DTSC’s Year End Banquet a Fun
Although the weather was very cold, 66 DTSC members gathered at
the Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights to enjoy a festive and fun-filled
evening. This year’s party started out differently than in
previous years. As people entered the room, they were given numbered
tickets corresponding to items located on prize tables. Everyone
had their door prize in hand before dinner. Thanks to Sue and Dave
Snyder, this change created better flow for the evening’s
After Dave Jonker said grace, everyone
enjoyed a delicious dinner, after which Pat Barber started the vening’s
program. Club awards were presented to off cers, board members and
event sponsors. As Pat called out the names of recipients, Mike
Simon handed out plaques and engraved wine glasses. Sue Watch resented
Participation Point certificates to non-board members. Dave Snyder
finished first with 232 points. Next, John Uloth presented the Most
Miles Driven certifcates which reward members for driving their
cars. Dave and Maureen Jonker finished first by putting 7,231 miles
on their Jensen Healy during the past season.
Pat Barber created a short question
and answer Powerpoint presentation for the Jack Fuller Hard Luck
Award. Wayne Larose received the award for the extensive damage
to his Mini after his garage caught fire last fall. Not to worry,
Wayne is determined to have the Mini back on the road in time for
this driving season.
New this year were the Key Position and Longevity Awards. Key Position
Awards were given for volunteers helping with key club functions
such as Review Editor, Membership Chairperson, Webmaster, Publicity,
etc. Longevity Awards were presented to acknowledge individuals
with 10 or more years of DTSC membership.
At 34 years, Mike Bilyk had the most seniority of active members.
The award presentations ended with Blake Discher announcd as the
recipient of the Tony Reinowski Memorial Award. Blake’s pleasant,
easy-going isposition, social skills, dedication to the DTSC Review,
and other club related projects exemplify the qualities of the late
Tony Reinowski, a long time club member.
Newly elected President Brian Sims
introduced himself and shared his insight for the club’s direction
in the coming year. Finally, Blake Discher and Pat Barber treated
everyone to DVD presentations. Blake’s video montage was a
recap of the 2003 driving season, with pictures and music, and once
again delighted everyone. Pat’s DVD featured stopframe video
of the Michigan British Reliability Run set to music. Great job
The entire evening’s agenda
went smoothly and was finished before 10:00pm. Most members socialized
until past 11:00pm in the banquet room and many of them later found
their way to the Carlson’s and Sims’ adjoining rooms
for an afterglow.
Written by Dan Campana