3rd Annual Partner's BBQ - Lake Mission Viejo
Lake Mission Viejo is a reservoir created solely for recreation in Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. The reservoir is formed by an earthfill dam across the canyon of Oso Creek, which is part of the Trabuco Creek and San Juan Creek drainage basin. The lake is not fed by urban runoff; it is maintained so as to be safe for contact. Two beaches are located on the north and east ends of the lake. The lake is annually stocked with fish.
LAKE MISSION VIEJO - PARTNERS BBQ
Southern California Mission Viejo Lake Picnic
The Southern California Social Group met at Lake Mission Viejo, California May 21st for the fifth consecutive year. Forty three partners attended the social gathering and picnic overlooking the lake from the Northeast grassy area. Prior to the partaking of wonderful food, everyone socialized and compared recent travels and family events. Lake members Stan Newton, Tony Zarifis, and Larry McGrail provided their lake cards which allowed nonmembers to gain access to this private lake.
All the picnic food was provided by the Social Club Board Members under the direction of Stan Newton, Vice President, Hospitality. The members who pitched in included: Ron and Kay Salzetti, Mark and Audrey Shultz, Ron and Janice Rhoads, Alan and Melissa Rogers, Stan and Cheryl Newton, Tony and Veta Zarifis, and Larry and Cheryl Noble. The menu included salads, barbequed tri-tip roasts, European style sausages, hot dogs, cookies and a wide variety of beverages. Kay Salzetti prepared a special chocolate sheet cake treat which was enjoyed as a special desert. Ron Salzetti and MarK Schultz were the master BBQ chefs.
By popular demand Mark and Audrey Shultz brought their famous hors d’oeuvres including delicious jalapeno poppers and their seven layer bean dip and chips.
After dining, as last year, Larry McGrail brought his “Tumbling Towers” game which is a challenge to the participant and fun to watch.
At the conclusion President Mark Schultz thanked everyone who attended and mentioned some of our upcoming events such as the August 13 Del Mar Race outing in San Diego.
There were several first time visitors who decided to join the local social club while at the Lake. Larry Noble, Secretary, supplied them with enrollment forms which were filled out during the gathering. The new member sign ups were: Henry and Lisa Burt, Apple Valley, Ca., Frank and Maren Greytak, Anaheim, Ca., Alex and Doris Padilla, Oceanside, Ca., Debbie Roberson, Oceanside, Ca., Mark and Cindy Seylar, Carlsbad, Ca.
The couples who traveled significant distances to attend were: Betty Bidwell, Palm Springs, Ca., Henry and Lisa Burt, Apple Valley, Ca., Jan and Nancy Nelson, Escondido, Ca., Walt and Debi Parker, Woodlands, Texas, Dick Scoville, Simi Valley. Ca. Several other members attended from the San Diego and Riverside County areas. Worthy of mention was the attendance of 90 year old Lee Ottman who drove up from the San Diego area solo.
Those in attendance: Carol Best and Larry McGrail, Betty Bidwell and Kelly Thomas, JoAnn and Greg Bowman, Henry and Lisa Burt, Vince Caporusso, Sandy Gonzales, Frank and Maren Greytak, Ron Hudnall, Jay and Nancy Nelson, Larry and Cheryl Noble, Stan and Cheryl Newton, Les Olander and Helga Osterman, Lee Ottman, Alex and Doris Padilla, Jeff and Jenifer Paige, Walt and Debi Parker, Ron and Janice Rhoads, Debbie Robertson, Alan and Melissa Rogers, Ron and Kay Salzetti, Mark and Audrey Schultz, Mark and Cindy Seylar, Dick Scoville, George and Sue Steele, Tony and Veta Zarifis.
Submitted by Tony Zarifis
Pictures by Audrey Schultz and Cheryl Newton