AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2017  Annual Membership Banquet

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Chesapeake Region held its 2017 Membership Banquet at the Friendly Farms restaurant on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Visitors were welcomed by this Fall scene as they entered the banquet room.

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At the reception desk Wanda and Vicky logged in the Banquet guests.

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No duck on the menu today... but some delicious fried chicken awaited us!

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The parking lot was full, with over 30 antique vehicles brought to the banquet by our members.

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Henry's 1955 Pontiac leads this row.

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Phil and Shelly brought their newly-acquired 1947 Chevrolet "woodie" wagon.

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Murry Cole arrived in his black 1950s Packard.

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Bill and Cindy catch a hug in the brisk November weather.

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Ray and Doris do the same.

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Franklin brought his 1966 Chevrolet.

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Ron and Lindalea pose by their 1957 Chevrolet.

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The gift table, contained items to be awarded during the program following the dinner.

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Henry... with the "cupcakes" - Each attendee received their choice of a pumpkin, strawberry or oreo cookie and creme cupcake as a door prize.

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Linda, Nick and Joanne pose for the camera.

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Drinks were available for everyone prior to the start of festivities.

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Members socialize as dinner time approaches

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The food aromas were making everyone hungry.

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The efficient staff of Friendly Farms had everything prepared, ready for serving.

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Paula welcomed guests to the banquet and invited everyone to begin enjoying the food.

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Upon completion of dinner, as the after-dinner program began, Nick anounced the new Club Officers, elected for the year 2018 term -- all 2017 incumbents!

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Paula began the presentation of awards.

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Chesapeake Region members who volunteered to be "Officers of the Day" at our various 2017 car shows were honored: Ken Stevenson, Sally Stevenson, Mike Natale, Ron King, Robert Natale, Joanne Day, Gary Wilmer, Vicky Wilmer, Shelly Hack, and Phil Hack.

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Tom and Judy Dawson received the dubious "Flat Tire" and "Lug Wrench" awards for their notorious automobile mishaps during the year.

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Our Club ladies who contributed so much to the Club this year were honored: Nancy Mattheu, Vicky Wilmer and Joanne Day.

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Al announced the winner of the 2017 Spirit Award, given to the Club member whom the elected officers of the Club select as the person who has done the most work for the Club during the current year.

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The 2017 Spirit Award was presented to Buzz Diehl.

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Tom announced the winner of the 2017 Chick Smith award. This award is determined by a vote of the members on the annual ballot for Club officers. The members are asked to vote for the person they believe has done the most for the Club during the current year.

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The 2017 Chick Smith award was presented to our Club President: Paula Ruby.

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The President's Award recipient is selected by the president of the Chesapeake Region based upon that person's contribution to the Club during the current year. Paula presented the 2017 President's Award to Norm Heathcote for his extensive planning work on the 2018 AACA Eastern Spring Meet.

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For his photography of Club events throughout the year, Buzz Diehl wes presented with a "Photographer of the Year" award.

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Gary Ruby located this 1920s era Ansco camera at an antique shop and painstakenly mounted it on a plaque for the award. It was truly appreciated!

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Former AACA President, and current VP, National Headquarters, Don Barlup spoke to our members.

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Afterward, AACA Chief Judge Stanley "DOC" Stratton addressed the members.

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Our Junior Members were recognized and presented with a gift.

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The wives of our AACA guests, Charlotte Stratton and Carol Barlup were recognized, and presented with a gift.

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Treasurer Jack Treadwell presented President Paula Ruby with a gift, for her tireless efforts in 2017, on behalf of our Chesapeake Region, AACA.

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The Chesapeake Region, AACA 2018 President and elected officers.

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The Chesapeake Region, AACA 2018 President, elected and appointed officers.

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The Committee for the 2018 AACA Eastern Spring Meet, to be hosted by our Chesapeake Region.