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.
Jan 30 will be a fun night as we get together and catch up with each other and relive the friendships and gemutlichkeit from Oktoberfest 2019. Thanks to Ronnie Heller and Barons Jewelers for hosting the party. Thanks also to Ruby Hill Winery and the Callahans for the tables and chairs. We will enjoy catering from Little Red Riding Truck again this year. Why mess with perfection? Cost is $40 via venmo ken-bloom or paypal email@example.com or pay at the door. It will also be the LAST day to sign up for Oktoberfest 2020. All 85 spots will be gone by Jan 31. Looking forward to seeing you there.