Our activities include Swap meets, Boat shows, as well as supporting and participating in various boating events throughout the Western New York region.
What else do we do?
We generally have bi-monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month @ 7:00pm. Our primary meeting site;
The Dakota Grill
913 Roosevelt Hwy (Rt.18)
Hilton, NY 14468
allows us usage of their semi-private dining room. We usually try to cover topics to help further members projects such as but not limited to, testing coils & condensers, propeller identification and application, and parts manuals for several makes and models. Also many parts and/or motors have traded hands at our meeting thus making our meetings more like mini-meets. In addition, we may meet at other public locations such as a State/Town Park or possibly at a member's home or business were special tools and test tank may be made available.
Where/When do meets take place?
The Chapters of AOMCI have meets all year round. In the winter months, these meets are often referred to as "Dry Meets". In the past few years, most of the dry meets I have attended, have been held at outboard repair shops and usually held on Saturday. This, coupled with the motors that members, and members from other chapters bring; often makes "Dry Meets" a great source for parts.
In late spring, summer, and early autumn, there are a fair amount of "Wet Meets" within a days drive of Western New York. These "Wet Meets" can either be formal (judged), informal (non-judged), or both. All boats must be registered and anyone participating in any Western New York Chapter organized wet meet MUST be a member of the parent organization, the AOMCI, for insurance reasons.
If interested in becoming a member of the AOMCI:
Send $50 US; Canada $63 US dollars; of Foreign $67 US dollars to:
THE ANTIQUE OUTBOARD MOTOR CLUB INC.
P.O. BOX 2526
WALLA WALLA, WA 99362
A membership to the AOMCI is for two years. Any person wishing to join a local chapter, it is preferred that the applicant also be a member in good standing with the AOMCI. Online @ www.aomci.org
To join the WNY Chapter, simply send $5.00 US to;
Western New York Chapter of the AOMCI
P.O. Box 53
HILTON, N.Y. 14468
Checks, money orders, ect. must be made payable to:
A membership in the Western New York Chapter-AOMCI is for one year from the date membership payment is received. As a member, you will receive informational Newsletters detailing upcoming events, reports describing past events, as well as a informational website. A current year T-shirt will be available for purchase as well.