Here I am with cartoonists Steve Barr, Gary Brookins, and Marcus Hamilton after our Friday night dinner at Shula's Restaurant in the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Gary Brookins, Marcus Hamilton and I with the special artwork we created to publicize our cartooning event and then be part of the benefit art auction. Vice Chairman John Sheppard and Treasurer Tim Oliphant at our Saturday morning business meeting. Treasurer Tim Oliphant and Chairman James "Doodle" Lyle present a special NCS Proclamation Award to Editorial Cartoonist Charlie Daniel commemorating his long, award-winning career with the Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel. Charlie has been cartooning in eastern Tennessee for over 50 years! Tim Oliphant with cartoonist Jack Cassady who was presented the prestigious Jack Davis Award for his magnificent cartooning career. The multi-talented Gary Brookins gave an entertaining presentation to the audience about his career as a cartoonist for Shoe and Pluggers and more! The amazing Marcus Hamilton gave an inspirational presentation about his first career as an Illustrator and his second career as the Dennis The Menace daily panel cartoonist. After Gary and Marcus, I presented to the audience about my career as the cartoonist for the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip. Signing my book, Balls Of Fire! More Snuffy Smith Comics, for cartoonist Mike Morgan who creates the weekly For Heaven's Sake comic strip. Our daughter, Meredith (center), with the wonderful Marcus and Kaye Hamilton, who shared our table for supper Saturday night. Some of the cartoonists in attendance at our meeting. It was a wonderful weekend and we are already looking forward to next year's SEC-NCS Annual Fall Meeting!