March 2016 SoCal Program in Newport Beach Featured the Five Stans

Lillie Echevarria was the featured speaker at the March 2016 SoCal luncheon in Newport Beach
Lillie Echevarria was the featured speaker at the March 2016 SoCal luncheon in Newport Beach

At the TCC March luncheon in Newport Beach, San Francisco TCC member Lillie Echevarria gave an AV presentation on the five Stan countries — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan — which she visited during 21 days in the fall of 2014. She also mentioned a possible sixth Stan country— Karakalpakstan, autonomous territory in Uzbekistan. The outstanding photos also included maps, which helped identify the locations. See additional images from the March luncheon below (all photos by Noel Schwab).

Bill and Cheryl Thomas, from Fullerton, CA, received certificates for completing travel to 200 TCC countries — from TCC Chairman Klaus Billep.
Speaker Lillie Echevarria is flanked by TCC Vice President JoAnn Schwartz (both from the Northern California chapter) and TCC President Gloria McCoy.
Speaker Lillie Echevarria is flanked by TCC Vice President JoAnn Schwartz (both from the Northern California chapter) and TCC President Gloria McCoy.
TCC Vice President JoAnnSchwartz, Diane Jarrett, Board Member Chris Hudson and his wife, Lois.
TCC Vice President JoAnn Schwartz, Diane Jarrett, Board Member Chris Hudson and his wife, Lois.
Gino Roncelli, Odette Ricana, Sharon Lee and Bingo Roncelli.
Gino Roncelli, Odette Ricana, Sharon Lee and Bingo Roncelli.
David Brezic, Sandra Ward and Noel Jones.
David Brezic, Sandra Ward and Noel Jones.
Karen and John Stern, Chris Higgins, Dick Leonard.
Karen and John Stern, Chris Higgins, Dick Leonard.
Michael and Arlene Dahl.
Michael and Arlene Dahl.
True Illerhaus, Sharon Lee, TCC Chairman Klaus Billep, Christian Illerhaus.
True Illerhaus, Sharon Lee, TCC Chairman Klaus Billep, Christian Illerhaus.
John Estrada, Sonya Gregurek, TCC Treasurer Tim Skeet, Jim Ferguson.
John Estrada, Sonya Gregurek, TCC Treasurer Tim Skeet, Jim Ferguson.
Diane Jarrett (who made arrangements for the venue), Diana Trombley, Speaker Lillie Echevarria
Diane Jarrett (who made arrangements for the venue), Diana Trombley, Speaker Lillie Echevarria
TCC Board Member Kevin Hughes, Hongyu Yang, Charles Toto.
TCC Board Member Kevin Hughes, Hongyu Yang, Charles Toto.
Charlie and TCC President Gloria McCoy and Bruce Trumm.
Charlie and TCC President Gloria McCoy and Bruce Trumm.

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