The New Year’s dinner party that was organised by Clark Closkey was an overwhelming success.
The table centrepieces were made by Jeanette Campbell. We had real table cloths, courtesy of Leanne and Murray Webb.
44 steaks were served with salads, onions and more than 20 pounds of Jill Greystone’s mushrooms. There was also a great selection of desserts to choose from.
The dress code turned out to be an exercise in elegance. It looked more like a captain’s dinner on a cruise ship instead of a club function. Well done ladies and gentlemen.
Adrian did a head count at 1030 pm and out of 44 people, 42 were still there. It appeared that everyone had doubled up on their Geritol.
Happy new year!
Adrian, Ken and Chris
Adrian, Clark and Chris
Cheers from Clark!
Ton hard at work
Cheryl and Bevan
Didn’t see a thing, didn’t hear a thing, Didn’t say a thing!
Everyone get into the picture! Devin, Vanessa, Sophia and Liam
Dave Van Ember and Mary Ann from Chilliwack (Dave maintains Chris’ Yukon)
Clark with precious cargo!
Valerie at the mushroom station
Duncan and Chris
Jill prepping her wonderful mushrooms!
Ken the grillman
Ken and Clark
Tables are laid
Ladies hard at work; Barb, Jan and Linda
Man, Fire and Food!
Waiting for supper
The annual AFC Christmas lunch was once again held at Meadowlands Golf Course in Chilliwack. about 35 members and spouses attended and the meal was once again top-notch.
Hats off to Gerry Crapo for organising this once again. It is much appreciated!
On Saturday September 8, the club hosted a Hawaiian-themed pot-luck social. Member and chef Lorenzo Simion treated everyone to an awesome roasted pig, a process which began at 10:00 and was done by 18:00. There were many other tasty dishes brought in by members and their families to add to the main course.
Many thanks to all the people who helped make this event happen.
To credit Apple’s co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, the simple formula below applies:
Happiness = Food, Fun and Friends
Well done, everyone!
Below are some pictures from the event. Click here for the full gallery.
Weather cooperated for a successful Wings & Wheels event at the club on Saturday May 26. Thanks to all the volunteers and participants whose efforts were greatly appreciated.
Volunteer help is needed, especially immediately at 8 am (was 7:30 last year) to get the car parking lines going. Also during the day assisting arrivals and departures. It is casual and easy to do, not an all day commitment. Contact Ed for details.
This event happens rain or shine. Food is purchased and we are fully committed.
Wings ‘n’ Wheels
Abbotsford Flying Club (CYXX)
Saturday May 26th 08:00 to 15:00
All welcome – Rain or Shine
Airplane, Car and Motorcycle awards
Grass area parking around clubhouse
Early arrivals and camping available Friday
Free and friendly event, no registration
Free coffee 08:00. Brunch 9:30 to 12:00 $8
Live music. Cash Draws, Awards 12:30
Ruth: 778.808.5887 , Ed: 604.538.3814
TGIF’s Cinco de Mayo celebration was a huge hit. Last count was 50 attendees! Great variety of food, some people came in costume, pretty and colourful decorations, candy filled pinata for kids etc.
– Richard Bauch
There were only two entries to the competition this year, but both were original works, written especially for the event.
The runner-up, written by Steve Stewart was:
Doctor Palmer was a farmer
He looked like Willie Nelson.
He braided his hair.
He just didn’t care!
And sometimes he wore it with bells on.
The winner was written by Chris Palmer:
There was an ex-prezzie called Steve,
Thought composing a sort of reprieve,
He grew his hair long,
Like L van Beethoven,
But his playing made everyone leave.
Judging was by imaginary ‘clapometer’
First prize was a can on Guinness
Second prize was the sense that true art transcends the value of such fleeting material awards, and lasts longer – even longer than the head on Guinness.
Come out and see the show on May 26th. Contact Ed Boon or Ruth Wiebe if you’re interested in helping out.
In the semi finals team Millie Watson and Steve Stewart beat team Carol Hamilton and Gerry Crapo.
Team Tony and George Elder eliminated team Richard Bauch and Bevan Tomm.
The big final game featured pool shark Steve Stewart and his protege Millie Watson against the other pool shark George Elder and his spouse Tony.
The latter team took advantage of some unfortunate moves by their opponents to win the trophy in two games straight.
– Adrian Renkers