Social 11-17-2016

Saint Thomas Hospital’s Rock the Cradle

Saint Thomas Hospital’s Rock the Cradle fundraiser was held at Loveless Barn and chaired by Connie Bradley and Troy Tomlinson.

The event, which supports newborns in need, featured the platinum selling country band Old Dominion performing.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet with fried chicken, pork barbecue, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, banana pudding and more.

A silent auction offered gift baskets from the Titans, Trumps Salon and Concannon Vineyard, golf at the Golf Club of Tennessee, dinner at J. Alexander’s, pizza from Hunt Brothers Pizza, an autographed Kenny Chesney guitar, and much more.

The live auction featured a party at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, gift cards from several Nashville restaurants, a Keith Urban experience, a trip to New Mexico, and a week in Seagrove, Florida.

Committee members included: Cecy Casey, Rachel Dobson, Janet Dyer, Madeline Hampf, Brittany Hatcher, Wendy King, Michelle Milam, Earle Simmons, and Teia Styers.


Opera Guild’s Premiere Dinner

Nashville Opera Guild hosted a premiere dinner at the Waller Center prior to a performance of Nashville Opera CEO and Artistic Director John Hoomes’ original production of Don Giovanni at TPAC.

Decoration Chair Joyce Jeffords and her committee provided lovely centerpieces for the dining tables which used yellow lilies and other blooms for a crisp fall look.

Dinner began with a tossed Tuscan kale salad and included a dual entree of sherry-braised beef short ribs and seared Scottish salmon, accompanied by orecchiette and broccolini.

Mascarpone mousse with strawberries and almond cookies was the delicious dessert.

Patrons included: Betty Bellamy, Devin Hogan, James Moore, Robb McCluskey, Michael Regier, Gordon Kendall, Elaina Scott, Judy Simmons, Jan Van Eys, Judith Hodges, and Anne Marie and Martin McNamara.


Young Leaders Council Luncheon

Young Leaders Council Class 67 met for its opening luncheon at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Heidi Frederick, associate vice president and dean of the school of graduate and continuing studies, and Tim Eades, associate provost and vice president of graduate and continued studies, welcomed the class and shared the news that Trevecca had seen sixty percent growth in enrollment over the past two years with its largest freshmen class to date.

Speaker J. R. Schumann, head of country music programming for Sirius XM Radio, commended the class for taking the steps necessary to become part of a leadership organization that is regarded so highly by the community.

Lunch was prepared by the university food services staff and offered a buffet table with Hawaiian chicken, pork tenderloin, green beans, corn, potatoes, and cheesecake with strawberry sauce.


Gen. Robertson DAR Fall Kickoff

The fall kickoff for the General James Robertson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was held at the home of Marees Choppin.

Officers and committee chairs attended to hear plans for the year and to receive packets of information detailing each position’s requirements. The chapter participates in Project Patriot, Constitution Week, the Veterans Day Parade, Flag Day and George Washington’s birthday celebration.

At the business meeting prior to the luncheon, attendees discussed current repairs and continued maintenance of the General James Robertson cemetery plot, which is a project of the chapter.

Following the meeting, everyone enjoyed a lunch of Quiche Lorraine, salad and rolls.

Officers for the year include: Regent Lisa Whitten, 1st Vice Regent Marees Choppin, 2nd Vice Regent Susan Ramsey, Chaplain Trish Woolwine, Recording Secretary Ginger Stephenson, Corresponding Secretary Donna Nichols, Treasurer Elaine Youngblood, Registrar Paula Snyder, Historian and Archives Chair Vicki Davis, Librarian Laura Niewold, and Parliamentarian Eleanor Nelson. Directors are Lucie Carroll, Lynn Maddox, Anne Guerra, and Shocky P’Pool.


Mike Morgan Golf Tournament Luncheon

A luncheon was held prior to the Mike Morgan Memorial Golf Tournament in the Richland Country Club’s Men’s Grill.

Edley’s Barbecue provided the delicious meal, with a buffet offering potato salad, baked beans and barbecued pork with buns.

