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Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc. September/October 2011 In this Issue: President’s Message

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Officers/BOD

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Calendar

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Barbara Padilla Concert

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Tailgate Gala Letter

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Tailgate Gala Photos

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Birthdays

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Sympathy & Sunshine

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ORD Items & Info

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Advertisements

Newsletter Chairs: Corinne DeVault Angy Scroble

Graphic Artist: Angy Scroble

Contact:

ocalaroyalnews@yahoo.com

Directory Chairman: Barbara Griffin/Hunter Bag21021@aol.com

Sunshine Chairman: Louise Bono bonorealty@aol.com 352-465-0854

Website:

www.ocalaroyaldames.org

Royal Legacy


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President’s Message 2011 Officers President: Nancy Porter 1st Vice President: Donna Crippen 2nd Vice President: Lois Johnson Secretary: Jody Micilcavage Treasurer: Patti Hunt

2011 Board of Trustees Louise Bono, Connie Brown, Corinne DeVault, Barbara Griffin/Hunter, Lisa Hageloh, Lois Johnson, Kathleen Kollar, Diana Lammermeier, Diana Moore, Melissa McNichols, Gwynn Pealer, R. Susan Smith, Jeanne Thomas, Cecilia Truesdale, Sonya Nasser Past President: Lydia Kuttas

Check out our Website: See the many photographs posted on our website, as well as our website videos. Share with your friends and family. www.Ocalaroyaldames.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Membership Information:

For membership information or for applications contact: Kathleen D. Kollar at 291-2959 or kdvkollar@yahoo.com. DIRECTORY CHANGES: Address email - telephone corrections send to: Barbara Griffin-Hunter to her email at bag21021@aol.com or mail to Ocala Royal Dames Attention: Barbara Griffin-Hunter P.O. Box 6163 Ocala, FL 34478

Is your generosity productive ? Royal Ladies, The Royal Dames do make a BIG difference in the fight against cancer thru research and education. We are a very Powerful organization and very committed to our community. This is a powerful disease. Ask yourself these questions: Is your generosity productive? In other words, are you giving money, stuff, or time away without accepting responsibility for the consequences? Don’t be foolish. Pay attention to the details of where your giving is going. Remember, each time you give to the Ocala Royal Dames you are making a Wise Investment to Fight Cancer. Our long standing record of 25 years shows how committed our members are to the mission. Are you committed to the Royal Dames? Be a good money manager by making sure your generosity is productive. Start today and make a commitment of your time and talents to help with our mission. We need YOU our Volunteers! Our “Tailgate Gala” Saturday August 27th, Was a BIG “Sold Out” success! Great fun with the Dames. I OMG the band Second Slice was fabulous! The dance floor included ladies dancing together and having a blast, dancing and laughing. We are not as good as the dancers, but we had a lot of fun. A special thank you to Roz Watson for starting this event last year and her committee. A “BIG” ThankYou! To this year’s Chair Melissa McNichols, Co-Chair Cecilia Truesdale, for their endless work to make this 2nd event a success again. Also to their committee who worked together as a team to have everything so organized. They left the attendees wanting more and to asking if we will do it again in 2012. See the article from the Tailgate Team for the final details. Volunteer Workshop has been moved to November, The date will be announced in the next issue. To accommodate several new member applications that came in over the summer. Our first member- volunteer workshop retreat will be open to all members, not just our new members. We will go over the history of the dames and what is expected of you when you join a committee. Also go over the how and what we do as an organization. It will be a casual group setting that everyone will enjoy. Chairman: R. Susan Smith, Co-chair: Nancy Porter. Volunteering is not only the right thing but a good thing to do… It’s good for you! Please feel free to contact me. email address: nancyroyal2011@yahoo.com Phone: cell 352-817-0099 or work 629-5703

Thanks for supporting the Ocala Royal Dames

Nancy Porter CALENDAR September 21st Board Meeting September 22nd Grand Dames event October 19th Board Meeting November volunteer workshop retreat TBA November 16th Board Meeting December 7th Board Meeting December Annual Lunch or Dinner TBA


