In this time when everything from shopping to auctions have gone online, the Kappa Alpha Theta Dallas Alumnae Chapter tried something different last year for a fundraiser — a bingo party. The “numbers game” wasn’t necessarily new. In fact it was ages old. But over the years its popularity had waned a bit with the advent of electronic games and other high-tech outlets.
Still the Thetas took a chance on this game of chance. Instead of a bingo hall, they held Thetas And Friends Night at Brook Hollow that has been the site of debutante parties, fantasy seated suppers and ever so intellectual lectures. While some highbrows were skeptical of the event succeeding, it was an amazing homerun with even the Club’s staff giving rave reviews in the following days and weeks.
This year’s Thetas And Friends Night is returning to Brook Hollow on Tuesday, November 13. In charge of the cards, the appetizers, the open bar and the prizes is Event Chair Kristi Hoyl.
Tickets range from 1 Wonder Woman ticket that includes one bingo card going for $200 to 1 Pansy Power (VIP Party, Preferred seating plus two bingo cards) for $500. The funds will benefit Dallas CASA and the Kapa Alpha Theta Foundation.
To win doesn’t require a Ph.D. or any musical talents. You just have to hear the right numbers called and cover the winning squares.
BTW, this night of games and getting together is open to Kappas, Tri Delts, Chi Os, GDIs and all friends.
Now the big question is, “What does one wear to a bingo party?” The answer: a lucky charm.
*Graphic courtesy of Kappa Alpha Theta Dallas Alumnae Chapter
Major supporters of Jubilee Park and Center attended a cocktail reception at Kathy and Harlan Crow‘s library on Wednesday, September 19. A highlight of the evening was Jubilee Park CEO Ben Leal‘s reporting on the findings from the Specialized Student Support (S3) Program that resulted from last year’s 20th anniversary gala. Here is a report from the field:
Jubilee Park and Community Center hosted a special reception for donors and supporters at the home of Kathy and Harlan Crow on Wednesday, September 19. Jubilee Park CEO Ben Leal was joined by more than 100 guests as they mingled while enjoying cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres in the Crow family’s library.
At the appointed time, Jubilee Board Chair David Martin and last year’s Jubilee 20th Anniversary Gala Co-Chair Bill Addy gathered the crowd including Maria and David Martin, Diane and Harold Byrd, Anne and Bill Johnson, Nancy Shutt, Phillip Henderson, Marilyn Augur, Jeremy Ratliff, Caren Lock, Joseph Hernandez, Carolyn Wittenbaker, Candace Kraus and Juliette Moussa and thanked Kathy and Harlan Crow for their support of Jubilee and for opening their home for the evening’s festivities.
Leal announced key findings from Jubilee’s revolutionary Specialized Student Support (S3) Program, which is designed to increase accessibility of its award-winning summer and afterschool programs for children with learning differences. The S3 Program was the focus of Jubilee’s 20th Anniversary, which netted more than $1.5 million dollars.
Leal said, “So many children in Southeast Dallas struggled with special learning needs and just weren’t getting the help they deserved, and with your help, Jubilee stepped up to fill this gap.”
He shared that the pilot cohort of seven students included a significant disparity in diagnoses and resources depending on a child’s school, and a significant opportunity for impact by focusing on dyslexia interventions. Parent empowerment trainings we re so helpful that they have been expanded to all parents in Jubilee’s programs, which directly serves 400 children.
He also revealed that core components of Jubilee’s new strategic plan, including values, revised areas of impact, and upcoming programs for the next five years, which will include coalition-building among surrounding neighborhoods, expanded programs for senior citizens, a home repair program, workforce certificates, and the first full cohort of the S3 Program.
Leal then referenced signage throughout the space, which reviewed results, detailed next steps, and thanked lead sponsors of Jubilee’s work, including Lydia and Bill Addy, Crow Holdings, Winnie and Davis Hamlin, ISN Software Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, The Moody Foundation, New Breeze Foundation, Park Place Dealerships, the Perot Foundation, Stemmons Foundation, and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
* Photo credit: Tamytha Cameron
As the rains return and continue to fall this afternoon, the 100 Cattle Baronesses have been hard at work at Gilley’s preparing for Saturday night’s mega-fundraiser. 2018 CBB Co-Chairs Katy Bock and Jonika Nix have been in heavy negotiations with Mother Nature to clear the skies for the festivities that include Charlie Daniels on the Winston and Strawn Live Auction Stage and Zac Brown’s Band on the Andrews Stage under the humongous tent.
If you’re attending the 45th annual come-together that’s expected to have 3,000, here are some reminders to make the evening smooth:
- Ball ticket*
- Parking pass
- Casino Voucher
- Favor bag ticket
- Auction book
Parking is located the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Lot D at 939 S. Lamar Street. Shuttles will be provided to/from Gilley’s with the last shuttle departing Gilley’s at 2:00 a.m. Sunday.
