2017 Installation Luncheon

Karen Mathieson and Susan Danis

Another season comes to a close…

The Spring Luncheon and Installation of Officers for 2017-2018 was held on May 3rd at the luxurious Coral Ridge Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale. Guests sipped prosecco and were serenaded by two of Florida Grand Opera’s finest Young Artists and their accompaniment prior to a scrumptious lunch.  

Susan Danis, General Director and CEO of Florida Grand Opera presided over the installation of officers.


President: Karen Mathieson

First Vice President – Ways & Means: Jan Solomon

Second Vice President – Membership: Anne Brantmeyer

Third Vice President – Publicity: Melanie Camp & Helena Caplan

Corresponding Secretary: Linda Balent

Recording Secretary: Barbara Parent

Treasurer: Ruth Molina

Karen Mathieson thanked the executive and committee chairs for their support over the past season and presented each one with a gift of appreciation.

Thanks were extended to all those who helped to underwrite events, volunteered on committees and at events, and sponsored our In-school Opera Program. You are the BEST! In addition to sponsoring the in-school opera at 5 Broward schools, this year we were able to donate $70,000 to FGO!

Plans are underway for another great season of friendship among music lovers and more great opera! We are already working on:

  • A 3-day cruise on the Silver Whisper from Dec, 16 – 19, 2017 (Ruth Molina)
  • A pre-opera gala dinner and tribute to Patrick Flynn, preceding the opera Lucia at the Broward Center on Sat. Dec. 2nd.
  • And much more… we welcome your input and we are always looking for new ideas and a helping hand.
  • It’s time to renew you Opera Society membership
  • Remember to buy your season subscription to FGO 2017-2018 season.

Thank you to Anne Brantmeyer and Barbara Copanos for organizing the luncheon and to Helena Caplan for the great photos.

Karen Mathieson, President

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