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January 25, 2007 - Symphony of the Americas Society Women of Style & Substance 2007

What: Women of Style & Substance honored at Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Pier 66

Where: Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six, Ft. Lauderdale

When: Thursday, January 25, 2007

Time: 11:30 AM

Beneficiary: Educational Programs of the Symphony of the Americas, Broward's Symphany Orchestra

Honoree(s): Ann Burris, Sherrill Capi, Henrietta Countess De Hoernle, Billie Sue Engel, Pam Masters, Candy Norton, Mary & Fred Ruffner, and, Maria Soldani

Gala Chairperson(s): Tava Latta

Honorary Chairperson(s): Marilyn Johansen & Rochelle Koenig

Committee Members: Melanie Camp, Ann H. Cark, Renee LaBonte, JoAnne Lewis, JoLynn Lombardi, Belinda Ulbrich & Betty Yound LIAISONS: Anne Ahrens, Connie Chaney, Ann Fornias, Leslie Levine, Madelyn Savarick, Peggy Lou Sudbrink & Lesley Warrick HOSTESSES: Reba Amdur, Patty Angelbello, Jacqui Bradley, Melanie Camp, Barbara Dale, Lucille DeAngelo,Wendy Edwards, Mary Kay Follin, Carol Frei, Robin Friedman, Lisa Friesecke, Linda Glovsky, Brooke Goldstein, Pauline Gomez, Michael Goodman, Melinda Lee, Susie Levan, Jo Anne Lewis, Wilhelmena Mack, Rebecca McDonnell, Nancy Pedicord, Nancy Reierson, Maria SanJuan, Neiko Shea, Aline Stalla, Judy Strand, Veronika Thorne, Pat Turner & Wendy Walters

President(s): Ann H. Clark

Music: Symphony of the Americas

Sponsors: Caldwell Banker Cares Foundation, Marilyn Savarick, Mary & Fred Ruffner, The Countess Henrietta de Hoernle, Patricia Rengifo, Lorraine Thomas, Citrix, Event treats, NSU huizenga School, Nieman Marcus, Steinway Piano Gallery, The Westin Aruba, Tiffany Photographic Studio and the Hyatt Regency Pier 66.

Board of Directors: Symphony of the Americas Society: BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Ann H. Clark, President; Jan Amis Jessup, Founding President; Lesleen Bolt, Vice President; Jennifer Roselli, Secretary; Renee LaBonte, Treasurer; Tava Latta, Events Group Chair; Mary Kay Follin, Historian; Rosemary Larson, Parliamentarian; Betty Young, Publicity Group Chair; Jo Anne Lewis, Advisor; Rosemary Zenobia, Advisor; and, KayLynn Northcutt, Ambassador-at-Large

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Kevin Lane, The Image Development Team; and, Wade Caldwell, Photographer

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:


 HONOREES:  Seated:  Mary & Fred ruffner, Honoree Couple; The Countess Henrietta de Hoernle, Second Row:  Sherrill Capi, Maria Soldani, Billie Sue Engel & Pam Masters:  Back Row:  Candy Norton, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese & Ann Burris
HONOREES: Seated: Mary & Fred ruffner, Honoree Couple; The Countess Henrietta de Hoernle, Second Row: Sherrill Capi, Maria Soldani, Billie Sue Engel & Pam Masters: Back Row: Candy Norton, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese & Ann Burris

“The Women of Style & Substance Luncheon”
 
Elegance, style and an artistic ambiance characterized the recent “Women of Style & Substance” luncheon presented by the Symphony of the Americas Society (SOAS) at Pier 66. This event honored seven women and one couple who exemplify elegance and grace and distinguished themselves in the community and at work through their dedication and contributions to various charities.
 
SOAS President, Ann Clark, beamed with pride as she introduced chairwoman Tava Latta and her Assistant chairwomen, Marilyn Johansen and Rochelle Koenig.  Ann stated, “I was thrilled with the teamwork exhibited by our committee to insure the success of this special afternoon.”
 
A Special Musical Presentation by the Symphony of the Americas under the direction of internationally renowned Conductor, Maestro James Brooks Bruzzesi, featured the lively tango music of Astor Piazzolla.  Highlighting the theme “Argentine Tango”.  the talented piano duo Maria Laura Faglide & Ricardo Roel.  mesmerized the audience with their incredible presentation.  President Ann Clark commented, “The entertainment was outstanding.”
 
Also on hand to congratulate honorees was Dr. Peter Babinski, President of the SOA Board.  Marilyn Johansen introduced each honoree, presenting with a medallion designed by Jon Paul Jewelers and then read their biographies as they walked down the runway. 
 
This year’s outstanding honorees were: Ann Burris, Sherrill Capi, The Countess Henrietta de Hoernle, Billie Sue Engel, Pam Masters, Candy Norton, and Maria Soldani and Fred and Mary Ruffner.
 
Exemplifying the dedication of supporters of the Symphony of Americas was Iris Perez Morales, the winner of the $5000 Raffle, as she donated half the money to support the Symphony.
 
Sponsors included Caldwell Banker Cares Foundation, Marilyn Savarick, Mary & Fred Ruffner, Henrietta Countess de Hoernle, Patricia Rengifo, Lorraine Thomas, Citrix, Event.Treats, NSU Huizenga School, Nieman Marcus, Steinway Piano Gallery, The Westin Aruba, Tiffany Photographic Studio and the Hyatt Regency Pier 66.
The Children's Educational Programs offered by Maestro Bruzzessi and the Symphony will be the recipients of the $70,000 that was raised at the luncheon.  These programs, ranked as top in the nation, introduce children to the magic of Symphonic Music thereby creating an atmosphere that encourages them to actively participate in the creation of the wondors of music.
 
The SOAS is the support group for the Symphony of the Americas, which is celebrating their 19th year of continuous performance and is considered ‘Broward’s Symphony Orchestra.’ For information on becoming a member of the SOAS and join in their support of the Symphony of the Americas please call the SOAS Hotline at 954-713-8394 or e-mail sympamer@bellsouth.net
By:  Betty Young
 

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