WOOD & GLORY XX
MAY 31 > JUNE 3, 2018, CLEAR LAKE, CA
Presented by Wayne Mooers, Chapter Historian, July, 2018
Event Chairman Jim Robello Smiles
“This year was a special event for us as we marked our 20th consecutive year of celebrating with our ACBS friends. Our founding theme still carries on: A gathering of families and friends to use and enjoy our antique and classic boats. Thank you to all who joined in and continue to make Wood & Glory another successful event!”
Let’s All Recognize
Wood & Glory would not be the great event it is today without the ongoing support of our ACBS Member Participants, our generous Sponsors, and the team of Wood & Glory volunteers who work behind the scenes. While there is not enough room to mention our gratitude to every individual in this short summary we do want to give special mention to some of our great sponsors -Braito’s Marina, Riviera Market, and the whole Braito Family; Bob & Madi Mount and their Boatique Winery team; Bob Maher with his Maherajah products; Allen & Donna Thomas; John, Mary, & John Jr. Lahti; Clear Lake Vista Cafe & Resort; Konocti Vista Resort & Casino; and we cannot leave out Bob Penny and his team of Sea Scouts. They all gave their time, and opened their homes and facilities to us. You made a difference and we thank and appreciate your contributions to our event.
Our Members Gave Back
This year’s fundraising raised over $9,600 for our non-profit beneficiaries. For that, we thank every donor who stepped up and donated outstanding prizes – and everyone who supported us by participating in the Sea Scouts’ Raffle, the Thomas’ Tango-Mike reception, and the Saturday evening silent & live auctions. Wood & Glory and the Lake County community thanks and appreciates your contributions and generosity.
And the Winning Boats Were
Peoples’ Choice: Notre Dame – Gerard Raney & Family
Best of Show: Mezet – Jose Mezzetti & Family
Best Chris Craft: Sea Jul – Doug & Barbara Reed
Best Century: Happy Hour – Bobby & Terry
Doug & Barbara Reed, along with Ronda Little relax in Sea Jul
175 members & guests enjoyed Boatique Winery’s dinner again
Most members floated in. Others just drove in! Cheers back, Madi!
Jim Robello Summarizes the Daily Activities
HATTERAS YACHT CRUISE, Evening May 30th
Wood & Glory kicked off on Wednesday evening when 30 members boarded Bob Braito’s classic 53’ Hatteras for a thoroughly enjoyable three plus hour sunset cruise. The cruise was an auction item from last year’s Wood & Glory event in which Neal and Barbara Gapoff were the high bidders.
WELCOMING RECEPTION, Evening May 31st
Thursday evening brought 100 of our ACBS Members and guests together at the beautiful Corinthian Bay home of Allen and Donna Thomas. They again hosted our welcoming reception and fundraiser for Wood & Glory participants to raise money for Tango Mike, a local charity that puts together and sends “care packages” to our troops serving overseas. This year over $1,080 was raised for Tango Mike.
Smiles, smiles, & smiles at Thomas’ opening reception
from left: Bonnie Wallen, Madi Mount, Barbara Foster & Casey Arena
LAHTI’S WOODIE WHOOPIE, Evening June 1st
The 20th consecutive Wood & Glory Woodie Whoopie was again held at the Lakefront home of John, Mary, and John Lahti Jr. Over 160 members and guests enjoyed the beautiful lawn party gathering overlooking Clear Lake. Our local chapter of Sea Scouts were on hand to help us park, whether we came by boat or car.
BOAT CRUISE & SHOW, Saturday June 2nd
On Saturday, our Wood & Glory boating activities kicked into high gear, beginning with an early morning Skipper’s meeting, which was followed by a cruise of about 40 of our antique and classic boats. The cruise ran from Soda Bay through Dorn Bay, Horseshoe Bend, past the State Park and on to our Konocti Vista Marina show near Lakeport. At the marina, each boat had an assigned slip and the Sea Scouts were again there to help our participants safely dock their beautiful boats. Overall, over 50 boats were displayed along with 75 classic cars from our local car clubs. This year, our Membership Chairperson, Don Leutz, along with Virginia Gompertz, offered 43 classic boat rides to the public as an encouragement to bring in new members.
AWARDS DINNER, AUCTION, & DANCE
Saturday Evening, June 2nd
Once again members Bob and Madi Mount welcomed us to their amazing Boatique Winery for our Awards Dinner. This venue is truly a very special opportunity to get together amongst the Mounts’ award-winning boats and enjoy a lovely dinner and the Boatique Winery’s award-winning wines (optional). Following dinner, Dave Lyon presented award trophies to the owners of four of our outstanding boats – Notre Dame, MEZET, Sea Jul, and Happy Hour.
Along with many fabulous donated Silent Auction items, Allen Thomas headed up the live auction featuring a number of very valuable items. Collectively, the auctions raised just over $7,000, which will be distributed to the Lake County Sea Scouts Chapter 711, People Services of Lake County, and our ACBS-NC/LT Endowment Fund.
This year, we ended the evening with a dancing to the music of the 50’s and 60’s courtesy of member Neal Gapoff.
Members & guests anticipate the awards presentation
“FANTASY ISLAND” CRUISE & PICNIC, Sunday June 3rd
On our 20th anniversary we retraced the boat parade course of our first Wood & Glory to “Fantasy Island”. Members participating in the cruise gathered in Paradise Cove near the home of Steve and Hannie Patmont. The cruise began around 10:30 a.m. as the boats paraded eastward down to and around Rattlesnake Island, returning westward up the opposite shore past Windflower Point, Fruit and Weekend Islands. From there, we headed southeast down and past Monitor Island and on to the community of Clearlake. We returned along the opposite shore passing the Golden Gate Bridge pier, Jago Bay, Bayliss Cove, Konocti Bay, Kolaia Landing, and the Buckingham Peninsula to arrive at Anderson Island (aka our “Fantasy Island”) by noon.
Once on the island we enjoyed a very relaxing lawn picnic serenaded by live music by the L.C. Diamonds, and the island’s owner John Yeandle’s presentation on the history and his memories about his family times on the island.
“Fantasy Island” was a wonderfully kicked back way to wrap up this year’s Wood & Glory. Once again our ACBS members enjoyed “on the water boating time” along with social gatherings for a wonderful event!
Welcome to W&G “Fantasy Island”! Anderson Island owner John Yeandle and Deborah arrive!!
New Member in his ”Glory”, Clear Lake, 1947