Saturday, November 10
Commodore Dale & Sue Giali
It was a beautiful day as folks arrived at the Queen Mary early to enjoy time aboard this magnificent vessel.
What an appropriate location at which to hold our 2012 Commodore's Ball.
A number of members chose to stay the night aboard the Queen.
It was like a step back in time to take in the ambiance of this beautiful ship.
Many who didn't stay the night took the opportunity to enjoy limo service.
Commodore Dale Giali welcomed members and guests to the 2012 Commodore's Ball.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour where members and friends enjoyed conversation and snacks.
Dinner was served consisting of salad followed by either grilled chicken or prime rib and topped off with cheese cake.
Next on the agenda was a well deserved thanks to all who made the year a success by hosting our events.
Each event host was presented with a very nice barbecue tool set in a commemorative box
complete with the club logo and
the member's name engraved on the cover.
The 2012 board members were presented with a commemorative paper weight
engraved with thanks from the commodore and the entire membership.
Incoming Commodore Jeff Specht presented gifts to the outgoing Commodore Dale Giali and Dale's wife Sue.
The new 2013 board was presented and sworn in by Jr. Staff Commodore Les Kelly.
The installing Commodore Les Kelly then presented the 2113 Commodore Jeff Specht and administered the oath of office.
Jeff was then presented with the Commodore's perpetual trophy.
This trophy is a bronzed cap originally worn by our founding Commodore Dewey Rudolph.
After the presentations everyone felt like dancing. There were many happy feet dancing to our great DJ.
Finally the clock struck 12 and everyone headed home or to their cabin on the ship. It was a ball to remember.
The Commodore and his spouse retired to the Royal Suite for a well deserved rest.