MRM Lecture Series

In Memory of Michael S. Ratner

December 17 Meeting Notes


Gala Holiday Event at Bink’s Midtown

Our December 17th gala event at Bink’s Midtown included a ‘family style’ sit-down dinner which featured red bean vegetable soup, a mixed green salad with julienne apples, walnuts, endive, goat cheese, and cranberries served with apple cider vinaigrette. For the main entre, a hearty dish of meatballs cooked with blue cheese, celery, and dipped in a mouthwatering house-made buffalo sauce dazzled our taste buds along with fresh brioche rolls. But it wasn’t only the array of delicious culinary sides that were dished out. Our guest speaker, Colleen Forgus, Nutritional Consultant & Chef, brought in homemade sauerkraut, beet Kvass, and delicate rolls filled with cranberry and a variety of nuts and answered questions from our attendees concerning their diet needs.

Our raffle giveaways for complimentary dinners at local hotspots, as well as spa days including manicures, pedicures, facials, and hairstyling were handed out to the lucky winners. Our silent auction produced some friendly bidding wars between attendees, but in the end, everyone was happy, which was our goal. All attendees were winners!

Our December gala event has been deemed a fun time for all. We hope to see all of you in January. Happy New Year!!


  1. Great stuff terry. Happy holidays.
    Have a great day.

  2. I’m disappointed we had to miss this gathering. Steve is feeling much better now. Hope all is well with you and that you have a safe and prosperous New Year. Thank you for coordinating this support group.


  3. Thank you for hosting another great event for us.

    Thanks for including the photos. We are an amazingly healthy-looking group of people, aren’t we?


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