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April 22, 2005 - Junior League Presents 007 Intrigue

What: Junior League of Denver's 2005 Gala

Where: INVESCO Field at Mile High

When: April 22, 2005

Time: 7:00 to Midnight

Ticket Prices: 007: $70.00; Goldfinger: $107.00

Beneficiary: The Junior League of Denver

Co-Chair(s): Suzette Fremling and Susan Long; Assistant Chair Rhonda Rooney

Committee Members: Carrie Coors, Courtny Steward, Elizabeth Nesler, Emily Robb, Heather Ryan, Larah Thomson, Linda Morris, Stacey Sparks, Terena Grilly

Libations: Grey Goose Vodka, Coors Brewing Company, Wynkoop Brewing Company

Catering: Epicurean Catering

Entertainment: Jerry Barnett Productions

Music: Full Tilt with the Moment’s Notice Dancers and DJ Brad Molcany

Of note: Travel package donated by African Eyes Travel

Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: UMB Bank; "You Only Live Once Sponsors: Grey Goose Vodka, Coors Brewery, Coldiron & Hamrick, Wheeler Trigg & Kennedy; The Goldfinger Lounge: US Bank Private Client Group

Menu: Themed food stations from around the world

Attendance: 350

Attire: Bond Theme or Cocktail Attire

Special Thanks: To all the Junior League Volunteers on the Gala Committee


Board of Directors: President:, Kelly Director; President-Elect: Janie Fletcher, Community Programs EVP: Carolyn Misage; Community Programs Co-EVP: Susan McCann; Community Programs Co-EVP: Elizabeth Sewalt; Development EVP: Ruth Rohs; Finance EVP: Ashleyann Clement; Membership/Training EV: Nicole Lenaers; Recording Secretary: Colleen Petitt; AA to the President: Lori Anne Emlong; Communications VP: Laura Hopkins; Community Programs V: Karen Andrew; Development VP: Jane Hartgrove; Finance & Accounting V: Liz Shelton; Membership & Training V: Marci Block; New Members Co-VP: Anne Schwartz; New Members Co-VP: Amy Theisen; Planning Co-VP: Lesley Gibson; Planning Co-VP: Jessica Schley; Public Policy VP: Jody Soper; Sustaining Representatiive: Molly Ross; Ways & Means Co-VP: Heather Cracraft; Ways & Means Co-VP:Anne Marie Younce; Nominating Co-Chair: Molly Ostarch; Nominating Co-Chair: Kimberly Podobnik

Blacktie Photos by: Stacy Ohlsson

 Bond women Alyson Lyndquist and Danielle Shapiro
Bond women Alyson Lyndquist and Danielle Shapiro

Stacy Ohlsson

There is some argument about the best James Bond film, the best actor to portray Bond, and who the most beautiful Bond-woman is, but no argument whatsoever about the best–ever Bond party. INVESCO Field at Mile High's United Club Lounge was magically transformed to create the Junior League of Denver’s “007 Experience” on Friday, April 22. With Bond movie posters everywhere, live and recorded music of Bond movies, secret agents posing behind giant backlit screens, and even the actual movies playing on the multitude of monitors scattered throughout Invesco’s Union Lounge, there was no mistake that Bond fans had come to the right place. Patrons were given one to two thousand dollars in Bond Bucks and kept the gaming tables, from craps to Blackjack to Texas Hold ‘em, active all night. Sounds of loud cheering continued to spontaneously erupt from different areas of the room. A Moment’s Notice, expert musicians and dancers known for their abilities to perform a wide variety of genres, kept the dance floor full with Bond-like characters, either dancing to Bond soundtracks or watching the innovative and sometimes acrobatic dancers on the stage. This youngish crowd of 500 sported tuxedos and fun cocktail dresses, but some Bond fans went all out. Janie Fletcher, incoming JLD president, won the award for the best 007 character with her silver, bell-bottomed halter pantsuit. The award for the man most like Bond went to Rick Janson, who appeared to have just parachuted into the party in his flight suit (tuxedo garb underneath, of course). No spies were needed to watch bid sheets on the auction tables. Instead of the typical silent auction, each patron was given a raffle ticket (2 for "Goldfinger Lounge”), to be placed in the box corresponding to the desired item, then a drawing was held later in the evening. The nearly 2,000 members of Junior League of Denver are community-minded women who have made an incredible commitment, collectively donating over 50,000 trained volunteer hours annually. The Junior League provides financial support to direct service projects, grants and public policy efforts. Proceeds from the 007 Experience support the purpose and programs of the Junior League of Denver, including financial aid projects and programs of metro community partners in the area of early childhood education. For more information on programs or becoming a member, go to or read about them on

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