Triangle Section Member Appreciation Luncheon
Parking lots at The Streets of Southpoint, an upscale mall in Durham, N.C., held more Mercedes than usual on Saturday, September 8, as 45 Triangle members gathered for lunch at popular Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant for a Members Appreciation luncheon. President Steve Redwine welcomed members and guests and conducted a brief business meeting prior to breaking bread. He introduced three special guests who came to help Triangle celebrate its selection as 2017 Section of the Year: National President Gene Jurick from Texas; National Awards Chair / Central Region Director Rick Siefert from Missouri, and Eastern Region Director Doug Geganto from Georgia.
As the business meeting concluded members focused attention to appetites which quickly became satisfied from appetizers of classic bruschetta with sausages and peppers, Italian tossed salad with ciabatta rolls, vegetable penne primavera, meat lasagna, and chicken parmesan all served family-style. For those folks able to save some tummy room, the meal was deliciously completed by servings of NY style cheesecake, tiramisu, and coffee.
Overheard comments as members departed verified that this Members Appreciation celebration was a great success! Special thanks belong to Bill Faison for organizing this event.