Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The New England Society Gala

Im so excited about doing the flowers this year. This is my 4th year!

2009 Annual Dinner Dance

The New England Society in the City of New York (NES) will host its 204th Annual Dinner Dance at the St. Regis Hotel on Friday, November 13, 2009. Lesley Stahl, correspondent on the CBS investigative news television show 60 MINUTES will be honored at this year’s Dinner Dance and awarded the Society's highest honor, the Reginald T. Townsend Award. The Townsend Award recognizes outstanding achievement representing the finest attributes of the New England character.

Lesley Stahl has been a 60 MINUTES correspondent since March 1991. Her distinguished career is marked by memorable interviews such as the first interview with American hostage Roy Hallums who was held captive by Iraqis for 10 months and former Bush administration officials Paul O’Neill and Richard. She was the first to report that Al Gore would not run for president in 2002 and served as CBS News White House correspondent during the Carter, Reagan and George H. W. Bush Presidencies. Her reports appeared on the CBS EVENING NEWS, first with Walter Cronkite, then with Dan Rather, and on other CBS News broadcasts. She has a collection of Emmy Awards for her interviews on FACE THE NATION and her 60 MINUTES reporting, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy given in September 2003. "Punishing Saddam" won Stahl an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award. Her profile of search engine giant Google earned her a 2005 Business and Financial Emmy award.

Founded in 1805, NES is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides significant, merit-based scholarships to financially-challenged New York City students attending New England colleges and universities. NES has over 500 members, and conducts an active program of social and fundraising events, culminating in the annual Dinner Dance. NES member Alex Donner and his orchestra will provide music for the evening and there will be a silent auction.

Dinner Dance tickets are $500 (Benefactor), $400 (Patron) and $300 (Sponsor).

For further information, contact Executive Director Valerie Bickel at the New England Society in the City of New York.


I hope you can come!

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