Here is a brief history of the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS.

Historic information compiled for yearly capsules by Don Parker from newsletters, Mahogany & Chrome, and notes from Jan Hinton.

 

2019  Officers

Chapter President – Chuck Gibbs
First Vice President – Buddy Butler
Second Vice President – Ken Everett  
Secretary – Kathleen Barrett 
Treasurer  – John Davenport 

2019 Directors

Darren Arnold
Alex Barry
Mike Binns
Buddy Butler
Becky Caddell
Tony Fure
Paul Hastings
Scott Hendren
Steve Spinharney
David Wysong

2019 Summary

Oklahoma City & Tulsa Boat Shows
18th Annual Restoration Workshop
Hot Springs Classic – Lake Hamilton
Rendezvous at Lake of the Ozarks
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake

2018  Officers

Chapter President – Mike Yancey
First Vice President – Chuck Gibbs
Second Vice President – Phil Hennage 
Secretary – Kathleen Barrett 
Treasurer  – Denese Yancey

2018 Directors

Darren Arnold
Alex Barry
Mike Binns
Buddy Butler
Bob Cutler
John Davenport
Ken Everett
Tony Fure
Rafe Hunsucker

2018 Summary

ACBS 2nd Place Chapter Website
Oklahoma City Boat Show
17th Annual Restoration Workshop
Hot Springs Classic – Lake Hamilton
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
25th Annual Grand Lake Show
    “Mahogany & Chrome”
17 members attend ACBS in Port Huron, MI
2nd Lake Lotawana Classic Boat Show
Lake of the Ozarks Fall mini Workshop

2017  Officers

Chapter President – Mike Yancey
First Vice President – Chuck Gibbs
Second Vice President – Phil Hennage 
Secretary – Melanie Hunsuker
Treasurer  – Karon Wheat

2017 Directors

Alex Barry
Fred Burban
Buddy Butler
Bob Cutler
John Davenport
Tony Fure
Rafe Hunsucker
Dick Moist
Jack Pryor

2017 Summary

ACBS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
Kansas City Winter Boat Show
Oklahoma City Winter Boat Show
16th Annual Restoration Workshop
Hot Springs Classic – Lake Hamilton
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Surf the Bay on Greers Ferry, AR
24th Annual Grand Lake Show
    “Mahogany & Chrome”
1st Lake Lotawana Classic Boat Show
Arkansas River Odyssey
Little Rock Boat Display
19 members attend ACBS in Racine, WI

2016  Officers

Chapter President – Mike Langhorne
First Vice President – Mike Yancey
Second Vice President – Chuck Gibbs 
Secretary – Melanie Hunsucker
Treasurer  – Karon Wheat

2016 Directors

Alex Barry
Bill Buchanan
Fred Burban
John Davenport
Kevin Hogan
Rafe Hunsucker
Dick Moist
Jack Pryor

2016 Summary

ACBS Rover Award to Mike Yancey
ACBS Best Publication Award
ACBS Founders Award to Kathy Parker
ACBS Interim Exec. Director-Kathy Parker
Oklahoma City Winter Boat Show
15th Annual Restoration Workshop
Hot Springs Classic + Lake Ouachita
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Surf the Bay on Greer’s Ferry, AR
23rd Annual Boat Show “Mahogany & Chrome” on Grand Lake

2015  Officers

Chapter President – George Reaves
First Vice President – Mike Langhorne
Second Vice President – Mike Yancey 
Secretary – Eric Grimshaw
Treasurer  – Karon Wheat

2015 Directors

Angela Beachner
Forrest Bryant
Bill Buchanan
Fred Burban
Chuck Gibbs
Kevin Hogan
Susan Miller
Dick Moist
Jack Pryor
John Thompson

2015 Summary

Tulsa Winter Boat Show
14th Annual Workshop – Ice Canceled
Hot Springs Classic – Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake with pre-event cruise & stay on Bull Shoals
22nd Annual Boat Show “Mahogany & Chrome” on Grand Lake
Arkansas River Odyssey
17 Heartland members attend Gull Lake, MN ACBS Annual Mtg & Show

2014  Officers

Chapter President – George Reaves
Vice President – Mike Langhorne
Secretary – Darren Arnold
Treasurer  – Patty Thompson

2014 Directors

Angela Beachner
Forrest Bryant
Dan Diehl
Phil Hennage
Bobby Gibson
Susan Miller
Dick Moist
Kathy Parker
John Thompson
Karon Wheat
Mike Yancey

