Annual DVTA Picnic Event by Carlota Dalziel

 

Once again, Appleford Estate in Villanova, PA welcomed DVTA members and their friends to our annual Summer event, held this year on August 14. The event is hosted by the Delaware Valley Translators and Interpreters Association to celebrate the season with good food, music and opportunities for networking. It effectively did all three!

Appleford is an idyllic place, with clear streams, stone walls, boxwood gardens and a wealth of blossoming trees and flower beds scattered over its 24 acres. The property is carefully maintained as an arboretum and a bird sanctuary. Parking was conveniently available on the grounds of the estate. Attendees were able to tour the mansion and admire the antique furniture collection and beautiful rooms, one of which had an imposing grand piano. The mansion is an example of early Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture that goes back more than 300 years. This outstanding backdrop never fails to captivate our guests.  

Attendees were welcomed upon arrival by members Chris Verduin and Carlota Dalziel. After taking their name tags, networking got under way. Los Taquitos de Puebla provided the luscious meal, which included chicken, mushrooms, potato and squash flower “quesadillas”, as well as deliciously fresh and tasty “tacos al pastor” made on site. Waiting in line for our turn to be served only increased the pleasure of anticipation, while offering further opportunity for networking! The magnificent performance of the renowned Trio Crisol must be underlined. Back by popular demand, the group delighted all with their rendition of Latin-American music delivered with energy and brio. 

DVTA President Tony Guerra gave a short welcome speech and outlined the upcoming events, two of which are to be a three-day seminar on conference interpreting in September by Alfonso Villaseñor (http://blog.dvta.org/event/conference-interpretation-workshop/) and the ATA Annual Conference in November (http://atanet.org/conf/2014/).  DVTA is the local ATA chapter. Tony also announced the upcoming DVTA elections and informed guests on the board positions to be filled. Interested parties were invited to consider running for the vacant posts. 

DVTA did an excellent job at planning this successful event, which grows in guest numbers every year. The organizing committee was efficiently headed by Maria Weir, DVTA Events Chair, assisted by Carlota Dalziel. Secretary Anne Connor was in charge of registrations and of keeping the waiting list (guest numbers were capped at 100), while member Dorothy Evans was in charge of publicity. The event wound up around 8 pm. The next one should be every bit as good!

Serious and Silly poses from our DVTA colleagues

Serious and Silly poses from our DVTA colleagues

 

Setup for Los Taquitos de Puebla

Setup for Los Taquitos de Puebla

Violinist from El Trio Crisol

Violinist from El Trio Crisol

Percussionist from El Trio Crisol

Percussionist from El Trio Crisol

Guitarist and lead singer of El Trio Crisol

Guitarist and lead singer of El Trio Crisol

Colleagues enjoying the picnic

Colleagues enjoying the picnic

Picnickers enjoying the good weather while it lasted!

Picnickers enjoying the good weather while it lasted!

DVTA Summer Picnic


Appleford_FountainAppleford Estate

770 Mt. Moro Road
Villanova PA 19085     610.527.4280 office
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DVTA Summer Picnic, a Free Event for All Members

Thursday, August 14, 2014  – 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Come celebrate summer on the beautiful grounds of Appleford Estate. Surrounded by 24 picturesque acres, the sprawling fieldstone structure is a handsome example of early Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture dating back more than 300 years. The property, originally part of a land grant from William Penn, is carefully maintained as an arboretum and bird sanctuary. With its blossoming trees and boxwood gardens, stone walls and clear streams, Appleford provides a serene sense of beauty in every season.

Ample parking is available at the end of the long tree-lined drive, a few hundred yards from the house and gardens. Join us on the terrace to enjoy the charm and warmth of this historic Villanova estate and meet old friends and new members in a spectacular setting. The renown Trio Crisol (http://www.triocrisol.com/2011/Home.html) will once again entertain us with Latin-American music, providing an ideal background for the enjoyment of the food that the famous Philadelphia restaurant, Taquitos de Puebla (http://lostaquitosdepuebla.com/will be preparing on site. Our luscious menu will include tacos al pastor, as well as chicken, mushroom, squash flower and potato quesadillas. Beverages are included. Guest numbers are limited, so reservations are required.

All current, paid DVTA members will receive an “Anyvite” email invitation for this free event, at which point they can respond for themselves and any guests.  www.dvta.org

Don’t miss this opportunity to come and network with other DVTA members! RSVP today!