Sunday, August 23, 2015

Photos from our 2015 Summer dinner

Our annual summer dinner was held at the Oakridge Mall White Spot restaurant on Thursday August 20th. This yearly event is our small way of saying "Thank you" to Richard Clarke, owner of Perks, for his gracious hospitality as our VPC meeting host since November 2007. Thirteen members were in attendance and a good time was had by all! Here are some photos taken by VPC members Maja (photos 1-3) and Ralph (photos 4-11).

Clockwise from bottom left: Barry K, Stuart, Tony, Richard, Joyce, Bruce R, Christopher R, Mido, Kiyoshi, Ralph, Louise and Norm (missing from photo--Maja (me)):

Richard and the lovely Joyce:

White Spot's summer menu--I enjoyed the Johnstone Strait Salmon with Baby Zucchini and Smashbrown Potatoes. The fountain pen in the photo is the Kosca button-filler I picked up at the 2015 L.A. Pen Show:
Richard also had the Salmon and Joyce enjoyed the B.C. Chicken Burger :)

That's me (Maja) with my trusty 12-pen case, filled with some new acquisitions and some older purchases from L.A:

Louise and Norm made it to the dinner this year. They are always a delight!

VPC stalwarts Barry (left) and Stuart. Stuart brought along a couple of new pen purchases to show us, including a vintage Sheaffer Crest:

That's me pointing to Stuart's Sheaffer Taranis, one of their newer models:

Longtime VPC member Bruce looks on with interest....

Two of our newer members--Mido (left) and Kiyoshi:

Tony and Richard in uncharacteristically serious poses:
Many thanks to all who attended our Summer dinner this year, and to Ralph for taking such nice photos (mine were a bit blurry---hey, it's a new camera for me!)
Next VPC meeting will be held on Thursday September 17th at Perks pen store at 5844 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC. Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm. Theme: Your Oldest Working Fountain Pen. Hope to see you there!

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