On Saturday, December 14th, World War II submarine veterans, USSVI submarine veterans, family, and guests met at Anthony’s HomePort in Kirkland for our Joint Holiday Luncheon. The weather was cloudy and chilly (a typical Seattle December day), but Anthony’s was warm and inviting.
The day started with some social time that gave us all a chance to peruse the submarine memorabilia on display and to catch up on the exploits of our shipmates over the last year.
Then it was on to lunch and presentations. Base Commander Doug Abramson presented the Shipmate of the Year Award to Andrea Geisler and Lois Mezek for the work they have done for Seattle Base this past year. Congratulations to Lois and Andrea on their well-deserved awards.
We also inducted the new Holland Club members at the luncheon. Roy Burt and John Roberts were in attendence to receive their certificates and patches. The other inductees for this year are Mike O’Byrne, Gary Flynn, Anthony Glaza, and Gary Van Dusen.
It was a fine event coordinated by Andrea Geisler. Thanks to everyone else who helped out with the luncheon.
|Welcome to the 2013 Holiday Luncheon|
|The view from Anthony's|
|WWII veteran Ervin Schmidt and family arriving|
|The memorabilia table|
|Enjoying some social time|
|A different view of the dining area|
|Viewing the memorabilia table|
|WWII veteran Robbie and Teri Robertson arriving|
|Art Thompson and Ervin Schmidt|
|Barbara and Karl 'Dutch' Krompholz|
|Bob Morris and friend|
|Dani and Bob Haslan|
|WWII Vets - Ervin Schmidt and Fred Esslin|
|Sam Ronnie and Lois Mezek|
|Doug Gilman wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year|
|Fran and Dick Gonzales|
|Tim Floresh and Ervin Schmidt|
|Bob Morris with another friend|
|Karl Krompholz and Jay Davis|
|John and Sandra Roberts|
|Dorthy Holman, Gloria Christopher and Ron Alfonso|
|Karl 'Dutch' and Barb Krompholz and Sherry and Eric Muller|
|Fred and Josie Ensslin with Cliff Nutter|
|Robbie and Teri Robertson with daughters Sue Greenfeld and Amy Wade|
|Tim Floresh with Paul (WWII submarine veteran) and Aecha Christofferson|
|Anthony's staff getting ready for the toast|
|Seattle Base COB Ralph Sterley tolls the lost boats while Pat Householder reads the names|
|New Holland Club member - Roy Burt|
|New Holland Club member - John Roberts|
|Shipmate of the Year Andrea Geisler and Lois Mezek with the Seattle Base Honor Roll plaque|