The Patron’s Annual Dinner was held December 7th at the Apostolic Nunciature, graciously hosted by His Excellency, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.
The evening began with a delightful cocktail party and a chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
CEM Martin welcomed everyone, including special guests:
His Excellency, Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Pierre, and
Father Kevin Lixey, International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.
His Excellency welcomed our group and had kind remarks for our patronage to the Vatican.
The slate of officers for 2020 was proposed to the group and they were unanimously approved:
President: CEM Martin
Vice President: Art Lohsen
Secretary: Judy Martin
Treasurer: Ron Marchessault
After a lovely three-course meal, we were inspired by remarks made by Father Lixey, explaining the importance of the Patrons to the Vatican Museums and the crucial role they play in the restoration and preservation of the countless treasures in the Vatican. There is so much that has been accomplished, but the long list continues for many years to come! Therefore it is very important that we continue to fulfill our mission with our members.
President, CEM Martin, encouraged the members to consider serving on committees or the Board, to become more involved, and to help us to grow our chapter in the coming year.
Judy Martin presented the 2020 Chapter Trip to Rome and invited everyone, including family and friends, to consider joining the trip in May. The deadline for reservations is January 30, 2020. Please see the website for details.
Thank you to everyone who attended! It was a wonderful evening and we were delighted to share it with you.
Please see the Annual Dinner 2019 Image Gallery for some pictures of the event!