New Annual Banquet Format Gets a Thumbs-Up from Members
Another full MWWT year has passed, culminating in our annual membership meeting and banquet. The evening’s events were somewhat different than usual, owing to the Board’s decision to move the live auction to a later date. That change allowed more time for socializing and exchanging new (and old) stories at the extended happy hour preceding dinner. Highlights of the evening included a new and interesting silent auction, a preview of a Pierce Pond Watershed video being produced to support future fundraising efforts, and selection of the winning ticket for the "300-Raffle." The $10,000 winner was Mike Latti, a long-time Pierce Pond fisherman and member of the trust almost since its inception. Mike has also served on the Board of Directors. Congratulations to Mike and a wish that he enjoys every penny of it!!!
As with any change, there had been some apprehension about the new format. But as the evening wound down, the comments were all positive, with many noting that the whole event was more lively and upbeat, with plenty of time to catch up with old friends and meet the many new attendees.