WOW, WHAT A NICE EVENING!
The January 2018, meeting of the New Hampshire Aquarium Society was held at Dante's restaurant in Barrington, NH. If you missed it you missed a great evening. To quote what was in the thank you letter to Dante's, "Certainly everyone agreed that the food was plentiful, delicious and presented with care." If anyone left feeling hungry they had no one to blame but themselves. There were many comments such as. "When we come here next year we should order..." and, "Dante's could become a regular meeting place." What we had at the banquet was a group of friends in a warm and pleasant atmosphere with wonderful food and fabulous service. It was just perfect for a cold blustery winter evening. Who could ask for anything more?
A very large thank you to Jennifer Richardson for organizing the banquet and selecting the great menu. Jennifer, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Another large thank you to our waiter, Ryan. When I arrived, I was first, he met me at the door and said, "I'm sorry but we had to cancel your reservation." It was obvious from the 'twinkle' in his eye that he was kidding and his good humor and great service continued through out the evening.
Before stuffing ourselves each committee chair gave out the awards for the year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
Of special note - In his last duty as president, Keith Richardson presented the Presidents Award to Denise Brown for all that she does and for doing such a great job as the editor of the Granite Fisher. Certainly a well deserved award. Then the food arrived, giant bowls of food, much of which went home in 'doggie' bags. Next the special raffle was drawn. This year the club 'seeded' the pot with $50.00 and the winner gets it all. The final total was $121.00 and lucky Joe Dreckman won it. Nice going, Joe!
The final order of business was the election of officers and directors. Keith announced the slate for 2018. There were no nominations from the floor and the slate passed as presented. It is as follows:
President Denise Brown
V. President Martha Bonney
Secretary/Treasurer Don Van Pelt
Directors at large: Joe Dreckma, Jason Kooken,
Anita Weidnecht and Ed Wasiewski
Thank you to all those who volunteered to serve and finally
A very sincere thank you to Keith Richardson for his year as president of The New Hampshire Aquarium Society. Keith, we all appreciate your efforts that have resulted in a strong and vigorous club.
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