Article & pictures courtesy of Wayne Mooers
We Thank Gail & Jim Robello
Join with your fellow members in cheering on Gail & Jim Robello for their 22 years of dedication to Wood & Glory’s success story. At the recent board of directors meeting Jim announced their planned retirement from their (3rd time) as W&G Chair position, and passed off to co-chairwoman Barbara Foster the W&G XXIII leadership role.
In the beginning… Jim recalls his W&G co founding days alongside Jim Fentress in September 1999: ‘It simply happened because a bunch of Clear Lake classic boating enthusiasts got together and had a good time. We’re proud to be part of a group of our very energetic chapter members & valued commercial sponsors who joined in with us to make our event successful all these years”. Yet Jim is a shy kind of a guy, and we all know he and Gail are the “epoxy” adhesion members that kept the “Glory” in Wood & Glory. For 22 years we’ve all had a great time! We sincerely cheer you on and thank you – Jim & Gail Robello for making it happen.
Joined ACBS 1998
First Boating Smiles: 1949 family boat, Pinecrest
Chapter Director & Officer: 2000 – 2010
Chapter President: 2010
W&G Chairman: 1999>01, 2005>2011, 2018-2020
Current Classic Boats:
1936 19’ Chris Craft Custom, Woody Fever
1961 19’ CC Continental, Miss Jamie
1966 21’ Century Coronado, Wood & Glory
1985 22’ Century Coronado, Gail Ann
Retired: 2006, financial management
Interests: Family, traveling, classic boating
Residence: Buckingham Park, Kelseyville, CA
We Welcome Barbara & Dan Foster
“I find myself Back In Time again with my childhood Clear Lake memories. I grew up in Oakland Ca and attended Skyline High school. For me, the story now comes full circle! Every year I would spend my special summer days at Clear Lake never wanting to go home. Yet here I am again, with my classmates – Jim Robello, Gene Dangel, and husband Dan presenting W&G XXIII to you. I thank you again for the opportunity and your confidence.”
At this early point we are reviewing our past event’s activities and planning – in these uncertain times, for our future W&G venues. We have set the dates back again to June 3>6th, 2021. Our direction is to bring our show and lodging to one central location – the newly renovated Konocti Harbor Inn facilities, while also still enjoying our traditional social evenings and winery dinner. Our Wood & Glory June 202l theme is:
A Country Ho Down…. with GLITZ!
Save the Date, Stay Tuned, Join in again.
We welcome your thoughts and help.
Joined ACBS: 1991
First Boating Smiles: 1928, Clear Lake
Chapter Director & Officer: 2001 > 2020
Chapter President: 2016
W&G Co Chairman 2018 > 2020
Current Classic Boats:
1929 22’ Nunes Brothers Maybe Not II
1965 19’ Philbrick Back In Time
1980 20’ Arena Custom Why Knot
Career: Owner, Real Estate Broker, 42 years
Interests: family, boating, and fast race boats
Helping others accomplish their lifelong dreams
Residence: San Ramon, CA