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“A little love goes a long way; a lot of love lasts forever.” 2012 JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH 2012 Message from our President …. Happy New Year, beautiful sisters! The Year ahead is full of promise…..the past, a moment in time. I pray for each of us for a new beginning, a new plan of action, a new spirit of unity. I pray that our hearts come together, as well as our talents so that the work and history in which we have all participated will be the keystone to our future. I pray that we appreciate the steps that have been taken to provide an environment in which to share lovingly and wholeheartedly to those who need us. I look forward to positive changes, renewed enthusiasm, and loving hearts. After all, we are together because we want to be…..not because we have to be……and because God brought us all together! How blessed are we! Love to each of you, Maddy 2012 brings a New Beginning 2012 brings a New Plan of Action 2012 brings a New Spirit of Unity 2012 brings Positive Changes 2012 brings Renewed Enthusiasm 2012 brings Loving Hearts By our “roving reporter” Marilyn O‟Connell Myrna’s adventure to Atlantic City was not without drama. Firstly, her husband Duane was sick in bed for 3 days, only up to attend one event. Myrna called it a “push” to be up early – full makeup, hair, gowns & shoes every day for each event. With pride, she shared her vocal performance & made us proud of Arizona. Ms. California Senior America informed me that the night before final judging, a rule was changed to allow lip syncing in the talent category. Your roving reporter’s opinion: disbelief, dismay & disgust; an insult to the 34 other contestants. The so transparent winner lip synced. Myrna’s 2 daughters & Duane’s 2 sisters and an old friend cheered her on! The rest of her cheering squad included Lois, Marguerite & Pat and Maddy. Maddy opened one show with “My Country,„Tis of Theeand a poem. Myrna quotes: “I had the time of my life!” P.S. My husband Cash can lip sync. Ms. Senior Arizona 2011, Myrna Foster
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  • “A little love goes a long way; a lot of love lasts forever.”

    2012 JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH 2012 Message from our President….

    Happy New Year, beautiful sisters!

    The Year ahead is full of promise…..the

    past, a moment in time.

    I pray for each of us for a new beginning, a new plan of

    action, a new spirit of unity. I pray that our hearts

    come together, as well as our talents so that the work and history in which we have all participated will be

    the keystone to our future. I pray that we appreciate

    the steps that have been taken to provide an

    environment in which to share lovingly and wholeheartedly to those who need us.

    I look forward to positive changes, renewed enthusiasm, and loving hearts. After all, we are

    together because we want to be…..not because we

    have to be……and because God brought us all together! How blessed are we!

    Love to each of you,

    Maddy

    2012 brings a New Beginning

    2012 brings a New Plan of Action

    2012 brings a New Spirit of Unity

    2012 brings Positive Changes

    2012 brings Renewed Enthusiasm

    2012 brings Loving Hearts

    By our “roving reporter” Marilyn O‟Connell

    Myrna’s adventure to Atlantic City was not

    without drama. Firstly, her husband Duane was

    sick in bed for 3 days, only up to attend one event.

    Myrna called it a “push” to be up early – full

    makeup, hair, gowns & shoes every day for each

    event. With pride, she shared her vocal

    performance & made us proud of Arizona. Ms.

    California Senior America informed me that the

    night before final judging, a rule was changed to

    allow lip syncing in the talent category. Your

    roving reporter’s opinion: disbelief, dismay &

    disgust; an insult to the 34 other contestants. The

    so transparent winner lip synced.

    Myrna’s 2 daughters & Duane’s 2 sisters and an

    old friend cheered her on! The rest of her cheering

    squad included Lois, Marguerite & Pat and

    Maddy. Maddy opened one show with “My

    Country,„Tis of Thee” and a poem. Myrna quotes:

    “I had the time of my life!”

    P.S. My husband Cash can lip sync.

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2011,

    Myrna Foster

  • Arizona State Fair 2011 KOY & Danny Davis were in charge of our performance at

    the Fair this year; so, 6 of our Queens…Queen Myrna,

    Maddy, Jane, Peggy, Sharon & Herme performed & helped

    all day. It was a perfectly beautiful day!

    (Courtesy Photos by Jordan Greenland)

    Peggy Brown Jane Gilmer Herme Sherry

    Queen 2006 Queen 2009 Queen 2004

    Jean McCurdy Marguerite Murtagh Ms. Senior NY 1999 Ms. Senior NY 2000

    Herme Sherry Kay Pittenger

    Ms. Senior AZ 2004 2009 Pageant Contestant

    Corte Bella is located in Sun City West. The event took

    place on Saturday, November 19th, at 2pm. Proceeds

    went to benefit “Families in Crisis” for the

    following: Swan Butterfly House, New Life Center,

    Crisis Nursery and Turnbow Foundation.

