Tom Gong, president of the GGACC took over the SOR chair from Donna and did a fantastic job!!
He and is wife Elaine, added the printed program and laborious shopped and worked with so many of the clinic and demonstrators and vendors and sponsors.
Glenn once again had his team of volunteer scorers on the ground making the competition run smooth;
We have new types of awards this year thanks to John Till, Larry Kenny, Don Labbe and Tom Gong- new trophy and wonderful engraved reels with customized stands, again thanks to Don for arranging all that with Ricardo.
Jerry Saltzgaber and Larry Kenny worked on the PR
and Advertising for SOR 2012- great job they did as evidenced by the turn out and interest.
Kari helped organize the meals as her role on the SOR steering committee, with special mention to:
Sigi and Tom and their morning breakfast volunteer team;
Thursday dinner was planned and executed by Michael Parsons with help from Glenn and Sigi;
Friday Lunch sponsored by Snake River Outfitters and executed by Michael Parsons with help from Elaine Gong;
Friday Dinner was executed by Gunard and his friend Ivan. They both donated days of preparation, not to mention that it was Ivan who caught those big fat yellowfin tuna himself, and prepared them and cooked them for us! Gunard’s wife Jeanne made the salmon appetizers, which we all enjoyed;
Saturday Lunch was both sponsored and executed by California Fly Shop- with help from Elaine and Dick Yerian; Xav- thank you so much!
Saturday Dinner was sponsored by TFO
, and executed by Kari, lamb from Gira Polli of Mill Valley with help from Gunard who picked it up and to Jerry, and Fred for the rest, and as for Saturday's Dinner, Vic Robinson of Heritage Wine Estates an awards sponsor of SOR was so gracious as to pour wine for the dinner (you can still order his special SOR lables and discounted wines, see order form attached); and as if that wasn’t enough, SOR competitor Ed Felice plopped down some of his own wines- La Felice Convivo for all to enjoy.
Sunday Lunch was executed by Dick Yerian and Elaine;- Elaine Gong, thanks so much- the shopping, the programs the name tags, the silent auction, and all done quietly behind the scenes.
Don Labbe organized the McCallan’s scotch tasting and manned the till for the Lunches, while David Borgonovo manned the till for the Dinners
Nick of course was once again the SOR MC for the event and- as I have already posted- the technical Team of Tom Keelin and of course the face of Spey himself here at the GGACC-- Mr. Bob Pauli and his incredible web broadcast- he was perfect! Bob of course put together a wonderful members day instruction on Wednesday where the competitors of SOR volunteered their time teaching the GGACC members and helping them improve their casting skills. The GGACC owes Bob much gratitude for the Spey Instructor program at the Club which he created and continues to run.
The bagpiper Douglas MacLeod was sponsored by Sport Kilt and organized by Kari
And not enough can be said about Michael Parson and all the work he did helping to clean and close the lodge each night- a thankless job but without it, we would have been buried… Thanks so much for all you hard work Michael. We had so many generous volunteer help and thank all the GGACC members who stepped up to make this a wonderful event.
To Tom and Elaine Gong, thank you again for a memorable SOR 2012