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Ankokas News...

2019 Meeting Dates

IMPORTANT Our regular meeting night for 2019 is the SECOND Thursday of the month: January 10, February 14, March 14, May 9, September 12. Our October meeting will be on the third Thursday, October 17 (the week after Hershey). Our annual Charter Luncheon will be held in April instead of a Thursday meeting. Our June meeting will be a Tailgate party at Johnson's Farm on a Friday night in June. There will be no meetings in July and August. There will be a Breakfast meeting at a local diner in November, and our Holiday Party will be in December. Keep watching the calendar for last minute changes. Regular meetings are held in the Haddonfield Borough Hall, 242 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield NJ, on the second floor, starting promptly at 7:30 pm.

2018 Ankokas Grand National Winners

On June 2, 2018, the AACA held their Grand National Meet in Greensburg PA. Three Ankokas members were in attendance showing their cars. Bob and Kathy Petters (top left) received their Repeat Preservation award for their 1940 Oldsmobile 90 Series. Carl Villone (bottom) received his First Grand National for his 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V. And Sam Mento (top right) received his Repeat Senior Grand National for his 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT. Congratulations to our winners.

Ankokas 2018 Charter Luncheon

On April 8, 2018, Ankokas held its 54th Annual Charter Luncheon at the Ramblewood Country Club. The luncheon celebrates the anniversary of the founding of Ankokas and brings together all members for a good time of conversation and food. President Kathy Petters announced several club events coming up in the next few months, so be sure to check the Calendar often. A Thank You plaque was presented to club member and sponsor Tom Amendola for his support of Ankokas. The highlight of the day was the presentation of the Frank Hankins Memorial award, presented to the club member who has stood out for their work and support of Ankokas. This year, Diana Antinucci was honored for her work as editor of your Smoke Signals newsletter, she creates the artwork for your website, club photography, and fresh baked cookies at the meetings. To see pictures from the luncheon, click over to the Past Ankokas Events photo gallery page.

Diana Antinucci receives Master Editor award

At the Philadelphia AACA Annual Meeting on February 10, 2018, Diana Antinucci (on right), received the 2017 Master Editor Award from 2017 AACA President William T. Cox for her work as editor of your Smoke Signals newsletter. Every issue of the newsletter is submitted to the AACA Publications Committee for evaluation in the Newsletter Achievement Awards Program (NAAP). Newsletters are scored by the Committee based on a 26 item form. Awards of Merit, Distinction, Excellence, and Master Editor are awarded based on that score. 2017 was Diana's second year as editor. Congratulations Diana.

Steven Soppe receives Master Webmaster Award

At the Philadelphia AACA Annual Meeting on February 10, 2018, Steven Soppe (hey, that's me on the left!) received the 2017 Master Webmaster award from 2017 AACA President William T. Cox for my work as webmaster of your website, Throughout the year, the Website Review Committee evaluates the website based on a 100 point system. Awards of Merit, Distinction, Excellence, and Master Webmaster are presented based on that score. This is my third year as your webmaster, and second Master award.

Club ID Badges
After countless years of wonderful service, ID badge maker Carl Villone has handed the job over to Carl Grossman. Lets give the new Carl a warm welcome to the job of head badge maker. If you need a club ID badge please email Carl Grossman at Every club member should have a badge to wear at events. The badge identifies you with Ankokas and can aid in recruiting new members.

Pictures and audio of our pipe organ tour now posted

Pictures of our tour of the Atlantic City Convention Hall Pipe Organ have now been posted Atlantic City Pipe Organ Tour of the Past Ankokas Events gallery. An audio clip recorded from the free concert after our tour is now posted on our BLOG page. If you missed the tour, you missed a spectacular tour. Every Wednesday at 10:00 am, Boardwalk Hall offers a tour of the building and inside the chambers where the pipes are located. You are actually walking through the organ, not just looking at it. After the tour is a concert that shows just how grand the pipe organ can sound. And it's all free. Yes, FREE, no charge. You really need to take the kids and grand kids to see this. Don't delay.

Check out the Calendar page!!!
The list of events on the Calendar page is growing. Ankokas, AACA national, and other local events are listed. Come out and join us for a fun filled event. Bring your car and family and make a day of it. Check back often to see what's new. If you know about an event that would interest the club, send it to

Share your news!!
Do you have some news you want to share with the club? Bought a new old car? Have some spare car parts you want to sell, or something you need for your next restoration project? Let us know about it. Send it to and it will be posted on the website and in the newsletter. Let's hear from you!!!

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