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Barbara Padilla in Concert September 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm Location: Phillips Center Tickets: Pit: $40 (Pit seating limited and subject to availability.) Orchestra A-P; Mezzanine: $40 Orchestra Q-Z: $35 UF Students: $12 (On sale August 29) http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/2011/barbara-padilla-in-concert/

After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Barbara Padilla was told she may never sing again. Following several rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Padilla beat the odds, eventually becoming first runner-up of the world’s biggest talent competition in 2009, America’s Got Talent. For the past two years she has performed as a soloist for many symphonic events around the world, including oratorio and concerts in America, Italy and Mexico. Padilla will perform classical selections including O Mio Babbino Caro, Ave Maria and Con te Partiro. As a UFPA Chords of Color for a Cause™ event, portions of the performance will benefit Pediatric Oncology programs at UF&Shands, P.K. Yonge Performing Arts and Chords of Color.

One of our loyal partner organizations in Gainesville, Climb for Cancer, is the presenting sponsor for the Barbara Padilla concert coming up at the UF Center for the Performing Arts on Sep. 23. Because a portion of proceeds from this event will support the UF Pediatric Oncology program (which the Dames also support), Climb for Cancer has offered to provide complimentary bus transportation to and from Ocala for Dames and their guests/friends who want to attend. The bus can accommodate up to 100 people. Please call 352-622-7363 if you would like to ride the bus.


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Tailgate Gala 2011 What a party! “Tailgate Gala” 2011 was a huge success! Music by Second Slice, dancing, raffles and auctions made for a fun filled evening generating over $24,000 in funds for cancer research and education. This was a casual, fun evening. Not only did we generate much needed funds for cancer research, we introduced many people to another side of the Royal Dames. We had a sell out crowd so make reservations early for Tailgate 2012! Thank you to our generous sponsors: “Community Sponsor” – Ocala Star Banner, “Overtime Sponsors” $1000 – Adobe East, College of Central Florida Foundation, Comfort Keepers, Dr. Justin Ferns, “Gator Grands,” Bob and LaVerne Hope, Lois Johnson and Sonya Nasser, Dr. & Mrs. David Lammermeier, Skin Cancer Center of Central Florida, Dr. & Mrs. Richard Truesdale; “Touchdown Sponsors” $600 - Dr. and Mrs. Frank Cannon, Concordis Senior Living Communities, DeLuca Toyota, Rex and Gwen Etheredge, Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute; “Field Goal Sponsors” $300 - Dr. & Mrs. Mark Jank, Photography by Robert, James L. Smith, Susan Smith, First American Title; “Extra Point Sponsors” $100 - Clinical P.E.T. of Ocala, Companion Animal Clinic, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Hildner, Bernadeth Paraiso, GFA Marketing, Cash and Gwynn Pealer, Vishnu Reddy, MD Gastroenterology, Dr. and Mrs. Prabhakar Rumalla, Bill and Roz Watson. Team Spirit Tables! Our sincere gratitude to our sponsors and Dames for the creative table displays. Your unique styles set the mood for a festive “Tailgate Gala.” A successful fundraiser is a result of a great committee. We thank each of you for your participation. So many members helped in various ways. JoAnn Ankoviak, Lori Benz, Connie Brown, Beth Cannon, Donna Crippen, Pat DeLettre, Corinne DeVault, Jenny Gaver, Cheryl Godwin, Lisa Hageloh, Monica Haufler, Peggy Haworth, Lynn Holtmeyer, Patti Hunt, Lois Johnson, Patricia Jordan, Diana Lammermeier, Linda McGruther, Bern Paraiso, Nancy Porter, Carolyn Roberts, Susan Smith, Suzanne Smith, Carol Spooner, Sherry Swigert, Roz Watson, Susan Williamson and Karen Zeedyk. Thank you to the General Manager and Staff of the Country Club of Ocala for providing support to make the evening run smoothly. Our thanks to the Trinity Catholic High School cheerleaders for providing a warm “football welcome” to the Tailgate Gala. We would like to thank our husbands for their encouragement, help and support for the tailgate party.

