Friday, February 23, 2018
Diane Beebe is an great example of women who live in the "Age of Elegance", that is 60 or better. After winning the title of MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2014, she joined the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB, and became an active member. She is a regular performer in their SHOWCASES, and when she is present, she operates the sound system as well. Diane helped the Pageant organization to grow, by creating the State website, and serves as the webmaster. She served as Secretary of NSAA for 2 terms, and created that organization's website as well.
Recently, Diane won an NY NUB Award, which was the first ever given by that film industry, for background acting. This news caught the interest of www.communitynews.org, an area newspaper, and a reporter contacted Diane for an interview. The article, published on February 22nd, is an in depth overview of Diane's interesting life, from childhood to the present day. To read the full story, click on this link:
Kudos to this NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB member and former QUEEN, who has proven that life after 60, can be exciting, rewarding and fulfilling.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Since her appointment as EXECUTIVE PAGEANT DIRECTOR of the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT, Terry Meade of Princeton Junction, has been busy seeking contestants for the 2018 Pageant, and doing her utmost to spread the word across the State about the Organization. Recently, a reporter from the West Windsor News, a newspaper in her area, interviewed Terry and wrote an extensive article that was published this week.
Terry's story is a poignant and beautiful account of her life from childhood to the present. After reading it, one will realize why Terry was the most qualified successor to Johanne Santori. The feature article also was published online, and can be accessed by clicking on this link:https://communitynews.org/2018/02/14/village-grande-woman-named-ms-new-jersey-senior-america-pageant/
FYI. Any lady over the age of 60, who is interested in becoming a contestant, can call Terry at: 908-216-8534, or by email: email@example.com.
To learn more about the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT, please visit our website: www.newjerseysenioramerica.org.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The ladies of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB had a great evening of food, libations, dancing and song, last December at the annual Christmas Party, but for some reason the event went unreported on this blog site. Some CLUB members were unable to attend the party, due to illness, or distance. So, the following is a recap of the great time had by all.
FYI. These photos were taken by Mark Meade, and lovely provided by Terry Meade, our new Executive State Pageant Director.
Monday, February 12, 2018
The past week marked the passing of Josephine Mazzarella, mother of JoAnn Gordon, MSNJSA 2008. Family, friends, and New Jersey Cameo Club sisters attended her wake on Sunday, February 11th at the Silverton Memorial Home in Toms River, followed by a funeral Mass this morning at St. Justin Roman Catholic Church.
During the last few years of her life, Josephine managed to enjoy life amid countless setbacks with her health, and JoAnn was always by her side. They were inseparable - laughing, and crying together - hoping that the next day would be better. Mother is gone now, and the hole that remains in her daughter's heart will be hard to close in the days, weeks, even years to come.
Josephine is God's very own now, and she is at peace. As for JoAnn, please know that God also cares for you today and will take of you in this your time of sorrow and loss. He will either shield you from your suffering, or give you the strength to bear it. Amen.