For those of you unable to attend the El Konejo Kampers Brunch,  you missed a stellar event.  The tables were adorned with trees and angels spewing silver glitter throughout and everyone attending seemed in jolly spirits.  The food was delicious and plentiful with conversations being lively.

Vice President Rita Da Corsi , responsible for the event, pulled her volunteers together and “got her done.”  President Jim Porter kept the raffle rolling so there was no lull in the program.  There were so many prizes and lots of winners which put smiles on their faces.  David and I sat with the Koeritz’s, the Peterson’s and the William’s.  Dave Anderson, who didn’t attend gave his raffle tickets to the Koeritz’s and wouldn’t you know it, everyone at our table won something.  It was such a lucky table, I hope they invite us back next year!

No party is a real event without entertainment, and this year was a new twist.  In the past we have always shared Westlake High School’s chorale group with the Model A Club, but this year the EKKs opted for Thousand Oaks High School and they were delightful.  Its always nice to see young people singing and dancing and thoroughly enjoying themselves.

While so many devastating events have befallen our community with the shootings and fires, we seemed to be reluctant to enjoy ourselves.  We all will continue to keep in our prayers those families and friends who have suffered, and some continuing to suffer, but for this short time we were able to breathe a sigh of relief and just enjoy the special camaraderie.

A big thank you to all the volunteers and officers, both exiting and incoming for the wonderful job on this event.

I also want to send a HUGE thank you to Trisha Ito who wrote the articles for me while I was enjoying myself in Asia.  You did a great job, I enjoyed reading them.

There is no report on the breakfasts as I’m slowly easing my way back into the swing of things, but will report next month.

By the time you receive this we may have already celebrated Christmas and the New Year will be on the horizon, but let me take a moment to wish everyone the blessings of the season no matter which holidays you celebrate.