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HCC Annual Christmas Party - in Photos!
Linda Gorski

Bob Arthur, left, one of the Houston Canoe Club's "oldest" members with guest Rick Gorski.
Photo by Linda Gorski
The annual Houston Canoe Club Christmas party was held on Saturday, December 5th at the Upper Kirby Building on Richmond Avenue. Organizers Ken and Cindy McDowell and Harmon Everett did an amazing job hosting one of the best HCC parties in recent history. Sixty members and guests filled the room and shared the holiday spirit.

HCC members brought some delicious food to the party. Check out this table full of great looking dishes!
Photo by Linda Gorski

Each member brought a dish to share and the buffet table literally groaned with food. Delicious!!!
Bill Grimes presented Fraser Baker with an award for his long service to the Houston Canoe Club.
Photo by Linda Gorski

Commodore Bill Grimes introduced members of the HCC Board and presented an appreciation award to Fraser Baker for his many years of service to the Houston Canoe Club. Fraser developed the club's website, set up the format for the newsletter and served in a variety of board positions. He and his wife Janice also lead a popular annual paddling trip on the Colorado River. Fraser recently retired as the Club's webmaster, a position which has been filled by Harmon Everett.

Fleet Captain Donna Grimes led a discussion of paddling trips that were held in December including one on Greens Bayou the morning of the Christmas party which was led by John Ohrt. (See trip report by John Bayduss elsewhere in this newsletter).

The party was a great way to kick off the holiday season. See you in 2010.

Janice and Fraser Baker, Louis Aulbach and Marilyn Peery enjoying the HCC party.
Photo by Linda Gorski
John Rich, one of your newsletter editors, gets into the holiday spirit.
Photo by Linda Gorski

Honey Leveen as Mrs. Santa with tablemates John Bayduss and Honey's husband Jim Goodale

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