Our 2017 Newport Harbor Elks Yacht Club Annual Duffy Rally was the best attended in many years thanks to our Bridge Officers, Members, Nauti Gals enthusiasm asking friends and family to attend the event. The good news is a number of new members attended too. All had a great time.
At the Rally BBQ two non-members participating asked me applications to join our Lodge and two Elk members asked for NHEYC applications. Also, one attendee asked for an affiliate membership application.
Many said they had a wonderful time and will be back next year to attend our annual Duffy Rally.
Phil Bradley, this year’s Duffy Rally Chairman and Maureen Schaller Nauti-Gal should be proud of the Event Results. Thank you Yacht club members and Nauti-Gals for working hard to support this event.
I would like to personally thank Sharon Dearborn, Exalted Ruler, Stan Malken, David Armstrong, Dan Roach, Art Morrell, Jeff Ruzicka, Mel Friedlander, Mike Garroutte and Tony Messina.
Thank you Pam Ellowitz, Honey Dooz President, Esperizana Canter, and Barbara Lane for taking food orders. Rosemary Zaidenberg, Nauti-Gal President thank you for your event support.
The Volunteers that manned check points Bob Pesce, Jeff Ruzicka, Jon Ellowitz, Nicole Sato and Nick Petropoulos. Excellent job!
Thank you to Ron Siegrist, Frank Cuccia, Les Shelly, and others who donated their Duffy’s.
I thank all of you for your time, your donations and all your efforts you brought fraternal spirit, help, and enthusiasm that did not go un noticed.
All of you truly made this year’s Duffy Rally a success. The only exception two Duffy’s are still out there looking for check point 2.