'09 Holiday Party Full of Good Cheer!

Dave & Busters was the scene for camaraderie, libations, dinner, games, prizes and song—all shared by members of five OC media associations. Billed as the Gala Inter-Media-Association Holiday Party, the event jump started the 09 Holiday Season with a cheerful bash.

MCAI and the Media Alliance of OC together hosted professionals hailing from OCMMA, PVN and OC Screenwriters Assoc. Bill Ennis, president of MCAI and Tim Keenan, co-president of the Alliance and also a longtime member of MCAI, were the MCs. They presides over an evening well organized under the leadership of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While many people knew each other there also were a few new faces. They enjoyed a warm welcoming atmosphere and partied as if among old friends. (Check out the photos)

During cocktails and after dinner some enjoyed friendly card games or cutthroat pool. One highlight of the evening was the arrival of a merry band of talented Carolers. Led by Patricia Shanks, the all-volunteer warblers entranced the crowd with great arrangements and tight harmony of holiday classics. They even came with percussion and props. Patricia went from Elf to Reindeer with the change of a hat! The much appreciated and talented ad hoc holiday chorale included:
Patricia Shanks-Conductor
Jenni Bump
Samantha Bump
Tom Bychowski
Ann Detsch
Desiree Perez
Cynthia Ryder
Jade Stone
Gary Stone
Grayson Stone


Sponsored by ProMAX, the event featured literally dozens of doorprizes—mostly bottles of fine wine (no $2 Buck Chuck or gag gifts that night!) but also merchandise and gift certificates. Everyone who attended went home with a gift in their hands, not to mention a full stomach and a smile on their face.

Prizes were donated by:
Greg DePetro / CorporateVideo&Film
Bill Ennis / www.mediamagic.tv
For-A Corporation / www.for-a.com
Tim & Linda Keenan / www.CreativeMediaRecording.com
Art Kirsch / www.OCshowbiz.com
Media Alliance of OC / www.maoc.org
MCAI LA/OC Chapter www.mcai-oc.org
Grace McKay & Emmett Kesel / www.electricpictures.tv
Julie Nagode / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bill O’Neill / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rich Sherman / www.ShermanSoundSuite.com

Gary Stone / www.goldstandardproductions.com

Travis / www.VOTalent.com
Tina Wilson / www.TinaWilsonTalent.com

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