2023 Annual Dinner Recap

Jun 15, 2023 | Featured, The Sandpiper

 On Monday, May 8, we had our annual dinner at Captain Bill’s. Although the dinner did not go off without a hitch, it certainly went off as a terrific event. After wading through errors and last-minute reservations and seating changes, it was a high energy, fun evening. 

The room was beautiful and the food was delicious. Thank you to the staff at Captain Bill’s. Cara Fernandez from Quogue Wildlife Refuge gave an informative and interesting presentation about the history of the Refuge and their purpose today. Cara has a nice, comfortable presentation style that peaks one’s interest. I hope everyone will take some time in the coming months to visit and support Quogue Wildlife Refuge.

Once again, the Auwaerter family generously donated the table centerpieces as well as 2 wonderful baskets of flowers with gift certificates. It is the first time I have seen any prize have more tickets in the basket than the liquor basket! 

Unfortunately, due to a misprint on the invitations, there was nowhere for people to purchase raffles for Steve D’Amato’s painting. Steve creates and works hard on this piece all year. So – we’re all ready for next year and Steve can relax! 

Most importantly, the real prize of this event is the fellowship and connection with everyone, whether you were able to attend the dinner or to send in raffle chances. The support that we receive through an event like this reminds me of how valuable our relationships are. 

I am so happy for every hug, smile and encouraging word throughout the evening!

Once again, the Auwaerter family generously donated the table centerpieces as well as 2 wonderful baskets of flowers with gift certificates. It is the first time I have seen any prize have more tickets in the basket than the liquor basket! 

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