ANNUAL BANQUET FUNDRAISER THANK YOU
Hola! Wow, what a great fundraiser! I want to thank
first of all, all of the members who attended our Fiesta
themed event. Your support by attending and your
contribution towards the raffles, silent and live
auctions were much appreciated. It was also great to see
so many people dress up fiesta style from senoritas,
some hombres, and even two pinatas, believe it or not!
The organizing committee of Gail Eggiman, Gord Parnham,
Linda Marinus, Bret and Becky Walters, Mike Graham,
Jessie Kobelka, and Joanne Assen were undoubtedly the
best team to put together a function like this. The
majority of the canvassing and picking up of donations
was also done by this team and they all worked the
entire evening as well. Peter Ronning, Jim Leggett,
Steve Eggiman, Dale Frame, and Jim Wheeldon also
assisted with canvassing.
We are looking for interested committee members for next
year as some of us will be moving on or wish to just
attend the banquet rather than work at it after so many
President Terry Kerton and Pam Aldis were the door
Bartenders were Gord Parnham, Pete Savin, Steve Eggiman,
Pete Marinus, Vic Packman and Lyndsey Douglas. Liquor
tickets sellers were Joanne Assen, Terry Vadaboncour,
and Jen and Brad Hanstke.
The Moose Horn raffle was looked after by that dynamic
duo of Dave Duval and Stan Bekus.
Terry O'Toole looked very festive wearing the Lucky
Scratch Sombrero which held $100 worth of scratch
tickets. He was assisted by Lyndsey Douglas.
The 50/50 raffle was sold by Bret and Becky Walters and
later taken over by Nick and Mary-Lyn Doubinin.
The Ladies Raffle for a beautiful Tree of Life pendant
consisted of numbered sun visors sold by the lovely
Senora Mi Kyoung Jung (Eggiman) and Senora Linda Orr.
The Gun Raffle was looked after by hombres Chris Baker
and Dale Frame.
Dan Orr was responsible for the regular raffle tickets
and Jessie Kobelka and Shirley Leggitt were kept busy
collecting everyone’s money from the auctions. Bret and
Becky Walters also acted as auction attendants.
The most wanted prize of a flight for two to anywhere in
the world that WestJet flys was the highlight and finale
of the evening. Tickets were sold by our "pilots" Capt.
Seoung Ho Jung and Capt. Brian Eggiman; but I think
people were happy in the knowledge that these two nice
guys did not actually fly airplanes! Club member Gloria
Sponselee was the lucky winner!
Two gentlemen that kept the evening lively and the crowd
entertained were Tymo from 98.9 The Goat and Dave
Stevens, our well known auctioneer.
Our meal, cooked up by Kathy Jerritt from Tria Fine
Catering consisted of a variety of meats including some
wild game, fish, and oysters donated by some of our
generous members. It was a poor hunt year so we had to
supplement a little. Unfortunately, there were some
comments about the lack of cougar, bear, and moose but
that is the way it goes sometimes. Thank you to Jim
Wheeldon for donating the smoked salmon. I also found
out he spent time in the kitchen with the caterers
helping them with the oyster preparation! You gotta love
Special thanks to my daughter-in-law Mi Kyoung who
helped me with decorations. Her cactus and flowers for
the tables were bright and beautiful.
Without the donations of the various businesses,
merchants and members who donated prizes, there would be
no fundraiser so hats off to you all!
Last but not least, thank you to the volunteers who
showed up at 8am to help us set up and another BIG thank
you to the people who remained behind to help tear down
decorations, clear off tables and load vehicles. This
was so gratifying as in the past only 4 or 5 seniors
were left to look after this after working all night. It
was really appreciated. Gracias!
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THOSE WHO DONATED TO THE FUNDRAISER
(if I missed someone, please let me know so it can be
corrected for the webpage)
Always Invited Rentals
Ares Hair Salon
Austin Powder Ltd.
Bartle & Gibson
Baynes Sound Oyster Co.
Bosley's Pet Supplies
Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC
Buzz Bomb Zinger Lures
Central Builders -Home Hardware Building Centre
Comox Golf Club
Comox Recreation Rentals
Comox Valley Art Gallery
Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes
Complete Auto Clinic
Corix Water Products
& S Taxidermy
E.B. Horsman and Son
Edible Island Whole Foods Market
Elcor Holdings Ltd.
End of the Roll
Epp, Darcy and Larry
Fanny Bay Inn
Fanny Bay Oysters Seafood Shop
GasNGo (Omni Foods)
Georgia Strait Collision
Gladstone Brewing Co.
Great Canadian Oil Change
Hartman's Auto Supply
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Imperial Welding Ltd.
Industrial Paints and Plastics
J.R. Edgett Excavating Ltd.
Jim's Clothes Closet
Mac's Oysters Ltd.
Marine Harvest Canada
Merit Home Furniture
Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
Northern Ropes & Industrial Supply Ltd
Ocean Pacific Marine Supply & Boatyard
Old House Hotel and Spa
ONO Work and Safety
Orr, Dan and Linda
Pacific Playground Resort
Pilon Tool Rentals
Quality Foods Courtenay
Reds Hair Saloon
Reliable Auto Body Ltd.
Roots The Salon
Ski Tak Hut
Slegg Building Materials Comox
Strongman, Marc and The Strongman Group
Sunwest RV Centre
The Home Depot
Thrifty Foods Ryan Road
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
Tria Fine Catering
Tyee Marine Fishing Hunting & Outdoors
Van Isle Veterinary Hospital
Vancouver Island Enterprises
Visual Sound AVU
Water Pure and Simple
Wholesale Sports Nanaimo
Woofy's Pet Foods - Ryan Road
That's it for now,