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The Lake Erie Region of the
Antique Automobile Club of America

Club Activities

2017 and 2018 Schedule of Events

The Lake Erie Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets monthly, usually on the second Sunday of the month.  
All members are welcome and encouraged to participate in these activities. 
 Details are available through the monthly Sidelight newsletter and this website.  
Individuals interested in joining in the activities or hosting activities should contact any board member or the host of the event.

Activity Date Event
  2017
July 9 Summer Tour and Picnic
Hosts: Bob & Barb Manke will host this picnic, and the tour will be arranged by Russ & Jackie Galbo.

Tour:  
9:30 am SHARP:  Meet at Wegman's, 3135 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst. Depart for a tour to Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY.  
10:30 am to 1:00 pm: Guided tour of the new $50 million upgraded Power Vista. 
1:00 pm: Depart for a driving tour to Bob & Barbara Manke's home for a BBQ chicken picnic, 6037 east Canal Drive, Lockport. 
2:00 pm: Dinner will served under the tent.
The Niagara Power Vista is where science meets the playground - an exciting, interactive adventure from the New York Power Authority designed for inquisitive minds of all ages. You will understand electricity through the eyes of pioneers like Nikolai Tesla and Thomas Edison as well as modern-day scientists. For guest safety and security, we provide exterior views, 3D animations and high definition video of the plant's generating equipment rather than visits to interior operating areas. Giant screens also let you experience the majesty and power of Niagara Falls, which sparked the idea to make power here. Then hold on tight after taking a seat in the state-of-the-art 4-D theater. You'll feel the transformation from water to hydroelectricity as you fall through the clouds, race through penstocks and zip through the transmission lines across New York.

Picnic: The buffet dinner includes 1/2 BBQ chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad, roll and butter, dessert, pop and water. Please bring your own alcoholic beverages.

Reservations: MUST be made by June 24th. Checks should be made payable to Lake Erie Region AACA and mailed to Tim Cryan, 6308 Bartz Road, Lockport, NY 14094
Cost: $15 per member; $20 per non-member.
August 13 Multi-Club Gathering and Picnic
Hosts: Dan & Roseann Gernatt
Location: Gernatt's Lake House

Tour:  Take a tour through the beautiful countryside and enjoy a stop for lunch and a tour of Dan & Roseann Gernatt's car and automobilia collection. This will be one of the last LARGE showings of their collection, so don't miss this opportunity!
9:00 am: Meet at Southgate Plaza, 950 Union Road, West Seneca
9:30 am: Depart for tour to the lake house, 8400 Rt. 62, South Dayton
11:30 to 1:30 pm: Lunch served at the lake house.
Menu: BBQ spare ribs, sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, pork chops, roasted red potatoes, vegetables, dessert and soft drinks.
1:45 pm - Depart for tour to Gernatt's car and automobilia collection at the Gernatt Conference center, 13877 Taylor Hollow Road at corner of Richardson Road., Collins
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Tour the facilities for a once in a lifetime experience

Please bring your old car - there will be special parking for you!

Reservations: MUST be made by August 1- NO EXCEPTIONS. Checks should be made payable to Lake Erie Region AACA and mailed to Tim Cryan, 6308 Bartz Road, Lockport, NY 14094
Cost: $15 per member; $20 per non-member; Children under 12 are free with a responsible paid adult
September 9 & 10 Overnighter
Hosts:
Chuck Facklam & Ken Knoll
Tour: Includes Bemis Point & Lake Chautauqua areas Highlights include the 
  - historic village of Bemus Point on Chautauqua Lake, 
  - the antique boat museum (Western New York boat building history), 
  - stay at historic 1890'a Lenhart Hotel over looking the lake, 
  - tour of historic Midway park with operating Allen-Hershel rides, and dinner in the historic ballroom of the Bemus Casino.  
The casino was visited by most of the major bands in the 30's, 40's and 50's!
Come join us for another fun filled Western New York history tour highlighting the hidden treasures of Bemus Point on Chautauqua Lake. We will meet at 9:30 am at the Walmart Plaza on Southwestern lvd (Rt. 20), Hamburg, 14075. The hotel accommodations are included along with Saturday night's dinner and all tour fees.
Reservations MUST be made by August 11.  Checks should be made payable to Lake Erie Region AACA and mailed to Chuck Facklam, 2748 West Blood Road, East Aurora, NY 14052
Cost: $160 per couple / $130 single occupancy. This includes the hotel and all fees.
October 15 Fall Foliage
Hosts: John & Elaine Haid
More information is forthcoming.
November 12 Pictorial of Our Club's Past Since the Early 70's
Host: Ed Group
Location: Polish Falcon's, 445 Columbia Avenue, Depew, NY 
Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
December 3 Christmas Party
Hosts: Lynelle Schloerb & Darlene Powers
Location: Polish Falcon's, 445 Columbia Avenue, Depew, NY 
 2018
January 13 Annual Officer Installation Banquet
Hosts:  Mary Beth Facklam & Sue Yearke
Location: To be determined
Theme: Roaring 20's
 Please Note - Event Dates are subject to change.