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2023 South Florida Region Holiday Party

What an amazing evening at the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, a wonderful way to finish the year off and celebrate the beginning of new year for the hobby. With over 80 members in attendance the evening was spent amongst great company and friends. The evening started off in a reception area with a table of cheese and cold cuts awaiting the group before being ushered into the dining room for the main event.

With lively music and a beautifully decorated dining / ballroom elegant area we sat down to an amazing dinner. After dinner we had a bit of formal celebration welcoming the new Board of Directors for 2024 and the addition of new board members, Paula Perez, George Harvey, Tom Kosky, Jorge Salazar and Ben Cardonne. The club bestowed the Most Valuable Member of the Year award to Tomas Hernandez for all his contributions and Millie Garcia passed off the Steering Wheel (literally) to Tomas Hernandez as the new President for 2024.

“For sure it was a wonderful event” – J. Slazar

“It was a great event we had a great time Happy Holidays to everyone, Thanks” = T. Hernandez

“Great event last night, thank you for organizing. Merry Christmas to all and a happy healthy new year!” – I. Shapiro

“I’ll second that, great event!!!!!” – Chico G.

“Wanted to take a moment and thank you and the AACA for an amazing holiday party. It was so nice to enjoy the night with wonderful car enthusiasts outside the car events” – R. Kramer

“Thank you for the beautiful pictures” – M. Penn

“Great time, with great friends. Thank you for a fantastic time” – R. Hernandez

“Fabulous pictures and wonderful event!” – D.L. Preuss

“Maryanne and I had a great time.” – R. Turner


Holiday Party – December 11, 2021

On a balmy Saturday we gathered at the Winston Park Community Center to celebrate the holidays with good food, gifts and the company of our fellow members. Several members drove their classic cars and parked in a nice grassy lot reserved for them. With our members moving about the tables, and judging from the constant din of conversation punctuated by laughter, everyone was having a good time. When we were finished dining on Caesar Salad, roast beef, chicken, roast potatoes, seasoned vegetables, rolls and decadent desserts we had some club business to attend to. Out-going President Ira Shapiro called up the new board of directors and administered the oath of office. His last official act of office was passing the steering wheel of Office of the President to incoming President to Millie Garcia.

We then proceeded to raffling off gifts to everyone. There were many oohs and aahs as the gifts were displayed for all to see. All in all, everyone had a good time and left with a full stomach and gift bags in hand.

Here are some photos from the day.

Photos by Bob Squier

Ira presents the Member of the Year Award to Jay & Cheryl who couldn't make it.

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Holiday Party – December 14, 2019

The annual Holiday Party was held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 94th Aero Squadron. The tables were decorated with a holiday motif. A member at each table drew a number so that we wouldn’t trample each other getting to the buffet and overwhelm the buffet line. The guests were all given a raffle ticket for some door prizes, and a few of the lucky numbers won gas cards and restaurant cards. President Manny Garcia thanked individual board members for their many contributions in running the many car and social events held throughout the year. The newly and re-elected board members were introduced and will be sworn in at the next board meeting.

The honor of the Most Valuable Member went to Luis Quevedo. His support of the club sets a fine example for every member of the club and embodies the true spirit of the hobby and our club.

Thanks to Millie Garcia for the great job in heading up this fun event.

By Bob Squier
Photos by Jean Hawa and Bob Squier

The 94th Aero Squadron

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