By David Kanally
March, 2008

Planning Meeting Sets 2008 Events

On February 21, WBA members met in the club's annual planning session to lay out the plans and events for the 2008 boating season. The group agreed to repeat the most successful events of last year, and set dates for as many as possible. Here's the calendar so far:

Date Event Details
March 27-30 Mount Dora Show
March 27-30 Garvin Gardens Show Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs AR
May 1-4 Keels and Wheels

Lakewood YC,

May 17 Ft. Worth Car and Boat Show Rick Schaffer 817-946-2535
June 7 Eagle Mountain Show, Ft. Worth 817-294-9451
June 6-8 Heartland Chapter Weekend Don Parker 402-770-5400
August 9 Lake Joe Pool Nat'l Marina Day Lynn Creek Marina
August 22-24 Ride 'n Show Eagle Point Marina, Lake Lewisville
September 4-7 Heartland Chapter Keels Wheels and Wings Grand Lake, OK, Brent Howard 918-693-1855
Sept. TBA Classics on the Lake Pier 121 Marina, Lake Lewisville
Sept. 14-20 ACBS Show and Meeting Coeur D'Alene, ID
October 3-5 Hill Country Classic Boat Show Lake LBJ
October 13* State Fair of Texas Walter Hill 972-270-0897
December 6 WBA Holiday Party Bob Van Guilder

*We have put in a request for Sunday, October 12 to allow more members to participate in the Fair.

Richard Haug to Present Dodge Boats on March 20

Don't miss our next meeting on March 20th at the Midway Point restaurant at 635 LBJ and Midway. We'll begin the meeting promptly at 7. WBA Secretary Richard Haug has prepared a very informative presentation on "The Dodge Family and Their Boats" that you won't want to miss. Our meetings also give everyone an opportunity to give input regarding the activities of the Club, and to enjoy fellowship with other members.

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation prior to the meeting. We'll gather at Midway Point at 5:30. See you there!

A New Look for the Masthead

You may have noticed a slight change in the Bilge Pump's masthead this issue. The new look is intended to resemble the hand-painted names on the transoms of many our our restored classics. Look for a few more tweaks to the Bilge Pump's look and contents in coming issues.

Please take a look in the shed or garage for the leftover parts or other saleable items you can donate to the club. Bring them to any WBA meeting, or contact David Kanally at for pickup.