SEAT Christmas Party!
†††† Who would have guessed that there would be one nice day right in the middle of two really ugly, cold, rainy days?† Couldnít believe it when Sunday dawned cold but clear.† Were we lucky or what!
†††† Iím sure there were lots of folks who just werenít sure what the day would bring.† Those that gave it a shot were rewarded with a great SEAT Christmas party with 80 some folks riding or driving in.
†††† Santa was very generous this year...and so was Iron Horse Motorcycles, Cochise Motorsports and Deming Cycles.† I called out Iron Horse so many times even Jim Strang was beginning to wonder!† Speical thanks to John Cartwright III (Iron Horse Motorcycles), Cliff Allison (Cochise Motorsports) and Marci Keeler (Deming Cycles).† We really do appreciate your generosity.† Be sure to let them know when you visit their shops.
†††† Everyone who came went home with a door prize, many of which were donated by fellow SEAT members.† Re-gifting isnít such a bad idea, just have to get the gift into the right hands.† Thanks guys.
†††† Last yearís turkey and ham were so good, we asked Buzz Breads to do it again.† Tim did up some delicious turkey and the ham melted in your mouth.† The rolls this year were also most excellent.
†††† And all those side dishes!† Man the center table was just covered with tasty dishes brought by all the SEAT members.† Not as many deserts as last year, our waist lines thank you for that!† Still, it was way easy to over eat.
†††† The 50/50 drawing, $98, was won by Alan Speert.† Boy that sure paid for the trip down from Tucson.† Right on!† A really nice Nolan N102 helmet was raffled off, too.† Menachem Lorber was the lucky winner.† Not bad!
†††† Twenty some SEAT members were given awards for their support of SEAT.† Ride articles, helping out at SEAT gatherings, you name it, we want to thank you for doing it.† We couldnít do it without you!
†††† Butch Smith and Bev Grosh were given a SEAT coin as a way of thanking them for all the support they have provided the club over the years.† We really appreciate it.† Itís the members who make SEAT so good.
†††† SEAT members at the Christmas party saw for the first time the new SEAT Club window stickers, key fobs, patches and briefcase size thermoses with the SEAT sticker on them.† The SEAT store is growing!† Be sure to check it out!
†††† As usual, most of our neighbors didnít know there was a party going on...we are such a quiet bunch.† Riders for sure, just quiet.
†††† Members present:† John Alese, Roger Austin, Jack & Arlene Betz, Ed Birch, Gary & Deborah Blomstrom, Don Cameron, Kevin & Kathy Carpenter, Dave Delie, Pete DeRosa, David Engle, Doris Faircloth, Roy & Phyllis Fox, Dave & Jere Fredenburgh, Aron Freitag, Hank Halverson, Dean Hamilton, Terry & Patti Hopkins, Harb Lill, Craig Littlefield, Menachem Lorber, Dick Manning, Al Maurine, Mark & Elma McClure, Ed Mealy, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, Ralph & Linda Morley, Dick & Gerry Moser, Bob & Marianne Muller, George & Kay Oakes, Phillip Orth, Richard & Cheryl Osburn, David Owens, Gordon & Sharon Pairman, Thomas Palmer, Michael Proctor, Bob & Rose Ramig, Dick Shaffer, Bill Schink, Bryan Seneviratne, Ron Shaffer, Terry & Cheryl Smart, Butch Smith & Bev Grosh, Alan Speert, Jim & Denise Strang, Rob Swartzwelder, Stan Thibaut, Bob & Karen Thompson, Chuck & LaRae Thompson, Andrew Waldman, Dennis Wallace, Pat Walsh, Barry & Elaine West, John Willmann, John Wilson, Tim Zierman & Vicky Rosen, and new members Tony Sanell, Brian & Sue Anderson.
†††† Thanks to everyone who came to the party.† Hopefully next year the weather will be a bit more pleasant and more members will come join in.