By Martin Tekela, UCR Socials Chair Photos by Michael A. Coates, UCR Photographer (from November 2016 Provinz page 13)
Cooler fall weather, combined with traditional German food and beverages enticed upwards of 80 UCR members and guests to our annual Oktoberfest Social at The Musket restaurant in Etobicoke. We were all seated in the front of the restaurant rather than in the banquet hall section and most of the feedback was positive as the festive décor and smaller table settings created a very welcoming ambiance. Musket owner Richard Enser “closed public admittance” to the restaurant at 6:00pm so we had the run of the place. Thanks go to Hazel de Burgh for providing authentic Oktoberfest music on her iPod, which Mario Marrello helped connect to UCR’s PA system. About 20 Social attendees accepted Hazel’s invitation to participate in a “chickendanz” which the rest of us found quite entertaining.
After dinner, UCR president Mike Bryan, in his best cross-dresser wig with pigtails and lederhosen, formally welcomed everyone to the social. Mike then reminded everyone to register for UCR’s 40th Anniversary Banquet to be held at The Islington Golf Club on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 6:00pm-11:30pm.
Mike presented a Past President pin to Mario Marrello who served UCR in 2011/2012.
Mike then did a call for new volunteers to help make the many club activities happen. No special skills, except for passion and enthusiasm for all things Porsche, are required for most volunteer roles. UCR is looking for volunteers to assist in running our monthly Socials, Provinz advertising sales and advertiser management, the annual Club Awards Banquet, another Family Picnic and Concours for the summer of 2017 and a new Webmaster. Help make your club better by contributing to the activities that we all enjoy participating in.
To conclude the evening, Hostess Dagmar Rhuel- Pohl gave away several Porsche-related door prizes. Thanks to Dagmar and the other Socials volunteers including Mario Marrello, who looks after ClubRegistration.net and Kimberley Viney for her event management skills.