Christmas Party

After taking 2020 off due to Covid restrictions the Atlanta Delta Golden Wings Holiday Party was once again held. We returned to the Atlanta Marriott at Perimeter Center on December 12th, 2021. We had 104 pilots and spouses in attendance for the party with a some of them spending the night at the hotel

We were joined by Honorary DGW member Doris Davidson. The oldest member attending was Mrs. Helen Layton, widow of Captain Roy Layton who retired in 1980. She was accompanied by her daughter Catherine and caretaker Nikki.

Joe and Edi Reid hosted a pre party for first time attendees of the party. The Delta Community Credit Union donated $500 to help offset our costs. Some of this money was used for refreshments and drinks in the hospitality suite. The hospitality suite was provided to us by the Marriott as part of our contract The contract also included free parking and a discounted hotel rate with breakfast for those staying the night.

A social hour started at 6:00 followed by dinner at 7:30. DGW Vice President Joe Reid made a few opening remarks welcoming everyone and Sid Linton gave the invocation.


Those in attendance included:

Bill and Edith Alexander

Charlie and Dottie Bethel

Mike Birdsong

Julian and Joan Black

Stan and Susan Collins

John ands Jane Cooper

Jay and Judy Coyle

Tom and Julia Day

Doris Davidson

John and Maddie Dearie

Dick Evelyn and Sheila Leonard

Fox and Kelly Ferrell

Dick Fonde and Shocky P’Pool

Ben and Sue Frankland

Jim Gardner and Marilyn Douglas

Roger and Missy Griffith

Ed Hibbard

Michael Hichak and Noreen Maricle-Hichak

Jim and Arlene Hoogerwerf

Jake and Susie Jacobs

Clint and Monty Johnson

Fritz and Judy Kuhn

Larry and Connie Lavine

Helen and Catherine Layton w/caregiver Nikki (widow of Roy)

Sid and Kenney Linton

Don and Mary-Ellen Mateyka

Austin Mayfield and Helen Brown

Dave Mattingly and Jayne Kloster

Roscoe and Melissa McMillan

Gene and Janette Mercer

Bob and Suzanne Minarcine

John and Linda Morgan

Dave and Jan Mullins

Al and Chris Nacke

Darryl and Babs Neidlinger

Joe and Gail Oliver

Ray Orrie

TR Parrish

Bob and Sammie Pfister

Jeff Pickett and Karen Adams

Abigail Pilger (widow of John) and Diane Norris (widow of Vernon)

Darwin “D” and Deanna Puls

Joe and Edi Reid

Dave and Lynne Roberts

Rodney and Donna Russell

Terry and Margaret Stent

Stan and Catherine Tommasello

David and Sharon Turner

Charlie and Susan Tutt

Paul and Milene Watkins

Tommy Webb

Bill and Ellen Wirth

Ken and Cathy Williams

Tom and Betty Wolfrom