Holiday Party

Holiday Party

Minnesota
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 11:30am
St. Paul
Minnesota

Our Minnesota Section celebrated the Holiday Season and 2018 with our last event of the year.  We would like to thank John & Angela Jacobson for again hosting our event.  We gather at the Pool & Yacht Club in Lilydale, MN, giving us a great location with a private room overlooking the beautiful Minnesota River. We were even privileged to watch a bald eagle perched in a tree above the river view picture window.  The meal was exceptional, portions generous, prepared  and served beautifully. The dessert tray of assorted bars and cakes topped off the meal.

After lunch, our new president, John Jacobson and outgoing president Christopher Haas, introduced new members, guests and our new 2019 board of directors.

Each year at our Holiday Party, awards are given out for Officer of the Year and Member of the year.  The 2018 Officer of Year Award as Midwest Region Officer of the Year was awarded to Jim Walrath, our outgoing club treasurer and board member.  The Member of the Year award was awarded to John Jacobson.  Both Jim and John have contributed substantially to the success of our club.

Our new club president, John Jacobson, talked about future event plans and the need for increasing club membership participation. John also updated everyone on the merger of the MNMB Facebook group with the MBCA-Minnesota Section group.  A lot of great potential for many new club members, as the Facebook group has over 700 followers.  This type of fusion between Mercedes-Benz enthusiast clubs bears consideration.

Being December in Minnesota, snow started falling to add to the festive mood, plus the concern for road conditions.  The party was wrapped up with generous door prizes provided by the three local Mercedes-Benz dealerships and club newsletter advertisers.

Happy Holidays!  Paul & Chris Bergquist

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