Thursday, September 18, 2014

Old Bro Tahoe Conclave 4.0 - Recap

The annual Old Bro gathering in Lake Tahoe happened the weekend before Labor Day, as usual, and once again a group of lifelong friends got together to eat, drink, and be merry (which we Lambda Chi's are especially good at).

Role call included Greg Anicich, Jim Hester, Gary Messerotes, MJ Harness, Nick Svetcoff, BOTH Kohlers (John & Drew), Bill Harrison, JP McDermott (with wife Candy), Mark Kimball (with wife Linda), and Tom Larson (with wife Kathy).

Opening ceremonies 2014 - raise your glasses !!
Opening festivities ..... Conclave was declared as officially open with the traditional assault on Harrison's wine collection, which coincided with the opening Friday night BBQ.  As you can tell, Jim found a "Hester sized" bottle to get the party started .....

It's a bit of a mystery as to how many bottles of wine the Old Bro's knocked down on Friday night, but rumor has it that the total number ran into double digits, as no one's glass was ever empty for very long .....

Old Bro Tahoe Classic Golf Tournament ..... was held this year at the scenic Gray's Crossing Golf Club in Truckee.  In a controversial finish, MJ Harness drained an eight foot bogey putt on the final hole to apparently eke out a one stroke victory over John Kohler to claim the coveted title of "Low Bro".  However, after MJ conceded to using TWO mulligans to John's one, the golf gods reviewed all the facts over a round of Long Island iced teas and declared them to be .... CO-CHAMPIONS !! 

Next year we are hoping that more Old Bro's will bring their sticks to Tahoe and challenge to become the "Low Bro".  If you can break 100, you are definitely in the hunt for the title !!

L to R .. "Sandtrap" Svetcoff, Mezzo, MJ, Lars, and Dr. Drew, with JK attempting to fly in front

Saturday dinner at Edgewood ..... The entire group descended on the restaurant at the Edgewood golf club for dinner on Saturday night.  Evidently the wait & bar staff remembered us from last year, as they REQUESTED that we sing for them.  JK led us in a rousing rendition of the California Drinking Song, which received a standing ovation from our waiters (OK, they were already standing while serving us ....).  They DID stop laughing long enough to shoot a group photo .....

The entire tribe, on our best behavior (i.e. no food fights took place)
Sunday picnic at Emerald Bay ..... everyone took to the boats for a quick cruise across the lake to scenic Emerald Bay, for a Sunday brunch picnic before heading back to the Hacienda de Harrison to watch the 49ers-Chargers game.  Yeah, it was only a pre-season game, but those Niners fans are HARD CORE!! 
Commodore Bill Harrison leading the charge into Emerald Bay .....

Sunday dinner at JK's ..... the weekend concluded with everyone gathering on John's patio for dinner.  As the sun set over Lake Tahoe, all in attendance declared Tahoe 4.0 to be a rousing success, and agreed to meet again next year for Tahoe 5.0. 

The view from JK's patio .... YOU should be here next year for Tahoe 5.0, put it on your calendar NOW!!

Start making your plans NOW to attend Old Bro Tahoe Conclave 5.0, which will be convened over the long weekend of August 28-31, 2015.  Make your way up to see everyone for the entire time or just show up for a day or two, all of your Old Bro's would LOVE to see you again, in the beautiful setting of Lake Tahoe.  See you next year !! .....

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1 comment:

  1. OK, the 50's and 60's "old bros" have been getting together each year before you youngsters got to UCLA. I guess we could change our name to "The Very Old Bros". Great pictures and I am sure a good time.
    Jim Bonar ES405


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