By David Kanally                                                                                                                                             June, 2007

Weather Whiz Wows WBA!!


Hydrometeorologist Greg Story shared his knowledge and passion for the weather at the May 17 WBA meeting.

When a man's profession and hobby are the same thing, you know he's in the right line of work.  Greg Story, President of the North Texas Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association was the guest presenter at the May WBA meeting, sharing his in-depth knowledge of the science of meteorology, and in particular the outlook for Texas for this boating season.

Greg started his career as a TV meteorologist, then joined the National Weather Service as a forecaster in 1990.  He's been in Fort Worth since 1993.  His presentation ranged from the impacts of El Niņo to and orientation to the West Gulf River Forecast Center website where anyone can access specific regional forecasts any time. (

Members were extremely interested in Greg's talk, with many questions and much discussion following his presentation.  Many thanks to Greg for a fascinating program!

Gomes, Haug and Wolff Attend Fort Worth Show

Phil Wolff's Century Resorter, Richard Haug's  Chris Craft Capri and Mike Gomes' Gar Wood Ensign were all at Eagle Mountain


The WBA was capably represented at last weekend's "In the Water" show at Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth by Skippers Gomes, Haug and Wolff.  Richard even came home with an award for his Capri entry, and is still deciding where to hang the plaque.  (Although Mike didn't win a trophy, he does deserve special mention for the power trailer mover he uses to jockey his boat around in his garage (see right-most photo above.)  The Chris Craft Sedan "West Texan" (left) also graced the show.  Thanks to our Fort Worth brethren for a great event!   

Webster to Present "Classic Boats of Lake Geneva (WI)", June 21!

Lake Geneva, WI, known as "the Newport of the North" has a long and glamorous history, including elegant summer homes, rare and unique boats, and colorful personalities.  Home to the ACBS - Blackhawk Chapter - the traditions and attractions of this lake community are as strong and colorful as they were at the turn of the century.  Mark's done his homework and is bringing an informative presentation to us at our June 21st meeting at 7 p.m.  Don't miss it!

Columbus Day Confirmed for State Fair Display, Oct. 8

We've received confirmation from Kelly Pound of the Texas State Fair that the WBA will again display our boats on Columbus Day, which will be observed this year on Monday, October 8.  Further details and arrangements are under discussion, but please plan on bringing your boat and participating in this annual tradition!

Sign up for a Program!

We still have a couple monthly meeting opportunities for programs for the year.  Put on your thinking cap and come up with an idea for a program.  Please come to the next meeting prepared to select your month.

Pre-Meeting Gathering at Midway Point

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m., June 21 at Midway Point Restaurant, 12801 Midway Road, on the Southwest corner of Midway and LBJ!

Please take a look in the shed or garage for the leftover parts you can donate to the club. Bring them to the meeting or contact David Kanally at for pickup.