Thursday, June 16, 2011

Evergreen Fleet Cruise Fun!

Partners, picnic and patriotism (forgive the alliteration) were the hallmarks for the annual Evergreen fleet Cruise yesterday.

Something over 200 attendees including military guests, local business reps and Tacoma Yacht Club skippers and crews enjoyed this annual seaborne cruise of southern Puget Sound, battling strong tidal flows but enjoying everything. 

Our sponsors (America's Credit Union, Harborstone Credit Union, Regence and TriWest Healthcare Alliance) along with many business representatives were pleased to host the event of about 100 military and their special guests for the day's experience of the Pacific Northwest.  Even the weather cooperated, with the early morning showers quenching before the opening reception at the Tacoma Yacht Club clubhouse.

Once all 16 yachts had arrived with their guests at TYC's Wollochet Bay Outstation, a short networking opportunity was successful interrupted by the excellent BBQ chicken and ribs spread by Gallucci's, chef Ron Gallucci himself supervising and cooking over the grill.  All lingered well past the luncheon enjoying the afternoon's sun and socializing.

A new feature this year was the Sound System of Entertainment Masters.  Leanna Mason provided Top 40 songs as a pleasant background to the event, then doubled down using her audio system for short remarks by the Chamber, sponsors and representatives of the military services.

Reports back paint a day to remember.  For your peek into the Evergreen Fleet Cruise,see the photo album on the Chamber's Facebook page.  And, plan to join us next year!

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