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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,
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,
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.
Foster Queen 2011
REMINDER: OUR LUNCHEON MEETINGS
WILL MEET ON THE
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
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.
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
(at the bottom) Ms. Senior Arizona 2008
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
(singing “Nutcracker Jingles”)
Ms. Senior AZ 2004 Ms. Senior AZ 2007 Herme Sherry Sharon Friendly
Sylvia Paterno KOY’S Danny Davis
Mindy Hubbard Guest Emcee
D.J. Jones Herme Sherry
Ms. Senior Arizona 2004
Ms. Senior Arizona 2006
More of our
“Thank You for the Music”
Emcee, Danny Davis!
Please, don’t forget to go online
to our webpage at:
…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.
th & 10
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
Elks Club 2320 S. Harding Dr., Tempe
Friday, February 17th
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!
Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant
March 24, 2012
Valley Vista Performing Arts Center
15550 N. Parkview Place
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!!
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!
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
1st Runnerup in 2011
Ms. Senior AZ 2007
Soloist Ms. Senior
Sylvia Paterno Ms. Senior NY 1999
Ms. Senior AZ 2008
Marilyn O’Connell Soloist
Ms. Senior AZ 2004
Herme Sherry & Cory
Arizona’s Centennial Celebration 1912 - 2012
th ANNUAL CAMEO BALL COMMITTEE
Freedom Inn at Scottsdale
15436 N 64th
480-948-6950 Jan. 10
th, 6pm Jan. 17
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
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…..
Websites / Phone Nos.
www.arizonacameoclub.com (480) 734-8307
www.msseniorarizona.com (602) 432-5657
www.cameoball.com (602) 788-9556
Ms. Senior Arizona 2011 Myrna Foster News/Events Photographer
Ms. Senior Arizona 2008 Marilyn O’Connell
Choreographer: Dody Homan
Director: Sam Tardio
(Photos….compliments of Cummins Photography)
Choreographer: Dody Homan
Director: Sam Tardio (Photos….compliments of Cummins Photography)