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DTSC Year End Party

Held - Saturday January 24th, 2004

2003 Review in Pictures

Event Recap

DTSC’s Year End Banquet a Fun Gathering

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 formalities.

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 guys!

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