    (on left)

    Myrna

    Foster Queen 2011

    (on right)

    Maddy

    Paschal

    Queen 2010

    Sharon

    Friendly

    Queen

    2007

    Danny

    Davis

    KOY

    Emcee

  • REMINDER: OUR LUNCHEON MEETINGS

    WILL MEET ON THE

    2ND

    FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH.

    Our members who attended the September

    Luncheon voted on this change. Motion passed.

    Friday, January 13th

    Elmcroft Assisted Living 1875 E Guadalupe Rd., Tempe 85283

    Friday, February 10th

    Heritage Palmeras 10101 W. Palmeras Dr., Sun City 85373

    Friday, March 9th

    Elmcroft Assisted Living 1875 E Guadalupe Rd., Tempe 85283

    Please, do NOT call the facility for reservation.

    CONTACT Marilyn O’Connell only!

    Home Phone: 480-496-5639

    Email Address: [email protected]

    This musical variety show was filled with talented

    entertainers from across the Valley; and they donated

    their time & talent. Proceeds from this 2-hr., fast-

    moving show went to our “Families in Crisis”, which

    includes the Crisis Nursery in Phoenix (helping

    abused & neglected children), the New Life Center in

    Goodyear ( a domestic violence shelter), the Butterfly

    House in Glendale (a domestic violence shelter), and

    the Turnbow Foundation in Mesa (educational

    scholarships for disadvantaged children & their

    families).

    Show date was on Saturday, October 22nd

    , at 7pm, at

    the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

    (photos… compliments of Cummins Photography)

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2011 Myrna Foster

    Ms. Senior NY 1999 1st Runner-Up in 2011 Pageant

    Jean McCurdy Nancy Thompson

    (more dazzling photos in the following column)

    Arrive early enough to pay your lunch fee to a Board Member and

    meet’n’greet everyone before being seated at 11:30 a.m.

    mailto:[email protected]

  • It’s time for everyone to say “CONGRATULATIONS!”…“HOORAY!”

    ….and “WOW!” Wanda Smith is now

    Ms. Senior Wyoming 2011. We’re so very proud of you!!!

    (“Thank You for the Music” show photos continued)

    OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD President: Maddy Paschal Vice President: Marilyn O’Connell Secretary: Sherlene Berry Treasurer: Sylvia Paterno

    COMMITTEE HEADS Media Director: Lois Springer Artistic Director: Peggy Brown Social Director: Myrna Foster Board Member at Large: Bea Savage Newsletter Team: Linda Haaheim Myrna Foster Marilyn O’Connell

    (show cast in pictures above)

    (on the right) Ms. Senior Arizona 2005

    Shirley Goss

    (at the bottom) Ms. Senior Arizona 2008

    Marilyn O’Connell

    Sharon

    Friendly

    had hurt

    her back,

    bring on

    the

    wheelchair

    The show

    must go

    on!

    And Sharon

    sang

    beautifully

    from the

    chair!

  • This Holiday Show was on November 30th; and it’s always a blessing for us, as well as for the

    Veterans. It’s the Spirit of Christmas as we

    entertain them and see the joy in their eyes! This

    is an annual event for us; it’s always on our show

    calendar!

    Cameo Ensemble

    Sharon,Sherlene,Peggy,Linda Z,Bea

    (singing “Nutcracker Jingles”)

    Ms. Senior AZ 2004 Ms. Senior AZ 2007 Herme Sherry Sharon Friendly

    Lois Springer

    Sylvia Paterno KOY’S Danny Davis

    Mindy Hubbard Guest Emcee

    D.J. Jones Herme Sherry

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2004

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2006

    Peggy Brown

    More of our

    “Thank You for the Music”

    entertainers

    and our

    Emcee, Danny Davis!

  • Hi, ladies!

    Please, don’t forget to go online

    to our webpage at:

    www.arizonacameoclub.com

    …then… select Performance

    Schedule from the left column

    for upcoming performance dates.

    Peggy Brown, Ms. Senior Arizona 2006

    Cameo Performance Artistic Director

    Email me at: [email protected] or call me:

    623-327-3771. Let me know which shows you

    would like to perform in.

    December 9

    th & 10

    th

    Theatre Artists Studio, Paradise Valley Sponsored by: Cameo Foundation, Furst Properties LLC,

    Nussbaum Gillis& Dinner, P.C. Attorneys, Dr. Pete Mellas,

    D.M.D., Ms. Senior AZ Organization, & the AZ Cameo Club.