After lunch, 22 teams of four players hit the links at the club to enjoy an afternoon of golf for charity. The winning team was Paul Allen, Jody Vaughn, Tim Hyot and Gavin O’Heir.

Second place winners were David Toman, Paul Little, Pat Conroy and Cullen Earnest, and third place went to Nelson Shields, Taylor Irwin, Paul Bleiweis and Eric Wanner.

Proceeds benefit scholarships in memory of Morgan for students at Belmont University’s College of Law. Morgan, who was managing member of Morgan & Akins, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, died in 2011.

The event is totally underwritten by Chapman & Rosenthal Title, Morgan & Akins Law Firm and Karen Morgan Realty, so all monies raised go to Belmont.


West End Home Foundation Fundraiser

The West End Home Foundation celebrated 125 years of serving seniors in the area with a fundraiser at the home of Arie and Michael Nettles.

In 1891, The Old Woman’s Home was established to care for Tennessee women who were Civil War widows. The name was later changed to the West End Home for Ladies. For more than 100 years the home served women, but the need for the home declined and it was sold in 2002.

Funds from the sale and donations became The West End Home Foundation, which today provides grants to nonprofit organizations and programs that seek to enhance the quality of life for older adults.
At the event, Fairyland Cakes and Catering provided delicious stuffed mushrooms, Beef Wellington, mini BLTs, spinach artichoke and chicken salad wontons, and bourbon pumpkin cheesecake.

Supporters included: Kelly Graham, Fran Hardcastle, Laetitia Hardin, Barbara Hoffman, Courtney Hollins, Paula Hughey, Susan Kaesner, Vanita Lytle-Sherrill, Carole Nelson, Cammie Rash, Caroline Shockley, Margaret Smith, Gray Thornburg, Emily Tidwell, Gayle Vance, Cindy Dickinson, Jay Grannis, Mary Ellen Pethel, and Greer Redden.


Lipman Group’s Visiting Artist Reception

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty featured the artwork of James McArthur Cole as part of its biannual Visiting Artist Series, with a portion of proceeds going to The Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration.

Guests mingled in a Green Hills home enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live jazz by The Whole Tones.

Catered by The Food Company, the menu featured tarragon almond chicken salad in phyllo cups, arugula, ham and brie biscuits, and a selection of cheeses with seasonal fruit.

Guests also enjoyed a silent auction and Glen & Effie jewelry was the hottest selling item.

The Cole exhibit featured photography from around the world. Due to a special technique, the strong images resemble three-dimensional paintings.

Guests included: John Strutko, Pat Heckman, Chris and John Grimes, and Sandra Lipman.


OZ Arts Nashville CigArt Fundraiser

CigArt was held at OZ Arts Nashville to raise funds  for the non-profit contemporary arts center.

The event was an evening of dinner, drinks, art and cigars. There were silent and live auctions featuring artwork created by OZ Arts founder Cano Ozgener.

The mission of OZ Arts is to support the creation, development and presentation of significant performing and visual art works by leading artists whose contributions influence the advancement of their field.

Signature cocktails were Picker’s Blueberry Mule, Hudson Manhattan Rye Sazarac and Tullamore Apple DEW. Martin’s Bar-B-Que provided the delicious meal.

Host committee members included: Louise and Will Alexander, Darek Bell, Harold Carpenter, Jay Cloud, Chase Cole, Mike Conder, Karen and David Conrad, Hester and Duon Coqui, Julie and Mike Delevante, Kelly and Chan Dillon, Lucy and Greg Duvall, Gary Everton, Jennifer and Billy Frist, Joseph and Holly Grenvicz, Brittany and Ben Hanback, Sean Henry, Tina and Mike Hodges, Jerry and Cathy Johnson, David and Rebecca Klements, Bryce McCloud, Jeff Mobley, Russ Morgan, Sarah and Chris Nickoloff, Jim Schmidt, Joe Woolley, Rob Shuler, and Josephine and Giles Ward.