The BCYC 10th Anniversary Commodore's Ball at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis was a huge success.
Folks began the weekend with a Happy Hour in Azure Bar followed by dinner on their own at several popular restaurants: Annapolis Grill, Fado's and/or Carpaccio's, all within a block of the hotel.
Miss Shirley's cafe proved to be a popular place for breakfast and lunch for those staying in the hotel on Friday and Saturday nights. As a matter of fact several tables of BCYCer's took over breakfast Sunday morning at Miss Shirley's with their laughter. Just ask JJ who provided comic relief for the tables.
The Westin (which is in the Park Place complex on West Street) proved to be an extremely convient venue as folks could walk along West Street to various shops, bars, restaurants etc. Once you parked your car, you didn't have to return to it until you left on Sunday.
The Ball itself had a huge attendance--around 80 people. WOW! Everyone noshed on fabulous appetizers and cocktails, including crab tacos and lobster cobbler.
The dinner began with a procession of all of the Commodores, beginning with the incoming Commodore Steve Bacon and ending with our very first Commodore John Campbell and his wife Carol Campbell who designed BCYC's burgee. Everyone welcomed and applauded their leadership over the years.
Vern Penner was our Master of Ceremonies and did a great job keeping everyone entertained. Dinner was another delicious experience whether you had the rockfish, pork or chicken. Everyone raved about the food and service!
Dinner was followed with dancing to Robin and Rhythmix, a great 7 piece Band, and the dance floor was never empty. Of course no Ball would be complete without the Changing of the Watch and the new slate of officers. Outgoing Commodore BIll Falk led the ceremony and Steve Bacon addressed the group letting everyone know his vision for 2012.
A good time was had by all!