Retired Miami-Dade teacher honored
A Friends and Neighbors salute to Gail Gelvan, an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa Florida Chi Chapter, who recently received the organization’s highest honor at the state convention in Panama City Beach.
In a statement from the organization, which is composed of women educators, Gelvan is said to be "most deserving of the outstanding "Honoris Causa" award. We are extremely proud of all her contributions, commitments and achievements."
According to the statement, Gelvan has served as District IX Chairman, president of Florida Chi as well as president of the Miam-Dade Presidents’ council. "She generously volunteers her time, home and family in service for Alpha Delta Kappa, while continuing to serve her school and community. Earlier this year, she established the first district-wide Valentine Tea for prospective members.
Gelvan, a retired Miami Dade County public school teacher, volunteers at Chabad of Palmetto Ba y, is active in discussion groups at Temple Beth Or and is a weekly arts and crafts volunteer at Miami Children’s Outpatient Hospital in Palmetto Bay.
The fourth annual "Take a Walk in Her Shoes" Luncheon and Fashion Show will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami. The event is a vintage fashion show produced by C. Madeleine’s and directed by Danny Santiago, with hair styling and makeup by Rik Rak Salon. the theme is "Deco Riviera."
The event., which will benefit Chapman Partnership for the homeless, will also feature a "Best Dressed Diva" contest. Come dressed in your best late 1950s, early 1960s vintage attire to enter in the contest.
In addition to the fashion show and other festivities, he event will honor, Terry Buoniconti, Ana Codina, Lizette Diaz, Jennifer Naszradi, Phillis Oeters, Rita Ramirez, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Katy Sorenson, Tara Solomon and Boo Zamek.
Tickets are $125 each. To purchase tickets and for m ore information call 305-329-3081.
Golf to benefit charity
The eighth annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Christian Homes for Children, will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Historic Country Club of Miami, 6801 NW 186th St. Registration is at 7 a.m. and tee time is 8 a.m. The cost is $100 per person and includes a continental breakfast, an awards luncheon, unlimited beverages on the course and lots more.
All proceeds will directly benefit abused and neglected children throughout the South Florida community in the watch-care of Christian Homes.
For tickets and more information, call Mary Menzies at 305-825-0517 or email Christian Homes for Children at firstname.lastname@example.org.