One hundred elegantly dressed Academy members gathered in the familiar surroundings of the Faculty Club on Thursday April 4th to celebrate the end of a long, hard winter with our annual Spring Luncheon. According to event organizer Trudi Armstrong, a recent member survey confirmed the Faculty Club as the venue of choice for Academy luncheons and that, although occasional special entertainment is pleasurable, our preference is for uninterrupted social interaction. And so it was today!
Pre-lunch drinks were enjoyed as we all mingled in the Main Lounge before moving into the Wedgwood Room for a plated meal. Vice President Doug Wilson read a brief speech of welcome on behalf of President Sharon Harris, rendered speechless by laryngitis, acknowledging the School of Continuing Studies and Knox College for their supportive relationship with the Academy. Another welcome came from Faculty Club General Manager, Leanne Pepper, who encouraged us to take advantage of their current membership specials. After that everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch, with choice of three entrees. As is usual, seating was randomly assigned to allow us to meet more people and, also as usual, the conversation was animated.
As the meal came to an end we were reminded of further opportunities to keep in touch with fellow members at the upcoming Spring Talks and weekly walks. Our thanks are due to Trudi and her Special Events team for orchestrating another thoroughly enjoyable Academy event.