The Holiday Party is ON!!!

New Location: Wulin Institute

New Date: Sunday, December 12th at 7PM

Our Holiday party was scheduled to be hosted by Greg and Cathy Hockel on Thursday, December 16th.  However, due to unforeseen circumstances they are unable to host this year.  

Jackie Colestock has graciously offered to host the Holiday party at the Wulin Institute (164 E Furnace Branch Road, Unit B, Glen Burnie, MD 21061) on Sunday, December 12th at 7 PM.  

The space is large enough giving us room to spread out.  There are tables and chairs (though we always suggest that extra be brought) and parking.  


It’s potluck so please bring a dish to share. Click here to sign up. The password is “ACC2021”.

The club via our host will provide non-alcoholic drinks, cups, plates, napkins, and utensils. We will need a volunteer to pick them up.

It’s Bring Your Own Beer and wine. 

Due to the location, we will not have access to an oven. However, there is electricity so crock posts and hot plates can be used.  You may need to bring an extension cord.

Gift Exchange

As usual, we will have a White Elephant gift exchange at the party. Due to COVID concerns, the gift exchange is completely voluntary.  

If you decide to participate, please bring a gift for the exchange under $25.00. 

Everyone who brings a gift draws a number. The person who draws #1 then picks a gift, opens it, and shows it to the rest of the company. Then, in ascending numerical order, the participants choose to either pick and unwrap a new gift from the gift pile or “steal” a previously unwrapped gift. If a gift is “stolen”, the person who had their gift taken from them gets to pick from the gift pile or “steal” a gift from someone else. The turn then passes to the next number (if a gift was chosen from the pile) or to the person who was just robbed (if a gift was stolen). Gifts can only be stolen two times (the third owner is the final owner), and a gift cannot be immediately re-stolen. When all the gifts have been opened, the game is over. 

Camera club folklore tells of a gift so bad that it has been re-gifted at our Christmas party for ~30 years. It disappears and is lost for years at a time, then suddenly reappears. That gift is the Pretty Neat Cosmetic Organizer. What are the odds it will reappear this year?