A week ago last Sunday the Bach Society of Dayton’s concert was held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Stroop and Southern Blvd. Its handsome auditorium has perfect acoustics for presenting Bach’s “Magnificat”.
Preceding the concert Margaret Karns, president of the Bach Society introduced Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M. His edifying lecture pointed up the relation of Annunciation and Visitation through art and music using images from the Univ. of Dayton’s vast collection. Rev. Roten was born and educated in Switzerland and holds degrees from the Univ. of Freiberg, a Ph.D from Freiberg (Germany), and the S.T.D. from the Marianum in Rome. He is co-founder of the American Creche Society and Creches International.
The forty-nine member Choir was thrilling – and was enhanced by soloists Andrea Chenoweth of Springfield, OH., Emily Landa of LaGrange, GA., Lisa Forrester of Cincinnati, Randall Black, tenor, and Randall Levin, bass-baritone of Cincinnati and Akron.
The Y.W.C.A. of Dayton held it’s 12th Annual ‘Women of Influence Awards Luncheon’ last Thursday. Toni Perry Gillispie was Chair. with Mary H. Boosalis serving as ‘Honorary Chair’. Rev. Bobbie Predmore, Chaplain of the Children’s Medical Center, offered the Invocation. Cathy Ponitz, Carol Hinton (CEO of the YWCA), and Sharon Howard (of WDTN-TV) served on the committee.
The YWCA Lifetime Achievement Honoree was Marie P. “Penny” Wolff, office administrator for Sebaly, Shillito & Dyer. The seven 2009 Women of Influence Honorees were: Carol Bauer, SC, Vice President of Good Samaritan Hospital; Marsha Bonhart, News Anchor WDTN-TV, Ch.2; Marsha Froelich, Executive Dir. YWCA ‘Clothes That Work’; Tess Little, Professor, Sinclair Community College; Linda Lombard, Community Volunteer; Paula Schaeffer, Community Volunteer; and Janaki Venkayya, Pres. & CEO Globe Tech Exchange.
YWCA President is Cynthia Hatton Tepe, Mary Colegate, Treasurer, and Teresa Beasley is Secretary. Honorary Board members present were: Ellen Ireland, Betsy Whitney, and Carolyn Kearns Young.