Daybreak, of an especially long and unforgettable day. You can
of the newly-installed monorail system, in the foreground.
The Class of 2006! This photo was actually taken toward the end
evening. Some of the 68 attendees had already departed, but as
you can see,
we still had a pretty healthy group remaining. Thank you to Terry
Adams for taking the photo.
One of my right-hand men, Harvey Lentchner and myself.
Rolf and his lovely wife Leslie. I discovered Rolf and Leslie
become "empty nesters." Don't tell the kids, but I think they're
their newfound status. :-)
Ed Holley and his pretty lady, Sharon, who recently celebrated
25th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations!
Dave Loda, Ed Holley and Steve Natesky, (Marketing Director, Atomic
This handsome couple is Debbie Koehler and Greg Bencsik (Bux-Mont
Our good friends and some of my favorite people, Joe and Toni
(Graphics Galore Inc.)
This photo doesn't do her justice, but this is the striking Jo
(Oregon Awards & Engraving)
"Is this thing working!", says Ed Holley, as we break out the
so people can introduce themselves and say a few words. Directly
of Ed, is Brett Halle (Comet Technologies). To Brett's right (in
shirt, is Chris Tegard (Treasured Creations).
Chuck Burke and the vivacious Kathy Vasic.
From North Carolina, Jeff and Lisa Higginbotham (TrophyUSA)
Roy Brewer, (who puts the "rep" in reputable), handsome Randy
Jeanette Brewer-Richardson (Engraving Concepts) and Chuck Burke.
BTW - I'm in negotiations with a national gossip magazine, for
the sale of
this photo. I'm told this is the first time Roy has ever been
Here I am, announcing Ed Holley as the winner of the David Lavaneri
look-alike contest. :-)
Not really, but there is a likeness.
The dress code was pretty stringent, as evidenced by Chuck's Versaci
Harvey's wife, Dee Lentchner seems to approve.
I had to get a closer look at that skirt, which I now regret.
Joe Hayes, Zona Hudkins (the world's most youthful Grandmother)
and the Chuckster.
Zona's handsome husband, Steve Hudkins.
Happy couple, Harvey and Dee Lentchner.
Dennis Dwyer & pretty wife Linda (Bay Area Awards, FL)
Of course, as the evening wore on, as with any good party, things
spin completely out-of-control! Chuck Burke and Peter Vasic (down
a tender moment.
Harvey, making noises only a dog could hear, upon receiving news
Peter and Chuck had just returned from a Vegas, drive-thru wedding
Friends of Mick, (representing Cactus Equipment), Kevin and Dana
Kevin was overheard saying, "Are you REALLY sure we want to be
with these people?" To which Dana replied, "Just chug that beer
hit the road. Make it snappy!!" :-)
Lynne and Dave Loda. Lynne thinking, "When did rocks become an
in egg rolls?" Dave thinking, "I wonder if it's too late to get
Chuck, hoping Rolf is getting ready to whistle. Chuck was able
out of this one by saying, "It's OK Rolf. An ice cream, at the
ARA, will be plenty of thanks." :-)
Last, but not least, as much as I tried to preside over an above-board
event, there's always one party animal to crash the party. Good
was all-you-can-eat. The guy ate like a horse!
I couldn't even get his name rank and serial number. All he would
"I am Mister Ed." :-)
As you can see, we barely touched on all the people who attended
but I'm sure you'll agree, if you weren't there, you really missed
Why not join us in 2007? You'll be happy you did. :-)
A special thanks to Ed Holley, the evening's Master of Ceremonies
Chuck Burke, (aka Hula Boy, Poi Boy) for capturing the festivities
providing the preceding images.