This year’s sixth annual IMCA dinner was held at el Charro Mexican Restaurant in downtown Tucson. We reserved the restaurant’s entire patio and although it was a little chilly, it was a good fit for us. Well, kind of. The dinner has become so popular that the number of guests outgrew the seating capacity of the patio before we even sat down! No worries though. We squeezed a few more tables onto the patio and reserved two small adjacent rooms.
We had quite a few door prizes donated to the event by members. A big thanks to the following for their generosity:
- Mike Reynolds – Falling Stars, A Guide to Meteors & Meteorites by Mike D. Reynolds, Ph.D.
- Dorothy Norton – Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites by O. Richard Norton and Lawrence A. Chitwood
- Sambath Kumar – A nice Sikhote Alin shrapnel (Sorry, could not weigh it at the dinner)
- Arlene Schlazer – 12” x 14” Metal Print using shock pattern from a Canyon Diablo Graphite Nodule and four matching placemats
- Johnny Humphries – Meteor Crater/Canyon Diablo collector’s kit
- Twink Monrad – Space pattern fabric hand-sewn (by Twink) drawstring bag, NWA 869 slice pendant, Gold Basin fragment with a polished edge, Gold
Basin slice, Gold Basin whole stone with Dolores Hill U of A label. Funny story about that label: Dolores Hill told me that if she had known those labels would be so important to us she would have written more legibly. :-)
- Dana Jenkerson – KD Meteorites hat and KD Meteorites t-shirt
- Anne Black – Meteorites by Alain Carion
- Anonymous – Arizona Highways, May 1948, Featuring a profile and interview with Harvey Nininger, and Life Magazine, Sept. 6, 1937, featuring a profile and interview with Harvey Nininger
Thank you so much to Larry Lebofsky, Dolores Hill, and Rik Hill for help
setting up and to our photographers, who did another great job this year.
Most of all, thank you to the members who took time out of their busy Tucson
schedule to attend the dinner.
Hoping to see even more of you next year,
Treasurer To The Stars
Photo by Jim Shorten
*All photos taken by Gary Fujihara and Richard Kowalski were acquired from their respective public Facebook pages.
Any errors and/or omissions are the responsibility of the author and are unintentional.