Just a reminder... WCHA is planning a major showing of antique factory display sample canoe models for this year's Assembly, at Paul Smiths, NY. The exhibit is scheduled for Friday morning, July 15th at 9:00 am. It will be held on this one day only. Please, if you have a factory display sample (aka 'salesman's sample'), be prepared to bring it to Assembly. Please let either Benson Gray or myself know, so that we can try to organize in advance. Already this is shaping up to be a wonderful event, the likes of which probably has never before occurred - - to have so many different samples from competing manufacturers together in one room for comparative examination is unusual in itself. We expect to have authentic examples by Ontario Canoe, Peterborough, Chestnut, Rice Lake, J S Stephenson, Old Town, E M White, A E Wickett, Carleton, Kennebec, etc., and hopefully many more. We know that other makes are out there; please come and join us. Do you have or know of a Thompson, Racine, Morris, Rushton? We are very happy to have more than one example by any one maker to display, so don't be shy; bring yours along. Kennebec is the 'theme brand' for this year's Assembly, so samples by that maker are most welcome. I hope to borrow a couple of items from the Canadian Canoe Museum, through their kind cooperation. If anyone has a unique 'sample' paddle by these makers, please include that, as well. Let's make this the best exhibit of display models ever!! Thanks.