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December 05, 2009 - Winterfest Black Tie Ball - Kicks Off the Holiday Season

Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

When: Saturday, December 5, 2009


Mistress of Ceremonies: Lisa Scott-Founds

Master of Ceremonies: Max Osceola

Honoree(s): Arlette Spaniak, Belle of the Ball

EMCEE: Steve Shapiro

Presenting Sponsor(s): Moet & Chandon Champagne

Gala Chairperson(s): Connie Chaney & Susan Renneisen

Committee Members: Victoria Briggs, Michelle Case, Markj Corbett, Ginny Fujino, Pat Glass, Doug Jones, Meredith Lasher, Wendy Liebowitz, Tammy Love, Ginny Miller, Ronnie Oller, Linda Parrotta, Carol Pennington, Gene Robinson, Ken Schulman, Roxane Shriver, Arlette Spaniak & Kara Wolf

President(s): Lisa Scott-Founds

Staff: Kathy Keleher & Dawn Read

Catering: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Sponsors: SUPER STAR: Bon's Barricades, Broward Health, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Fidelity Investments, JM Lexus, Moet & Chandon Champagne, Patron Spirits/Southern Wine & Spirits, Ruden MckClosky, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Seminole Tribe of Florida, SmartForLife/UnderWay, Two Oceans, The Wasie Foundation & WSVN Channel 7 - ROCK STAR: DTS Mailing Services, Gray Robinson, P.A., Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JM Family Enterprises, GLAMR - MOVIE STAR: Autonation, Blue Martini/Day and Nite, Clear Channel, The Clydey Foundation, Comcast Communications, Connie Chaney, Costa Cruises, Ed Morse Bayview Cadillac, Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Co., FPL, Fort Lauderdale Country Club, Riverwalk Trust, Galleria Mall, Go Riverwalk Magazine, Memorial Health Care, Nova Southeastern University, Perrier/San Pellegrino, Publix, SunSentinel, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance - ALL STAR: Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Flowers Baking Co. of Miami, LLC, Helmet City, Inc., McKinley Financial Services, Inc., Petra Builders, Inc., Riverside Hotel/Las Olas Company, SecureNet Solutions, Single No Attitude, The Case Team

Gala Production: Seminole Hard Rock & Sixth Star Productions

Board of Directors: CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: Max Osceola, Jr. - Seminole Tribe of Florida; CHAIR ELECT - Paul Anderson - International OIL Shipping Co. - IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Gary Correll - Publix Supermarkets - BOAT PARADE CHAIR: John Haley - Haley Engineering - SECRETARY: Renee Quinn - TREASURER: Ken Ortner - Ken Ortner, P.A: ASSISTANT TREASURER - Lee Sheffield - Sterling Bank - COUNSEL: Deborah Berkowitz - Ruden McClosky - Robyn L. Vines - GrayRobinson, P.A., Richard Barkett -EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AT LARGE: REALTOR (R) Assoc.of Greater Ft. Lauderdale - Nancy Daly, Community Volunteer - John Forsyth, John Forsyth Advertising - Doug Jones, Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing, Inc. - Robert Kornahrens, Advanced Roofing - Robert Leider, WSVN Channel 7 - Dan Lindblade, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce - Ginny Miller, Miller Construction Company - Susan Renneisen, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel - Edie Bornstein, Azamara Cruises - Ryan Campbell, - Stacy Copeland, Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention & Visitors Bureau - Nicole Covar, Clear Channel Radio - Bob Daly, Linda Danoff, Danoff Consulting - Tim Davey, Global Marine Travel (GMT) - David Greenberger, SCG & Associates - Frank Herhold, Marine Industries Association of South Florida - Paul Kahn, Rolladen Shutter Company, Chairman Grandstand Viewing Area - Bill Lindsey, Star brite - Michael Long, Broward Health Foundation - Alyssa Lovitt, E-Brands - Sharon McCaslin, Sun-Sentinel - Jim McKinley, McKinley Financial Services, Inc. - Luke Moorman, Carroll's Jewelers - Dave Mundy, Broward Computers NTS, Inc. - Karla Nelson, Comcast Communications - Steve Nudelberg, On the Ball Marketing - Chris Overholt, Miami Dolphins - Lily Pardo, WSVN Channel 7 - Steve Savor, Tikki Beach Barge - Ken Schulman, Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida - Roxane Shriver, Community Volunteer - Phil Thornburg, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation - Larry Van Dusseldorp, Sr., DTS Directs Mail & Fulfillmrnt Services, Incorporated - Robyn Vines, Gray Robinson Attorneys at Law - Lt. Doug Watson, Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale - Rosalie Wheatley, T &T Realty - Johnny Williams - Kara Wolf, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. - Michael Yormark, Sunrise Sports & Entertainment BankAtlantic - LIASONS, HONORARY AND EMERITUS: Tammy Gail, Floridata Market Research - Ina Lee Travelhost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale - Joe Millsaps, Broward Navy Days - Dawn Stagliano, Comcast Communications - Lee Tiger, Seminole Tribe of Florida - Paul T. Castronovo, Clear Channel Communication

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-Southflorida

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:


Moet & Chandon Winterfest

Black Tie Ball

presented by

Two Oceans South Africa & Patron

Kicks off the Holiday Season


The social event of the season, The Moet & Chandon Champagne Winterfest Black Tie Ball presented by Two Oceans South Africa and Patron, was held on Saturdy, December 5, 2009. 

Winterfest transformed the Seminole Hard Rock Live into a star-studded evening that dazzled guests from the moment they walked the red carpet into the JM Lexus Reception.  Guests enjoyed the flow of champagne and drinks as music and entertainment filled the air throughout the Fidelity Investments Silent Auction which featured hundreds of gift items including, jewels, cruises, vacations, sports memorabilia, art and so much more.  Carroll's Jewelers booth displayed the Winterfest charm bracelet.

Guests then moved into the transormed main attraction as the Seminole Hard Rock Live became a beautifully decorated ballroom by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with lighting ambiances reflective of the entertainment venues of movies, theater and music of many generation by Sixth Star Entertainment and Marketing.  Winterfest welcomed back The Edge for a repeat performance that kepts guests dancing throughout the night.  The live auction items included a 2010 IS250C convertible (MSRP of $39,000.00), a shopping spree from Carroll's Jewelers, Trans-Atlantic Cruise for two compliments of Costa Cruises, VIP Wine Trip in Napa courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits, airline tickets from Southwest Airlines and more.

Special recognition was given to Arlette Spaniak, a long time supporter of the Winterfest, as 2009's "Belle of the Ball".

Ball Co-Chairs - Susan Renneisen, Connie Chaney and their committe guaranteed and delivered a night to remember! 

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