    A charity event to benefit these 4 Valley charities:

    New Life Center (Goodyear); Swan Butterfly House

    (domestic violence shelter in Glendale); Crisis Nursery(Phoenix);and the Turnbow Foundation

    (educational scholarships for disadvantaged children

    & families in Mesa)

    This lovely family Christmas production was under the direction of Sam Tardio and choreographed by Dody

    Homan. With over 30 members in the cast, the spirit of

    Christmas showed through every cast member, which made it a truly great show, complete with Santa, elves,

    and even some kids in the show. There were 3

    performances; and if you missed one of them, you missed a lovely Christmas production!

    (more of the photos are on the back of LAST page)

    CAMEO SHOW DATES Sunday, January 29

    th: 1:00p.m.

    Elks Club 2320 S. Harding Dr., Tempe

    480-345-2711

    Friday, February 17th

    : 5:30p.m.

    Friday Nite Franks Fort McDowell 14803 N Hiawatha Hood Rd.

    Fort McDowell 85262

    5:30pm until 9:30pm(not continuous entertainment)

    Several breaks inbetween.

    Wednesday, March 21st: 11:00a.m.

    Grace United Methodist Church

    2024 E University Dr., Mesa 85213

    480-964-8747 Be watching for more show dates on our website!

    www.arizonacameoclub.com

    Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant

    March 24, 2012

    Valley Vista Performing Arts Center

    15550 N. Parkview Place

    Surprise 85374

    We are already accepting applications from prospective

    contestants. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in being a pageant contestant, please

    contact Marilyn Joyce for an application.

    Marilyn Joyce: 602-432-5657

    Spread the word to all of your friends!!

    http://www.arizonacameoclub/mailto:[email protected]

  • By our roving reporter…

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2008 Marilyn O’Connell

    Terry Pappalardo: Born & raised in an all-Italian neighborhood in Detroit. Her Uncle Charlie owned a beer

    garden; and, at ages 4 & 5, Terry stood in the middle of the place singing & twirling her dress. Terry, a self-

    taught vocalist, sang alto in the Sienna Heights Catholic college a cappella choir in Adrian, Michigan. At 30,

    Terry followed her dream & sang with 2 big bands between 1970 & 1982. In 1963, Terry married John

    Pappalardo and had a son, John Andrew. Terry had her own business, being a personal shopper & sold retail

    out of her car & home, during 1987 through 1999. She was licensed & bought wholesale. In 2000, John &

    Terry moved from California to Sun City Grand, AZ; and Terry continued her singing for 10 years with the big

    band there. No wonder she is such an accomplished singer! In March of 2000, our darling girl was diagnosed

    with Parkinson’s, an inherited disease. At present, there is a medical study to help Parkinson’s patients move

    better. There are so many advances in this study. One of our AZ Cameo Club members, Ms. Senior New York

    1999 Jean McCurdy brought Terry into the Pageant in 2010. Thanks, Jean! We are so blessed to have this

    talented lady as one of us!

    Teddie Sue Brown: Teddie Sue, born in Lamesa, Texas; but reared from infancy in Phoenix. She has known

    ultimate joy in her marriage to Buck; and ultimate sorrow when son, Scott, was tragically killed at age 37. As a

    matter of fact, this horrific event brought Teddie Sue into the 1999 Pageant. Teddie was in shock, grief-stricken,

    and Buck did his level best to console her. He suggested a pageant meeting – her reply was… “Are you crazy?”

    Lucky us – crazy wasn’t a good reason. Teddie began living her life again. Back to 1975, when she married

    Buck, the extreme joy of her life was restored. When they adopted niece Shannon, another tragedy occurred

    when Teddie’s sister died. Another son, Stanley, came into her life to complete her happiness. Teddie’s credits:

    (1.) an active real estate broker from 1968 until 2010; (2.) worked with Buck in business for 15 years in

    Wickenburg; (3.) both Teddie & Buck were licensed pilots (she in 1977) & piloted 5 types of planes; (4.) both

    have been heavy equipment operators; (5.) they had a self-sufficient 6,000 acre ranch in Wickenburg from the

    1970’s through 1982. Buck died in 2008, and being blue does not describe Teddie Sue’s grief. A new life began

    shortly after granddaughter Madisson was born & added to the other two grandchildren. Teddie Sue has been

    our Judge’s Captain at the Ms. Senior Arizona Pageants since 2003. Among other things in her life is teaching

    Bible Study sessions. Her favorite quote: “We can make somebody happy every day, even if it’s minding our

    own business.” This loving & giving person always finds something good in people!

