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SGTC's 2017 Year End Holiday Party

posted Dec 23, 2017, 11:01 AM by San Gabriel Tennis Club

Members of SGTC along with their family and guests celebrated the end of another year of tennis and friendship at the annual holiday party on Sunday evening, December 10, 2017. It is quite surprising how your tennis friends look like outside of their ‘tennis’ clothes!  We enjoyed an Italian dinner at Villa Italia Ristorante in Duarte.  We feasted on salad, calamari, veal, chicken, salmon and eggplant Parmigiana and cake.

President Ben Lu formally opened the party with welcoming remarks at 5:30. After dinner Ben introduced the club’s board for 2018. Board members for 2018 are:

Ben Lu – President

Mike Lu – Vice-president

Richard Wun – Secretary

Rob Nyugen - Treasurer

Tony Wong – social coordinator and scramble coordinator

Alvin Lee – WebMaster

Ben awarded prizes to the scramble winners: Tri Kha first place for men and Tony Law (presented on court) second place for men.  Since Rowena Kousakis could not attend the party, she received her award on court Saturday for first place for women.

The club held the traditional 50/50 raffle. This year, Janet Tapia won the first place prize, Tony Wong won second place and Richard Wun won third place. We also had a drawing for the door prizes. Almost everyone received one of the many prizes donated by members, and John Machikawa won the grand prize, a new Wilson Burn tennis racket.

Sandy Lee introduced us to a game. Each person picked a partner. While the person was not watching, the partner changed three things about her appearance such as removing her glasses or rolling up one sleeve. Then the person had to figure out what her partner had changed. The point of the game is that we must be aware of and open to change as well as be observant of your significant others!

We said “good-bye” and “Merry Christmas” to each other about 8:30.

“Thank you” to Tony Wong for finding Villa Italia and setting up the party.

Happy tennis in 2018!


SGTC Christmas Holiday Party Photos


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