Text and Photos By Rich Fatuzzo
On Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., January 4th, eighteen PCA-SDR members (new and seasoned vets) and their families and friends met for a Breakfast Social at the Pit Stop Diner location of 3825 Mission Avenue-D1, in Oceanside. This social was a great way to start off the new year with some really tasty breakfast entrees (with large portions) that are very reasonably priced. Members were able to meet and greet in a private room with car memorabilia all around that was reserved for our club, and hear from our Social Event Chair, Victoria Varon, and our Past President, Bev Gould, about recent club events and the major upcoming events sponsored by the SDR region and/or Zone 8 for our club members to enjoy.
In addition to these announcements, there were several great giveaways and raffle drawings. Rich Fatuzzo first gave away three complimentary tickets to the S.D. International Auto Show to the Matanza family (Marc, Jane, Gweneth and Ethan), who had already planned to attend the auto show right after our social, then Rich also raffled off a “Free Pizza Card” for use at the new Blaze Pizza Restaurant located in the Carlsbad Premium Outlets Mall, next to Starbucks. This raffle was won by Julio Varon, Javier’s Father, who just happened to show up at the end of the drawing and pick the exact number that Rich was thinking of. Great timing! Finally, Bev Gould provided the biggest giveaway drawing, where she gave away two complimentary tickets to the Installation Dinner at the Catamaran Hotel on January 11th. And, the lucky winners were again Dr. Marc and Jane Matanza.
For those of you who haven’t attended one of our Breakfast Socials, these get-togethers are family-oriented and a lot of fun. They are held on the first Saturday of each month. In 2014, the Breakfast Socials will alternate each month between the Pit Stop and Mimi’s Café in Mission Valley, with the February one at that location.
In closing, we would like to thank our hostess, Brisa, the Pit Stop morning manager, our Event Chair, Victoria Varon, Past PCA-SDR President Bev Gould, and all the PCA-SDR members who attended (and their families) in making this Breakfast Social event fun for all. Come join us in the upcoming months!