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Escalade in LA

vendredi, 18 décembre 2015   (2 Comments)
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California played host to two Ecolint Escalade Dinners this year. Those in the northern half of the state were invited to an event in Silicon Valley, while the SoCal Alumni (who now have a dedicated Facebook Group) dined in Los Angeles. Margo Malakoff (LGB '78) made it all happen, and kindly sent us the following report.

The Los Angeles Escalade Dinner was hosted by Erik Otsea (LGB ‘78) and his wife, Judy Kameon, at their home in Los Angeles. The first in many years, the dinner started as an off-the-cuff suggestion I made last April over a dinner at Erik Otsea’s house, with the anticipation that we might be able to find a dozen alumni and spouses. In the end, 21 alumni RSVP'ed, spanning graduation years 1961 to 2009, and both LGB and La Chât campuses, and several alumni willing to brave considerable traffic and distance to come.

With a couple of last minute cancellations, Erik & Judy hosted 36 alumni and spouses (and a couple of teenagers) for a wonderful fondue dinner. Judy baked a delicious chocolate cake with a Swiss cross and Aya Tanimura (La Chât ’09) brought a delicious “Ecolint” cake. The dark chocolate marmite, graciously sent by Eoghan at the Alumni Office, was smashed by Ian Otsea (age 9) and Roger Cherniss (LGB ’61).   Richard Bruland (LGB ‘61) and I led a couple of rounds of the chorus to Ah La Belle Escalade, but the group did far more chatting than singing. We all hope that this will mark the beginning of a tradition of Los Angeles Escalade Dinners that will rotate among the Ecolint Alumni in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Alumni in attendance were: Roger Cherniss (LGB ’61), Arthur Harris (LGB ’61), Roxanne Lonergan (LGB ‘63), Jeffrey Briggs (LGB ‘63), Tom Mueller (LGB ’64), John Hay (LGB ’64), Richard Bruland (LGB ’64), Susan Lieberman (LGB ’66), Julie Goodman (LGB ’67), Anne Sharp (LGB ’76), Erik Otsea (LGB ’78), Marguerite Malakoff (LGB ’78), Clint Fawcett (LGB ’78), Julia Sharp (LGB '81), Leila Belkora (LGB ’83), Deborah Perliss (LGB '91), Aya Tanimura (La Chât '99). Unable to attend were Lee Fox (LGB ’86), Susan Nolde Goldberg (LGB ’77) and Laura Kaspar (LGB ’09).

Ecolint Escalade Dinner, Los Angeles, 2015

Class of '78: Margo Malakoff, Clint Fawcett and Erik Otsea

The Ecolint cake... or is it the Colin cake?!!

A feast!

Well-fed alumni.

Everyone had a smashing time. Ian Otsea (age 9) and Roger Cherniss (LGB ’61).

Ecolint Escalade Dinner, Los Angeles, 2015

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Community Administrator says...
Posted mardi, 2 février 2016
Good question Ernie! We asked Erik and he!
Ernest Singer says...
Posted lundi, 1 février 2016
Is Erik related to former UCLA soccer player Mark Otsea? Ernie Singer LGB '70/UCLA '74

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