Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CVGS Annual Holiday Luncheon Highlights

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society Annual Holiday Luncheon was held on Thursday, 11 December 2014 at the Chula Vista South Branch Library in Conference Room B.  There were about 35 people in attendance.

1)  President Virginia Taylor called the meeting to order at 12 noon, with these highlights:

*  She asked for a moment of silence for the two members who died during 2014 - Geni Powell and Kevin Brown.

*  She then noted that over 50% of CVGS members have joined since 2010.  She read a list of members who have been members since 2009, 2004, 1999, and 1994. 

*  She presented certificates of appreciation to the 2013-2014 Board members.

*  She narrated a slide show for four longtime CVGS Members - the attendees had to guess who they were from photos.  The four were Nancy Yates, Sandy Palumbo, Mary Nelson and Margaret Peters.

*  She announced that longtime member and Board Member Shirley Becker was awarded a Life Membership for her service to the Society.

*  Finally, she asked the newly elected 2015-2016 Board Officers to come forward to be installed.  Randy Seaver read the description of the duties of each office, and then each individual was instyalled one at a time by:

**  Susi Pentico installed Treasurer Gary Brock
**  Shirley Becker installed Secretary Karen Yarger
**  John Finch installed 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair Karen Smith
**  Randy Seaver installed First Vice-President/Programs Chair Jane Strawn
**  Gary Brock installed President, Virginia Taylor.

Lastly, Randy Seaver asked the attendees to pledge their support to the 2015-2016 Board of directors and the Society.

Here is a photo of the 2015-2016 Board Officers (from the left, Jane, Virginia, Karen S., Karen Y., Gary):

2)  It was time to eat the delicious ham and turkey (provided by the Society), the finger foods, salads, vegetable and potato dishes, rolls and butter, and desserts brought by the attendees ("Before" picture below).  

3)  After the delicious meal, it was time for the drawings:

*  The Door Prizes (every attendee had one ticket) - a Santa Claus (Joan Largey won), an Angel (Wendy Falkenhan won) and a Popcorn Christmas Tree (Fran Cornell won).  Here's Joan with Santa:

*  The Opportunity Drawing for the table decorations - 12 poinsettias and other arrangements.

*  The Gift Exchange - every one who brought a gift received a ticket to select a gift from the table.

4)  Many attendees to the Annual Holiday Luncheon brought unwrapped toys and canned food to donate to the Salvation Army.  

This was a fun and happy occasion with lots of great food and fellowship, plus recognition of the volunteers who help make the society function well.

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