Saturday, January 2, 2010


The year 2009 held numerous happy times for the "elegant women" who make up MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT. By reading past articles on this blog, one can get an idea of how hard the members worked all year long to make a difference in the lives of the people they reach.
The holiday season was no exception. Ladies in the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB travelled to many parts of the State, giving Christmas and Hannukah shows. A special thanks to Rebecca Orsatti, whose repertoire included Hannukah songs. She lead the audience at the Congregation Oher-Shalom in Marlboro, in a fun sing-a-long. Rebecca is a professional singer and has appeared in Atlantic City casinos for many years. She has released a CD album of beautiful romantic ballads for easy listening, which is for sale, by calling her at: 609-344-7802.
After spending a relaxing vacation in Disneyworld with her family, Queen Bernadette Dudek returned home to resumed her schedule of appearances. The photo at the top was taken in November, and she is accompanied by, Johanne Santori, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGENT DIRECTOR. Bernadette appeared for three days as hostess for the ATLANTIC CITY LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES CONVENTION.
Bernadette shared a humorous story with her Cameo Club sisters lately. At a recent parade in Seaside, an ardent and overzealous male admirer, emerged from the crowd as she passed by and asked for her hand in marriage! She is so pretty, how could anyone resist her charm. Way to go, Bernadette!
Delores Puzio did an expecially outstanding job this year, holding two difficult positions: as President of NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, she always kept members informed of news and events throughout the year(s); as director of NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB SHOWCASES, she arranged the shows all over the State. She continues serving as director of NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB SHOWCASES. Anyone wishing to book a performance please call her at: 732-270-8615.
Delores Puzio and the present slate of officers, including Lyn Gibson, Cathy Clark, and Doris Criscione have served NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, admirably during the past 4 years. The installation of the slate of newly elected officers will be held on January 13, 2010. They are: Dale Maglia, President, Jo Ann Gordon, Vice-President, Agnes Traschetti, Secretary, and Joan Kaplan, Treasurer.
Johanne Santori, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT STATE DIRECTOR, has announced very exciting plans for the 2010 pageant, which will be a special 35th anniversary celebration, to held at Harrah's in Atlantic City, on June 3rd. Any lady who is interested in becoming a contestant should call her at: 609-822-7441.
Sherri McGhie continues to take great pictures and video clips of MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT and SENIOR AMERICA events. Of particular interest at present are the video clips which can be viewed on
Our "sisterhood" is strong because of its loving members. May they "live long and prosper" in the coming year, and may they continue to bring joy and happiness wherever they go.