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Clear Lake Symphony


6th Annual 2010 Great Chefs of the Bay Area

The Clear Lake Area Symphony Society presents

"A Rhapsody on a Theme
 by Great Chefs"

Place:  Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

Hotel Ball Room

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Price: $60 per person

Proceeds benefit the Clear Lake Symphony Scholarship Fund

Join us this evening for a delicious multi-course, sit-down dinner prepared by the Best Chefs and restaurants in the Bay Area!


Thanks to All that attended this Fundraiser.  Photos of the event to be posted in the near future.

Bay Area Citizen article on the Great Chefs Fundraiser

UltimateClearLake.com has this to say......

Houston Chronicle (UltimateClearlake.com) also has this to say about the event...
 
The "Great Chefs of the Bay Area" is a fun evening featuring fabulous food from some of the best chefs in the Bay Area.  It will be an evening to remember.  Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Clear Lake Symphony Scholarship Fund. 


  Great Chefs Reservation Form  (for mail in)
Use On-Line Reservation Form due to March 1 cutoff date

Great Chefs On-Line Reservation Form  (for credit cards)

NOTE: Reservations must be received by March 1, 2010
 

Featured Menu
A Symphony of Flavors from Around the World

Pre-Dinner Bistro Reception

 Cuisine of India - Crispy Spinach and Onion Pakoras & Vegetable Samosa

Main Sit-Down Menu

Tierra Luna Mexican Grill - Pozole - Traditional tender pork and hominy soup topped with cabbage, cilantro
 and onion with lime

Outback Steakhouse - Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad - Chopped style mixed greens with shredded carrots,
cabbage, green onions, cinnamon pecans, fried pasta, all tossed with blue cheese vinaigrette and topped with
cheese crumbles

Mediterraneo Market & Cafe - Stuffed Cabbage Rolls - Cabbage stuffed with ground meat and rice topped with
marinara sauce

Grand Finale - Porcini Ravioli - Ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms tossed with squash, zucchini, roma
tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil with a sprinkle of feta cheese


Hilton Hotel -
Dijon, Garlic and Herb encrusted Lamb Chops with a Port Wine Reduction

Frenchies / Villa Capri - Cannoli - Cannoli shell with a touch o cinnamon filled with ricotta cheese, cream cheese
and chocolate chips sprinkled with powdered sugar


 

 

Updated 2/13/10

 

2010 Great Chefs Committee

Chair: Sherrie Matula
Co-Chair
: Blanche Stastny
Co-Chair & Silent Auction Coordinator: Mike Matula
Committee Members: Pat Swartley
Committee Members:
Kati Hill
 

 

2010 Great Chefs Planning Pictures

 

 

Great Chefs Planning Meeting with Hilton Hotel

Standing (from left to right): 
Sherrie Matula, Chair, Great Chefs of the Bay Area - Clear Lake Symphony Society Board
Margo Clements, Social Event Manager, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake
Blanche Stastny, Co-Chair, Great Chefs of the Bay Area - Clear Lake Symphony Society Board

Not Pictured

Chad Landry
, Executive Chef, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake
Rick Galyean, Director of Food & Beverage
, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake
Mike Matula, Co-Chair & Silent Auction Coordinator, Great Chefs of the Bay Area

 
 

Cuisine of India
Crispy Spinach and Onion Pakora and Vegetable Samosa

 

Tierra Luna Mexican Grill
Pozole
(
Traditional tender pork and hominy soup topped with cabbage, cilantro and onion with lime)

 

Outback Steak House
Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad
(Chopped style mixed greens with shredded carrots, cabbage, green onions, cinnamon pecans, fried pasta, all tossed with blue cheese vinaigrette and topped with cheese crumbles )

 

Mediterraneo Market & Cafe
Cabbage Rolls
(Cabbage stuffed with ground meat and rice in marinara sauce)

 

Featured Entree by the Hilton Hotel
LUNA Restaurant
Dijon, Garlic and Herb encrusted Lamb Chops with a Port Wine Reduction

 

Grand Finale Catering
Porcini Ravioli
(Ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms tossed with squash, zucchini, roma tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil with a sprinkle of feta cheese)

 

Frenchies / Villa Capri
Cannoli
(Cannoli shell with a touch o cinnamon filled with ricotta cheese, cream cheese and chocolate chips sprinkled with powdered sugar)

