2017 HBC Annual Banquet
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
The HBC 2017 Annual Banquet was held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday evening, November 11th. More than 140 guests enjoyed the social hour from 5:30pm – 6:30pm mingling with friends both old and new while trying to conquer a fun game of “Cover the Card” Bingo. The Photo Booth was busy producing fun pictures of members in silly props! HBC Members sent in over 350 pictures to be used in the 2017 Year in Review Slide Show that played throughout the evening and highlighted the years rides, events and socials. Everyone loved it!
The evenings program began with a tribute to our Veterans followed by the introduction of our 2017 officers and event chairs that highlighted the success of the Spring Fling Weekend, The Finger Lakes Trip, The Three Creek Century and The Fall Tour to Cape May ride events that brought many happy memories and positive comments from members.
Special recognition and individual awards were given to thank our ride leaders for their commitment to our club. This year over 30 ride leaders were treated to VIP passes for this banquet for taking a special interest in our club and leading and posting a minimum of 5 rides in 2017.
Dick Norford, Treasurer, presented Ross Willard from Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg with a check for $5000.00.
Bill Pickering presented the Cape May brick to Mike McMullen.
After a review of several outstanding nominees, Harrisburg Bicycle Club officers selected Larry Riley as the 2017 recipient of the “Service before Self Award” for his long time commitment to our club. Larry has led over 140 rides and takes time out to personally assist riders with improving their cycling skills as well as train future ride leaders. (Please see the article on this award in this newsletter.)
Throughout the evening, guests were delighted with winning over 60 door prizes that were donated by our local bicycle shops and business partners.
As an additional surprise, the pictures taken at the “Photo Booth” earlier in the evening were waiting for everyone to pick up and take with them at the end of the evening.
Thank you for making the 2017 HBC Annual Banquet a success!
**A special thank you to my banquet committee members for volunteering many hours of their time and talent to make this event possible! **
Thanks to Darrell Casto - Cindy Gorski – Dave Gorski and Ann Hammond! You ROCK!