Social Events

Eve of Janus Patron Party

The Eve of Janus Patron Party was held at the home of Pamela and Bob Jackson, and co-hosted by Piper and John Burch.

Junior Honorary Chair Briar Mays, Stephanie Mays, and Beau.

Junior Honorary Chair Briar Mays, Stephanie Mays, and Beau.

The Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta organizes the Eve of Janus Ball and associated events, which benefit the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Since 1970, the Eve has raised over $4 million.  Patron party chairman were: Cynthia Kelley, Mary Gambill and Ali Rutherford. Dr. Devang Pastakia is honorary chairman of the Eve of Janus. Everyone enjoyed Corner Market’s mini BLTs, country ham on sweet potato biscuits, crab cakes, prosciutto wrapped melon, fresh corn, tomato and basil salad, assorted desserts, and much more.  Guests included: Joanne and Tom Cato, Trisha and Charles Elcan, Debra Freidman, Jamie and Jimmy Granberry, Susan and Luke Gregory, Curtis Mays, Mary Catherine and David McClellan, Meg Rush, and Phyllis and David Vandewater.

Easter Seals’ Nashvillian of Year Dinner

Luis, Elisa, Luis, and Michelle Colon, and Joey Crowley

Luis, Elisa, Luis, and Michelle Colon, and Joey Crowley

Businessman and philanthropist Ben Rechter was honored as Easter Seals’ 2017 Nashvillian of the Year at a dinner at the Hilton Downtown Nashville. Rechter is president of Rogers Group Investments and has lived in Nashville since 1972.  He has served on many charity boards and has received numerous awards for his vision and efforts. The delicious menu for the evening included heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad, grilled beef tenderloin, and chocolate bourbon bombe.

Some of the guests in attendance were: 15 members of Rechter’s family, including his two sons, two brothers, and grandchildren, Renee Chevalier, Norma Clippard, Howard Gentry, Jerry Geraghty, Bill Hagerty, Aubrey and Carlana Harwell, Darin and Kathy Matson, Brian and Lucibeth Mayberry, Lee Molette, Kate and John Moulds, Perry and Kimberly Moulds, Jim Ed Norman, Hope Stringer, Neil Orne, Jimmy and Marie Patton, Steve and Sharon Sunderland, Michael and Pamela Carter, Jocelynne McCall, Michael Davenport, and Bill Ramsey.

Assistance League Lunch Meeting

Sharon Beckner, Elaine O’Brien, Karen Morgan, Marta Roberts, and Jane Marcoe.

Sharon Beckner, Elaine O’Brien, Karen Morgan, Marta Roberts, and Jane Marcoe.

Assistance League of Nashville committee chairs gathered at Richland Country Club to put final touches on the upcoming fall fundraiser and luncheon set for Fri., September 15.
Operation School Bell provides new school uniforms to Metro students in need, with the goal of giving students a positive starting point for learning and academic success. Last year, the organization provided 3,200 students with uniforms. The speaker for the upcoming event is local author Peggy O’Neal Peden. Her debut novel, “Your Killin’ Heart,” is a murder mystery set in Nashville.

The performing duo, “Music City Grace Notes,” played at the committee luncheon and also will donate their services to Assistance League by performing during the fundraiser in September. For more information about Assistance League, to make a donation or to purchase a ticket to the fundraiser, visit www. nashville.assistanceleague.org.

l’Ete du Vin (Summer of Wine)

l’Eté du Vin was held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, where everyone enjoyed California Collectibles wine sampling, a silent auction, a seated dinner, and a live auction which lasted far into the night and brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. l’Eté du Vin is run by the Nashville Wine Auction, a charitable organization which exists to raise funds to support the fight against cancer.

Attendees are serious about their wine and they are encouraged to bring wine from their cellars to share with others. The dinner included a cheese course and a salad of grilled hearts of romaine. The dual entrée was filet mignon and mountain trout and dessert was chocolate soufflé cake.
While everyone was sampling wines and finishing dinner, the live auction began, offering dozens of wines, along with luxury trips in this country and abroad.
Committee members included: Brenda Bernards, Tom Black, Chase Cole, Kimberly Cooper, Christi and James Edwards, Elise Loehr, Nolan Mitchell, Roxanne Rickels, Lana Suiter, Brad Morley, Lori Oliver-Guardino, David Osborn, Chris Otillio, Caroline and Chris Chamberlain, and Bill Piper.