Opera Club of The Villages
Meet The Opera Club
Greetings From Our President
Over 100 members attended the first meeting of the new season on Thursday, September 23 at Laurel Manor. The Opera Club met for the first time in many months. The camaraderie and conviviality was amazing! Everyone was so happy to be together, and enjoyed a live musical performance
Appreciation Awards we’re presented to outstanding Board members: Rudy Ruckert, Shirley Agness, Dr. Pauline Pan, Helga Sharp, Roy Ullrich,Lou Sasmor, and In Memoriam for Norm Schuster who passed away this summer.
New Board members were introduced: Sandy Ricciardi, Vice President, David Harrold , Treasurer, Joanne Kells-Murphy, Membership Chair, William Peck, Webmaster, and Connie Connor, Archivist.
Geri Dempsey, our Community Relations Coordinator announced Three Charity Booth events at the Three Squares in October, November and January. This will be a spirited Meet and Greet, to introduce the Opera Club to new residents. If you would like to join in the fun, please contact Geri Dempsey at 631-525-7825 It will only take two hours for the event you choose. First event, Tuesday, Oct. 5th at Spanish Springs.
After the business meeting, Maestro Bill Doherty presented a beautiful program “Singers Serenade” featuring Mariangel Cesstari Inaty, Kaitlyn McMonigle, Alec Speers, & David Ghering - artists with the Central Florida Lyric Opera. Followed by a feastive dessert table hosted by Rosalie Locke and Marlene Croft. It was a joy to be together once again. Village Residents are welcome to attend.
Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 28, at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.
We look forward to seeing you!
Gerri Piscitelli, President
'Opera Club of the Villages'
First General Meeting of the 2021-2022 Season
[September 23, 2021]
[L-R] Alec Speers, David Gehring, Bill Doherty, Mariangel Cestari Inaty, Kaitlyn McMonigle,