Friday, May 11, 2018

Recognition Luncheon a big success!

Chair Anne Lupica with centerpiece designer Carolyn Mendoza

Leigh Hann, Marilyn Parke, Susan Dale
Guest speaker Bob Boze Bell was entertaining and informative at the Recognition Luncheon. He knows how to tell a story! And his thank you gift was appropriate: both copies of our Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona . . . Tastes & Treasures Vol I and II.

President Nina Filippi spoke of Historical League successes: announcement of 2019 Historymakers, Family Holiday Party "Newsies", publication of Tastes & Treasures II historic AZ book, fabulous tours, evening at Vern Swaback's home and more!

Nothing like celebrating volunteers with a Recognition Luncheon. Thanks to chairs Anne Lupica and Delores Tomasek. Centerpieces created by Carolyn Mendoza. 50/50 raffle with Donna Esposito.Tastes & Treasures II historical AZ storytelling cookbook table with Norma Jean Coulter and Patt Walker. Special thanks to Al McLeod bringing in those cookbooks!

Director Tawn Downs received grant funding for AZ Heritage Center handed out by Cindy Tidwell-Shelton and Claire Nullmeyer. Topped off by individual Boston Cream Pie served in memory of Pam Ryan, past president of Historical League. The Ryan family gave this recipe and food memory for the Cherished Legacy pages in Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.

Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger, Joan Galloway, Mary and John Garbaciak and friends

Larry Baker buys raffle tickets from Julie Moore

Greeters:  Lee Ann van Rijn, Cindy Tidwell-Shelton, Jody van Rijn, Claire Nullmeyer

Norma Jean Coulter and Al McLeod
Norma Jean Coulter and Patt Walker at Tastes & Treasures II table

Julie Moore, Renee Donnelly and Donna Esposito celebrating a very successful 50/50 raffle

Linda Corderman, Pres. Nina Filippi with Exec Director James Burns and Bob Boze Bell

Long-time volunteer Renee Donnelly meets Exec Director James Burns

Donna Esposito with 50/50 Raffle