Election of 2015 Directors – Nominee Boigraphies
Last year, the Club conducted its first ever Election of Directors. The purpose is for you, our members to validate your Club leadership by participating in the election process. The 2014 Election of Directors begins Nov 1st and ends promptly on the 15th. Vote early but only once. Mailed ballots must be received by Nov 15th.
If we have your current email address you will receive an email on November 1st giving you access to the Official Online Ballot. Simply click, key in your vote, and send before midnight of Nov 15th.
After October 15th an official ballot may obtained, filled out, and mailed to the address provided on the ballot. Go to Boat Buzz and login, then select Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business. Open the Topic “2014 Election of Directors” and follow the process for printing a copy on your printer.
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No computer? Call Catalyst Communications at 773-878-1940 and request a ballot after Oct 15.Biographies of Nominees:
Amateur boat restorer for over 40 years
Charter member Southwest ACBS
Past President SWACBS
Treasurer SWACBS over 15 years
Participated in 18 Keels & Wheels shows as planner, judge
Early and continuous member (1973) of Chris Craft Antique Boat Club when the newsletter was a 2 page manila flyer
Raised in the New York, New Jersey area, as I child I spent many Summers at my Aunt's lake house in Connecticut. I have owned a boat as far back and I can remember in some form or another. Purchased my first "gray boat" Chris Craft in 1972 and completely restored same. I have been active in the wood boat movement in the Texas area for over 30 years.
As a retired military officer and pilot I have served in many management positions and on many project committees. I get along well with others and believe I possess the experience and motivation needed to serve as one of your Directors.Donald Ploetner:
I was born and raised in New Jersey and have spent my entire life benefitting from the unending joys of water sports. Boating and swimming have helped make me the person I am today.
When I was twenty my family purchased a 1956 Chris Craft Capri which was my first wood boat and I have been showing and attending boat shows around the country ever since. I have been a judge for the past several years at the Lake Hopatcong Show, as well as judged the Clayton Boat Show.
I am a consultant by trade and work with people to solve problems that they are having.
I also have prior Board experience having served on the Sussex County Open Space Board, as well as, the Sussex County Solid Waste Advisory Council. I am affiliated with many ACBS Chapters around the country including Lake Hopatcong, Sunnyland, and North Lake Tahoe to name a few.
I have the time and drive that is needed to continue to make the Chris-Craft Club successful.
For, I am always willing to listen, to learn and to strive toward further perfection for everyone concerned.BK Powell:
President, CFO OfficeTECH, Inc. Company is associated with the Xerox Corporation as a business partner Company as an Authorized Xerox Agent is responsible for the sales and leasing of office equipment and IT/software support in Washington State and Alaska
Previous Board Experience
Board Member of the Inland Empire Chapter ACBS- 2001-2004
President of the Inland Empire Chapter ACBS- 2004-2008, ACBS Director at Large 2008, ACBS Director 2009-2012, ACBS Director at Large 2013, ACBS Safety and Education Committee Chair 2011 to present. Board Member the Spokane Chapter of the March of Dimes 2001-2003
As one who has two passions in life, the first is for my wife, Julie, and the second for the preservation of and the historical value of Antique and Classic water craft. Being the fortunate owner of several classic boats, I enjoy a direct connection to the joys of classic boating and with it a desire to share this unique experience, the history and the heritage this passion has to offer. To answer the question “Why would I be a good addition to this board?” My answer is simple: to serve with the same passion and dedication I have for the two passions listed above. My experience as a member of the ACBS Board of Directors has shown me the value and the growth potential to ACBS that the various Marque Clubs bring. I want to assist with that growth and potential and would bring that desire with me as a board member.