At last count, Hitch-N-Go membership stands at 23
couples. What a thrill we all had when 19 of those couples arrived to spend
a splendid 4th weekend of January at Olde Mill Stream in Umatilla. It was a
busy time for all of us.
Our first bit of news is we have a new caller! His
name is Charlie Pergrossi. We had a grand time meeting and talking with him
and also dancing to him! We look forward to many months enjoying his
calling. His wife Sarah had another commitment but we look forward to
meeting her in February.
Our busy time was Saturday. First thing, we
gathered to set up for our white elephant and bake sale and auction. Our
members donated items and or bake goods and they helped to set up. Thanks to
everyone for your support. Special thanks to Jim Kelly and Dick Fournier for
conducting the auction - they did a fabulous job!
The weekend was hosted by the 2007 officers - they
provided the potluck dinner Saturday night. Led by our President, Nancy
Fournier, we presented the club with an Italian feast: spaghetti, meatballs,
salad, bread and cake (alas, no wine!). The cake was in honor of our
Chapter's 33rd Anniversary - thanks to Phil and Deanna Sortore for ordering
and picking up the cake, all decorated in edible red, yellow and even black
roses, our Chapter colors.
So, after our board meeting at 2 PM we began
setting up and preparing the meal. Our thanks to everyone who chipped in
with their help setting up tables, chairs, etc. Nancy outdid herself with
the decorations she provided, the pre-preparation of the food and then the
fantastic Continental breakfast she presented to us on Sunday morning. She's
Which brings me to the next news - we installed a
new Executive Board Saturday night: President Dick/Nancy Fournier;
Vice-President Lee/Joyce Whitten; Secretary Tom/Jeanne Hartwig; Treasurer
Dave/Kay Benne. I can truthfully say these Officers enjoy their positions,
carrying out their duties - we look forward to a very successful year in