The banquet was a great success and turnout significantly exceeded expectations. The food was great as usual, the number of people made for a long buffet line for the veggies and salad but the waitstaff kept us supplied with drinks. When the dinner began, the meat kept arriving in waves. Then came trays of yummie desserts. I don't think anyone left less than fully satisfied.
After dinner, the awards ceremony was started by having member clubs present their awards, followed by ther council's own awards. The TGCC Member of the Year was awarded to Jim Morrison (CHUM) in recognition of his persistent efforts in pursuing artificial reef projects over many years, particularly the Texas Clipper. The Neptune Diver award, based on points from sanctioned events, went to Roger Veteto (CHUM) for his service as chairman of Trashfest 2007 and Seaspace volunteer.
TGCC thanks everyone who attended the banquet, who participated in Seaspace and Trashfest, and who has promoted the local diving community in various ways. Now let's go have another great year of diving and follow it with another great banquet next year.
TGCC Vice President