Welcome back to the 58th season of The Florida Orchestra Guild! If we learned anything from last year, it is to expect the unexpected. Thinking back to this time last year, none of us had any idea what was in store for us. We all have grown and adapted. I am hopeful about all we can achieve in 2021-22 and working together to fulfill our mission.
There are many events coming up this season which you won’t want to miss. This year continues to be busy and challenging for us, beginning with the Golden Baton Award dinner for Marcy and Bob Shuck on October 14, the Holiday Tour of Homes cocktail fundraiser on December 3, Kringle Mingle on December 13, and our annual Tea Party on February 23. I urge you to support these events. In addition, we are also looking forward to not only our regular meetings at the Palladium, beginning this month, but two luncheon meetings at The Hanger scheduled in October and January.
We are very grateful for Past President Charlotte Krizek who did not forget the Guild in her Will and generously bequeathed $10,000 to TFOG. Thank you, Charlotte. May you rest in peace. Also, the Charlotte Searle Trust Fund is a gift to TFOG that keeps on giving with the latest donation of $30,220.47 received in July.
Looking ahead to our luncheon meeting at The Hangar on October 18, you may want to submit your check for a reservation at our September meeting. At The Hangar you will have the opportunity to make a lunch selection among 3 choices that includes a non-alcoholic beverage and gratuity, all for $21. Our new website will be up and running by then, so there will be another option to make a reservation online. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, October 13.
Again, thank you for all you have done and willcontinue to do for your Guild. Let’s all plan on attending the meeting on September 20 at the Palladium when TFO President & CEO Mark Cantrell will be our speaker. The Board meeting will begin at 11 a.m., social at 11:30 a.m. and General meeting at 12 noon. See you then!