Last night we had our first Pot Luck Dinner for 2017, our 80th Anniversary Year. Around forty (40) famished club members met to socialize and savor the culinary delights. Paul, Marguerite, John and Barb were the first on the scene. The tables had been all set-up. Coffee, lemonade and tea had also been made and set out. Thanks again for all the hard work those club members put in to help set-up the dining facilities. Allen Best got the party started with a silent prayer. He then asked the new members and members who had recently returned to us from up north to stand up and be recognized. Joan collected for those interested in the 50/50 drawing as we came through the door.
Darrel passed around an empathy card to be signed for Bill and Penny Boyes who have returned to Canada for medical care. Darrel also mentioned that he had stopped by to see Roland Gilles widow, Veronica. She would love to hear from and visit with any of the members she knows. Her phone number is 920-980-0520 and resides at 612 S. Pine St.. Wayne Lockwood would also appreciate a call to say hello or a note. His number is 607-372-8105 and his address is 29 Kirkwood Ave., Binghamton, New York 13901.
Gerry Bousquet then presented Allen Best with a “Christmas” basket with presents from members of the club to say a Great Big Thank You for all his hard work as President in guiding us into our club’s 80th Anniversary Year. Joan then pulled the 50/50 ticket and once again “Lucky” Gerry Bousquet won the till. He is so lucky, he should play the lottery!
We then formed a line around the buffet table and sampled each of the wonderful dishes everyone brought to share. We finished up with desert and coffee and then everyone helped to fold and put the tables away. About 20 members stayed to play Bunco. Thanks for a great time. Hope to see you all next month.