Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Palm Beach Social Event

Guest Check-in
This past week was busy with activities. The “Social” event season is in full swing in Palm Beach.  Many of the events featured speaker/guest like Jay Leno, Suzanne Somers, Brian Williams, Supreme Mary Wilson and many more.  I work with an event planner and we plan and execute smaller fundraisers without famous speakers, however equally important to the community.  

Sunday's social event was for a comprehensive medical care facility. Their services include pediatric/adult primary care, chronic disease management, infusions, behavioral health counseling, laboratory work, X-rays, and dentistry, as well as an on-site pharmacy. This is in two locations in Palm Beach County. They provide care on a sliding scale and no one is turned away. Last year their two medical centers served 14,807 patients who came in for a total of 51,992 visits. 

I am pleased to work with this organization, which is a non-profit serving my community.   

Last year I worked this event and have been helping with this year's event for the past three months; planning and gathering donations/gifts. The event was Sunday evening and from my count, we had about 150 in attendance along with sponsors and staff. The theme for this year was “A Tropical Evening” and the weather cooperated beautifully. The event was both outdoor and indoor, with temperatures in the 70's. We only had a quick passing "Tropical Shower" - Seemed appropriate. 

Tropical Theme
The evening event was held at the private Palm Beach, Club Colette. The private club is on Peruvian Ave., one block off world renowned, Worth Ave. The famous who have attended this private venue are the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the Kennedys. Membership is exclusive; potential diners must be recommended by a member. This past year the club celebrated it's 35 year and “If the walls could talk”, I am sure there would be many stories.  A beautiful and exclusive place for an event.  

We decorated on Sunday morning and set up the silent auction. That evening, I greeted and checked in paid and invited guest. Afterward, I was in charge of finding and checking out auction winners. A daunting task with the party still in full swing. 

I did have a wonderful evening and so much fun being out. Find a cause, volunteer, and escape.  You never know where your passion lies until you put yourself out there and find it.  

The Outdoor Event

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