Photos by Betty Young
Members of The Opera Society recently celebrated our annual Mad Hatter’s Tea organized by Chairman Gloria Kline at the elegant Capital Grille. Guests were greeted by a beautiful display of evening handbags, jewelry and hats for sale as they sipped champagne. Evening bags and jewelry were from Stella and Dot, shown by Lynsie Xerri. Noorina Mirza displayed the beautiful hats.
As the tea began with delicious cucumber (naturally) sandwiches, Nominating Committee Chair Linda Balent presented the slate of officers for next year, as approved by the Board of Directors and called for a vote. The slate was unanimously approved. Our new officers for 2011-2012 are as follows:
President: Kim Naimoli
First Vice President Ways & Means: Becky Irwin
Second Vice President Membership: Eric Koskoff
Third Vice President Public Relations: Betty Young
Corresponding Secretary: Ruth Molina
Recording Secretary: Chris Elbualy
Co-Treasurers: Ann Clark and Margie Nagle
As the lovely tea progressed to scones with cream and French macaroons, Dr. Gloria Kline introduced the stage actor, Peter Hawkins, our Mad Hatter, to begin a reading of the famous poem, Jabberwocky, from Alice in Wonderland. Our very special hat judges, Stacy Ostrau, the Sun Sentinel Society Scene Publisher, and Robert Allen of Robert Allen Salons were faced with the difficult task of choosing the winners in the various categories of the hat competition.
Liannette Marquez won in the Vintage category with her lovely Dior ensemble. Carol Call won in the Romantic/ Seductive category and Mary Harrison won with her delightful “Fascinator”. Enjoy the lovely pictures of the day!!