You’ve probably heard this a few times by now, but if you didn’t make it to the 140th Anniversary Celebration on September 12th, you missed a great time.Â Despite no-show valets, our Social Committee was able roll with the punches and pull off another big win in the party category for the Club and for the almost 200 folks in attendance.Â
“The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and everyone made good use of our porch and deck and PBC’s excellent vantage point on the river,” said Susan Trice, co-chair of the Social Committee.Â “The valets didn’t show, but everyone took it in stride and found parking on the street or in a garage.Â And the food was fantastic!”
Credit for the fantastic food goes to Catering by Charlene.Â And it must have been at least really, really good because you’ve been asking for the caterer’s contact information ever since. It just so happens that member Eric Dobson ran into Charlene at another event catered by Catering by Charlene, and heÂ shared the following with us:
Catering by Charlene, Tel 703-684-9228
She even has a small carry-out located in Old Town Alexandria at this address:
Gourmet Food to Go
104 North West Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
And how about that Silent Auction?!Â Many of you generously answered the callÂ from the Social Committee for auction items, donating lessons, personal training, concert tickets, restaurant certificates, cupcakes and flowers, Patagonia gear, weekend getaways in Chincoteague and Annapolis, a week in a cottage in the UK, and more.Â In the end, the auction raised approximately $4,000 for the Potomac River Sports Foundation to support our Open Sculling Program.Â The Social Committee says “thanks” to all of you who donated and bid.Â And we say “great job” to the Social Committee for putting it all together!
Okay, so, let’s review:Great food. Auction items. Hoofing it in your party shoes from a far away parking lot to share an evening with 200 of your closest friends.Â Hmmm.Â What else did you miss?Â Oh, yes.Â Socks!Â (If you’re listening from the other room,Â that wasÂ s-o-c-k-s.)Â If you didn’t make it to the party, you missed an opportunity to take home a pair of 140th Anniversary commemorative socks!
Fortunately, the Social Committee still has a few left … and they’ll only cost you $100 a pair! Okay, for you, $5 a pair, if you can pick them up at the Club, or $6, if they have to be mailed.Â Interested?Â Send us a noteÂ to [email protected], and we’ll send you what you need to know to get your very own pair.Â Supply is limited, so hurry. [Available sizes for men:Â shoe size 6-8=M, 8-10=L, 10-13=XL. For women:Â 7-9=M, 9-11=L, 11+=XL.]
Well, then. We bet after finding out you missed all that, you’re swearing up and down that you’ll never, ever, ever miss another chance to be social at PBC, again! Good. You have two more chances coming up before the end of the year. Mark your calendars for the End of the Racing Season Potluck on Saturday, November 21st (the weekend before Thanksgiving), and the PBC Holiday Party hosted by the Open Scullers on Sunday, December 13th.
And while you’re at it, maybe tie a string around your finger to remember to thank the following members of our Social Committee for making our 140th Anniversary Celebration one for the record books: Mae Joyce Gay, Rose Calabro, John Forrest, Nancy Butt Packard, Katherine Hoffman, John Lavery, Camilla Durfee, and Susan Trice.