Our heartfelt thanks to all for supporting “Tailgate 2011,” Melissa McNichols and Celia Truesdale


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SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON

To be held at the Hilton on September 27th from 11:30 - 12:30 (sharp) to accommodate our working members. There will be social time after 12:30 for those who wish to stay. August birthdays will be celebrated at the same time. Please call Rita Seymore - 288-0759 or Audrey Kuzma 7324062 to be included in the numbers. SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS LORI BENZ LOUISE BONO GLORIA COUCH GINGER CARROLL SUZANNE DENNY LOIS DOLIN SUSAN DOFF /MORRIS TINA FAGAN CARMEN GREINER RITA HOLLOSI JESSICA McCUNE MELISSA McNICHOLS JOLENE MICILCAVAGE MARJORIE MOXON DONNA MURRAY PATRICIA SASSO GWENDOLYN SIMS KAREN ZEEDYK

30TH 30TH 11TH 31ST 8TH 20TH 16TH 26TH 17TH 8TH 4TH 16TH 16TH 7TH 22ND 22ND 17TH 5TH

PAMELA ASTROM SHARON BROWN BRONWYN BUCY DONNA CRIPPEN SARA DASSANCE SUSAN P. HALE GWENDOLYN HAMILTON ALANA KEOUGH LYDIA KUTTAS AUDREY KUZMA BETH McCALL ELIZABETH MITTAUER BERTIE NICHOLSON RITA SEYMORE BARBARA TROW

6TH 21ST 20TH 26TH 24TH 7TH 26TH 29TH 22ND 18TH 25TH 27TH 10TH 14TH 15TH

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS SANDI BOUTWELL ANGELIA BOYNTON PAULINE BURGIO EDNA DeGENESTE CORINNE DeVAULT CAROLYN DOUGLAS VALENTINE EHLERS MANAL FAKHOURY CONNIE FERREIRA KIRBY FREY ROSEMARY GEE JUDITH GELINA SHARON JANK TRACY JENKINS Dr.LEE ANNE KEOUGH LOIS PRICE LESLIE SCALES RAE MARIE SMITH ELIZABETH SUKYS WINONA WILSON

24TH 3RD 19TH 5TH 22ND 6TH 11TH 16TH 30TH 7TH 28TH 13TH 18TH 8TH 10TH 16th 1ST 14TH 18TH 21ST


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William Stalnaker passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2011, at age 78. He died in his home surrounded by family. The long-time owner of the former Ocala Lincoln-Mercury and a 1,400 acre hay and cattle operation in Oxford named Long Hammock Ranch was also a long time supporter of the Royal Dames. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.

The Sunshine Committee is available to send members Get Well & Sympathy cards. Please notify Louise Bono at bonorealty@aol.com or call 352-465-0854 of members in need

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Cleaning for a Reason If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org Great information! You may not know someone going through chemo, but someone on your email list might!!

Limited Supply Available The Just Cookies Cookbook is wonderful for families (and Grandmas). It is chock-full of more cookie recipes than you could ever make — so select carefully. The book is delightfully illustrated by local schoolchildren. Donation $10.00

Wine and Dine with the Dames has a wide variety of

recipes, all favorites of our members, and highly 'doable.' It is a fun book to read, and can result in many delicious meals for family or guests. Donation $20.00

Available at these locations: Studio 200 Ocala's Lady Jeweler 8075 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 113 315 E. Silver Springs Blvd.

Or call and pick up:

Gemini Salon and Day Spa 3415 E. Silver Springs Blvd.

NW: Lydia Kuttas 351-2620 NE: Chris Hildner 694-2349 SW: Kathy Dinkins 236-5322 SE: Corinne DeVault 274-0718


Attention Business Card Advertising New and Renewals have increased to $120 for 1 year (10 issues of the newsletter). Email: ocalaroyalnews@yahoo.com Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc. PO Box 6163 Ocala, FL 34478


Ocala Royal Dames' SEPT 2011 Newsletter