AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2017  AACA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

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President Paula Ruby, husband Gary and several other Chesapeake Region members attended the 81st Annual Meeting of the Antique Automobile Club of America held in Philadelphia February 9-11 2017.

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From the upper floors of the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, our host for the event, one could look out over the snow-frosted City of Brotherly Love.

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Prominent in the distance is the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, a must-see if in town. Challenge yourself to a run up the "Rocky Steps" if you dare.

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Adorning the upper reaches of the lobby were the traditional banners of the attending AACA regions and chapters.

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At the far right, hangs the banner of our Chesapeake Region.

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Friday morning the First Lady's Breakfast was held, hosted by 2016 First Lady Dot Parrish, and open for attendance by all members.

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A large, diverse crowd gathered for the event, some "bearly" awake after a long winter's hibernation.

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Paula and Dot Parrish make friends with one particular attendee, dressed up pretty-in-pink for the occasion.

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On Friday evening, the invitational Region/Chapter President's Dinner was held, at which time President Paula took to the podium and presented to the AACA Library a check from Chesapeke Region to help finance their operations.

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Saturday was a time to visit the Trade Show, attend the many informative seminars... and to take in the "City of Brotherly Love Tour" -- with one of the stops being at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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One of the most famous pieces of art stands outside: a statue of fictional Rocky Balboa of movie Rocky III fame. After the filming, star actor Sylvester Stallone graciously donated the statue to the City of Philadelphia.

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At 2 pm Saturday the AACA General Membership Meeting began. As usual, the room was packed with attendees.

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Our newsletter editor Bill, proudly wearing his name tag adorned with a "National Award Winner" ribbon, was all smiles for the camera.

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Chesapeake Region members Franklin and Phil patiently await the start of the meeting.

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The new 2017 AACA National Directors and Board were introduced to the members.

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Members attending from Chesapeake Region: Bill, Phil and Franklin.

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Phil and Bill await dinner to be served at the Saturday evening National Awards Banquet.

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Various speakers addressed the attendees as the awards ceremony began.

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Newly elected 2017 AACA President Tom Cox welcomed everyone to the event.

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Chesapeake Region's newsletter editor Bill Wurzell received a Master Editor award for his outstanding 2016 newsletter: The Chesapeake Bulletin. Congratulations Bill!

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Chesapeake Region President Paula Ruby gathers with the invited Technology College students -- representing the future of AACA. Paula initiated a well-appreciated collection among the General Membership Meeting attendees to help fund their expenses to join us at the Annual Meeting.

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As the National Awards Banquet came to a close, Paula joined our award-winning newsletter editor, Bill, for a photo with his Master Editor Award and Certificate.

With the AACA Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia, just hours away from our Baltimore area, consider attending next year. It's a worthwhile experience!