Three-hundred-sixty Victory members and invited guests shared a true Polynesian experience on April 23 to close out The Victory Club spring season.
Held poolside, The Club was transformed into a tropical paradise complete with tiki bars and a live Polynesian band. Even Mother Nature did her part, providing a beach-worthy breeze to help set the scene.
Upon arrival guests received a Hawaiian lei greeting and complimentary Mai Tai served in a coconut shell. The evening included a traditional luau buffet and also a fun photo booth complete with painted beach scene and tropical birds (thank you Wildlife World Zoo!). As the sun set, the evening heated up with fire dancers and hula performances, some of which included our very own residents doing the hula across the stage.
It was a spectacular evening in which many Victory neighbors played a part. Big thanks to those of you who shared your incredible talent making our Lanakila Luau a night to remember.
Joe Moore put his background in aeronautics engineering to the test by constructing the tiki bars and photo booth—not only structurally sound, they looked great too.
Martha Kueffer took her paint and paintbrush to unpainted wood, transforming the tiki bars, one for the ladies and one for the guys.
Bill Alford utilized his welding skills to create three beautiful palm tree bowls to hold our buffet fruit.
Bobbi Adler transformed a plain, white piece of foam board into a personalized postcard, providing the perfect backdrop for a photo to those friends who couldn’t join us.
Betty Moore, Joanne Pence, Sharon Gosnell, Diane Alford, Mary Scienzinski, Sharon Telles, Martha Kueffer and Karen Cupp collaborated on the Lanakila Luau sign, which provided a warm Hawaiian welcome to guests as they entered through The Club living room to the event.
Beth McGee, Martha Kueffer, Bobbi Fischer, Sharon Gosnell, Diane Alford, Jo Hayward, Carol Peterson, Janet Peck, Donna Walker and Linda and George Atchison created the beautiful, tropical centerpieces.