The 2015 Spring Workshop is Here!

Coming up very soon, this Saturday, is our spring workshop which will be located at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT. On Saturday, there will be many interesting and informational presentations all morning and it will be a great opportunity for all of us in the Southern New England Chapter to get to know each other. Here is a message from our chapter President, David McFarlin, regarding some details about this Saturday the 11th. :

am pleased to announce that the Southern New England Chapter will host a Spring Workshop on Saturday April 11, 2015 at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT.   The Chapter will provide coffee and light breakfast foods beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Lay House, which is on the hill overlooking the museum.  Olive Oyl’s from Essex will be there on site.    

The workshop will consist of 30-45 minute sessions with presentations being made by:

Katie Haines will discuss the re-construction of her paddle board from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Chris Johnson will discuss “How to Trailer a Boat” from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. 

Keith Brown (a new chapter member) will be speaking on “Prewar Raceboats” from 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Jim Delaney and the “Mystic Model Boat Builders” will be giving a presentation from 10:50 to 11:15 a.m.

Boyd Mefferd will speak on “Growing Up with my Father’s Sailing History” from 11:20 to 11:50 a.m.

Chris Dobbs (CRM Director, Ray Gaulke, CRM Board Member & Boat Crew Volunteer and Paul Kessinger, Boat Crew Volunteer) will discuss the CRM boat building program, the Bevins Skiff (they are planning on building one during our show!), the Osprey Steamboat, etc. from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.

Pizza will be served at the Lay House around 12:45 p.m. after the last presentation.

We ask that you RSVP to Bette Heinzman (phone 203-264-5823 or email: no later than Tuesday April 7th so that food can be ordered.

We hope you will join us for a fun and informational day on Saturday April 11, 2015 at the CT River Museum!


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