All Together Bar-B-Cue

Joann Iverson, John-David Franklin, and Pierre Geismar of the Royal Sport Nautique de Bruxelles.

On June 13th, 2015, The Royal Sport Nautique & the Vesper Club came together for a day of racing and an All American, “AllTogether” BBQ to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of both Clubs. The event was attended by 100 guests with fourteen visitors from the Belgian contingency. The Belgians enjoyed racing in a few events at the Schuykill Navy Regatta that day then enjoyed the evening festivities at the Vesper Boat Club. John-david Franklin was the Master of Ceremonies. Nick Kelly performed the Star Spangled Banner, and the Belgium national anthem, that truly moved everyone present and set the tone for the night. Big thank you to the following for the support of the event:

Grace Winery
Gretz Beer Company
Joanne Iverson
Alexis & John-david Franklin
Judy & Maury Kaplow
Marilyn Karl & Rob Pitman
Kay & Ted Papandrew
Barbara & Spurge Hogan
Mary & John Berry
Mary Beck
Susan Cohen
Karin Tetlow
Susan Toler
Anne Dinshah
Nick Goode
Kathleen Barron
JB Kelly
Nick Kelly

Dear Ms President,
Dear Joanne,
Dear Members of the organizing Committee,

In the name of the Royal Sport Nautique de Bruxelles 1865 and all the participants of the Belgian delegation, I want to express our sincere thanks for the splendid time we have spent with you on the occasion of the Philadelphian part of our joint celebration of the 150th anniversary of our both Clubs.

That experience will remain in the History of our Club and we can only hope that you will have the same feeling of your trip to Brussels in September.

Sincerely Yours,
Royal Sport Nautique de Bruxelles 1865