 
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Silent Auction Items

Donor Description Winning Bidder
1. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Presidential Suite with private dinner for 8 by Chef Chad; includes 1 night stay for 2 in master suite & for 2 in adjoining bedroom suite  $1250 value Mike Matula
  Views of the Presidential Suite
  View of the 2nd Bedroom Suite
2. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Dinner for 2 at LUNA Restaurant - $60 value   George Shoup
3. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Get-Away Weekend for 2 for 1 night @ Hilton w/ Complimentary breakfast - $200 value Kathy McIntyre
4. STS Limo Service (Friendswood) Round Trip Limo Service to Houston Intercontinental - $150 value Anne Coppenhaver
5. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $100 value Darlene Biggers
6. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $100 value Laura Vincent
7. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $100 value Charles Harlan
8. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2010-2011 season - $100 value Walter Swartz
9. Gloria Goldstein Framed Artwork by Gloria Goldstein - $150 value Sherrie Matula
10. Frenchies / Villa Capri Brunch for Two @ Villa Capri on Clear Lake - $ 50 value Carol Browne
11. Outback Steakhouse $45 Gift Certificate Linda King
12. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert Recording, October 2, 2009 - $25 value Laura Vincent
13. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert Recording, December 4 & 5, 2009 - $25 value Mike Matula
14. Clear Lake Symphony November 6, 2009 Concert Recording (featuring Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C Major) - $25 value Linda King
15. Chabuca's Steaks & Rotisserie $25 Gift Certificate for Lunch for Two Parvin Richardson
16. Haak Vineyards & Winery, Santa Fe, TX Haak Winery Tour & Wine Tasting for 25 persons w/ Hors d’ouevres - $375 value Albert Ong
17. Mario's Flying Pizza Dinner for 2; includes - Appetizer, Dinner for Two, Dessert for Two - $125 value Mike Parrent
18. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed poster - Albuquerque - International Balloon Fiesta, size: 22" x 26",  $50 value W. Marsh Hudson
19. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Hot Air Balloon Picture titled "October in Old Town"  - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA,  Artist: Wallace Leon Hughes (signed by artist), Limited Print Edition 25 of 200, size: 18" x 24"- $50 value Alice Steele
20. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Hot Air Balloon Picture titled "The Ballunar Liftoff at Johnson Space Center / Space Center Houston", Bicentennial Celebration, August 1993, Artist: S. Whitehead, size: 19" x 25" - $50 value Stan Druck
21. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Frame Picture titled: "The Pecos River Shaman, The Rock Art Foundation", Artist: Jim Zintgraff, Artist Info: http://www.shumla.org/in-the-news/newsherald_030806.htm , size: 20" x 30" - $50 value Pete Crabtree
22. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Picture titled " Oklahoma: End of the Trail", 21st Annual - Trail of Tears Art Show, Cherokee National Museum - Tahlequah, OK; Artist; Barthell Little Chief, Artist info : http://www.thewindmillgallery.com/littlechief.html, size: 19" x 25 1/2" - $50 value George Shoup
23. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Picture titled "The Beauty of Early Flight", Ballunar Liftoff Festival 2000, Artist: Sadie Johnson (signed by artist), Printers Proof 5 of 10, size 18" x 26" - $50 value Stan Druck
24. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed Picture - 1997 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Artist: Lynne E. Windsor, Artist Info: http://www.lynnewindsor.com, Limited Print 174 of 2500, size: 35" x 42" - $50 value Donna Jerz
25. Cuisine of India Lunch Buffet for 2 - $ 25 value Richard Hewitt
26. Cuisine of India Viceroy Dinner for 2 - $ 35 value Carol Browne
27. Tierra Luna Mexican Grill $25 Gift Certificate Suzy Allison
28. STYL'IN with Linda MATRIX BIOLAGE Hair Products: Age Rejuvenating Shampoo, Conditioner & Leave-in Densifier with Tote Bag - $50 value Melissa Turner
29. M & S Computer Systems AirLink 101 - Home Network Attached Storage for 3.5" IDE Hard Drive (drive not included) - $60 no bid
30. M & S Computer Systems Cyber Acoustics CA3080 3 piece Amplified Speaker System with Bass Reflex Subwoofer - $30 value Richard Dvorak
31. M & S Computer Systems Magnavox DVD Player with HD 1080p Up Conversion with HDMI Cable - $ 60 value Susan Zollers
32. M & S Computer Systems Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro Web Camera & Logitech Internet Chat Headset - $60 value no bid
33.  Mediterraneo Market & Cafe $25 Gift Certificate Suzy Allison
34.  Mediterraneo Market & Cafe $25 Gift Certificate Anne Coppenhaver
35. Templin Photography $165 Gift Certificate Sherrie Matula
36. Templin Photography $165 Gift Certificate Sherrie Matula
37. Templin Photography $165 Gift Certificate Sherrie Matula
38. Templin Photography $165 Gift Certificate Sherrie Matula
39. Templin Photography partnered with Lost Iguana Resort & Spa (Costa Rica) 5 nights for 2 (airfare not included)- $1080 value
Web site:
http://www.lostiguanaresort.com/navegadores/eng/home.php
Kim Kaub
     
