Annual ACBS NC/LT Chapter Membership Meeting Weekend

Photo courtesy of Chris Saulit

California Dreamin!

The warm waves slowly roll up against the beach towards you as you gaze out the open door of your room, across the balcony towards the sublime Pacific Ocean, hoping to catch a glimpse of Humpback Whales heading south for the winter.  What – are – you – doing – here?  You are celebrating the end of another fabulous year of Northern California / Lake Tahoe ACBS boating events, Woodie Whoopies, friendships and the Annual Meeting in Santa Cruz!   And we have planned some fun for you!

When:   November 10th– 12th.

Where:  The Dream Inn, on the beach in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA


Friday November, 10th:  On your way to Santa Cruz, we will be touring the amazing car collection of Larry Carter in the Los Gatos Hills.  He has graciously agreed to show his prize collection of classic, vintage and antique vehicles.  Larry will personally guide our tour starting at 1 P.M. and loves fellow admirers of classic cars.  Maps and Directions will be provided.  Cost: FREE

Friday, November, 10th: After check in at the Dream Inn, Dinner is served at Firefish Grill on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, just a short walk from the hotel. Or, you can drive out on the wharf and pay for parking.  We have a room just for us with a no-host bar. The menu is endless but please choose from the following 5 Main Courses:   Sirloin Steak & Fried Prawns, Fettucine Alfredo, Ahi Tuna Salad, Fresh SalmonFirefish Grill.  Cost: $52         

Saturday, November, 11th:  The Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad provides a delightful ride behind a former Westside Lumber Company Shay type Steam locomotive.  Travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding 3’ narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest. We recommend car-pooling this day. Parking is $10 per car. Cost: $24.00   

Saturday, November, 11th:   Lunch! Greg & Micki Joseph are providing delicious warm sandwiches made with sausages from the famous Corralitos Market.  We will munch on these at Wrights Station Winery (wine is extra) in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a short drive from our train ride.  We can eat outside or inside depending upon weather.  Two other close by wineries are welcoming us after lunch, on our mountain drive back to the beach.  Lunch will include local fruit and cookies.  Please choose your desired sandwich type: Pork Sausage, Chicken Sausage, or Vegetarian.  Cost: $12      

Saturday, November, 11th:   The Monarch Butterfly Dinner & Annual Meeting will be held in the Dream Inn Hotel with views of the great Pacific Ocean and the Boardwalk.  The meeting will start at 5:30. Upon completion of the meeting, no-host cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner.  A silent auction will take place after dinner.  Please choose one of the following for your entrée:  Soy Glazed Swordfish, Grilled Prime Sirloin, or Vegetarian.  Cost: $62      

Sunday, November, 12th:   Have a hearty breakfast, pack up your stuff and come on over to the Cypress Grove in Natural Bridges State Park to look & learn a good deal about Monarch Butterflies.  It is the season and our free guided tour will be led by a local docent. Parking is $10 per car.  Cost: FREE        

Discounted rooms have been reserved for ACBS at the Dream Inn.  Call them at 831-426-4330 for your reservation.  Be sure to tell them you are part of the ACBS group for the tremendous discount!  There are more hotels in the area to choose from.  They can be found online or through the Santa Cruz Visitor’s Center. 

***Please advise us of any special dietary needs.  The restaurants are happy to accommodate you. ***

For additional information or questions, contact Debra Dobbins at or call her at 530-263-3229