2015 Holiday Party

A Stormy Windy Marvelous Party

by DeArmond Sharp

The Sierra Chapter 2015 Holiday Party was held a week earlier than usual because another group booked Brick’s Restaurant on our usual date the second Thursday in December. We are safe for 2016—room is already reserved for the Club.

Thursday, December 3rd turned out to be a stormy windy day- like Holiday Party day in 2014. Nevertheless, 54 members enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Bricks following a cocktail party and Joyce and DeArmond’s home.

In 2014, the high wind caused a power outage in the middle of the cocktail party—members to the rescue with lights from cell phones. In 2015 many came prepared for a repeat test of their cell phone lights because of the windy day—they were disappointed. No power outage!

The 40+/- who attended the cocktail party came bearing their favorite libations and bountiful feast of hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. In fact many members commented we could have grazed on the appetizers and skipped dinner.

Notwithstanding the selection of hors d’oeuvres, the members did tear themselves away to adjourn to Brick’s for dinner. Brick’s offered three main courses to choose from: Barramundi fish from Australia, Short Ribs or Pork Tenderloin. In addition to the main course, we had a caesar salad and a choice of desert: key lime pie, bread pudding or crème brûlée.

The club also provided wine for the dinner.

President Pat rounded up raffle prizes many donated by Bill Pearce BMW- thank you Bill Pearce.

If you log on the Sierra BMW Club web site go to the video and photo galleries look at the Holiday Party pictures and watch the Holiday Party video and you will see that a great time was had by all. It was a marvelous party and all who attended look forward to Holiday Party version 2016!!