AACA Spring Nationals 2023 update

2023 AACA Eastern Spring Nationals : 5/18 – 20, 2023

Hosted by Gettysburg Region AACA

Gateway Center – Gettysburg, PA

      We are around 5 months away from celebrating our Regions 70th Anniversary Meet.  The Region’s tradition has been to mark each 10 year anniversary by hosting a National Meet.  2023’s date will be May 18 – 20 at the Gateway Center in Gettysburg.  All chairperson positions have been filled, plaque design and brochures have been completed, and we are working on the shirt design.  Our theme will be celebrating our living AACA National past Presidents and/or their spouses.  We will showcase the Swigart Museum’s 1947 Tucker Prototype, the “Tin Goose” in the hotel lobby.

A list of chairpersons and their contact information is listed below.  Our most vital and treasured assets are you, our Gettysburg Region members. Please call a chairperson today and volunteer to help. An hour or a day is important and needed.  We look forward to welcoming our fellow AACA members to our 70th Anniversary Spring Nationals.  With your help it will be a successful event.

Happy Motoring,

Don Barlup & Karl Krouch


Chairperson – Don Barlup: (717) 877-4766, [email protected]

Co-Chairperson – Karl Krouch: (717) 576-7241, [email protected]

Chief Judge – Dr. J. Stanley Stratton: (717) 460-8371, [email protected]

Registration Chairperson – Sue Gingrich: (717) 582-8681, [email protected]

Field Marshall – Bob Channell: (717) 465-7356, [email protected]

Banquet Chairperson – Bill Sangrey: (717) 609-5983, [email protected]

Club Merchandise Chairs – Stew & Sarah Gardner: (443) 794-8893, [email protected]

Flea Market/Car Corral – Howard King: (717) 660-8206, [email protected]

Trophy Chairperson – Tom Zinn: (717) 688-4051, [email protected]

Publicity Chairperson – Karl & Mary Krouch: (717) 576-7241, [email protected]

Finance & Budget – Allan Maybee: (717) 731-9726, [email protected]

Trailer Parking – Butch Saltzgiver: (717) 637-0332, cell (717) 877-8711

Security – Bob Channell & Don Barlup

Program – John Sayler: (717) 796-1895, [email protected]

Program Advertising – Deb Sherwood: (717) 697-0411, [email protected]

Tours – Jerry Black: (717) 334-3638, [email protected]

Signs – Fred Gable: (717) 476-7245

Hospitality, 50/50, Raffle – Pat Shaffer: (717) 258-4964, [email protected]

Annette Yost: (717) 660-8000, [email protected]

Photography & Meet Write-Up – Angelica Yost: (240) 651-9071, [email protected]

Cruise Night – Tom Dawson – Chesapeake Region


AACA Annual Convention Changes!

2022 AACA Annual Convention Moved to Gettysburg
AACA Annual Convention, February 10-12
Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-0020 Dial 0 and ask for the AACA rate
The Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel has been a great partner during the past several decades in supporting our Annual Convention. The management and staff have worked with us well and we looked forward to being able to put on our traditional convention this February. However, multiple recent issues and mandates within the city of Philadelphia instituted on January 3rd have severely impacted the possibility of holding our event in that city. After several serious discussions by the AACA Board of Directors, it was decided that even at this late date, it was best to find an alternate location. If you made reservations at the Sheraton in Philadelphia, you will need to cancel them – the phone numbers for the Sheraton are 215-448-2000 or (800) 325-3535.
As such, we are moving the convention to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the same dates. We will be based at the Wyndham Hotel and Courtyard Marriott, where we have held several successful events in the past. Our plan is to host the very best convention possible despite the challenges of the move and using a smaller hotel. We will still have seminars, trade show vendors, First Lady’s breakfast, AACA merchandise, Region Presidents’ Dinner, membership meeting and, of course, our Saturday-night awards gala.
The hotels have given us a great rate of $118 plus tax and there is NO parking fee at either hotel. The Wyndham is where most of the activities will take place. BWI (Baltimore) airport is about 1½ hours away and MDT (Harrisburg) airport is about 1 hour. Philadelphia is 2½ hours from Gettysburg. 
The phone number for the Wyndham is (717) 339-0020 Dial 0 and ask for the AACA rate. The hotel is located at 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg PA 17325. The phone number for the Courtyard is (717) 334-5600 and ask for AACA rate. The Courtyard is at 115 Presidential Circle and is located just a few steps next door to the Wyndham.
We have been and are still in the process of calling all those already registered with us and the hotel in Philadelphia. We are also calling all the national award winners. A revised registration form is now available to all NEW participants – click here to download it. For those already registered and now planning to attend in Gettysburg, we will simply move your registration to the new venue. (Reminder: you will need to make your own hotel reservations though.) For activities that we offered in Philadelphia but are not able to offer in Gettysburg, refunds will be made onsite at the convention.
We sincerely hope that this change does not cause undue hardships for members to attend. For those who wish to come for the day only, you can register now or on the day of onsite. However, we would prefer to know sooner than later for planning purposes.
Again, we deeply regret having to take this action, but we did it in the best interest of our membership. It is not easy on the club or its members but as we have proved in the past, we will make lemonade out of lemons.
REMINDER: You must be a paid 2022 AACA member in order to register for the Annual Convention. If you need to pay your dues, please call AACA National HQ at 717-534-1910 and we will renew you over the phone with a credit card.