Beverly MacNellis

Beverly MacNellis

Dear Friends and Others,
Feb. 17, 2014

It was my great pleasure to chair the 14th Annual Tea-Lunch for the Estero Historical Society. Without knowing it or planning it I have become an event planner since way back even before I planned the State Art conferences for the Michigan Art Education Association.

This tea-lunch was the biggest the Society ever had in numbers. We had a total of 207 attend the event at the fabulous Shadow Wood Country Club. The 23 tables were sold out and never were advertised in October when the theme, date and place were decided. The tea the year before was also a big hit and with the generous support of Charles Dauray of the College of Life Foundation the Society made just over $10,000 to restore the school house. This year we almost made another $10,000. We were close. I had more expenses with the filling of the raffle baskets and lunch cost more. We almost hit the $10,000 mark again even with all of that.

We had a professional photographer taking pictures. They are great. I have emailed the entire list of hostess and anyone else I had their email, the web site and pass word to get into Patricia Downey’s web site

Her photos are copyright protected but I do have permission to post on Face Book, our News Letter and our web site. If you desire to purchase any please contact her at (239) 218-3973.

There are so many people to thank that it was impossible for me to remember them all. But one person that was very important to me and helped me in many areas and I forgot to thank her publicly at the tea. Anina Bachrach I am so sorry for not mentioning your name and the help you gave me. Anina has so many great ideas. Thank you Anina!

I have chaired my last tea for the Estero Historical Society. The only thing I regret is not having the time to have been able to move around and greet each one of you and look at your hat, outfit and table. You have amazed me for the last two years. I have loved looking at all the pictures in detail.

Thank you for coming, and making the hat and caring out the theme of

“Bling, Buttons and Bows”

Thank you so very much,

Beverly MacNellis

2014 Chair of the Estero Historical Society’s Annual Tea