We got this a couple hours ago regarding the current situation at Tavares and the show in March.
Hello Gang—hope this note finds you well and hopefully you were safe from Hurricane Irma.
This Email is for the Sunnyland Chapter Membership and will be disseminated to all members.
Speaking of the Hurricane, All of the docks at our show site at Wooton Park were heavily damaged and will need to be removed. I have been in contact with Tavares City officials and they are in the process of seeking a Salvage Contractor to remove the docks and raise all the sunken boats. Pictures are on Woody Boater. The docks are a total loss and there is no way they can be repaired. The process of removal and the process of rebuilding will not be completed in time for our show in Mar of 2018. The City leadership has informed me that there will be no docks available for our show next year.
Bruce Kester, the Sunnyland Chapter President and I have discussed all the ramifications and the impact this will have on our chapter as well as ACBS. Bruce has recommended that I as the Boat Show Chairman, prepare of list of options and present them to the Past Presidents at the Sunnyland Past Presidents meeting on Oct 20 at Lakeland Florida. Pete Devito is chairing this meeting. The Past Presidents recommendations will be presented to the Sunnyland Board. The Board will in-turn convene a special meeting and a decision will be made in regards to the Boat show for 2017. Hopefully we will have a decision before the end of October and we will keep everyone informed.
Please pass this note to all Chapter Members.
Thanks A lot—–Terry Fiest—Boat Show Chairman