2014 Summary

ACBS Mary Herwig Award to Forrest Bryant
13th Annual Restoration Workshop
Little Rock / Hot Springs Event
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake with cruise & stay at Eureka Springs, AR
Beaver Lake Rendezvous
21st Annual Boat Show “Mahogany & Chrome” on Grand Lake
Chapter Dues increase to $35

2013  Officers

Chapter President – George Reaves
Vice President – Mike Langhorne
Secretary – Darren Arnold
Treasurer  – Patty Thompson

2013 Directors

Angela Beachner
Forrest Bryant
Dan Diehl
Phil Hennage
Bobby Gibson
Susan Miller
Dick Moist
Kathy Parker
John Thompson
Karon Wheat
Mike Yancey

2013 Summary

ACBS Rover Award to John Thompson
12th Annual Restoration Workshop
Lake Ouachita / Lake Hamilton Hot Springs Event
20th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
20 Heartland Members attend ACBS Annual Mtg & International Boat Show at Coeur d’Alene, ID

2012  Officers

Chapter President – Kathy Parker
Vice President – George Reaves
Secretary – Darren Arnold
Treasurer  – Patty Thompson

2012 Directors

Forrest Bryant
Dan Diehl
Phil Hennage
Bobby Gibson
Bob Kanak
Mike Langhorne
Dick Moist
Don Parker
Steve Spinharney
John Thompson
Karon Wheat
Mike Yancey

2012 Summary

Host ACBS Annual Mtg & International Boat Show at Big Cedar-Table Rock Lake
ACBS Best Chapter Publication Award
ACBS Best Website Award
11th Annual Restoration Workshop
11th Garvan Gardens -Lake Hamilton
19th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
        (held in June)
Nearly 100 volunteers from Heartland and Mississippi Valley work at ACBS

2011  Officers

Chapter President – Kathy Parker
Vice President – Darren Arnold
Secretary – John Thompson
Treasurer  – Patty Thompson

2011 Directors

Forrest Bryant
Phil Hennage
Bobby Gibson
Bob Kanak
Steve Kennedy
Mike Langhorne
Don Parker
Steve Spinharney
John Watkins

2011 Summary

ACBS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
Hagerty Safety Award to Bobby Gibson
Overland Park, KS Winter Boat Show
10th Annual Restoration Workshop
10th Annual Garvan Gardens Event
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Beaver Lake Rendezvous
18th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
20 Heartland members attend ACBS Annual Mtg & Show @ Lake Geneva

2010  Officers

Chapter President – Kathy Parker
Vice President – Darren Arnold
Secretary – John Thompson
Treasurer  – Patty Thompson

2010 Directors

Forrest Bryant
Chuck Gibbs
Bobby Gibson
Kyle Jamar
Bob Kanak
Steve Kennedy
Don Parker
Steve Spinharney
John Watkins

2010 Summary

ACBS Rover Award to John Thompson
Kathy Parker named to ACBS Board
9th Annual Workshop
9th Annual Garvan Gardens Event
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Day Cruise on Beaver Lak17th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show

2009  Officers

Chapter President – Kyle Jamar
Vice President – Darren Arnold
Secretary – Patty Thompson
Treasurer  – Bobby Gibson

 

2009 Directors

Forrest Bryant
Todd Cushing
Chuck Gibbs
Brent Howard
Bob Kanak
Steve Kennedy
Don Parker
Stuart Perry
John Thompson
John Watkins

2009 Summary

8th Annual Workshop
8th Annual Garvan Gardens Event
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Beaver Lake Cruise
16th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
New Membership Directory Distributed
Forrest Bryant designs new Chapter Logo and Mahogany & Chrome Masthead

2008  Officers

Chapter President -John Watkins
Vice President – Kyle Jamar
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Steve Kennedy

 

2008 Directors

Darren Arnold
Chuck Gibbs
Bobby Gibson
Dan Heflin
Brent Howard
Bob Kanak
Don Parker
Stuart Perry
Patty Thompson

2008 Summary

7th Annual Workshop
7th Annual Garvan Gardens Event
Wichita River Festival
Classic Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Beaver Lake Cruise
15th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show

2007  Officers

Chapter President -John Watkins
Vice President – Kyle Jamar
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Steve Kennedy

 

2007 Directors

Chuck Gibbs
Dan Heflin
Larry Hinton
Brent Howard
Bob Kanak
Mark Monkres
Stuart Perry
Chick Wheat
Kelli White

