Greetings from your Liberty Ashore Team! And welcome to our new leader – Joan Capobianco. Joan has lots of fresh exciting ideas for 2019 and is looking forward to hosting all the members at the 2019 events. As Julie & Wendy fade into the sunset, we’d like to thank everyone who made our job so much fun for the last two years, and we are also excited to see what Joan will cook up for this year!
Our Mardi Gras themed Chili Cook-Off was lots of fun this month. Approximately 60 members and guests enjoyed tasting concoctions from the 8 Chili Chefs who sweated over hot stoves for hours to prepare their amazing recipes. It was really hard this year to decide which chef was deserving of which bean. But the votes did come in, and fabulous New Orleans prizes of Café Du Monde Beignet Mix and Coffee (with a little spiking rum 😊) were awarded to Sigrid Diedricksen for the Hottest Chili, Diane & Mike Pfaff for the Most Traditional Chili, Gosia & Ross Fraser for the Most Original Chili, and Roy Malkin for the best Decorations. And although no bean votes were cast, by virtue of the highly technological CMCS Applause Meter, Debra George went home with the Best Mardi Gras Costume prize (a King Cake mix, Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane mix, and of course a little spiking rum! 😊). To top the night off, we all got to go home and watch the lunar eclipse (If you stayed up late enough, that is!!). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the Chili Chefs and all of the members who helped with set-up and clean-up for a fabulous night of good food and good fun.
Now on to next month!
This is your new Liberty Ashore Chairperson speaking and from what I hear I know I have some big shoes to fill so I’m going to give it my best shot!
First, I would like to thank everyone for assisting me in the transition to the Liberty Ashore position and to all members who are making me feel so welcome!
February is Membership Appreciation Night, (February 19th at 6:30p.m.) and the theme is going to be Valentine’s Day – with a twist. You, the Members, are the “Heart” of the group, so will you all be my Valentine?
Get dressed in your “Most Valentine’s Themed” costume for the contest and expect some delicious treats! Contestants will be judged on originality/best theme.
Secondly, we would not have CMCS without our Board and Committees Chairpersons; thus they will all have a table for the “Best Decorated/Informative Table” contest. Members will familiarize themselves with the new Board and all Committees to determine where they would like to volunteer. Make sure your table has your Board/Committee name and take it from there.
Our volunteers are so committed and appreciated and I am all about participation and FUN!!! Let’s get more people involved and take this to the next level! I get into things, full sail, so throw all input at me, good and bad, so I can make all events fun and exciting for everyone.
I look forward to my new position and serving all members to the best of my ability.
Signing off for now,
Joan Capobianco – Liberty Ashore Chairperson