MAY MEMBERSHIP DINNER
May 16, 2012
Please join us for our May HFTP San Diego Membership Meeting on the beautiful William D. Evans Sternwheeler located on Mission Bay behind the Bahia Hotel.
A compsite of many actual steamboats that plied America’s rivers in the 19th century, the 100-foot-long William D. Evans. was launched in 1986 as a loving tribute to that era’s most elegant mode of transportation. From the three hand-crafted wooden masts at her bow, to the twelve ton paddlewheel at her stern, she recalls in smallest detail a colorful period of American history typified by graceful living. Skimming the blue-green waters of Mission Bay, the William D. Evans presents a magical setting in which to stage a truly memorable event. Equipped to handle 600 guests, she provides all the modern amenities while still maintaining an air of 19th century elegance.
Everywhere are signs of countless hours patiently spent attending to the smallest details. Asian ironwood parquet floors, custom-woven wool carpets, handcarved mahogany doors, and delicately etched glass. Everything about her takes you back to a time of elegant ladies, maverick card players and rip-roaring entertainment. Stroll the gently curved decks of teak. Run your hands over the smooth varnished rails. Celiings of ornamental-pressed tin glint with highlights from shimmering hand-crafted lamps. At every-glance, polished brass gleams a golden glow. An exquisite masterpiece of stained glass artistary arcs above your head as 50,000 pieces of European stained glass form a vaulted skylight 42 feet long and 18 feet wide.
Portraying life when the paddle-boat dominated the waterways, this incredible achievement is stunning both day and night. By night the William D. Evans becomes the gem of the bay with total illumination from stem to stern. Interior lighting makes her glass glow, while orange-colored “fire” within the smoke stacks flickers in the night sky.
Our guest speaker will be Rob Marlbrough, aka @DowntownRob, who is a technology and marketing pro who knows his stuff when it comes to social website integration, WordPress, and throwing awesome social media powered events featuring brands and venues. A Top Tech Exec Award nominee, Rob started Web Wizards hosting in 1997, and co-founded Fandom Marketing and Minglestream tweetwall in 2011. He will be sharing on the subject of Social Media for Event and Venue Promotion.
Join us for a wonderful meal, a great topic and a cruise around Mission Bay!
Registration/Networking: 5:30 pm
Dinner Served: 6:15 pm
Please note: We will be leaving the dock at 6:30 pm. Please be ON TIME.
Presentation: 6:45 - 7:45 pm
Networking: 7:45 - 8:00 pm (return to dock)
Butler Passed Appetizers - To be served between 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm
Caprese Salad - Vine-ripened Tomatos, Buffalo Mozzarella, & Baby Lettuce sprinkled with Balsamic Glaze with Fresh Basil
Certified Black Angus Filet Mignon Grilled (medium) with Bordelaise Sause Combined with Sauteed Scampi with Pesto Cream Sauce
Vegetable Wellington available
Rolls and Butter
Dessert - Creme Brulee topped with Whipped Creme and a Fresh Berry
Wine Service with Dinner
Coffee, Tea and Water on request
RSVP Today! Don't forget to click on the link below to register. You must RSVP by Friday, May 11, 2012
In order to keep our meeting fees down, no-shows will be billed. Please cancel your reservation at least 72 hours prior to the event, as we provide our host property with a 72-hour attendance GUARANTEE. Thank you.