Kidd Wins Founders Award
FLC member Dave
Kidd, President Rob Kidd's father, was honored with
the Founders Award at the 2006 ACBS Annual Meeting.
The award is given for outstanding life-time achievements
in furthering the goals of ACBS and is one of the
most prestigious awards given out by the Society.
Dave has been a member of ACBS since 1977, and was
President of the international organization from 1981
to 1983. Congratulations, Dave, on receiving this
well-deserved recognition (and my apologies for not
including this note in the last issue of Brightwork.
One of the things I enjoy most about our newsletter
is reading about our members and their boats. Our
last issue of Brightwork was one of the best in this
regard, and when I called our editor, Dick Sherwood,
to tell him how much I enjoyed it, he asked me to
get busy writing the history of my boat. Well, I did
and I hope you enjoy it. With so many long-distance
members in our chapter, this is a great way for us
to get better acquainted. Who will be next? You may
be excited to learn that we're going to get a second
chance to tour Canandaigua Lake together on June 2nd.
You'll recall that we were met with foul weather last
year and I was disappointed since I've never seen
the lake. Once again I've invited members of the Wine
Country Chapter to join us for the fun. Remember that
there are almost always empty seats on these outings
so let Janice Miller know if you're coming with or
without a boat so that she can make arrangements on
a first-come, first-served basis. Adirondack Chapter
President Cheryl Slater-Schampier is still in need
of volunteers who would like to help with the Annual
ACBS Meeting and Boat Show in Lake George this September.
So far, I know of three people from our chapter who
will be going, and if anyone reading this is also
planning to attend and would like to be a part of
the action, give Cheryl a call at 518-456-3421 or
to the Editor
Dick, Great job
on the "Spotlight on a Member" article! I'll be sending
my copy to my Dad in Vero Beach, but would like a
replacement copy if possible. Thanks. Jamie Strong
Glad to accommodate.
Sent the next day. -Ed.
story (Royal Amber). Thanks for the effort. Hope to
see the boat next summer. ACBS VP Gene Porter
Dear Dick, Betty
and I have wanted to get to the Finger Lakes Boat
Show and meet some of the members, but family illness
and the sheer size of Tomahawk on a trailer has kept
us close to home for the past few years. I am currently
working on a 1965 16-ft. Lyman (I do all my own work.)
which I could easily trailer to Skaneateles for the
show. Hopefully, by 2008, it will be done. I want
to thank you for taking a look at the enclosed information
on Tomahawk and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas
and a Very Happy New Year. Your Brightwork newsletter
is great! Tom & Betty Strongman
PS Larry Trumpore
(p. 371, 2006 ACBS Directory) owns several pre-war
Lymans and may be able to help Jamie Strong with his
vintage Lyman. See page 2 for more about the Stongman's
1961 Sea Skiff, Tomahawk. -Ed.
Dick Just received
the latest issue of Brightwork which I feel is one
of the best issues you have ever done! I was reminded
that I have a new address and I want to be sure I
get the next issue, so I had better give it to you.
It is: 4976 Surrey Lane, Liverpool, NY 13088-4745
I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy
new year. Roger Townsend
Hi Dick, Got
the newsletter. You spelled Peewaukee with four "Es."
That's how Bob Bush (ACBS President) pronounces it.
He doesn't know any better. But you...I'm surprised!
You have a very detailed newsletter with good contributors.
and ACBS Director Wil Vidal My apologies. The correct
spelling is Pewaukee. -Ed
. Dick, We survived
the holidays and are enjoying this El Nino winter,
although my skiing has been zero! I got the newsletter
and the article looked great! Nice job! Stew (Sill)
enjoyed it also -- I saw him yesterday. If it's possible,
I'd love to have a few extra copies for family and
friends. I thought there might be extras from the
printer. If not, it's not a big deal, as I can edit
the draft and make extra prints of that. Ed Leroux
the next day. -Ed.
to Charlie Adams who called to express his surprise
and appreciation for the article about his 1934 Thompson
outboard in the last issue. -Ed.