Lunch Bunch Friday February 2, 2018

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Date(s) - 02/02/2018
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm


February Lunch Bunch will be at the Plaza Jalisco, 212 8th St, Astoria, on Friday February 2.  We meet every first Friday at a different restaurant for food, talk, and a short program.  Come between 12 and 12:30, order when you are ready.  This gives time for anyone going to the Friday morning class to arrive and order before our speaker starts.

Frank Spence, Chair of the Astoria Port Commission and former President of ENCORE, will be our speaker.  His topic: At the Crossroads; Decisions; Consequences.  Or, as Yogi Berra was fond of saying: “When you come to a crossroad, take it”.

About the location, Frank says:  “Parking is going to be difficult at the very busy 8th Street which has no parking.  Best place will probably be at the county’s parking lot and walking a block or two.”  Carpool if you can!

Membership not required, so bring a friend!


A small group of six ENCORE members met for lunch at Plaza Jalisco. The restaurant DOES have a small parking lot just off Commercial Street.  Food was excellent and server was delightful. Those in attendance were Mickey & Eric Anderson, Chris Bryant, Anne Grant, Gerrie Penny & and Frank Spence, our speaker for the event. Just for fun, a short true or false quiz about groundhogs was given. Frank won the the door prize of a stuffed groundhog for correctly answering all seven questions! We then heard an interesting story of how Frank’s life was molded at different times when he found himself at crossroads of decisions that would determine what path his life would take. He was very lucky to have had a college professor to lead him into a study which was new at the time but held promise. And that it did!  By following the guidance given, Frank pursued a career in city management which has taken him so very many places. We enjoyed hearing about all his decisions and consequences of relocating throughout his career. Emphasis was given at meeting those crossroads and having decisions fall into place by what events were  happening at that time. He was so lucky & wise to see the path to take. His program left me with an awareness of all the crossroads I had encountered and, much like Frank, things fell into place leading me to make the best decisions at the time. Thank you Frank for an excellent program.