2007 Summary

6th Annual Workshop
Garvan Gardens Event-Hot Springs, AR
Wichita River Festival
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
Beaver Lake Cruise
14th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show including a classic car show

2006  Officers

Chapter President -John Watkins
Vice President – Kyle Jamar
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Steve Kennedy

2006 Directors

Chuck Gibbs
Dan Heflin
Larry Hinton
Brent Howard
Bob Kanak
Mark Monkres
Stuart Perry
Chick Wheat
Kelli White

2006 Summary

ACBS Runner-up Best Publication

5th Annual Workshop
Garvan Gardens Event-Hot Springs, AR
Wichita River Fest
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake event
13th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show including a classic car show
Annual Meeting & River Cruise on the Chief

2005  Officers

Chapter President – Brent Howard
Vice President – John Watkins
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Chick Wheat

2005 Directors

Jim Conner
Dan Diehl
Chuck Gibbs
Jan Hinton
Kyle Jama
Bob Kanak
Steve Kennedy
Mark Monkres

2005 Summary

Host ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show-Lake of the Ozarks
ACBS Best Newsletter Award
Jim Connor named to ACBS Board
4th Annual Workshop
Garvan Gardens Event-Hot Springs, AR
Wichita River Fest
12th Annual Grand Lake Show (in June)
IRS approved 501(c)3 not for profit

2004  Officers

Chapter President – Brent Howard
Vice President – Chuck Gibbs
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Chick Wheat

2004 Directors

Jim Conner
Dan Diehl
Jan Hinton
Bob Kanak
Steve Kennedy
Mark Monkres
Clay Thompson
John Watkins

2004 Summary

Tulsa Winter Boat Show
3rd Annual Workshop
Garvan Gardens event at Hot Springs, AR
Spring Cruise on Grand Lake
Arkansas River Run
11th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
Fall Annual Meeting and Swap Meet
Chapter dues increase to $25

2003  Officers

Chapter President – Brent Howard
1st Vice President – Chuck Gibbs
2nd Vice President – Jan Hinton
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Chick Wheat

 

2003 Directors

Jim Conner
Dan Diehl
Dwight Ford
Bob Kanak
Steve Kennedy
Mark Monkres
Clay Thompson
John Watkins

2003 Summary

ACBS Award for Most Improved Newsletter
2nd Annual Workshop
Tulsa Winter Boat Show
3rd Annual Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake Event
10th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
New Membership Directory

2002  Officers

Chapter President – Dan Diehl
1st Vice President – Chuck Gibbs
2nd Vice President – Jan Hinton
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Chick Wheat

 

2002 Directors

Dwight Ford
Glen Gentry
Brent Howard
Mark Monkres
Clay Thompson
Randy Warren

2002 Summary

1st Annual Workshop
2nd Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake Event
9th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show

2001  Officers

Chapter President – Dan Diehl
1st Vice President – Brent Howard
2nd Vice President – Don Linsenmeyer
Secretary – Steve Spinharney
Treasurer  – Jan Hinton

 

2001 Directors

Dwight Ford
Chuck Gibbs
Paul Hastings
Eric Lang
Mark Monkres
Clay Thompson
Fred Strom
Randy Warren

2001 Summary

First Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake
8th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
Lake Hefner, Oklahoma Cruise

2000  Officers

Chapter President – Mary Whitfill
1st Vice President – Scott Whitfill
2nd Vice President – Dan Diehl
Secretary/Treasurer  – Jan Hinton

 

2000 Directors

Paul Hastings
Larry Hinton
Brent Howard
Bill Joslyn
Eric Lang
Don Linsenmeyer
Terry Monkres
Fred Strom
Clay Thompson

2000 Summary

Chapter hosts ACBS Quarterly Board Meeting at Big Cedar Resort
7th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
Fall Social in Jenks with a Swap Meet

1999 Officers

Chapter President – Larry Hinton
1st Vice President – Randy Warren
2nd Vice President – Scott Whitfill
Secretary/Treasurer  – Frank Wise

 

1999 Directors

Dan Diehl
Paul Hastings
Jan Hinton
Brent Howard
Eric Lang
Don Linsenmeyer
Terry Monkres
Clay Thompson
Mary Whitfill

1999 Summary

Oklahoma Boat Club becomes Heartland Classics, a Chapter of ACBS.
Oklahoma City Winter Boat Show
6th Annual Grand Lake Boat Show
Introduced Heartland Classics Website
Heartland members volunteer over 150 hours to assist with Oklahoma F5 tornado cleanup.

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