Saturday, April 3, 2010


With winter vacation behind them, the "elegant ladies" of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, did a record number of showcases in March, totaling 7. Two shows in particular, deserve special mention, Saint Francis Residential Community, and Saint Francis Oaks Retirement Community, both located in Denville, New Jersey.

The shows were arranged by Bernadette Dudek, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2009. She often visits her dear godmother who resides there and it was her idea to bring the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB there to perform.

Denville is a charming city, about 30 minutes north of Newark. Most of the ladies in the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB live in Monmouth and Ocean counties, which is located further south. So, the trip took almost 2 hours, but everyone was happy to go, since it opened up a new territory for the club. Both performances were on the same day, one afternoon, the other early evening.

Bernadette's godmother was so thrilled to see and hear Bernadette, and she enjoyed everyone else's performance as well. The ladies were so happy to have made this effort. It turned out to be a memorable show for all, because Bernadette found out that her godmother passed away quite suddenly later in the month.

Another memorable showcase was at The Chelsea in Toms River. A fairly new adult residential facility, the outdoor grounds have lovely gardens and gazebos, and the main entrance and lounge is tastefully decorated. The dining hall held about 300 hundred people, and our ladies once again rose to the occasion, and gave a fabulous show. NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB Showcase Director Delores Puzio had worked for over a year to book a showcase at The Chelsea, and her efforts proved successful. Thanks Delores for all your hard work!

Spring is here, and the "elegant ladies" of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB will be out sprinkling their special brand of cheer. Where will they be found next? If you want to see a performance, or book a showcase for your group, call Delores Puzio, at 732-270-8615.