Items subject to change    

Revised 3/6/10

   

 

Chefs/Restaurants participating In Great Chefs of the Bay Area

The Clear Lake Symphony Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chefs of the Bay Area represented below.  Without them, this event would not be possible.  Please patronize the below establishments and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in this fund raising event.

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Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

3000 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
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Map


Phone: (281) 333-9300
Fax: (281) 333-3750

Web Site < click here

Chad Landry 
Executive Chef

Tony Gladamiro
Kourtnie Tyson

Sous Chefs

LUNA Restaurant Casual continental. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner while overlooking beautiful Clear Lake and the hotel marina.  Let the Hilton help you plan your special events.
"Well appointed guestrooms and impeccable service is something you can count on at Hilton
!"


An Exciting New Menu starting February 19, 2010

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Mediterraneo Market and Cafe

Magdy & Sonia Kotb
 
Owners

18033 Upper Bay Road
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
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Map
 Phone: (281) 333-3180
Fax: (281) 333-3841

www.mediterraneomarket.com



Click to view Menu

PAELLA ● GYROS ● FALAFEL ● KABOBS ● HUMMUS ● BAKLAVA ● MOUSSAKA ● TIRAMISU ● SEGAFREDO COFFEES

  
FLAVORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
  
Cheerful umbrella-covered tables dot the tree-shaded patio bustling with NASA workers and area devotees of Magdy and Sonia Kotb's homey Mediterranean café. Inside, a deli case filled with feta cheeses, imported olives and fresh-made menu items shares the cozy space with a few dozen tables and a market area for European imports. The menu features classic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes including hummus, stuffed grape leaves, shish kebab, baba ghanouj, moussaka, gyros and hearty lunchtime sandwiches.
The cafe also features frequent live music performances and in-house belly dancer every Saturday evening.  The market is a great spot for deals on imported Greek olive oils, gourmet chocolate and hard-to find spices sold in bulk.
 
Hours:
Monday - Thursday:   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday:    9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday:                     Closed
  

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Come & try our new menu!





Australia is a place of adventure and wonder. Make a discovery of your own at Outback Steakhouse with our New Menu. It's bursting with innovative new choices, classic favorites and lower prices, including 15 meals under $15 starting at $9.95

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OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE


Outback Steakhouse

481 W Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
- Map


(281) 338-6283



Mark Yoder
General Manager

 
www.outbacksteakhouse.com

 


Home of the Bloomin' Onion
 


 
New & Improved Curbside Take-Away On-Line Ordering


 

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. The Company’s strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.

Outback Catering
Since 1988, Outback Steakhouse has been known for exceptional food and quality service.  Bring the Outback experience to your next event with Outback Catering.

Choose from Aussie favorites like Bloomin' Onions, Juicy Steaks, Coconut Shrimp, Ribs on the Barbie, and much more!

We work, you play! We bring our Outback kitchen and cook up an awesome spread. We include Outback chefs, service staff and an event coordinator to oversee your entire event.

We are a full service caterer. While specializing in the Outback menu, we also serve breakfast, lunch and a variety of other menu items.

  • Outback Catering is available for corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, theme parties, sporting events and more.  We can do anything from a fun island beach party to a black-tie formal dinner.

  • We offer a variety of bar and beverage packages.

  • We are approved caterers at most Bay Area banquet halls.

Let our sales staff and event coordinators handle your entire event.  Give us a call to plan your event today.
 

