The meeting that followed was full of good news from all the standing committees. Their reports reflected how hard everyone had worked in 2011, to make both the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB and the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT successful. Each committee chairwoman concluded her report with expressions of hope and high expectations for the new year.
It was good to welcome back the ladies who were out for several months due to illness. Some had traveled a long road towards recovery. They looked great, well rested, and willing to take on new responsibilities. Everyone in attendance seemed energized, and eager to set the many plans and projects in motion to make the 41st year of both organizations the best ever.
The meeting adjourned early in order to give time for the first rehearsal of the GREAT DAMES CHORUS. Although it was a short rehearsal, the ladies took to the music like fish to water! They were eager to get started, and the first rehearsal was full of great promise. It was obvious that they had practiced the music on their own, because they followed Director Josephine Araniti easily. Broadway Ladies, a medley of 3 great songs, is a real crowd pleaser and show stopper, and Wednseday was a great first rehearsal for the fledgling group. The GREAT DAMES CHORUS is scheduled to make their debut performance at the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT 2012.