This past Wednesday, members of Hill Country Chapter of the Chevron Retirees Association gathered together for the Chapter's annual Holiday Luncheon. As has been traditional for the past several years, the luncheon was held at Onion Creek Country Club. Seventy-six members & spouses were in attendance. The occasion commenced at 11:00 AM with a social hour. At noon, a moment of silence was observed in honor of former President George H W Bush who passed away November 30th at age 94. Then, the invocation was delivered by Kathy Bowie.
The tables were colorfully decorated, and appointed with individual favors provided by Steve Perry, Chevron's Governmental representative in Austin. As the lunch was served, local entertainers Ed and Beverly Graning commenced thirty minutes of songs from the 50's and 60's as well as many Christmas-themed favorites.
After the lunch, Chapter President Paul Skakun opened a brief business meeting by introducing new members in attendance. Paul then offered some observations concerning the Chapter's activities and future planning. A financial report was provided by Treasurer Ed Van Reet confirming the chapter's financial resources are more than adequate to meet future obligations. Vice President Bob Bowie turned attention to nominations for the 2019 - 2020 term. These were Paul Skakun - President, Bob Bowie - Vice President, Ed Van Reet - Treasurer, Rick Hoenerhoff - Secretary, Directors John Knifton, Jeff St Clair, Clyde Trickey, and Esther Ray Burns, and Dave Schaefer - Webmaster. Members voted unanimously to approve these nominations.
To conclude the day's affairs, a drawing for numerous prizes was conducted by Rick Hoenerhoff and Ed Van Reet.