Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Slipper Club of Dallas hosted 22nd Annual Gala


The Slipper Club of Dallas (Slipper Club) hosted the 22nd Annual Gala & Silent Auction, “Havana Nights,” the evening of March 10, 2018 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The black-tie event hosted nearly 500 people to raise funds and awareness for the Club’s 2017-2018 beneficiary, Camp Sweeney. The Dallas-area camp is the largest summer and year-round support program in the country for children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Andrew Fiero, Mary Alice Thompson, Austin Clinkscales, Mackenzie Howey
The evening began with a dinner hosted by Slipper Club President Meredith Allen, honoring generous donors including: Delivery Limited, Prairie Organic Spirits, Meredith Smiley with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, Barbara Paschall Averitt, and The Calyx Club. The Cuban-themed event continued with entertainment courtesy of the musical talent represented by Rikki Rincon of Creative Juice Online and a cigar rolling demonstration by master Cuban cigar craftsman William Rodriguez. The energetic Ice House band served as the evening headliner while guests enjoyed casino games, photo booth, a silent auction and raffle.
Brooke Bonner and Conner Best
It was the second year the Gala was held at the Omni Dallas, hosting members of Slipper Club and their guests. Notable attendees included: DSOL President Kay Hitzelberger and DSOL Assembly Chairman Elizabeth Metzger, current and past Idlewild debutantes, Jennifer Lindsley, Savannah Smartt, and Lauren Carrozza; as well as past and present officers of Idlewild Club, Terpsichorean Club and Calyx Club, Jack Gannon, David Haines, Travis Andres, Sam Huffines, Austin Clinkscales, and Harrison Gamso.
 
Gala Chair Cari Euart, along with members of the 2017-2018 Slipper Club Board, will present the total funds raised for Camp Sweeney at a check presentation on Monday, April 9.
Mike Metzger, DSOL Assembly Chairman Elizabeth Metzger, Pam Metzger, and Ryne St Marie
"It was an amazing evening that came together beautifully thanks to the support of our generous donors, corporate partners and vendors. The flowers were lush, complimented by the most fabulous decor. The energy poured off the stage as our guests danced in what truly felt like the streets of Havana," Euart said. "It has been my distinct honor to serve alongside a group of likeminded women with a desire to give back to the community, and I am thrilled Camp Sweeney is on the receiving end of our fundraising efforts for the year."
 
Cari Euart, Meredith Allen, and Alex Bjornnes



About Slipper Club of Dallas
Founded in 1934, The Slipper Club of Dallas (Slipper Club) is the first women’s social club in Dallas, and today boasts 400 active members. Slipper Club offers a unique network of friendship and opportunities for women throughout Dallas. In 1995, the Club expanded its mission to include a charitable giving program, and became a 501(c)(3) organization. To date, Slipper Club has raised more than $736,621, and is dedicated to making a difference and serving women and children in the Dallas community.

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