Charter Chapter Explores the Altay

Guest speaker and long-time member Bill Altaffer enthralls the audience with his travel tales and adventurous anecdotes on the Altay region of Central Asia.
TCC President Gloria McCoy welcomes members and guests to our June Charter Chapter meeting.

Fifty TCC members and their guests gathered at the historic Tam O’Shanter Inn in Los Angeles, CA on June 19 as popular presenter Bill Altaffer shared his adventures and fascinating photographs of The Altay, the mountain range in Central and East Asia where Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan all converge.

Mixing history, humor and harrowing encounters, Altaffer took the crowd on a virtual tour he led with “my last two remaining clients,” exploring destinations definitely off the beaten track.

As TCC’s original group, founded in Los Angeles in 1954, our Southern California chapter is now officially known as the Charter Chapter as so designated by the TCC Board of Directors. Appropriately, we gathered in the oldest restaurant in Los Angeles owned by the same family in the same location–celebrating 95 years the month we met.

Below are more photos from the June gathering.

Director and Past TCC President Christopher Hudson joins Martin and Mary Hochman along with First Gentleman Charlie McCoy for travel discussions during our social hour in Los Angeles.
TCC President Gloria McCoy visits with former Centurian Editor Lorelli Embry and Andre de Toledo prior to our June 10 luncheon.
A part of the crowd of 50 attendees who gathered at Los Angeles’ historic Tam O’Shanter Inn for fellowship, food and fantastic stories.

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