About the Opera Club
Since its beginning, the Opera Club of The Villages has awarded more than $590,000 in scholarships to high school students in Lake, Marion & Sumter Counties Florida.
2020/2021 Officers (Learn more)
Geraldine Piscitelli, President & Program Chair
Lou Sasmor, Vice President & Membership Chair & Publicity
Ann Forrester, Recording Secretary
Pearl Kosa, Corresponding Secretary & MAP Chair
Helga Sharp, Treasurer
Mary Boczkowski, Director & Assistant to Corresp. Secretary
Marlene Croft, Director & Hospitality Chair
Geri Dempsey, Director of Community Relations
Dave Harrold, Director
Gigi Letendre, Director & Sunshine Chair
Rosalie Locke, Director
Norm Schuster, Director & Marketing Coordinator
Marty Taylor, Director & Scholarship Chair
Roy Ullrich, Director & Webmaster
Rosalie Locke & Rudy Ruckert, Hospitality Committee
Bill Doherty, Advisor
Opera Club of The Villages major milestones:
1995 - Formed as an opera & classical music social club.
2002 - Five music scholarships awarded.
2004 - Club becomes incorporated in Florida as Opera Club of The Villages, Inc. (N04000001166)
2004 - Three music scholarships awarded - Reginald Oliver (sax); David Richs (piano); and Katrina Schoenfeldt (vocal)
2005 - Five music scholarships awarded - Lisa Fleetwood (violin); Heather Davidson (flute); Melanie Di Lorenzo (drums); Niki Melcher (flute); and Steven Stevens (clarinet).
2006 - Four music scholarships awarded - Constance Rogalski (vocal); Christine Gonzalez (violin); Alvin deTorres (trombone); and Jessica Ellison (sax).
2011 - Receive IRS 501(c)(3) status (Fed. ID: 20-0669641)
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