We greeted the year with a beautiful dinner party celebrating the installation of our 2018 Board of Directors. We welcomed new members and sponsors. It was the perfect way to kick off the new year.

Introducing our 2018 Board of Directors:

VP of Visual Media John Stillman, VP of Events Beverly Stewart, President Marsha Koch, Secretary Vicki Kirsner, President Elect and VP of Membership Lynn Sciarrone, VP of Sponsorship Rose Arevalo, VP of Social Media Laura Hessler and Treasurer Ted Perrella. Unable to attend were VP of Educational Foundation Caroline Rogow, VP of Hospitality Sylvia Wallace and Senior Advisor Leah Keitz FIFDA

VP of Social Media, Photographer John Stillman gets VP of Sponsorship, Rose Arevalo from Chapter Sponsor T Square Construction, new Sponsor David Fine and Jodi Maribito from Judith Norman, new Member and Sponsor Melissa Blanchenay from Benjamin Moore, member Laura Hessler from Chapter Sponsor Hessler Interiors and Sponsor Tom Daugherty from T Square Contruction to smile for the camera.

Member Beverly Stewart did the honors of installing all the officers including John Stillman VP of Visual Media. John is usually behind the camera.  How nice to see his smiling face.

Seated at several round tables we enjoyed leisurely conversations and an opportunity to learn more about each other .  Everyone lingered long after dinner was over.

Above new Member Melissa Blanchenay from new Chapter Sponsor Benjamin Moore, VP of Events Beverly Stewart, NY Chapter Member Susan Slotkis, VP of Visual Media John Stillman, and Member Michael Peterson newly retired Publisher of  Chapter Sponsor Luxe Magazine.

Gathered at another table are Treasurer Ted Perrella, VP of Sponsorship Rose Arevalo, Sponsor Tom Daugherty from T Square Construction, President Elect Lynn Sciarrone and husband Lou and VP of Social Media, Laura Hessler from Chapter Sponsor Hessler Interiors.

We were delighted to have David Fine and Member Jodi Mirabito both from Chapter Sponsor Judith Norman, join us. They are seated with Secretary Vicki Kirsner and our Webmaster Chris Bennett.

Vicki Kirsner, Marsha Koch, Mike Peterson, Jodi Mirabito and David Fine.

Treasurer Ted Perella, New Member and Chapter Sponsor Melissa Blanchenay, visiting  from our NY Chapter, Susan Slotkis, Secretary Vicki Kirsner, Chapter Sponsor Tom Daugherty.

President Marsha Koch, Interior Designer Gail Smith from Chapter Sponsor JL Closets, and VP of Events Beverly Stewart.

Thank you to all who turned out to help ring in the new year and celebrate our new dynamic dedicated board.  Exciting events are in the works offering many opportunities for members to connect, grow and thrive.  We are better together !