- 5:30 p.m. — Brown Baron Parking valet opens
- 6:30 p.m. – White General Parking self-parking opens
Ride Services will drop off and pick up passengers on the Lamar Street in front of the Gilley’s entrance.
- 5:30 p.m. — VIP Party doors open
- 6:00 p.m. — VIP Baron Party presented by Anne Davidson starts
- 7:00 p.m. — Cattle Baron’s Ball begins
- No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.
- No filming is allowed at Cattle Baron’s Ball.
- No tuxedos or couture gowns will cut muster on this evening. It’s strictly boots, blue jeans and buckles.
- No diets will be permitted. Bring a big appetite.
BTW, if you’re suffering from cabin fever, why not check out the online bidding for silent auction items? Talk about sweetheart deals! All you have to do is text CBB18 to 52182 or click www.cbb18.givesmart.com to bid and register today for the 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball online silent auction! Silent Auction Co-Chairs Emily Billingsley, Lauren Chapman and Lauren Hill have locked down a record-setting $1.2 million of items. And even if you can’t make it to the ball, you can still take part in the auction. It’s even more fun than shopping on Amazon in your jammies.
* On the night of the Ball, guests will also be able to pick up their tickets at Will Call.
Bishop Lynch grad Danielle Rollins was back in town on Wednesday, September 19, for the 2018 Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes reception at Eiseman Jewelers. Despite not being a Kappa, the nationally recognized lifestyle expert felt right at home with blonde keyholders Tablescapes Co-chairs Sandy Ammons and Peggy Meyer. And while Kappa sister/Co-Chair Kris Terry wasn’t able to make it due to an “under-the-weather” condition, folks like 2018 Tablescapes Key Honoree Elizabeth Mills, Kappa Dallas President Kathy Orsak, Caroline Hunt, Dan Bailey, Anne McPherson, Kim and Maury Purnell and past Tablescapes chairs Mary Hubbard and Kay Weeks with husband Peter Weeks were on hand to meet Danielle.
Adding a personal touch to Danielle’s presence, Parigi’s Janice Provost created hors d’oeuvres inspired from Danielle’s “Soirée Entertaining with Style” (Rizzoli), as well as the signature beverage for guests to enjoy.
In addition to the party, host Richard Eiseman donated a $5,000 gift certificate for Sloan Street Collection to be raffled off at the Tuesday, October 16th luncheon. He also managed to have Sloan Street designer Charlotte Gadbois was on hand along with pieces from her collection for guests to check out.
Sporting an Eiseman diamond ring as big as a flashlight, Danielle laughed, “There’s a saying in Texas that diamonds shrink as you get older so you have to go bigger!”
Danielle also revealed that she was also adding to the raffle with a $1,000 gift certificate for Danielle Rollins Style, as well as 10% of proceeds from her Sip, See and Shop pop-up shop featuring her Danielle Rollins Style clothing line that will be at Tablescapes.
All types of ticket opportunities are available to benefit Attitudes & Attire – Boots to Heels Program, Buckner International-Bachman Center, The Men of Nehemiah, Promise House, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children – Pirate Camp, Readers to Leaders, Aberg Center for Literacy, Just Say Yes, and Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic..
The Sundance Film Festival is considered the Super Bowl of film festivals with legendary filmmakers and upcoming change makers previewing, discussing and just plain hanging out in Park City, Utah. The 19th-century silver mining boomtown becomes the place to see and be seen. The winner of this 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball live auction package along with three pals will be part of the festivities with private entry to showings, discussions and parties thanks to Grey Goose, American Airlines and Wynne Transportation. Check out the details below:
Grey Goose And Film**
While New Year’s Eve may kick-off the new year, your true debut to 2019 will be spent in the spotlight at the nation’s largest independent film festival – Sundance! Grey Goose invites you and three friends to be their guests in Park City, Utah at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival from January 24-27.
The Sundance Institute has brought together the most original storytellers of dramatic and documentary films – including shorts, performances, and panel discussions – in Park City, Utah, since 1985. In recent years, more than 46,000 people attend from over 20 countries. And while 10,000+ films are submitted, only 200 will be selected for production at the end of the festival.
As a champion and authentic creator of iconic film, Grey Goose will ensure you and your guests enjoy the most exclusive events and anticipated film premiers. A preview of your experience includes one, two-bedroom condominium at One Empire Pass; the newest luxury community in Deer Valley, just a 45-minute drive from Salt Lake International Airport. You’ll also have access to invite-only events and tickets to top movie premiers.
Trip includes 160,000 miles provided by American Airlines for use towards your trip and ground transportation to/from DFW Airport provided by Wynne Transportation.
*Donated by Grey Goose, American Airlines and Wynne Transportation ** Wynne Transportation is based upon availability and must be booked in advance. Guests may only be picked up and dropped off at one location for airport transfers. Expires January 27, 2019. *** Photo provided by 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball
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