2017 Annual Awards & Christmas Banquet
Sunday, December 3, 2017, the Victoria Chapter held its Annual Awards
Christmas Banquet at the Gorge Vale Golf Club in Esquimalt.
A wonderful banquet for sure, with a good group of guests (56 members and guests) and a great afternoon of good food, entertainment and awards.
Grace was given by Tom Fisher, followed by an orderly transition to the buffet tables, for a delicious selection of salad bar and hot entrees, with chicken and ham. Then, if all of that wasn't enough, there was the dessert table.
Thoughtful goodie bags were given to each couple as they were leaving -- to help brighten their homes for the season.
|After the meal, special recognition was given to the VICTORIA VINETTES, who were celebrating their 40th Anniversary this month. Bill Bouchard had made a wonderful commemoratative video which highlighted the past 40 years of this remarkable group. Each Vinette member who was present received a copy of the video, as well as a pink carnation and a certificate.|
Tour Attendance Awards:
||Heinz & Mary
Mueller and Paul & Liz Taylor (11 runs each)
Plaques (for those attending 6 or more tours)
||Rudy Ewert & Norma Jee; Murray
& Carol Firth; Rita
Green; Kurt & Darlene Hansen; David
& Karen Hilder; Richard Johnson; John King; Richard Maki &
Diane Kemp; Michael May; Pat & Margaret Meehan; Brent & Martha Morrison;
Heinz & Mary
Mueller; Bill & Joyce Nicolson; Reg & Helen Potts; Harvey &
Lorna Steer; Don &
Dolores Stevens; Tom & Ann Tams; Norm & Patricia Tatlow; Paul &
Gordie & Jane Thomas; Les & Rose Vivian
||Chris Bauer; Bob & Gail Hollingshead
||Jamie & Sherrill Cox; Chuck & Flyn Thomas
|15 years:||Gordie & Maggie Dougan; Rob & Josie Hill; James & Barb Kitchener
||Ian Baird; Bill Bouchard|
||David & Ingelise Pollock
|45 years:||Don & Dolores Stevens
Jane Thomas presenting
45 year bar to:
DON & DOLORES STEVENS
Robert Lawrence Memorial Award
~ for the Most Valuable Members
DAVID & KAREN HILDER
Vinettes in attendance for the
40th Anniversary celebration:
Dolores Stevens, Lorna Steer, Ruby Shea,
Diane Kemp, Joan Huddleston, Rita Green,
Joy Cassidy, Barb Kent
The VICTORIA VINETTES were also
recognized at the December
"Member Appreciation Night" --
with a cake and a replay of the special video.
Vinettes in attendance at the
"Member Appreciation Night":
Barb Kent, Dolores Stevens, Diane Kemp,
Ruby Shea, Lorna Steer, Joan Huddleston,
Rose Spencer, Rita Green.
Thanks to Brent Morrison for
capably handling the
MC and comedian duties this year.
Special thanks to Jane and Gordie Thomas, for all their
time and effort in organizing this wonderful event and
providing the special added touches, like the goodie bags.