This year's President's Night Awards Banquet and raffle will be at Angelo's Ristorante in Elmhurst. This event features good food, a great raffle, and also features the awarding of Dive Club, Diver and Humanitarian of the year among member dive clubs. CSM is a member of the council. Last year, the Chicago Scuba Meetup Group was recognized as Dive Club of the Year, ,member Michael Angelo Gagliardi was selected as Diver of the Year, and member and long time associate Kevin Vaughn was selected as Humanitarian of the year.
We will be submitting our application again for Dive Club of the Year, but could use your help is nominations for the other two categories. Please send your Organizer your suggestions!
Tickets for the event will be $35, and can be purchased from Dean Nolan. Just send him an email from the CSM site or purchase at the meeting. Entrees will be Chicken Vesuvio, Rolled Seasoned Beef with Parmesan cheese,onions and garlic, and Sausage, with peppers and onions. Vegetarian entrees can be ordered on request. There will also be soups, salads and pasta.
A terrific raffle will also be one of the highlights. The raffle features trips, charters, gear, and much more, and most people leave with something.
We will also be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program at the dinner. Toys need to be of a non-violent nature, unwrapped, and if batteries are needed, please be sure batteries are included.
This is always a fun event and we hope to see many CSM members this year!