July was a month in which the ladies of the MS NEW JERSEY AMERICA PAGEANT Organization and its service wing, the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, went on an emotional "roller coaster ride", as both good and bad news reached the "Sisterhood".
The NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB Showcases continued to bring joy and entertainment to their elderly constituents who are living in nursing homes. The residents received the "ambassadors of love", with enthusiastic applause, and grateful conversation following the performances.
The 3rd quarterly meeting of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB was held Wednesday, July 17th at the American Legion Post in Lakewood. A delicious luncheon of assorted deli sandwiches and salads was served, followed by a special cake for dessert, to honor the new Queen, Vanessa Shaw, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2013. There were many items discussed at the meeting, however, the health issues and progress of certain "sisters" were of particular importance. Members who are facing uphill battles on the journey to recovery are: Agnes Raimondi, Beverly Pierce and Sandra Greco/MSNJSA 2003 & MSSA2003. Queen Vanessa spoke briefly to outline her busy schedule, and reported on the Proclamations and congratulatory letters she has received from local and State legislators thus far. She expressed her feelings of love and gratitude towards her "sisters", who have welcomed her into the organization.