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    Posted: December/10/12 at 8:27am
Had a blast at the Christmas party! So happy I decided to attend. What a nice group of people and slowly I am now putting names to faces. Haven't been to many events (just three this last year) but the party was one of the highlights. Count me in for next year!
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Great Party!  THANKS TO EVERYONE Involved in pulling it all together. Thanks to Ryan for a cool slide show reminding us of all the fun things we did this year with our MINIs!
 
THANK YOU Richard & Crew at Seattle MINI!!!  What a fabulous place for our Party!
 
 
Here are some snaps of Party Faces
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WooHoo
 
 
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Thanks Genie for the pictures.  Need more so that I can attend vicariously.
 
I'm sorry we could not attend this year.  First time ever.
 
Family duties are unfortunately keeping us pretty much stuck from being gone from home for more that a little while evidenced by our absence from a lot of the recent events.
 
Thought of you all frequently.  Wish we could have attended.
 
Happy Holidays
 
 
 
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In my best Bill Esquire impression, it was most excellent to see everyone and party with you. What a way to blow out the motoring year. Special thanks to Linda for diligently leading this group for the past 4 years. Thank you to all the helpers who got us set-up and torn-down. Everything looked (and smelled) very festive this year. Thanks to Richard Stone and all of Seattle MINI for providing such an excellent space and raffle prizes. Thanks to all the other vendors I can remember off the top of my head: MC2, Griot's, Kurt (CORNERS) Shop, and I'm sure I'm missing others. I can't wait to get the 2013 motoring year kicked off! Enjoy your holidays and stay MINI!

P.S. I am working on getting the slideshow up online for all to see. The natural place to load it would be YouTube but there are some issues with that at the moment. When I get more time after the holidays I'll work on it and will provide a link here.
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We had an excellent time this year. I love that Seattle MINI provides us with such a great place to have our celebration. And everyone who worked hard to get it all put together did a great job. I'd also like to thank John (Peabody) for getting Linda's thank-you gift. Can't wait for next year!
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Great job everyone! We had a great time and njoyed visiting with everyone.
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Bummer I missed it but the tourney schedule made it impossible to attend. Glad to hear everyone had fun!
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Thank you all that came to the party!  It was nice to see all of you again!
 
The volunteers for setup and cleanup did a fantastic job!  It looked wonderful and I can't thank you enough.  The food was ample and delicious.  The raffle prizes and auction items were many and those of you that did up gift baskets certainly used a great deal of imagination in putting them together.  The racing game setup up seemed to capture kids of all ages (thanks, Kurt!) and the cookies decorated showed a great deal of imagination. Ryan's slide show was masterful and captured the year's activities very wll.
 
The pictures I've seen are great - keep them coming!  (Brenda, I noticed you got the closeup of the MINI on the tree that needs an alignment!)
 
I know I made many last minute requests of several of you and thanks for stepping up and making the party a success and your patience when there were bumps in the road. (Remember those iTunes cards I couldn't find.....I was holding them in the green bag in my hand.....sigh)
 
I also want to say thank you so very much for the award.  John & Mavourneen and all the officers that put that together - I can't tell you how much that means to me.  For all of you, thank you so much.  I was overwhelmed with your comments and expressions of appreciation.  I was quite surprised in a very enjoyable way!
 
From Jack and I both, thank you so much and have a wonderful Holiday Season!


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Thanks for the wonderful party!  Everyone involved deserves a gold medal.  We had a lot of fun meeting some new (to us) MINIacs and seeing some old friends.
 
Linda- thanks for all of your hard work in the past four years.  PSMINI would not have survived without you!
 
Thanks, everyone!
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My goodness... Where do I start?

Thanks so much to Seattle MINI for giving us a place to have a party. What better atmosphere than around brand new MINIs and MINI enthusiasts? Big smile Thanks to Seattle MINI for also providing a lot of awesome raffle prizes.

I'm very appreciative to all the elves that helped set up and tear down. It was amazing how fast it came together (and apart) with the help of so many willing hands. Clap

Thanks to Ashley, Kim and many others who helped with the special finishing touches (table settings, raffle sales, raffle give aways, audio, music, etc). It's really an honor to hang around such wonderful MINIacs. Thanks to those who had donated those awesome baskets of MINI goodies (car detailing, MINI movies, popcorn, chocolate, cute MINI cars & MINI candy, etc). 

I must apologize that I didn't get around to saying hi to everyone. Ugh... Sometimes I get on a course and don't veer from it (setting up, taking pics, deciding which box to place the raffle tickets I bought, tearing down, and making sure I wasn't forgetting anything, etc). 

Dinner was superb! It really was a feast to behold. The decor was quite festive. Conversations were electrifying. It was a magical night. 

Thank you to Linda Grouell for her dedication to this club for the past 4 years. I was truly privileged to be a part of this club with Linda as our guide and leader. It's been a pleasure to be on the PSMINI board this year with such wonderful people (Linda, Kurt Hammond, Leanne Powell, and Dave Rinker). I'm really looking forward to 2013. May we continue on with the MINI spirit!

Cheers,
Brenda

Here's a photo of the 2012 PSMINI board of directors. 
L to R: Leanne Powell, Brenda Fromhold, Linda Grouell, Dave Rinker, and Kurt Hammond


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...and here's a link to view most of the photos I took (but not all because I'm still working on it). Come back and re-visit this link: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjD9xSHA

Here's a few of my favorites:
IMG_8322 by bfromhold, on Flickr
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Actually, it's hard to share just those. Here's some more: LOL

Anna and her nieces Sofia and Maya
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I'm bummed I forgot to ask Santa for a JCW Roadster! 
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Michael, Kim "Goddess", and Alyssa
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Donna & Brad (aka BLUEDIA)
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Winner of the MINI convertible or Roadster for a weekend:
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Debbie and Paul
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...and our lovely club president of 4 years: Linda Grouell
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Brenda,
 
FAB photos!  Excellent job of capturing the whole event!
 
Thank you to our Board members from 2012, and Thank you in advance for those who will lead us in 2013!  You ALL ROCK!
 
Linda, you were AWESOME as our leader for the past 4 years, and I too am happy and privileged to have joined in on the fun during that time. Thank you!
 
Cheers!
 
 
 
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Hi again...

I finally had time to go through the rest of the photos from the party. Here's a link to view them:

Happy Holidays!! Big smile
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