A Fond BLR Farewell to Victoria!

By Bear Lake Staff / August 4, 2015

Blog and photos submitted by Homeowner Diane Genaro-White

We will miss you, Victoria!  Best of luck in your new adventures and come back to visit us! We will miss you, Victoria! Best of luck in your new adventures and come back to visit us!

As an owner at Bear Lake Reserve, one of the most appealing parts of being here is the people I have met.

Victoria laughing with my husband, Charlie, as she serves us and friends on the deck at the Lake Club restaurant. Victoria laughing with my husband, Charlie, as she serves us and friends on the deck at the Lake Club restaurant.

Victoria has been a favorite of mine.  Her presence as a server at The Lake Club restaurant has been a delight.

Victoria pouring wine for our friends over dinner at the Lake Club - we will sure miss her! Victoria pouring wine for our friends over dinner at the Lake Club – we will sure miss her!

When I dine there with family or friends having Victoria help us is a treat.

Victoria with family and Homeowner Mike Guttman on the McAliley's back deck during our fond farewell! Victoria with family and Homeowner Mike Guttman on the McAliley’s back deck during our fond farewell!

Her warm and authentic smile and desire to do her best, and make our experience there wonderful has been so memorable.

Homeowner Barbara Gray wishes Victoria the best in her new adventures in Charleston, SC! Homeowner Barbara Gray wishes Victoria the best in her new adventures in Charleston, SC!

Victoria has left for Charleston to attend graduate school there, and will also be keeping busy with nanny duties and perhaps being a server on the weekends.

Don and Suzanne McAliley hosted a going away party for Victoria in their beautiful Bear Lake home! Don and Suzanne McAliley hosted a going away party for Victoria in their beautiful Bear Lake home!

Don and Suzanne McAliley, were kind enough to open their beautiful home to the BLR owners and staff for a going away party for Victoria.

Victoria with her very proud mom on the McAliley's back deck. Victoria with her very proud mom on the McAliley’s back deck.

Also in attendance was Victoria’s very proud mother!

Mac and Lily make fast friends! Mac and Lily make fast friends!
Charlie White with Sweet Labradoodle Lily! Charlie White with Sweet Labradoodle Lily!

The McAliley’s beautiful white Labradoodles, Mac and Lily were the official greeters when guests arrived.

Suzanne McAliley prepared wonderful appetizers and decorated with fresh cut flowers from her and Don's garden for Victoria's going away party! Suzanne McAliley prepared wonderful appetizers and decorated with fresh cut flowers from her and Don’s garden for Victoria’s going away party!

Suzanne and Don prepared an amazing selection of appetizers, and their home was filled with fresh flower arrangements with flowers from their own beautiful garden.

Bear Lakers come together to support what matters - each other!  From Left: Food and Beverage Manager Martin Adams, Homeowner and Party Hostess Suzanne McAliley, Homeowner Betty Anne Beaver, Server and Bartender Daniel Slader, and Homeowner Justin McLaughlin Bear Lakers come together to support what matters – each other! From Left: Food and Beverage Manager Martin Adams, Homeowner and Party Hostess Suzanne McAliley, Homeowner Betty Anne Beaver, Server and Bartender Daniel Slater, and Homeowner Justin McLaughlin

It is such a joy to live in such a special community where people matter to each other.

Note from the editor: Victoria is excited to get to Charleston and connect with former Bear Lake Reserve Team Members Katie Setzer and Drew Smith!  See Diane Genaro-White’s most recent reflections on time in Charleston with some of her favorite Bear Lakers here.  For more on what’s happening at Bear Lake Reserve, be sure to visit our website, follow us on Facebook, and connect with us on Twitter!