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BOAT SHOW Registration Links & VIDEO LINKS 2023

All About Us

Inland Empire ACBS was started from members who were already members of other chapters in the northwest.  We realized there was a core of members and even more to be added in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, a group petitioned to be recognized as a chapter in 2000. Inland Empire Chapter  is still part of the northwest group of chapters (Columbia Willamette, Pacific Northwest, Big Sky and Okanagan Chapters) and we coordinate our events throughout the summer so that there is always a near-by boat show with no overlapping conflicts. 

By now, Inland Empire members come from far and wide, as do event participants, just to be in the beautiful scenery and in the clear lakes with their vintage boats.

2023 OFFICERS

President - Ron Yandt

Vice President - Wes Yandt

Treasurer - Mike Wilson

Secretary - Kathy Dutro

Past President - BK Powell

BOARD MEMBERS

Petyr Beck

Glen Dutro

Alan Wardsworth

Mitch Johnson

Dennis Riggs

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John Keener

January 16, 1948  -  June 23, 2023

Obituary

John passed away June 23, 2023 in Coeur d’Alene surrounded in love by family and friends. John is survived by his wife of 40 plus years, Jan (Janice) Finneman Keener, along with his daughter, Cody Rogo and son, Gaite Kennedy with families and many cousins of John’s in New York and Florida.

 

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens, John graduated from Forest Hills High School. He attended Fordham University and aspired to become a history teacher. An avid skier who frequented New York, Vermont and the Alps, John was eventually motivated to move west for more challenging slopes. He ingrained a love for the sport into his family and ski vacations with many friends all over the Rockies were a yearly occurrence.

 

Based in Spokane, Washington, he worked for AT&T, US West and Quest for over 30 years where he met his wife. She shared coffee from her company truck and the love grew from there. They both settled into the Coeur d’Alene area where they hand-built their beloved lake place and spent 22 years living near Kidd Island Bay. The lake and boating became a part of everyday life and a career for Jan selling real estate. Wooden boats were a love and hobby for them both and you could usually find the Donna Rossa, a frequenter of any boat show in the area. Knowledgeable in darn near everything, an avid reader and gun collector, he was as much a jokester as he laid his heart on his sleeve.

 

Services for John will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Yates Funeral Home – Coeur d’Alene Chapel, 744 N 4th St, Cd’A. 

Christopher Knapton
October 5, 1938 - August 13, 2023

     Christopher Knapton, 84, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. A son of the late Lilian Christine (Holland) and Frederick Leslie Knapton, Christopher was born on October 5, 1938, in Norwich, England. Chris was a lover of the sea, traveler of the world, and wonderful father to 5 children spanning his lifetime. He was driven and believed the only way to go to bed with a clear conscious was after a hard day's work. He taught his children the importance of integrity and grit, allowing them to conquer life’s greatest challenges with independence. He was a loving and caring husband who showed his love every day in his words and actions. Christopher loved to travel across the country and gained a variety of friends with his razor-sharp wit and tenacious spirit. He will be missed by the wide array of people whose lives he touched. Along with his parents, Christopher was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Simmons. He is survived by his wife Melody, his daughter Cheryl Weir, his sons Keith Knapton, Steven Knapton, and Jerry Tilson, along with 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

      Chris was the organizer and the first President of the Inland Empire Chapter of ACBS.  He was the first person that my son, Wes and I talked with about joining the Inland Empire Chapter.  He was a good promoter of the Chapter.  Chris remained involved with the chapter even after he and Melody moved to Texas.  In 2016, Chris attended the Sandpoint show and helped with the judging and the awards presentation. Chris had two very nice boats, a Century Resorter named "Topher" and a Stancraft Beaver Tail named "Bucky Beaver".

Melody can be reached at:

4604 Wendover Street

Wichita Falls, TX  76309.

