WOW, Just WOW!! That’s all I can say about everything that has happened in one month. After our Thanksgiving Dinner at the club, I needed a rest, but no such luck.
Before I knew It, Halloween was upon us and the Day of the Dead Halloween Party was a blast. Thank you to John and Shelley Gantz and all the members that helped. At the same time the Port was calling for volunteers to help install the lights. Thank you to everyone that gave time to help. I know it was appreciated by the Port. The food drive was successful, with more than 800 pounds of food and $800 in cash delivered to Share Net. Thank you to Rob and Robin Salthouse and Kathy Showman for making the event happen. And then before we knew it, that magical day, December 2 arrived. The KCYC chorus was there, and boats were decorated, and Danny Vernon was in fine form once again. Andrew Wilson, Ed Fernandez, Steve Young, Gloria Young, Nancy Langwith, and all of those down on the dock with your boats decorated made the afternoon and early evening fun. But what can I say about the Chili Cook Off? Joseph Charnes outdid himself again, and it was the best one yet! No one will be able to top it, so Joseph be prepared to do it again next year. Thank you to all who helped and participated in the cook off. It was so much fun, and the food was outstanding.
I can’t name everyone that participated in all the events or this would go on forever, but just know that I am so grateful to have the privilege of serving with you as we continue down this road of Volunteerism. It is amazing how everyone steps up to help. Our Gift Exchange is coming up, and it is going to be a fun filled event, and remember it is the last date you can bring in your gift for the Boys & Girls Club. You also can donate to the Coffee Oasis on our website to make sure a disadvantaged young person receives a Christmas gift.
Be sure to sign up for Bubbles Up our New Years Eve Party, and if somehow I miss seeing you over the next couple of weeks, Rick and I are sending our best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka, Happy Hanuakkah, and a healthy and Happy New Year, Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.