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2017 Annual Awards & Christmas Banquet

On 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:

Most Tours Trophy

Heinz & Mary Mueller and Paul & Liz Taylor (11 runs each)
Tour 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 & Sue Sherman; Lorna Steer; Don & Dolores Stevens; Tom & Ann Tams; Norm & Patricia Tatlow; Paul & Liz Taylor; Gordie & Jane Thomas; Les & Rose Vivian

Membership Pins:

      5 years:

Chris Bauer; Bob & Gail Hollingshead

10 years:

Jamie & Sherrill Cox; Chuck & Flyn Thomas

15 years:
Gordie & Maggie Dougan; Rob & Josie Hill; James & Barb Kitchener

20 years:

Ian Baird; Bill Bouchard
30 years:

David & Ingelise Pollock

45 years:
Don & Dolores Stevens

Jane Thomas presenting

45 year bar to:


Robert Lawrence Memorial Award
    ~ for the Most Valuable Members

Vinettes in attendance for the
40th Anniversary celebration:

Dolores Stevens, Lorna Steer, Ruby Shea,
Diane Kemp, Joan Huddleston, Rita Green,
Joy Cassidy, Barb Kent




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.

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