For the third straight year [2011, 2102], Sharon and I went to the F@rm Credit West Christmas Party. This year, it was held at Suede Blue in Roseville. Unlike the two previous years, this was a sit down dinner.
The group included a number of people that I knew when I worked at banks, including Norma Udell, Chris Doherty, Ernie Hodges, Dan Clawson, and Kevin Ralph. This year, the group did not include the Bank for Cooperatives staff.
Last year, Sharon got a photo of the association CEO and several others as a white elephant gift. She wrapped it up in a big box and got the wife of the chief credit officer to select it.