Saturday, December 12, 2015


Sherri McGhie, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2015, and the fabulous ladies of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO, made merry last week, as they used their unique talents to spread joy and happiness around the Garden State during this Christmas season.

QUEEN Sherri delighted the crowds of people who watched the Christmas Parade, which was held in Moorestown, last Saturday, December 5th.

The weather was perfect for the occasion, sunny, mild temperatures, with no wind.  The convertible was donated by Holman Dealers.  QUEEN Sherri's entourage included: Delores Puzio/MS DELAWARE SENIOR AMERICA 2008, who rode alongside her, and her Mom, Norma McGhie/MS NEW JERSEY SENIORA AMERICA 1995, who sat in the front.

After their turn, the 3 QUEENS were invited to sit on the reviewing stand, which included the judges, Moorestown Mayor, and several other invited guests, to watch the rest of the parade.  In this photo, they are joined by the President of the Moorestown Lions Club.  Everyone was treated to doughnuts and hot cocoa. Sounded like it was a fun time!

QUEEN Sherri was also the main event in 1 NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB Christmas Showcase, which was held on Tuesday, at  The Orchards in Jackson.  On Thursday, Diane Beebe, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2014, was featured at Bartley Healthcare, also located in Jackson. 

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The audience appreciated Sherr's 2 songs, by giving her a warm round of applause. 

 Besides watching the show, the audience joined in on a sing-a-long of holiday favorites.

Thanks go to Mark Meade, Vice President Elect Terry's husband, who took many photos.  The ladies will have memories of their fabulous performances, at the 2 Christmas Showcases, because all his photos can be viewed on Terry's Facebook page, and can be uploaded to their computers.

Kudos to all  for their great performances, not only at Christmas, but throughout whole the year.  As the "Old Year passes, and we hail in the New, ye lads and lasses", may these ladies be blessed with good health, so they can continue to use their God-given talents in 2016!

Saturday, December 5, 2015


The New Jersey Cameo Club Christmas party was a night to remember.  Seventy fabulous ladies, spouses and their significant others, attended the annual event which was held on Thursday, December 3rd at the Toms River Hotel from 6 to 10 PM.

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Kudos go to Chair lady, Jo Ann Gordon/MSNJSA2008, and her committee for organizing such a great evening, filled with delicious food, lively dancing to the music of Steve and Debbie Berger, and fun activities to wile away the hours.

The evening began with a few bittersweet announcements, as was noted by Steve, who played "Time To Say Goodbye", softly in the background.  Outgoing NJCC President, Lyn Gibson/MSNJSA2000, thanked everyone for having had the priviledge of serving as President, and announced that she will travel to Arizona for an extended period of time to stay with family.  Bernadette Dudek/MSNJSA2009, received a going away gift, and tearfully told everyone how hard it was to make the decision to move to South Carolina, because she would be missing her Cameo Sisters.

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Johanne Santori/MSNJSA2006, and MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT ADMINISTRATOR & PAGEANT DIRECTOR, joined the outgoing officers of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, in a photo taken at the October quarterly meeting.  Seated from left to right are: Carole Lelli, Vice President; Leah Whelan, Secretary; Lyn Gibson/MSNJSA2000, President; and Rebecca Orsatti/MSNJSA2010, Treasurer.

The new NJCC officers were called forward, and President-elect Carole Lelli spoke briefly on their behalf.  From left to right are: Carole Lelli/President; Geri Rizzo/Secretary, Teri Meade/Vice President; and Rebecca Orsatti/MSNJSA2010, Treasurer.

MSNJSA PAGEANT ADMINISTRATOR & DIRECTOR, Johanne Santori/MSNJSA2006,  thanked  people and committess for their help and support of the Pageant organization, and encouraged all to have a time.

Director Santori introduced QUEEN Sherri McGhie, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2015 to come up and say a few words.  Her speech was short, but eloquent, and as she expressed her deep gratitude for all the support she has received from her Cameo Sisters.  Afterwards, she entertained with a funny seasonal song.

Jo Ann annouced it was time for the raffle drawing.  There were 2 tables of great prizes, and everyone quieted down in the hope that their number would be called.

Steve Berger provided a variety of great music for everyone's dancing pleasure.  Line dancing is one favorite, in which the ladies danced the electric slide.

Before the evening ended, there was a photo op just for the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB members.  QUEEN Sherri is in the center, sitting next to her Mom, Norma McGhie/MSNJSA1995.

Thanks again, to Jo Ann Gordon/MSNJSA2008, for a wonderful evening ... You dreamt big, and made it happen!