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2006, Peggy Brown: Speaking of Shirley Temple, which I often do, Peggy

    started as a wee one also….but she was not in Hollywood. Born in Centralia, Illinois, Peggy, at age 3, sang on

    the radio; and in Kindergarten, she sang “Oh, You Beautiful Doll” and “Always” – “Good Heavens!” –

    “really?” REALLY! Miss Centralia at age 6 and piano lessons at age 5 through her junior year of college (for

    which she won $500.00 at a statewide talent camp.) Peggy, owning 2 motels in Prescott, met her husband Jim at

    Prescott’s famous Palace Saloon, and married 3 months later. Jim, childless, was in love & brave enough to take

    on Peggy & 4 children! Then, he took her shoes….. “made her barefoot & pregnant” with their second child

    and moved them to Scott Bar, California (population 56). Peggy’s background includes: real estate broker,

    property manager, Arthur Murray dance instructor, and a swimming & dance aerobics instructor. Favorite times

    have been: playing Maria in a production of “The Sound of Music”, playing the role of Sister Herbert in a

    production of “Nunsense”, plus….singing all the soprano solos in Mesa’s Messiah production with the Phoenix

    Symphony. Facts we know: past board president of our Arizona Cameo Club and current Performance Director

    of our Cameo Shows. Jim & Peggy’s house burned down on March 21st of 2010, and Peggy couldn’t sing for a

    long time due to smoke inhalation. (There’s an incredible story in itself!) Peggy’s back, and in great voice! We

    love you, Peggy and Jim.

  • On October 1

    st, a lovely luncheon was held at the Arrowhead Country Club, followed by a fashion show that was most

    entertaining. Fashions were by Dillard’s and the dancing models were some of our queens, Cameo Club ladies & guests,

    ranging from ages 4 – over 70. The event was sponsored by the Cameo Foundation, the Ms. Senior Arizona Organization

    & the Arizona Cameo Club to benefit our four “Families in Crisis” charities. All the credits, for this event, were published in our last newsletter edition, but without one single photo. So, here are some of our dancing models, our 3

    soloists, & guest emcee, Fox 10 News celebrity Cory McCloskey!

    GUEST EMCEE

    Cory McCloskey

    Fox 10 News’ Weather Anchor

    Media Director Ms. Senior AZ 2006 Ms. Senior NY 2000 Ms. Senior AZ 2009 Lois Springer Peggy Brown Marguerite Murtagh Jane Gilmer

    Nancy Thompson

    1st Runnerup in 2011

    Marilyn Joyce

    Pageant Director

    Ms. Senior AZ 2007

    Sharon Friendly

    Soloist Ms. Senior

    Mercury 2010

    Sylvia Paterno Ms. Senior NY 1999

    Jean McCurdy

    Ms. Senior AZ 2008

    Marilyn O’Connell Soloist

    Ms. Senior AZ 2004

    Herme Sherry & Cory

    Soloist

  • Arizona’s Centennial Celebration 1912 - 2012

    8

    th ANNUAL CAMEO BALL COMMITTEE

    MEETINGS

    Freedom Inn at Scottsdale

    15436 N 64th

    Street

    Scottsdale 85254

    480-948-6950 Jan. 10

    th, 6pm Jan. 17

    th, 6pm

    On Jan. 3rd

    , 30 volunteers helped Herme stuff & stamp

    Cameo Ball Invitations all within one hour! Then, on Jan. 4

    th, we sealed & labeled all of them and off to the Post

    Office they went. TEAMWORK! YAY!!!!!

    Silent Auction Workday: Sat., Jan. 21st, 9am

    Workday Location: Furst Properties Office

    14648 N Scottsdale Rd., Suite 345

    Scottsdale 85254

    Cameo Ball: Sat., Jan. 28th

    , 6:30p.m., Scottsdale Hilton

    The Cameo Ball is working for these 4 charities:

    1. New Life Center (domestic violence shelter in Goodyear)

    2. Swan Butterfly House (domestic violence shelter in Glendale)

    3. Crisis Nursery (Breaking the Cycle of Child Neglect & Abuse in Phoenix)

    4. Turnbow Foundation (educational scholarships for disadvantaged children & families in Mesa)

    If you would like to serve on the Cameo Ball Committee, we would love to have you or if you have questions or need

    more information, please call…..

    602-788-9556

    Herme Sherry

    Websites / Phone Nos.

    www.arizonacameoclub.com (480) 734-8307

    www.msseniorarizona.com (602) 432-5657

    www.cameoball.com (602) 788-9556

    Linda Haaheim

    Editor

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2011 Myrna Foster News/Events Photographer

    Ms. Senior Arizona 2008 Marilyn O’Connell

    “Roving” Reporter

    http://www.arizonacameoclub.com/http://www.msseniorarizona.com/http://www.cameoball.com/

  • Choreographer: Dody Homan

    Director: Sam Tardio

    (Photos….compliments of Cummins Photography)

    Choreographer: Dody Homan

    Director: Sam Tardio (Photos….compliments of Cummins Photography)