Holiday Party Report
Sixty people attended the annual Holiday Party at
Chop House. We were seated at tables of
eight, all with great views of the "Year In Review" showing
continuously. Guests received oil filters and a copy of the "Year In
Review" Chandler DVD produced by Pete
and Steve Kramer. The tables were set with two buckets of Hershey's kisses and colorful
centerpieces topped with a bottle of wine from "Dougie's Nonsense
Vinyard" sitting in a Thunderbird. Tom Bruin Presented Doug with a plaque
honoring his contribution of nonsense to CTCC activities. At each guest's place was a handmade Thunderbird
cookie, purchased to benefit the People's Resource Center/Food Pantry to which
the club members have continued to generously donate.
Following the cocktail hour and delicious dinner, President Ken Smizinski made a few announcements. Liz Werth read Bert and Jane Eisenhour's nomination letter and announced the winner of the Bert Eisenhour Award - Jim Wilson. Tom Bruin presented Ken Smizinski with the first ever Knucklehead Award, for excellence in Thunderbird Mechanics. Ken Smizinski and Joel Greenberg drew names for the door-prize raffle. Everyone went home with several gifts.
Many thanks to Ken and Kathy Smizinski for planning the party, making the name cards and obtaining the oil filters and many of the door prizes - including bottles of wine, to Tom Bruin for dreaming up and creating the wine and knucklehead awards, to Pete Kramer and his son, Steve, for the Year-In Review show and DVDs, to Liz and Bill Werth for the cookies and candy, and to all those who donated items for the door prizes. Once again, it was a fun night in a nice venue with good friends.