Our Holiday Party was held at the 94th Aero Squadron this year. Forty-six of our members filled the room with conversation and laughter while a slideshow of our many events rolled in the background. President Ron Mitro awarded our Member of the Year Trophy to Jean Hawa and turned over the gavel and steering wheel to incoming President Manny Garcia. Manny’s first act as president was to thank Philip Williams for his many contributions to the club and to thank the members for coming to the party and encouraging them to participate often in the club’s activities. Then we got down to the serious business of eating. Table by table members went to the buffet and came back with plates heaped with an array of delicious foods. After everyone had finished dessert the new board was sworn in. We than formed a circle of chairs, grabbed the presents we brought, and passed them around every time the word “and” was said in a theatrical reading by Ken Kurtz of A Visit from St. Nicholas. We had lots of laughs and good times.