December 2022 Charter Chapter Holiday Luncheon Featured Multiple Awards and an Engaging Program

David Langan is honored with the TCC World Traveler Award, having completed our list of 330 destinations. Scroll down for more photos from the December 2022 Holiday Luncheon.

The TCC Charter Chapter (Los Angeles/Orange County) gathered for its Annual International Holiday Luncheon at the festively-decorated Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant in Beverly Hills on Dec. 10, 2022.

And indeed it was an international event with TCC members from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Missouri, Virginia and Northern California joining our local members to create a celebratory crowd of 66 (including 14 guests and five new members).

The highlight of the afternoon was honoring David Langan who traveled from Dublin, Ireland, to receive the coveted World Traveler Award (and solar-powered revolving globe) in recognition of his recent completion of the list of all 330 TCC Countries and Territories (his final destination was Laos in November).

Other honorees were Diamond Level achiever (300 destinations) Odette Ricasa and Silver Level awardees (150 countries) Peter Narins, Kathleen Beebe and George Beebe.

We also recognized and honored Immediate Past President Tim Skeet who led us during the difficult and challenging time of COVID-19 restrictions in 2020/2021. He, too, received a solar-powered globe, presented by President Steve Fuller.

Charter Chapter Coordinator Michael Sholer called back honoree Langan who presented a fascinating program “Travel and Postcards: TCC From 1 to 330” which highlighted some of his amusing and bizarre tales from around the globe as he collected and mailed travel postcards on his quest to visit each of our “countries and territories.”

Immediate Past President Tim Skeet is recognized for his leadership in 2020/2021 by President Steve Fuller and Secretary JoAnn Schwartz.
Odette Ricasa receives her Diamond Level certificate and pin from President Steve Fuller, having visited 300 of our destinations.
Kathleen and George Beebe accept their Silver Level certificates (150 countries) from TCC President Steve Fuller.
President Fuller congratulates Peter Narins on his Silver Level accomplishment.
Annie Blankenship receives her membership certificate
New Member Charlene Chang is welcomed to her first meeting.
Past President Pamela Barrus shares travel tales with Bob Ihsen.
Ed Reynolds (right) joins Karen and John Stern in congratulating Odette Ricasa (center) on her Diamond Level achievement.
Member Julie Boyd (center) celebrates the Holiday Luncheon with her son Jeff Averill and friend Liz Morris.
Charter Chapter Coordinator Michael Sholer presents a gift of appreciation to speaker David Langan.
Part of the large, festive crowd at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.

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