Florida Chapter Sponsor Marble of the World hosted a fabulous networking event at their amazing facility and showroom in Ft. Lauderdale.

Our host was member Charles Urso, owner of Marble of the World, seen below with President Elizabeth Zecca and Past President Caroline Rogow.

We had a great turnout with a generous mix of members and guests.


Above are chapter members Marsha Koch, VP of Membership and Elizabeth Zecca, President,  Katina Papatonakis from Marble of the World, and member Lynn Sciarrone, VP of Programming and Lou Sciarrone.

Joining the attendees were guest Carla Blancas, member Sylvia Wallace from Restoration Hardware and VP of Sponsorship, Vicki Kirsner from Infinity Designs, our Recording Secretary and Chris Bennett our web master.


We were treated to a tour  where we walked through well organized rows of slabs of marble, quartzite, onyx, granite and exotic stone.  Enjoying the tour lead by Katina  are members Marsha Koch, Picture Pretty Interiors, Elizabeth Zecca, Panache Girls,  Lori Kasten,The Closet Factory, Mike Peterson, Luxe Magazine and Caroline Rogow, Panache Girls.  In the background is guest Harvey Dana also from Luxe Magazine.


Marble of the World has some of the most outstanding natural stone material we have seen.  The staff was so knowledgable. No question went unanswered!  Below Coralie Stoltz  from Marble of the World escorts another group including guests Twyla Gettert with Patrick Sharkey, Carla Blancas, members Vicki Kirsner and Leah Keitz FIFDA.




We gathered in the showroom as Charles Urso welcomed us and spoke about their products and an exciting new material just being introduced to the market called Geoluxe.

Below Lianne Day, Director of Marketing picks the winner of a $250 gift certificate, won by Robert Foltz from Allied Kitchen and Bath. Thank you Charles Urso for your generousity!


Enjoy additional photos of this lovely event thanks to the talents of John Stillman, Photographer, who of course, was never in any of these photos!


Leah Keitz FIFDA, Vicki Kirsner, Elizabeth Zecca, and Caroline Rogow



Harvey Dana, Caroline Rogow, and Twyla….



Marsha Koch, Neal Keitz, Leah Keitz FIFDA and Mike Peterson.



Ted Perrella, …… and Sylvia Wallace



Charles Urso, Marsha Koch and Harvey Dana



Twyla Gettert, Vicki Kirsner, and Carla Blancas


Mike Peterson, Marsha Koch and Lynn Sciarrone


……, Phylis Baron and guest, Yanick Verville and guest.


Front row: Robert Foltz, Marsha Koch, Phylis Baron and guest, Leah Keitz,Kris Nino, Lianne Day and Charles Urso. Back row: Lynn Sciarrone, Vicki Kirsner, Ted Perrella, andLori Kasten.

Thank you to all who turned out for another great “Cocktails, Conversation and Connections”.  It was fun and informative.  And a big shout out to our Chapter Sponsor Marble of the World and Lianne Day, Charles Urso and all their team who made it all possible.