Active and involved residents always look forward to the Annual Appreciation Dinner because it provides the opportunity of getting together as workers in the same cause celebratng each of their efforts. Some, having been nominated, will receive framed certificates of Appreciation for their work on behalf of the Institute.
A good deal of the enjoyment is getting together and enjoying each other's company around the tables. The "awards" are just an extra benefit to coming together. The certificates are held as a surprise until the announcement is made and the person is called forward. Bill Schaefer has served as Master of Ceremonies since its inception a few years back. Rumor has it that this is Bill's last year as Master of Ceremonies and that Julie Hoffner may be taking it over. Julie isn't sure how that happened but she assumes at some point she must have been emphasizing a point by putting her arm in the air and it was taken as volunteering.
It is our hope that Bill will receive appropriate recognition for all his work as chair of the annual dinner. His work on behalf of the Institute should be honored and remembered. If not this year, we have every confidence that it will happen next year! See you this evening for hors d'oeuvres and dinner!