By Mary Alys Cherry
Lakewood always looks its loveliest for the Commodore’s Ball, and this year was no exception as members gathered to honor new Commodore Tom Collier and his wife, Sue. For days afterwards all the talk was about the delightful evening.
Others stepping into the spotlight were Vice Commodore Joyce Maxwell, with her husband, Darold; Rear Commodore Don Mitchell, with his wife, Marilyn; and Fleet Capt. Jim Winton with his wife, Cindy Brooks.
After a brief speech by the commodore, there was an elegant dinner, plus dancing to the music of “Toast & Jam.”
Many past commodores and their ladies were in the crowd including Bob and Judy Fuller, Harvey and Jill Denman, Jack and Alice Thomas, Eloise and Bunny Pearl, Andrew and Cheri Smith, Tom and Marsha Taylor, Gary and Vikki Anderson, Don and Jill Rauscher, Brian and Lynn Irvine, John and Kendra Broderick, A.J. and Gayle Ross, Patt and George Pappas and Drew and Sandy Lewis.
And, immediate Past Commodore Carl Drechsel and his wife, Sandy.
Among those on hand to toast the new flag officers were two former Seabrook mayors – Jack Fryday and Bob Robinson and their wives, Marcy and Carol; former Seabrook Councilmen Paul Dunphrey and Kim Morrell and their wives, Amy and Elizabeth; and Nassau Bay Councilman Bob Warters with his wife, Sue.
Houston Yacht Club was represented by Commodore Nancy Edmondson, who came with Charles Griffey; Vice Commodore Robert Williams and wife, Judie; Rear Commodore Gordie Keenan and wife, Ruth; and Fleet Capt. Paul Francis and his wife, Sabra.
Charles and Suzanne Milby represented the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club.
Looking around, you might have also spotted Jan and Dr. Paul Fine, Carl and Johnette Norman, John and Helene Barnett, Jay and Rosemary Bettis, Kim and Rex Bettis, Howard and Jill Hughes, Johnnie Mae Houchins, Roy and Judith Shaw, Frank and Sue Clements, Rita Matthews, Jim and Lynda Guidry and Steve and Marissa Hegyesi.
Along with Barbara and Michael Duckworth, Ann Muffeny, Bob and Janis Martin, Trina Cameron, Gary and Joyce Wagner, Al and Kathy Goethe, Mike and Kathy Wilson, Cran and Lisa Fraser, Andrea and Jim Todaro, George and Liz Bright, Tom and Bonnie Frankum, and Dave and Roz Clayton.