April 21, 2012 - Lutheran Family Services Presents Rainforest Rendezvous
What: Annual Benefit Gala and Awards Ceremony LFS
Where: Wildlife Experience
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $150
Beneficiary: Lutheran Family Services
Master of Ceremonies: Gregg Moss
Corporate Chairperson(s): Richard Schierburg
Invocation: Julie McNitt, Associate Pastor
Welcome: Gregg Moss
Speaker: Monica Jowers
Entertainment: La Candela Salsa Band
Quote of the evening: "There are no 'bad days' in America"
Menu: Medallion of beef tenderloin with red wine demi glace & salmon with a dill cream sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, key lime torte
Attire: Safari and cocktail
Board of Directors: Chair: Mike Porter, Secretary: Debbie Payne, Vice-Chair Finance: Will Schippers, Vice-Chair Resource Development: Jennifer Bick, Vice-Chair Board Development: Keith Hedstrom, Vice-Chair Program Services: Ann Hultquist
Blacktie Photos by: Chad Chisholm
Renee Broyles accepts the Eagles Wings Award
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Guests could almost hear the calls of the rainforest, buzzing insects and exotic birds when stepping into the Wildlife Experience, the location of this year's Rainforest Rendezvous Annual Benefit Gala presented by Lutheran Family Services.
Providing services that heal, strengthen, and provide hope, Lutheran Family Services has been serving the Colorado community for 64 years. The evening’s “Eagles Wings” award recipients included the Distinguished Congregational Partner of the Year Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Littleton, the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year Keith LaShier, and Distinguished Corporate Partner of the Year The Broadmoor Hotel.
Sharing a story with those in attendance, Renee Broyles recounted a day at the hotel when a employee from the Sudan remarked to other employees complaining about a hard work day that “There are no ‘bad days’ in America,” a reminder to count our many blessings. The Broadmoor is a stellar employer of people in the community, contributing to the success of the Lutheran Family Services Refugee Resettlement program.
To learn more about Lutheran Family Services, please visit www.lfsrm.org