Saturday, July 25, 2015


Since her coronation on June 3rd, Sherri McGhie, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2015, has begun her year long journey of promoting the positive aspects on aging in the Garden State.   So far, she has kept her work schedule and duties as Queen in balance, and she is having the time of her life.

Lawmakers from all levels of government have recognized Queen Sherri for her achievement, with letters of congratulations, and official proclamations.

Earlier this month, Sherri met with the members of the Manchester Town Council at the bi-monthly open meeting.  President Brendan Weiner, President presided over the meeting.   He introduced Sherri to the residents, and read the Proclamation of Achievement, in lieu of Mayor Palmer, who was absent.   The photo also includes Sherri's entourage: Josephine Araniti/MSNJSA2007, her mother, Norma McGhie/MSNJSA1995, and Patricia Oraveta/MSNJSA2001.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders were also eager to honor Queen Sherri.  She was invited to their monthly open meeting in Toms River, where President Joe Vicari presented her with a beautifully framed Proclamation of Achievement of Appreciation.

Wow!  Each plaque gets bigger than the previous one!  Queen Sherri and her Mom pose with David Wolfe, New Jersey State Assemblyman, 10th Legislative District, in his office at Republican Headquarters in Brick.  Other recognitions include congratulatory letters from: Governor Chris Christie, US Congressman Chris Smith R, and US Senator Robert Menendez, D.  Still awaiting, is recognition from US Senator Corey Booker, D.

Queen Sherri won 1st Prize in the Shore Senior Idol Contest 2015, which was a cash award of $500.00.  Several NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB sisters attended the event at the Algonquin Theater in Manasquan.  From left to right are: Terry Meade, Class of 2014, Diane Beebe/MSNJSA2014, Queen Sherri/MSNJSA2015, her mother, Norma McGhie/MSNJSA1995, Delores Puzio/MSDESA2008, Jo Ann Gordon/MSNJSA2008, Bernadette Dudek/MSNJSA2009 & Mistress of Ceremonies.

Will this lovely child become a future beauty queen?  When Queen Sherri sang at Brightview last month, a little girl was sitting in the audience with her grandmother.  After the show, Sherri placed her crown her head.

Queen Sherri did take some time off for R&R.  She and past Queens and NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB sisters, Delores Puzio/MSDESA2008, her mother, Norma McGhie/MSNJSA1995 and Lyn Gibson/MSNJSA2000,  enjoyed a lazy summer day and dined at Water Street Grill in Toms River.

Queen Sherri, second from the left, sings along with her NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB sisters at Care One in Jackson.  They opened the show with "Broadway Ladies Medley",   a lively number of familiar songs that include: We're In The Money, Big Spender, and Whatever Lola Wants.  The ladies pictured in this provocative gesture are from let to right: Joan Kaplan, Queen Sherri/MSNJSA2015, Terry Meade, Brenda Christian, Leah Whelan/MSNJSA2011, Renee Tompkins, Carol Rosario, and Diane Beebe/MSNJSA2014.  They were directed by Josephine Araniti/MSNJSA2007.

And so, she is off!  As Queen Sherri continues her journey, she brings joy and happiness to all she meets.  In return, her constituents wish her well as she prepares for the MS SENIOR AMERICA National Pageant, with the hope that she will win the national title.

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