AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2016  Annual Membership Banquet

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Chesapeake Region held its 2016 Membership Banquet at the Friendly Farms restaurant on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Members were treated to this Fall scene as they entered the banquet room.

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At the reception desk, Vicky logged in the attending members.

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Elizabeth collected toys for the Hershey, PA Ronald McDonald House, a very worthwhile project in support of the children patients at the local hospital, and their siblings.

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Our members assembled at the various tables prior to the announcement that the food was being served.

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Jerry stops by the nearby beverage table for a cup of coffee. Other items available included hot or iced tea and various sodas.

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The gorgeous Fall weather encouraged many members to drive their antique cars, and the lower, reserved parking lot was filled to capacity.

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It made for an interesting antique car show of many years, makes and models.

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The bright sunshine made the colors "pop."

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Our largest member-attended car show of the year!

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Fellow members and patrons of the restaurant alike came down to look at the grand display.

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Inside, Paula welcomed everone to our annual event.

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Elizabeth described her Girl Scout Bronze Award project and thanked everyone for their contributions.

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With four buffet serving lines this year, our hungry group quickly received their food.

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Fried chicken and shrimp were accompanied by a great variety of vegetables and salads.

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For dessert, ice cream and chocolate syrup!

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And, on the side table, a variety of cake. No one leaves hungry!

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Nick got the awards ceremony underway and members were introduced to our special guest: AACA President Robert (Bob) Parrish and his wife Dot, who presented our 40 year and 50 year membership awards.

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Larry and Susan Butcher received their 50 year membership award pin and bouquet of roses.

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David Phillips also received his 50 year membership award pin. Another 50 year membership awardee was Ed Kohlerman, who was unable to attend the ceremony.

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Receiving 40 year membership awards were Jerry and Helen Gordon....

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... and Gary and Gina Schlee.

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Members watched the award ceremony intently.

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Also presented with 40 year membership awards were Chuck and Marcie Talbert...

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... and Gary Wilmer. Marian Kurapka also was awarded, but was unable to attend.

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Bob spoke of his history collecting antique automobiles...

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... and shared some of his experiences during a very active year as AACA President.

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We were honored to have Bob and Dot attend our 2016 banquet and appreciate their service to the antique car collection hobby, as 2016 AACA President and First Lady.

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Chesapeake Region thrives due to the volunteer efforts of its many members throughout the year. Members who volunteered in 2016 to host our many antique car shows were recognized and honored: John Shenton and daughter Deb Janney; Bob and Mike Natale; Phil and Shelly Hack; Joanne Day and Read Van Zile; Tom Young and Gary Wilmer.

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An award of appreciation was presented to Dan Materazzi for his many years of dedicated service as our Membership Chairman and Legislative advisor. The award was presented by our 2017 Membership Chairman, Jim Lucas.

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Also, Nick Prevas was presented with an award for his service to the Club as our Vice President. The award was presented by 2017 Vice President, Al Zimmermann.

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The outgoing and incoming Executive Board members gather for a group photo.

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Our Spirit Award for 2016 went to Al Zimmermann, who has stepped forward to help the Club in many ways this year.

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The Chick Smith Award for 2016 was presented to Tom Young, who continually demonstrates his committment to the success of Chesapeake Region.

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Vicky gave an emotion-filled reading of letters sent from college by sons Todd and Andrew, thanking the Club members for their financial contribution toward their studies. The Club made the contribution in grateful appreciation for all the help the boys have given to Chesapeake Region over the years.

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Several of our Club ladies were recognized for their service this year: Vicky Wilmer - Banquet and Swap Meet food service; Nancy Mattheu - Membership Meeting Refreshment Coordinator; Joanne Day - Selling of 50/50 Raffle tickets; and Margaret Werneth - Sunshine activities services.

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The 2016 President's Award was presented by Paula to Dan Materazzi, for his many years of dedicated service to the Club as our Membership Chairman and Legislative reporter.

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Also receiving the 2016 President's Award was Buzz Diehl for his service as Publicity Chairman, Webmaster... and defacto Club paparazzi.

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President Paula Ruby was presented with a gift of appreciation for her service as 2016 Chesapeake Region President.

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Paula's expertise in the job was clearly demonstrated by the professional planning and management of this year's Membership Banquet.

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2016 AACA President Bob Parrish (far right) joins the Chesapeake Region members comprising our newly elected 2017 Board of Directors: Seated -- President: Paula Ruby; Standing, from left to right -- Treasurer: Jack Treadwell; Technical: Gary Ruby; Director: Tom Young; Vice President: Al Zimmermann; Activities: Phill Hack; Secretary: Tom Dawson; Director: Gary Wilmer. Membership Chairman, Jim Lucas was unavailable.

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Joining the photo are some of our appointed position holders: From left to right - Publicity and Website: Buzz Diehl; Refreshment Coordinator: Nancy Mattheu; Newsletter Editor: Bill Wurzell
Perfect weather and a perfect banquet made for a perfect day, as we celebrated another successful year for the Chesapeake Region, Antique Automobile Club of America.