Upcoming Events

  • ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show 2023
    ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show 2023
    Sun, Sep 10
    Petoskey
    Sep 10, 7:00 AM – Sep 16, 7:00 AM
    Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
    Sep 10, 7:00 AM – Sep 16, 7:00 AM
    Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Petoskey, MI 49770, USA
    We will be visiting the Water Wonderland Chapter for this year’s International Boat Week. Bay Harbor in Petoskey, Michigan Join us the first half of the week for cruising the lakes near Petoskey.
  • Priest Lake Dry Rot Show
    Priest Lake Dry Rot Show
    Fri, Sep 01
    Priest Lake, Idaho, USA
    Sep 01, 10:10 AM – Sep 04, 3:00 PM
    Priest Lake, Idaho, USA
    Sep 01, 10:10 AM – Sep 04, 3:00 PM
    Priest Lake, Idaho, USA
    Priest Lake Dry Rot show is Labor Day weekend, Friday September 1 - Monday September 4. 4 days of boating, eating and playing all around beautiful Priest Lake. Sun, rain, snow or smoke...the show goes on as planned.
  • Coeur d' Alene Antique & Classic Boat Festival
    Coeur d' Alene Antique & Classic Boat Festival
    Fri, Aug 11
    Coeur d'Alene Resort Boardwalk
    Aug 11, 10:00 AM – Aug 13, 10:00 AM
    Coeur d'Alene Resort Boardwalk, 115 S 2nd St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, USA
    Aug 11, 10:00 AM – Aug 13, 10:00 AM
    Coeur d'Alene Resort Boardwalk, 115 S 2nd St, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, USA
    Every August the Inland Empire Chapter hosts this event. Bring your friends and family to the resort marina and see beautiful and classic wooden boats.
  • Harrison Docks Rendezvous on CDA Lake
    Harrison Docks Rendezvous on CDA Lake
    Sun, Aug 06
    Harrison Docks, Idaho
    Aug 06, 11:00 AM
    Harrison Docks, Idaho
    Aug 06, 11:00 AM
    Harrison Docks, Idaho
    We will start off at noon from Harrison and proceed on a leisurely cruise to St. Maries were we will dock and walk to the Burger Express. Bring friends!
  • Sandpoint Boat Show
    Sandpoint Boat Show
    Fri, Jul 14
    Sandpoint Marina Boardwalk
    Jul 14, 10:00 AM – Jul 16, 3:00 PM
    Sandpoint Marina Boardwalk, Sand Creek, Sandpoint, ID 83864, USA
    Jul 14, 10:00 AM – Jul 16, 3:00 PM
    Sandpoint Marina Boardwalk, Sand Creek, Sandpoint, ID 83864, USA
    An event of the Inland Empire Chapter Antique & Classic Boat Society, the setting for this annual show is perfectly lovely. The beautiful wooden and classic boats are docked all down the boardwalk running along Sand Creek right in downtown Sandpoint.
  • Whitefish Woody Weekend
    Whitefish Woody Weekend
    Fri, Jun 23
    The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
    Jun 23, 10:00 AM – Jun 25, 3:00 PM
    The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, 1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937, USA
    Jun 23, 10:00 AM – Jun 25, 3:00 PM
    The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, 1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937, USA
    The Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society presents Whitefish Woody Weekend on the weekend of June 23-25, 2023. Whitefish Woody Weekend is one of the premier classic boat events, attracting award winning classic wood boats from all across the Pacific Northwest.
  • Inland Empire ACBS Show & Shine
    Inland Empire ACBS Show & Shine
    Sat, Jun 03
    Coeur d'Alene
    Jun 03, 10:30 AM
    Coeur d'Alene, 1500 S Millview Ln, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, USA
    Jun 03, 10:30 AM
    Coeur d'Alene, 1500 S Millview Ln, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, USA
  • Garage Tour
    Garage Tour
    May 13th
    CDA, Post Falls, and Spokane Valley
    May 13th
    CDA, Post Falls, and Spokane Valley
    May 13th
    CDA, Post Falls, and Spokane Valley
    Be on the lookout for emails regarding when and where we will be gathering this spring

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Sponsors

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