Report From the June 2022 Charter Chapter Meeting in L.A.

TCC President Steve Fuller presents Gold Level pins and certificates to Iris and Victor Antola, upon completion of their 200th destination (Cape Verde Islands). See more photos from the event below.

After a three-year COVID-related hiatus, Charter Chapter TCC members returned to our traditional June meeting site at the historic Tam O’Shanter Inn in Los Angeles, where we also celebrated the restaurant’s 100th birthday.

Some 35 travelers assembled (including six guests and a member attending for the first time) as we dined where Walt Disney and his Imagineers met for lunch and cowboy movie star Tom Mix rode down the hill with his crew and tied up their horses following film shoots in nearby Griffith Park.

But on this date, we honored two well-traveled members, Iris and Victor Antola who received pins and certificates from President Steve Fuller for recently visiting their 200th TCC destination—the Cape Verde Islands.

Frequent presenters Diana and Dennis Trombley offered a fascinating program, “The Many Marvels of Madagascar,” which highlighted indigenous people, sacred tombs, geologic wonders and the adorable lemurs they encountered on their month-long adventure.

Diana and Dennis Trombley are recognized for their outstanding presentation on “The Many Marvels of Madagascar.”
Meet Mr. Ed–New Member Ed Howard (left) is welcomed by veteran traveler Ed Reynolds.
Guests Ellen and Bob Farewell (center) enjoy lunch with friends and longtime TCC members Jackie and Richard Swanberg.
President Steve Fuller and his wife Henna (left) greet first-time attendees, Barbara and David Bentley.
TCC Secretary JoAnn Schwartz (standing) happily hosted her daughter Stephanie Schwartz and friend Bryan Van Zile at their first Charter Chapter meeting.
Charter Chapter Coordinator Michael Sholer introduces members and guests at our June meeting.
This exterior sign notes the 100th anniversary of the historic Tam O’Shanter Inn in Los Angeles.