Need a Chapter Nametag?

2017 events are starting!  If you don’t have an ACBS NC / LT nametag and would like to have one, Barbara Foster is ordering them.  The cost is $10.  All you need to do is email Barbara with the correct spelling of your name and tell her whether you want a “magnet back” or “clip back”.  If you are a past President, let her know if you want that designation on your nametag. Email her at

Changes and Updates to Wood & Glory XIX

Thomas’ Thursday Dinner Venue Changed

By Feb 23rd the winter rains filled Clear Lake to some 18” above flood stage.  What that 18” did was flood Donna & Allen Thomas’ Corinthian Bay property and part of their home.  Yet positive Donna says, “we’re ok, and I guess I’m not cooking this year, and I guess I get new carpeting!”


27th Annual Bass Lake Rendezous is coming soon!

photo courtesy of Joel Castro

The Northern CA/Lake Tahoe and Southern California ACBS Chapters want to welcome you to join us at beautiful Bass Lake for the 27th Annual Bass Lake Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show and Rendezvous. This truly wonderful event has created many special memories throughout the years and is guaranteed to be a very FUN and RELAXING weekend for all. The first in-the-water boat show for 2017 is on May 19th through May 21st, but if you can arrive a couple days early to Bass Lake, plan a side trip to enjoy the beautiful and magical views of Yosemite National Park only 17 miles away. With all the rain and snow that we have been receiving this season, the waterfalls will be amazing to see. What a treat it will be to have Bass Lake full again this year after the harsh drought that we all have had to deal with the last few years.





April 7, 8 & 9

We are so excited to bring Spring Fling back to my favorite two towns in California, Nevada City and Grass Valley.  It has been eleven years since the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter of ACBS has been to this area and it’s about time everyone returned.  We are very proud of this area.  Home of the largest gold deposits in California, beautiful lakes, clear rivers and tall pines.  This is a pretty nice place!  We have a rich history of gold mining, lumber production and agriculture throughout Nevada County.


Get Ready for Wood & Glory XIX

photo courtesy of Groody River Media

Wood & Glory XIX is right around the corner.  It’s our second boating event of 2017 and it is expected to be as good as or better than all the other 18 years!  This year’s four day weekend starts on June 1st.  A gathering of classic boating activities with families and friends promises lots of fun!  This year the “sprint boat” races will be going on in Lakeport while you’re there and we’ve left lots of free time for you to check it out.


Happy New Year!

2017 is here and President Debra Dobbins announces she’s ready for the new year to begin!  Starting with the annual Board of Directors Planning meeting and ending with the Annual Membership Meeting, Debra and her Board have an exciting year of events in the planning stages.  Watch the website for details on events as the year unfolds.  Our first event will be Spring Fling which will be held in the Grass Valley / Nevada City area of California’s spectacular Gold Country.  Information is available now regarding lodging and sign-up will be available soon.

Start your engines!  It’s going to be another great ACBS Northern CA / Lake Tahoe Chapter year!!!