By David Kanally
November, 2007

Holiday Party to Bring Cheer Dec. 8!

Will Santa make another appearance at the Kanallys' house this year? Word has it he will! Will you? Don't miss this year's traditional holiday party on Saturday, December 8th, from 6:30-10 p.m. Come for food, fellowship and a chance to see the WBA membership in their holiday finery! Invitations forthcoming. Please RSVP to 972 393 8624 or 940 395 2742.

Annual Installation Banquet Locked in for January 19th

Beautiful Canyon Creek Country Club will again be the venue of the annual WBA Installation Banquet on January 19th, 2008. Plans for the menu, program and other activities are being finalized now. Please put this event on your calendar. Invitations will be coming in December.

Mike Gomes Presents History of Gar Wood Boats at October Meeting

Mike Gomes brought a wealth of research and information about famous Gar Wood Boats to the October WBA meeting. Mike's presentation included a good overview of the history of Gar Wood the racer, boat designer and entrepreneur. Wood's collaboration with Chris Craft and his daring combinations of hull design and raw power were discussed. Mike concluded the presentation with a collection of images of surviving Gar Woods, beautifully restored and in treasured collections across the country. Mike is the proud owner of three Gar Woods...and counting?

Seb Borrello to Present Annual Clayton Update at November 15 Meeting

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY is a nerve center of our hobby, and Seb Borello is right in the middle of things there. Seb spends the summer months in Clayton, and is an active volunteer at the museum, working on restoration projects and new boat construction. Seb serves as our club's archivist, and has always has news of the latest from Clayton. Don't miss this year's update, which begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, at Midway Point, LBJ at Midway.

Please note: This meeting will also include the vote for the slate of WBA officers for 2008! Nominees are: President: Bob Van Guilder, Vice President: Mark Webster, Secretary: Richard Haug, Treasurer: Phil Wolff. Don't miss this important meeting!

Pre-Meeting Gathering at Midway Point

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m., November 15th 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.


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