Charter Chapter Returns to Same Site with Same Speaker… After Two-Year Delay!

Guest Speaker Bill Altaffer “hip-hopped” his way around the Horn of Africa (see more photos below)

Returning, two years later, to the site where we were the first TCC chapter forced to cancel an in-person meeting due to the corona virus, the Charter Chapter (Los Angeles/Orange County) gathered at the Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach, California, on March 12, 2022, with our originally-scheduled speaker as well!

On a lovely, sunny day (across the street from the beautiful Pacific Ocean), 45 TCC members and their guests met and were introduced to incoming TCC President Steve Fuller for the first time. We also welcomed ten guests, including visitors from Indiana and Minnesota who enjoyed the warm Southern California weather.

Popular presenter Bill Altaffer (“The World’s Most Traveled Person”) kept his promise to speak after a two-year wait and provided a fascinating program on The Horn of Africa. With slides and stories from his trip to Ethiopia, Somaliland and Somalia last summer, Bill captivated the audience with his continuing adventures.

Incoming TCC President Steve Fuller greets the Charter Chapter audience
TCC Members Georgiann and Dan Keyport traveled from snowy Minnesota in March to enjoy a weekend in sunny Southern California
Past Presidents Chris Hudson and Pam Barrus welcome Director Jeff Houle (center) from our Washington DC Chapter
Eric and Rhonda Ingelman relax at the Mozambique Restaurant
TCC President Steve Fuller (left) shares travel tales with Charter Chapter members Steve Kellenberg and Karen & John Stern
New Member Jin Liu is welcomed to her first meeting by David Brezic
Julie Boyd enjoys the afternoon with her son Jeff Averill, Jr., a first-time guest
Don Tomajan (standing) converses with Michael Lawler and his aunt, Mary Lawler
Alison King and Chris Catsimanes are happy to be back at an in-person TCC meeting
Janet and Steve Stanton prepare to enjoy a delicious meal
Carol Sholer (right) shares a toast with her long-time friend and TCC guest, Pam Wheeler
Part of the crowd of 45 members and guests gathered at the Africa-themed restaurant in Laguna Beach
Charter Chapter Coordinator Michael Sholer instructs guests on safety precautions in case of an elephant charge!