Spring Fling

Come join us for the 2019 Spring Fling!

Schedule of Events

April 12-14, 2019

Friday Option 1- Noon – Start the weekend out at the Gaestel Family River Ranch II on the Merced River from Noon to 4:00.  Meet up at the Bear Creek Inn, 575 W. North Bear Creek Dr., Merced CA at 11:30 and we will caravan to the River Ranch that is about 25 miles from the Inn.

Friday Option 2 –  This one is a “On Your Own” event – Check out The Vista Ranch and Cellars  7326 E. Hwy 140, Merced CA, 209-722-8200, vistacellars.com. $5 tasting fee at the winery.  Located on Hwy 140 going towards Mariposa.  About 5 miles or less from Courtyard Marriott and Holiday Inn Express.


Friday Night 6:30 – Dinner at the Branding Iron –  640 West 16th St, Merced, (209) 722-1822

$50 per person.  Dinner choices are:

8 oz. Filet Mignon Steak

  • Chicken Scaloppini Marsala
  • Broiled Swordfish

All dinners include green salad with choice of two dressings, rolls and butter, baked potato, vegetable, beverage (coffee, tea, or milk) and dessert. If you bring your own wine there is a $15.00 corkage fee.  Full bar is available.

Saturday 9:30 – Tour of Leonard Rich’s private car collection. $5 per person.


Saturday 11:30AM – Meet at the Bear Creek Inn for a picnic lunch of Sandwiches, chips, fruit and cookies. $10 per person  Leave for the Castle Museum at 1:00.

Saturday 1:30PM – Castle Air Museum 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, California.  If you don’t meet up at Bear Creek Inn at 1:00, make sure you meet up with us at 1:30 at the Museum.

Saturday Night – 5:30 to 10 – Merced Golf & Country Club, 6333 North Golf Road Merced,  for Dinner and Dancing . $55 per person.  5:30 for cocktails, Dinner at 6, and dancing to our own DJ from 7:30 to 10:00. If you bring your own wine there is a $15.00 corkage fee.  Full bar is available.
Dinner selections: Chicken Cordon Blue or Grilled Atlantic Salmon with mango chile salsa. 



Sunday 9:30 – Board meeting at the Bear Creek Inn, 575 W. North Bear Creek Dr., Merced CA




Courtyard by Marriott Merced, (Preferred)

$119+tax includes breakfast at the Bistro Bar.

750 Motel Drive

Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-1221

(209) 725-1222 Fax


Holiday Inn Express


Elaine Davis

151 S. Parsons Drive

Merced,  CA 95348




Rate includes a complimentary Express Start Breakfast,
free Wi-Fi, free parking   Online reservations can go to www.hiexpress.com/mercedca and use group code ACB



or use the signup form you will find in the Winter issue of Western Wood

Sign-up here!

Ticket Price Quantity
Friday afternoon @ Gaestels River Ranch II w/snacks & non-alchoholic beverages; BYOB if desired $10.00
Friday nite dinner @ The Branding Iron (select 1 entree per attendee below) $50.00
8 oz Filet Mignon $0.00
Chicken Scallopini Marsala $0.00
Broiled Swordfish $0.00
Saturday 9:30 am, tour of Leonard Richs car collection $5.00
Saturday 11:30 am meet at Bear Creek Inn for a picnic lunch $10.00
Tour of Castle Air Museum $20.00
Saturday night 5:30-10:00 dinner & dancing at the Merced Golf & Country Club (select 1 entree per attendee below) $55.00
Chicken Cordon Blue, breaded with ham & swiss cheese $0.00
Grilled Atlantic Salmon w/Mango Chili Salsa $0.00
Sunday 9:30 am Board Meeting at Bear Creek Inn $0.00

Offline payment instructions:  If you prefer, you may complete the online form, select "OFFLINE PAYMENT", press SUBMIT. For SPRING FLING, please mail your check, made out to ACBS NC/LT, to Sandy Chase, 14800 Quito Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030. For BASS LAKE RENDEZVOUS, please mail your check, made out to ACBS NC/LT, to Bobby Gaestel, 3582 Joerg Ave. Merced, CA 95340. For WOOD & GLORY XXI, please mail your check, made out to ACBS NC/LT, to Jim Robello, 2310 Eastlake Drive, Kelseyville, CA 95451.  

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