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Spokane Symphony Associates


F anfare We’ve Come A Long Way! Does anybody remember the first Christmas Tree Elegance at The Davenport Hotel 11 years ago? We were thrilled to sell 75,000 raffle tickets, the most in any single year in all the previous 19 years of CTE. This year, the 30th Anniversary of CTE, raffle ticket sales were the highest ever: 207,000+ (180,000+ at The Davenport Hotel and 27,000+ at River Park Square).

Thank You ... How many ways are there to say “thank you”? There are hundreds of ways, but I do not think there is a more heartfelt “thank you” than the one to Maureen Boutz and Pat McHale, Co-chairs of Christmas Tree Elegance.  Their leadership and support of the many individuals and teams is a r e fl e c t i o n o f t h e i r dedication to SSA and to CTE. Without their

leadership, the tremendous success

upon, it is with the recognition that you all

enjoyed by Christmas Tree Elegance would not have happened.

deserve a great big THANK YOU.

It doesn’t matter whether you think of the individuals

All of us, the Spokane Symphony Associates, thank the volunteers for a

or the teams that design and support the wonderful holiday spirit, – whatever portion of CTE you reflect

job well done. amazing!       

You are

Carolyn Gooley, President, SSA

Calendar ✤ Let’s Play for the Symphony March 25th Manito Country Club

✤ SSA Annual Spring Meeting May 22nd Spokane Country Club

✤ Symphony Tour to L.A. May 3rd to 8th

✤ Upscale Sale Location TBA May 30th - Preview Sale May 31st & June 1st - Sale

✤ Bloom ‘n Tune Plant Sale May 16th & 17th

Special thanks to Planning Committee members Deanna Adams, CTE Treasurer

Elizabeth Raol, Tree Teams Chair

Jeanette Brenner, RPS Volunteer Chair

Peggy Springer, Raffle Chair

Susie Kennedy, Underwriting Chair

Donna Lee, 30th Anniversary Luncheon Chair

Nancy MacKenzie, Volunteer Chair

Jim Wandler, Room Arrangements

Barbara MacAfee, Tree Teams Co-chair We thank Megan Kasper at The Davenport Hotel and Elizabeth Mills at River Park Square for being wonderful partners in this project. Their assistance was invaluable. Thank you so much to all the volunteers who made this year’s event possible and to the hundreds of generous donors throughout the community. In addition, we are so grateful to the Brass Ensemble who entertained us at the 30th Anniversary Luncheon, Val Hughes and her group who entertained at Monday’s Holiday Hat Luncheon and the Cello Trio who played for the Davenport-hosted Tuesday luncheon in the Hall of Doges. When we all work together, look at the amazing results!!! But the real highlight of CTE came during the second week when the musicians’ strike was settled. Everyone was thrilled that our hard work would help the Symphony keep the beautiful music playing in Spokane! Maureen Boutz & Pat McHale, 2012 CTE Co-Chairs

Father Christmas Creator and More! Every year a special feature in the Davenport Christmas Tree Elegance exhibit is one of Elizabeth Raol's “Father Christmas” figures. It is a perfect example of the precision and care needed to create this work of art so it is not surprising to find that the person behind it is in charge of the “tree teams” who work from January to the next CTE the following year! And, of course, that number has grown from 12 to 18 in the last two years with the expansion of the event to River Park Square. Over 30 key individuals head up the teams or are designated “decorators”. These people work throughout the year preparing their trees and securing gifts and doing all the “behind the scenes” steps necessary to execute a truly elegant and awesome event for SSA. Elizabeth coordinates their efforts, chairs regular meetings with the teams, encourages them, supports their works, shares their concerns, and is absolutely a wonder to watch in action! We would be hard-pressed to think of doing this without her and it is hard to describe all the efforts she puts into this each year! She needs to be lauded—so “here's to Elizabeth and her fantastic tree teams that make Christmas Tree Elegance what it is!!” SENSATIONAL!! 2

Symphony Superstars!! - In L.A. ~ And Much, Much, More May 3 - 8, 2013 Walt Disney Concert Hall


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Violin sensation, Hilary Hahn, in recital at Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa: " The Pacific Symphony featuring Paul Jacobs and the Gillespie Concert organ

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Ballet at Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa: " the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg – Rodin

Museums the Getty Villa in Malibu Los Angeles County Art Museum La Brea Tar Pits – Page Museum the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

Out and About L.A. City Tour South Coast Plaza Santa Monica Old Town Pasadena

Priced from $1787 / pp / dbl.occ Check only, please. $500 deposit required by March 11, 2013

Go to for flyer, details and registration form or call Karen at SSA office – 509-458-8733

“Let’s Play For The Symphony” Save the Date!!  Forte Plus chapter of the Spokane Symphony Associates will hold its 23rd"Let's Play for the Symphony" on March 25th at Manito Country Club. It's a day of fun and games, lunch, door prizes, the always popular, "Elegant White Elephant" and "Its In The Bag!" auctions.  The cost remains at $25 per person.  Round up a table of pals to play your favorite game and support the Symphony.  Watch for your invitation in February. 3

2012 A Fundraiser to Benefit the Spokane Symphony Orchestra

Thank You

Chapter Report Forte Plus Chapter held its 3rd Staff Appreciation Lunch on January 17 at the Lincoln Building. Chapter members provided lunch, door prizes and favors for 18 Symphony and Fox staff members.

