86 men from around the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Singapore convened on the Hacker Festzelt for the 27th year. The Rookie of the Year (ROY) for 2019 hails from Atlanta. Congrats to Skip King. He really embraced the gemutlichkeit that makes Oktoberfest the special place that it is. I was humbled to have the Veteran of the year, Hackermeister (HAM) awarded to me (Ken Bloom) The guys really made me feel special on the occasion and MoJoe did a great job presenting the Vest to me.
Another great year for Autism Research at the Par4kidssake.com golf tournament. Hacker Herren were able to raise more than $2400 for this great organization. As you can see by this picture, Steve Venema, AKA "Seven" created a true work of art to enhance the interest in the trip to Oktoberfest that the gang donated to the organization. Thanks to Rusty's Bar in Tracy, CA for donating a couple kegs of HackerPschorr beer and to Vista Construction for creating this table. Some of the Herren that helped man the golf hole during the day were Ken Vonderach, Dennis Colvin, Randy Hahn, and Steve Venema.