Fran and I would like to thank all of the Houston MG Car Club members who were able to join us on Sunday December 4th for the HMGCC Christmas Social. We had almost 60 members in attendance with many sending last minute regrets. A great opportunity, as Joan Carr posted in a follow-up email, to meet with old friends and make new MG acquaintances. The help of the many elves in attendance, some arriving early enough to make and sample the punch, made the serving of multiple courses seem like just another well planned MG event. The choreography of moving from room to room while I announced the 2016 awards really helped the transition from appetizers, to main course to extra special desserts.
Speaking of the awards, let me provide the details: Ralph Diebert Award for ‘Best MG of Show’ at the 27th annual Houston British Motor Expo, was won by Ed Greene for his 1945 MGTC; Alan Raynes Memorial Trophy was earned by Dwight Dawson; HMGCC Driver Award was earned by Kaye and Roger Sykes (just by a fraction of a point): the BOD Special Service Award was presented to Dale Schiller; and the President’s Award, the club’s highest honor for outstanding dedication and service I was pleased to present to Dwight Dawson.
Desserts – a special shout out to everyone who brought a dessert and especially to those who participated in the cookie swap. So many wonderful options.
Finally, there have been a number of requests for recipes. Specifically the artichoke dip, olive spread, chicken with sun dried tomatoes and spinach and the roasted eye of round beef. We will post on the web site. If anyone would like any other recipes please contact Fran or me and we will accommodate.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all…….
(Photo courtesy of Dale Schiller)