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Pozole

Tierra Mexican Luna Grill


17062 Saturn
Houston, TX 77058
- Map

Phone: (281) 488-5033
Fax: 281-488-5888

(Corner of Saturn & Gemini across from the JSC Federal Credit Union)
 
 
Call Us for Take-Out!


Click to view Menu




Adela & Jose Hernandez 

Owners
 


Food that tastes out of this World!
 

 
Bienvenidos a Tierra Luna Mexican Grill!
 
Menus:
Breakfast Menu - Served from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Monday - Saturday)

Lunch Specials - Served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Monday - Saturday)

Dinner Menu - Served from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (Monday - Thursday); to 10:00 pm (Friday & Saturday)

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you the best homestyle Mexican meals we grew up with in our own families.  We prepare our dishes using only the freshest ingredients available.  Come by to savor our breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
P.S.  Don't forget to ask about Adela's desserts.  She makes them daily!
  
Tierra Luna Grill serves Breakfast items starting 9 am Monday - Saturday
 
Hours
:
Monday - Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday - Saturday 9 am to 10 pm
Sunday - Closed
 
● Daily Specials
● Room available with Audio - Visuals
● A Great Place for your meetings or parties.
 

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Cuisine of India

Sam & Monica Sharma
Owners


1212 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
- Map


 
Phone: (281) 333-4343
Fax: (281) 333-4345

www.cuisineofindiaclearlake.com



Click here for Menu

 
Authentic North Indian Restaurant, established in Clear Lake since 1989.

Hours:
Lunch Buffet: Mon - Fri 11am -2 pm  Sat - Sun: 12-2:30 pm

Dinner:            Mon - Sun 5 pm - 10 pm

Take out & Catering available, Private Room Available
 

W elcome to Cuisine of India, family owned and operated in Clear Lake since 1989. Our customers emphatically claim we are the best Indian restaurant in Houston.
C ooking has been our family's passion since childhood.
O ur mother and extended family would prepare dishes from different regions of India and passed on their time honored recipes to the younger generation.
 
 
Family-Style Business with Friendly Service
A ccording to Indian culture, God visits his herd disguised as a guest. Therefore, our guests are always pampered. We  serve a wide variety of dishes and new creations are constantly introduced. Many of our customers have dined with us since we opened and now their family, friends and children too relish our food.
W e cater for all types of events and family gatherings- weddings, birthdays, graduations, etc. Your menu will be discussed in detail to ensure a wide variety of balanced flavors.  Our goal is to make your party a memorable event. 
C ome try our creative dishes and add spice to your life. We believe our creations will awaken your taste buds and delight your palate.

Recognitions & Awards:
● Houston Chronicle's "Bang for the Buck" - October 2008
● Peoples Choice Award 2006 "Bites of the Bay"
● Voted in the "Top 100 List of Texas Restaurants" by Texas Monthly Magazine
● 2nd Place in Epicurean Evening 2008 "A Taste of Space"
See you soon!
 

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Grand Finale Catering

 
618 West NASA Road Parkway
Webster, Texas 77598
 
- Map

 Phone: (281) 334-5800
 
Email: grandfinalecatering@comcast.com

Website:
http://www.grandfinalecatering.net
 

Tamara Vogt
 Bridal Consultant
&
Event Coordinator


Catering Menu

Specialty catering for all occasions!
 
Our mission is to provide personal, professional and friendly service to you in making your event successful. We pride ourselves on catering to each event's individual needs and work to make each party unique and memorable. All of our menus are individually planned and prepared using the freshest ingredients available. We wish to accommodate you and your guest to allow your gathering to be a unique experience everyone will remember.

We offer a wide variety of menus to suit your needs for:
Breakfast
Luncheon
Hor D' Oeuvres
Seated Full Service Dinner
Buffet
Desserts
Bar Packages
 
Our fully trained staff will be properly attired and attentive to the needs of your guests. Grand Finale Catering will assist you from beginning of the planning to the completion of the event.
 
Grand Finale Catering offers full event planning with many references available. We would be pleased to discuss your event, offering ideas and suggestions on any level.
 

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Mario's Flying Pizza & Italian Restaurant

   Tamara Vogt
Owner

  

   www.mariosflyingpizzaclearlake.com


The finest Italian Cuisine - Great pizza and Italian food! Casual dining - Friendly atmosphere. Voted "Best Pizza" in the Bay Area.  Take-out orders welcomed from entire menu!

