Saturday, June 29, 2019
The Age of Elegance was the subject of an interview on the show, "In The Community", hosted by Dr. Thelma Witherspoon. The broadcast aired at 9:00 AM this morning on WEHA radio 88.7 FM and 100.3 FM in Atlantic City. She and 4 invited guests spent a lively hour talking about the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT and the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB.
On hand for the discussion were: Terry Meade, Executive State Pageant Director, Rebecca Orsatti, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2010, and NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB Treasurer; Denise Mechan, NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB Showcase Director; and Donna King, 2019 Contestant and 2nd Runner Up. The ladies explained most eloquently and clearly every facet of the 2 organizations, and Donna King shared her experiences as a contestant. During the show Thelma asked Becky to entertain the listening audience, and she gave a sample of "Don't Rain on My Parade".
For those who missed it, the interview was also streamed live, and can be viewed anytime by clicking this website: www.wehavegospel.com. Once on their homepage, click on the f icon, which will take you to their Facebook page, and then click on the video thumbnail.
The ladies were great examples of life after 60, that a Pageant exists especially for them, and they encouraged women in the listening audience to get "out of the rocking chair and onto the runway".
To learn more about the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT, please visit their website: www.newjerseyseniorameria.org, and www.msnewjerseysenioramerica.blogspot.com.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The fabulous ladies of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB were out in full regalia to volunteer for a worthwhile cause, and combined their talents with the Applaud Our Kids Foundation to help raise money for their scholarship program. The evening show was held at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt, on Thursday, June 14th. The two groups gave a two hour show of great music from Broadway, movies, and the classics. Each performer was unique in their own vocal style and song delivery, and the audience appreciation ranged from generous applause to standing ovations.
Dr. Debra Canale, MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA 2019, rocked the house with her dance routine. Although she is not in this photo, the results of her routine are highly visible. She went out into the audience and encouraged everyone to dance. Many from six to ninety plus, came up to the stage to clap, bump and grind, showing off their own individual styles.
The GRANDE DAMES CHORUS is a benefit that is open to the members of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO, who like to sing. It was formed in 2008, and is under the direction of Josephine Araniti/MSNJSA'07. They opened the second half of the show with, "With Love, From Motown", a 3 song medley which included: Baby Love, Where Did Our Love Go?, and Stop! In the Name of Love.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
There they are. The 2019 QUEEN and her Court. That's how it all ended on Wednesday, June 5th at Harrah's Resort Hotel and Casino. But, who are these 5 lovely women and how did their story begin? How did they find out about the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT 2019, and who inspired 11 ladies to become contestants? Perhaps they read about the Pageant in their hometown newspaper, or perhaps they were self motivated, so they Googled "pageants" until they found the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT website. Maybe a NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB member invited someone they knew, or, the ladies who were in the Pageant before decided to enter again.
Successful pageants are usually the result of a year-long plan by one person with a dream. The MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT Organization is proud to have as its STATE PAGEANT DIRECTOR, one such lady, Terry Meade. Over the course of the year, she worked tirelessly over the phone and on the internet, screening applicants, until she found 12 contestants.
As the song says, "It Was A Very Good Year", and all of it is due to the talent and imagination of one woman, NEW JERSEY STATE PAGEANT DIRECTOR, Terry Meade, who, in the course of one day, made magic happen for many people!