Upscale Sale . . . Coming Up

to the following Major Supporters of Christmas Tree Elegance 2012 MAJOR UNDERWRITERS The Davenport Hotels Collection River Park Square Brenda & LeRoy Nosbaum AmericanWest Bank Macy’s Tracy Jewelers TREE SPONSORS BDO USA, LLP Garco Construction Valerie & Albert Hughes McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest, P.S. Mr. Tux/Spokane Limousine Service Dr. & Mrs. James Mullen Red Lion Hotels Corporation Rockwood Inland Eye Center & Dr. Michael H. Cunningham Rockwood Retirement Communities Saint George’s School Spokane Seed Company Spokane Tile & Design Spokane Urology The Spokesman-Review

KEY DONORS Berg’s Shoes Dermatology Specialists of Spokane, Dr. & Mrs. Richard S. Herdener Dermatology Specialists of Spokane, Dr. Kate Bruya Reed & Charles Reed FLOW Adventures Finders Keepers I & II Granite Transformations Hotel 1000, Seattle Valerie & Albert Hughes Method Juice Cafe Randall/Danskin, P.S. Elizabeth & Pradyumansinh Raol, Old World Father Christmas Spokane Symphony Society The Inlander Urbanna Natural Spa, Salon & Wine Washington Trust Bank CONTRIBUTORS Allied Fire & Security aNeMonE Arby’s of Spokane David & Carol Arnold Doug & Gail Belanger Ben Bridge Jeweler Marjorie H. Bender David & Carol Worthington Borodin Rick & Maureen Boutz Cheryl & Clint Branz/Jim Custer Enterprises Jeanette Brenner, Alicia’s on 25th Center for Physical & Sports Therapy Chiropractic Wellness, P.S., Inc.

Are you or family and

Dental Clinique Dix Corporation Dr. Robert & Janet Durnford Follger Photography, Inc. Fred’s Super Shots Portrait Studio Nance Hall Hartwell’s Don Henrichs, Architect Jack & Felicia Kendall KXLY ABC 4/Kris Crocker Diane Maehl Photography Ben & Eloise Migdow Dr. Larry & Linda Milsow Mirabeau Park Hotel Mosaic SalonSpa Mr. Tux/Spokane Limousine Service NAI Black Commercial Real Estate/ David R. Black Dr. Philip & Jennifer Ogden Kurt & Gayle Orton Ruth H.S. Pearson Planet Beach-A Contempo Spa Dr. Frank Rosekrans, Psychological Services Spokane Scuba Fish Scuba Center Senske Lawn and Tree Care, Inc. Snap Fitness 24/7 Steve & Shanna Storey The Bike Hub Tire-Rama Kevin Truong, DMD Tuxedo Gallery Walker’s Furniture Dr. Elizabeth Welty Betty S. Wheeler Irv & Angie Zakheim

STROLLING STYLE SHOW CONTRIBUTORS Apricot Lane Tracy Jewelers Old Navy Chico’s Elixir Salon Swank Fringe Salon & Boutique Berg’s Shoes

friends downsizing or spring cleaning?

Thank you to ALL of the generous Donors to the trees and events!

Help your Symphony by donating quality items now to SSA’s Upscale Sale, due to take place May 30th to June 1st. “Best sellers” include furs, art, furniture, lamps, jewelry, sterling, quality silverplate, patio sets, crystal, china, and designer clothing.

Other “Best sellers” include books, tools, new

donated 5 items to sell for $10 each (or 10 for $5)

small appliances (no large appliances or heavy exercise equipment).

proceeds would be $25,000!

If each of our 500+ Symphony family (SSA,

Carol Worthington (999-0979) Jeanette Brenner (990-6418)

SSO Board & Staff, Orchestra, Chorale)

Susan Kennedy (455-9686) Pati Dahmen (979-1899).

For Information Call

✤ Spokane Symphony Associates ✤ P.O. Box 365

Spokane,WA 99210

✤ 509-458-8733 ✤ 4

SSA Newsletter January-February 2013  

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