Greater Washington Area Manx society members were fortunate enough to meet with the Manx delegation visiting D.C. on official business. They stole an hour out of their hectic schedules to visit with us in Alexandria. The delegation brought a plaque to commemorate the occasion which was presented to the current President of the Society, Jim Kneale Jr. Jim baked his famous cherry bonnag (seen here being sampled by Chief Minister, Tony Brown) and also some of his home-smoked salmon which is loosely based upon a traditional Manx kipper recipe, replacing whisky with rum in a marinade and then smoking over oak chips. Delicious! The delegation included Treasury Minister, Allan Bell, the Chief Secretary, Mary Williams, Attorney General, John Corlett and Head of External Affairs, Della Fletcher.
GWAMS & friends present: Jim Kneale, Don & Von Quayle, Harold & Martha Quayle, Alene & Phyllis Whitten, Kelly & Bill McCarthy, Matt & Mim Blower, Bill Cassidy, Kelly, Meridith, Sebastian & Mackela Crenshaw, Tom Sweeting, Joanna Kerhli, and Avril Quiggin Shipman.