The annual Holiday Party was hosted by Jon and Marilyn Van Tassell at their home in Sterling Virginia. 21 crews had a great time with socializing, dinner, swaping gifts and singing Christmas songs:
Thanks and a tip o' the hat to photogs Kathy, Diane and David for the pictures.
Let the party begin!
John McE, Mike D, Dan and Mike V
Al, Gerry, John McE, Pete and Jim
Marilyn, Gerry and John McE
Walt, Sue and Lura
Maureen and Jeanne
Pam and Sharon
Pete and Jim
Kathy, Sandy and Don
Dan, Mike Y, Sandy, Lisa and Mike V
Vicky and Al
Marilyn, George, Debbie, John McE and Mike V
Lot's of food
Joan, Wayne and Lura
Betty, Gerry, Jim and Debbie
Lura, Bob and Lucia
Time for the show to start
Wayne, Walt, Sue, Joan and John McE
Recognition of Sevilla, Brunelle, Andiamo and Pekabu 3 for their trip south last winter
Recognition of Mike D for participating in the Caribbean 1500
Recognition of George and Lisa for their boat surviving Hurricane Irene, but not their cars!
Recognition of John VT for missing out on the calimari at a CCYC event
so the Calamari Award to be worn around his neck so he will always have some calamari with him.
Bob has dropped forks over the side at different events. The Save-a-fork Foundation awards him the Fork For You award.
Recognition of Vicky for coordinating many events this year
Thanking Sue for serving as Historian and her many years of helping CCYC
Thanks to Lisa for serving as Treasurer
Thanks to Mike D for serving as Secretary and Webmaster
Past Commodore Al thanking John McE for serving as Commodore
Thanks to Martha for serving as Vice Commodore
and congratulations as the new Commodore
Mike V makes a special presentation to John VT
Translation:You've sold the boat;Stop answering radio calls as Resolve
Post-knee-surgery Mike Y creates the CCYC cane
and presents it to the next victim Dan.
Commodore-elect Martha recognizes Vice Commodore-elect Diane
The officers for 2012 - Commodore Martha, Vice Commodore Diane, Treasurer Lisa, Historian Joan and Cruise Director Marie
Secretary Mike is liking this!
Gerry begins the gift swap, with advice from Marie
Lura's looking to steal somebody's gift
Music maestro Richard at the piano
Al gets the singing started