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Amelia Island Automotive Weekend

We are thrilled to announce that we have been invited to show our great boats during Amelia Island Automotive Weekend. We are working with Joe Sabatini, the proprietor of THE FESTIVALS OF SPEED events held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.  Joe hosted our group at his recent event at the Orlando Ritz Carlton at Grande Lakes and he featured our boats ON THE FRONT LAWN! (see pictures attached) and we all had a great time!

Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. It is a week long Festival that now includes multiple auctions, a vintage Gran Prix and dozens of other events and things to do. It’s time for us to invade the car world and show them what “rare” really means!

To register go to www.FESTIVALSOFSPEED.com and click on “car registration”. It is a drop down and you want “car registration form”. This will bring up a short electronic form to fill out. Be sure to put “ACBS” in the “significant history” area at the bottom of the form and YOU WILL BE COMPED THE REGISTRATION FEE! You can drag and drop a photo or two onto the icon that reads “upload”. Be sure to select “Amelia Island” just below your e-mail address. This is a judged event and our group won two awards at the Ritz which were $400 Waterford Crystal Vases with wood bases and plaques. Very nice!

The move in is between 10:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday March 9.  There is a very elegant “Luxury Lifestyle” event that evening that you can purchase tickets for at a discount to be announced. The show is Saturday March 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with move out immediately after. Joe has reserved a block of rooms at the Omni for over $400 a night or the Crown Plaza Jacksonville Airport/I-95 about 15 minutes away for $99. (14670 Duval Road, Jacksonville, Florida, 32218-9429, ph-904-741-4404) The block code for the group is “HLW”. 

We are working on a place to park RV’s and boats before and after the show to allow you the opportunity to fully enjoy the many events.

For questions and additional information contact Don Kehr at 480-567-5964 or drkehr@msn.com

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Sunnyland Members,

Welcome to the new Sunnyland website.

The Sunnyland Board of Directors have been aware of the need for better communication with current Sunnyland members along with a desire to provide a website that can accommodate more frequent and timely communications to existing and potential new members. Earlier this year a decision was made by the Board to update the old website. In order to construct a new website that provided the desired functions and look that we wanted, it was determined that new software was needed along with help from an experienced web designer to build it.   

After many months of hard work the new website is now live. The site was built using WordPress software, a popular product that is widely used by many website designers due to its ease of setup and management as compared to some of the older software applications. This upgrade sets a foundation for Chapter communications going forward and has many capabilities that were either not available or were not practical to implement with our previous software platform including the ability to highlight both recent and upcoming events with fresh content such as photos, videos, event information, etc. More timely email communication is now also possible with the new system. And going forward, further enhancements including links to social media can be implemented in order to connect with a younger audience that relies heavily on electronic media for their communication and information sources.

The one thing that will remain the same is the Annual Boat Show registration software. This is a stand-alone application that has been retained and it will look and operate as it has always done in the past. 

In the coming months you will see more activity and content on the site as we fill in the areas that lack information, photos, etc. We encourage all members to help us with that content and more detailed instructions will be forthcoming on how to send photos, videos, and other information in a format that is useable and visually pleasing to those visiting the site. 

Bruce Kester