The AAA held another one of its great holiday parties at a new location on Murray Street called Manhattan Proper. Over 80 people came out that evening to mingle with their fellow club members for a little post-holiday astro-cheer!
One of the best things for me about these get-togethers is that I often see so many new faces. I spoke to more than several people who had joined in the last year, and a few who had even joined within the last month, and said that this was their first AAA social event.
And In keeping with our tradition, we raffled off lots of really cool stuff: A photo of the aurora borealis by Stan Honda, a 3D printed moon relief tile by Howard Fink, a pair of cosmic earrings by Mary Alford, three 2019 Moon calendars donated by Peter Tagatac, and a bunch of AAA tee shirts.
Thanks to everyone on the Social Events Committee who helped to make this one a huge success. Hope to see you all at the Annual Meeting in May.
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