 

 



Webster - 618 W. NASA Parkway
Tel (281)332-2202
Fax: (281) 338-4460  


Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 

WE DELIVER ALL DAY
7 DAYS - OPEN TO CLOSE

Delivery of Entire Menu Available
Orders To Go or Delivery Menu
Dine-in Menu

Full Service Catering Available

Banquet Room available at Webster Location
- Banquet Room Services & Menu

 

 

 



Seabrook - 1304 Bayport Blvd. (hwy 146)
Tel (281) 474-5103
Fax:
(281) 291-7931

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM


 

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Villa Capri


3713 NASA Parkway
Seabrook, TX 77586
- Map

Phone: (281) 326-2373
Fax: (281) 991-2045
 
www.villacaprionclearlake.com
 

Frankie & Giuseppe Camera
Owners

Formal Dining Menu

Lunch Menu

Villa Capri On Clear Lake is a waterfront property with a charming restaurant & banquet facilities; all with a spectacular view of Clear Lake. The handsome old country house called Casa Mia has an inviting patio set in an Italian garden. The Roof Garden banquet room and balcony (for smaller groups) offers privacy with a spectacular panorama view.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday; Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Dinner: 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
           Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm

Corporate Functions
The location of Villa Capri On Clear Lake is ideal for corporate banquets, retirement & appreciation dinners, and seminars.
Villa Capri On Clear Lake is easy to reach & within a 20-mile radius of the Johnson Space Center, Bayport Industrial Park and the refineries in Texas City, Pasadena, Deer Park & Baytown. Fine motels & several lovely Bread & Breakfast are nearby. Villa Capri On Clear Lake is surrounded by very fine marinas & yacht clubs. We are just down the road & across the bridge from the Kemah Boardwalk.
All-Day Seminars
If your company is planning an all-day seminar, look no further. We provide a Continental Breakfast, pitchers of ice water & mid-morning snack. Your group breaks for lunch & partakes in our noonday buffet & salad bar in the restaurant dining room. We provide a mid-afternoon snack & beverages. Many groups finish off the day with either a cocktail party and/or dinner in the dining room or in the banquet room.
Two Private Facilities
The upstairs banquet room with large balcony is environmentally perfect for groups of 12 to 45 people.
The Old World ambience & charm of Casa Mia, the banquet house adjoining the restaurant, is an ideal setting for your party. The courtyard-patio with outside bar is a favorite gathering place. In inclement weather the massive fireplace in the great room is warm and inviting.
● We accommodate up to 125 people for full-service sit-down dinner parties.
● For buffet dinners & cocktail parties we accommodate up to 250 people.

 

  

Frenchies


1041 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX  77058
- Map

Tel. 281-486-7144
Fax: 281-532-1667


On the northeast corner
of NASA Pkwy. &
El Camino Real

 

Frenchies
"A Family Way of Life"

Formal Dining Menu

Lunch & Daily Lunch Specials

Frankie & Giuseppe Camera
Owners
 

 
Frenchies is a modest store-front restaurant where friendliness & great Italian food is a way of life.  Opened by the Camera brothers in 1979, it is not unusual to find many of the same families, and now their married children with their children, dining at Frenchies several times a week.
 ● A popular eating place by the NASA workforce & shuttle crews, the walls are covered with exceptional astronaut memorabilia.
 ● The best Italian food you will find on Earth!  All fresh & homemade Italian food.  All dishes come with a side of Fettuccini Alfredo.
 
About Frankie & Giuseppe Camera
Frankie & Giuseppe Camera, friendly & gregarious, hands-on owners, take pleasure in making your dining experience at Villa Capri & Frenchies enjoyable & relaxing. Enhancing your dining experience in the prime concern of the Camera brothers.

Frankie & Giuseppe grew up in the hospitality business. Their father was an important, well loved, manager of a hotel restaurant on the beautiful Isle of Capri off Naples, Italy. The boys, as children, worked in the hotel kitchens, gaining experience from the ground up. Today they expect the same, or more, attention to detail form their staff as they learned from their father.
 

   

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Previous Great Chefs of the Bay Area Fund Raisers

2009
2007
2006
2005
2004

 

 

Webmaster & Designer: Mike Matula

For information on CLS, contact Bob Wall at clsbob@aol.com

Last Updated: 06/28/2016