On a beautiful sunny December day, 85 SF MBCA members and guests gathered at the spectacular Casa Bella in Sunol, next to the historic Niles Canyon Railway depot. The restaurant was tastefully decorated (thanks to Janet Welter of the Decorating Committee), and music softly played as slides of our section's 2021 events showed in the background. As guests were checked in, and greeted by Board members, sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres were offered to all. After the social hour, a bountiful and truly delicious buffet luncheon followed (kudos to the Casa Bella caterers). Dessert was unique: Alfajores cookies enhanced with hand-applied Mercedes Benz tri-star logos! (Thank you Phil Do Carmo). After everyone was seated our president, John Goode, began the program. After thanking everyone for a great year and announcing the exciting 2022 planned events, MB anniversary pins were awarded by Board members Nadine & Barton Lane to attendees, from 5-years all the way to 35 years. John, our President, was surprised by a special presentation of his Regional Officer of the Year award, with a handsome plaque. Attendees had such a fine time that they are already looking forward to next year!ver had this much energy in the group. Nice venue too, and we got to meet a lot of new people." - By Barton Lane
Jerry and Krista "Krista and I want to thank you for the great Holiday Banquet we enjoyed on Saturday. The location was excellent; we found it easily despite the road closure. The room was just the right size for the group. Food and wine were first-rate, although I couldn't sample too much of the wine. It is always nice to get together with old friends and meet some new ones. Well done.
Barton L. "Wow as usual John you have hit it out of the park!!"