June 19th was the end of the year banquet for the Detroit Professional Photographers Association. held in Levy's restaurant in Ford Field in Detroit. Our theme was "Mad Hatters" and we all had a lot of fun with our "hats"! Over 100 people enjoyed the event, we had a great dinner and then went on to our presentations. After Past President John Glass made his outgoing speech he handed the gavel to me and I became the new President of the association. What an honor - I was both thrilled and excited and a little nervous as I made my acceptance speech. I then got to introduce the new board of directors - we're going to have a great year - as we now all have different "hats"! Julie is now also an elected board member and It's great to have her on the board with me. I was thrilled to have family there to cheer me on - my daughter Julie, my brother Gunther and his wife Sandy and my brother & sister-in-law Pat and Steve. Hat's off to the new board! These were our own candids - I'll add some official group photos etc when I get them.