Thank you all for being so patient in waiting for your Spring 2010 Brass Bell. This issue is out now, and I have heard from many who have received their issue in all corners of the US. For those who have not received their copy yet, you will not have to wait too much longer.
If you glance at my letter in the opening spread of this issue, you'll note that producing The Brass Bell takes the work of a very small, but dedicated "all volunteer staff." In fact, I think our beloved club magazine is a pretty amazing publication given the volunteer nature its production.
In this past quarter, we were working with a bit of a setback. Bill Baldwin, our Brass Bell Features Editor since Spring 2006, stepped down to pursue other interests in the non-profit, antique boat niche. We wish Bill the best in his new endeavor.
Bill's resignation came as a surprise to all of us on the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Executive Team, and it did, in fact, create some significant short term challenges.
We are weathering this small storm, and we hope to return to a more normal production schedule with the Summer issue that is now underway.
Very soon, you will all be getting a more formal appeal from your Brass Bell staff, to help out in some pretty significant ways. Watch for more from me on this soon.
Until then, I am hoping you are all enjoying the current issue. Let me know what you think!