states Mahogany and Chrome has been instrumental in the growth and health of Heartland Classics.  Congratulations to Forrest Bryant and all who have written articles, submitted pictures, etc.

The 2016 ACBS Rover Award went to Mike Yancey in recognition of his planning and leadership of the inaugural Arkansas Odyssey River Cruise.   The Rover Award   recognizes outstanding effort by an individual or group in organizing and implementing a cruise that encourages the use of classic boats.  It was a great event and plans are already underway for a similar multi-day cruise Arkansas River cruise in 2017.  This is the third time a Heartland Classics member has received this award.  Way to go Mike!

The 2016 ACBS Founders Award recognizes outstanding life-time achievement in furthering the goals of ACBS.  One member is recognized with this prestigious award each year.  Kathy Parker, who is currently serving as the ACBS Interim Executive Director in Clayton, NY, was the recipient this year.  She was recognized both for her leadership at the chapter level and for her service to ACBS International as a board member, including secretary of the board, and service on many committees including awards, online directory, chapter handbook, website, constitution and by-laws, etc.  We are proud of you Kathy!

And, congratulations to all members of the Heartland Classics Chapter!




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