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The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1

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The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1

Post by Al Benton » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:44 pm

Fellow Members,

The Board of Directors and Editor Bill Baldwin of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club are proud to announce that The Brass Bell, Volume XXXVIII, No. 1 will be delivered to our member-owned Printer, Digital 3 Printing on Monday, August 20, 2012 by our Design Partners, Catalysis Communications, Chicago.

It should start showing up in your mail boxes in early September. We are working on an On-Line version which will be accessible around the same time.
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Post by mfine » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:20 pm

Great job to all involved in the effort to get us caught up!!!

Thank you!

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Post by Don Ayers » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:55 pm

I might add that content for the next Issue 2 is already about full and we will be starting on the next one immediately

If anyone wants to contribute please reach out to our Editor Bill Baldwin.

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Post by Mholland » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:12 pm

Thanks - can't wait to receive it!
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Post by Don Ayers » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:36 am

Please shout out when anyone gets their Brass Bell. Should be hitting mailboxes any day. (no way to determine how the USPS delivers it to different areas of the country)
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Post by Don Ayers » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:47 pm

I got my issue in Oklahoma today!!!

Shout out!
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Post by Chad Durren » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:11 pm

Shout out in Illinois!
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Post by RichardSGambino » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:35 am

Got mine yesterday. Great job everyone. :D
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Post by mattwells » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:25 pm

Just went to My Account to update my address and it said my membership expired last June and the Spring Brass Bell would be my last issue. I was never notified that I recall. Are we losing members because of this?

My online account has remained active. Curious whether new brass bell was sent to me.

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Post by drrot » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:08 pm

Mine arrived in McHenry, IL
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Post by mfine » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:15 pm

mattwells wrote:Just went to My Account to update my address and it said my membership expired last June and the Spring Brass Bell would be my last issue. I was never notified that I recall. Are we losing members because of this?

My online account has remained active. Curious whether new brass bell was sent to me.
The short answer is your membership has not expired yet.

The old membership system was based on receiving 4 issues of the Bell, not the Gregorian calendar or anything recognizable as a calendar of sorts. Since the club got behind on Bell mailings, you are still owed two more issues if I am counting correctly (winter and spring) before you need to renew. I understand we are converting to a calendar based membership for renewals but I don't know how the exact mechanics will work. I think the plan is to catch up on the Bells so that it doesn't matter either way.

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Post by Al Benton » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:08 pm

Thanks Matt F. for the explanation. And thanks Matt Wells for renewing your membership today. You will receive the latest Brass Bell soon (if not already). You would have received one more issue had you not renewed today but we are extremely thankful for your renewal.

We will be changing the way we renew our membership next year. In the past this was much the same as a subscription. In the future it will be be changed to an "Annual Membership". The details for implementing this will be discussed in detail soon. We assure you that the transition will be made fairly to every member.
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Post by Reginald Down » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:12 pm

Was Volume XXXVIII, Number 1 also published in a PDF digital version and linked on the Chris-Craft web site somewhere?
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Post by Brian Robinson » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:19 pm

showed up in So.Cal today!
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Post by tuobanur » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:31 pm

Got mind, great job guys!!
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Post by charlesquimby » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:35 am

Mine came in the 22nd. Thanks, CQ

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Post by Don Ayers » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:35 pm

Reg;

I will get with Matt and we can get a PDF online.

Thanks
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Post by farupp » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:14 am

Mine arrived on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.
Another great issue! Thanks.
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Post by Captain Nemo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:56 pm

Mine arrived today. Quality publication as usual :D !
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Post by Matt Smith » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:26 pm

mine got to Washington DC today. Faster than normal.
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Post by Bob McD » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:14 pm

"Brass Bell" arrived today.

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Post by 57skiff » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:31 pm

The bell has rung in Fairport,NY---great job as usual!

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Post by Ozark Kid » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:45 pm

Mine was in the mail today. Any chance of putting a do not fold stamp on the envelope?

Thanks!

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Post by jwoldeboat » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:02 am

Brass Bell arrived here in New Hampshire yesterday,looks great!!!

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Post by Don Ayers » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:07 am

Thanks everyone for posting.

I think we did much better this time regarding the USPS.

Let's hop the next issue goes even better.

We are pushing the content and design right now.

Best

Your 2012 BOD's
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Post by mfine » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:25 am

No joy here yet, and I am only a few miles from 57skiff. I must be on some postal black list or something.

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Post by roverjake00 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:26 am

Starting to think the USPS has discontinued service in MI! Hoping I have a surprise in the mailbox tonight.

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Post by JohnKadimik » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:49 pm

No Brass Bell at Lake Hopatcong yet.

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Post by Simon B » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:39 pm

No Brass Bell in Stamford, CT either :(
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Post by jamesm2733 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:56 pm

Looking forward to a little down time later this evening with my first issue of Brass Bell that arrived here in Maine today. Now if I can only find the time to restore my 52 Riv !!!!!

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