Year End Gala

This past weekend, I had the honor of being a part of the committee putting on our annual Year End Gala celebration for the Grand Rapids Jaycees. We have been working on the Gala for the past two months – after the whirlwind of projects like the Santa Parade and Holiday Shopping tour. Thankfully, our team worked well together and things went well!

We held our event at the new Homewood Suites by Hilton, a new hotel to downtown Grand Rapids. They were amazing to work with, and we enjoyed the space. We rented one of their meeting rooms, as well as the bar, which features exposed brick walls and a beautiful half circle window.

The window had a great view of the city streets.

Members Melissa, Navi and Janet

Members Melissa, Janet, and Navi with Life Member Recipient Nina

 

2017 President Danielle with 2016 President Beka

The tablescape and centerpieces were amazing! The vases are etched glass with our state outline, filled with beads and lights.

Our food was catered by Yo Chefs – it was delicious!

 

 

We welcomed six of our eight grant recipients and honored the work of our members in 2016.

 

 

With 2017 President Danielle

 

 

I was honored to be named Member of the Year.

 

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