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Alzheimer’s Care Committee/NOTABLES of Douglas Gardens
Sweet Smell of Success Black Tie Gala

Cocktail Party Underwriter Isabel May

Chairman Honorable Lewis Thaler, Mickey Dworkin,
Honoree Betty M. Brandt, Bella Goldstein,
Honoree Honorable Norman Edelcup

Everything was coming up roses for Founder and Chairman Bella Goldstein and President Mickey Dworkin as they celebrated the NOTABLES’ 23rd annual Black Tie Gala, the Sweet Smell of Success, benefiting crucial Alzheimer’s programs at Douglas Gardens. Held in the dazzling Starlight Roof of the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, the Honorary Gala Chair and Guest Emcee was Channel 4 News Anchor Eliott Rodriguez, a devoted supporter of the NOTABLES and its mission.

Vice Mayor of Sunny Isles Beach, Lewis Thaler was Gala Chairman in loving memory of his wife, Madi Thaler. Gala Co-Chairs included Arlyn and Stephen H. Cypen, Ethel and Edward Dublin, Helen Gaulkin, Marianne and Warren Gilbert, Shirley Harris, and Bernice and Harold Sigman.

Gala Honorees were new Golden NOTABLES Betty Madigan Brandt; Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman Edelcup; former Bay Harbor Islands Mayor Linda Zilber and Al Kroll.

The elegant Cocktail Party was underwritten by Isabel May who was also acknowledged for her generosity in endowing the May Memory Program at Douglas Gardens. Guests enjoyed a lavish caviar bar compliments of Marky’s Caviar. Other underwriters included The Slansky Family and George Stein. The 2009 Award recipients were Joan Gale, the Louis C. Fischer Award; Rita and Gerald Cohen, the Lester L. Goldstein Award, sponsored by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour; and Sandra and Aventura Vice-Mayor Billy Joel, the Forge Award. Guests were entertained by an original NOTABLES tribute song by Vanessa Cohen.

The Gala also featured an exclusive Judith Ripka Designer Boutique and an extraordinary Silent Auction featuring a 12-day cruise from Holland America Line and a four-night stay at the new luxurious Radisson St. Martin, Resort and Spa.

In 1987, Bella Goldstein and her brother, the late Louis C. Fischer, realized the need for an Alzheimer’s care support group. Now there are more than 1,200 NOTABLE members ensuring that “until there’s a cure, there’s care.”

For more information on how to join this dynamic organization, please contact Development Officer Ricki Diamond at 305.762.1371 or rdiamond@mjhha.org.

The Lester L. Goldstein Award, sponsored by Neiman Marcus
Bal Harbour, recipients Rita & Jerome Cohen,
Neiman Marcus PR Manager Jonie Sabo

The Louis C. Fischer Award: Bella Goldstein,
recipient Joan Gale, Anne Fischer Teger

Honorees Honorable Linda Zilber and Al Kroll

Membership Chairs Ralph LePore & Mina Goldstein, NOTABLES VP Hildine Potashnick & Jerry Potashnick

Co-Chairs Shirley Harris, Ethel Blum Dublin & Edward Dublin, Marianne & Warren Gilbert

Douglas Gardens Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey P. Freimark & Hollis Freimark, NOTABLES President Mickey Dworkin, NOTABLES Founder & Chairman Bella Goldstein, Brenda Roman & Gala emcee CBS4 News Anchor Eliott Rodriguez

Underwriters Elaine & Neal Slansky

(Standing) Mark Bender & NOTABLES Aventura President Stuart Geller. (Seated) Jerry Kwait and Life Raffle Chair Marilyn Kwait

Co-Chairs Harold & Bernice Sigman

BlueCross BlueShield of Florida: (Seated) Yosmar Martinez, David Richardson, Dr. Carlos Barreto, Doug Bartel,
Carlos Ariza, Jennifer Cuomo. (Standing) Damaris Molina, Garth Balladin, Jasmin Balladin

Co-Chair Helen Gaulkin

Mercedes-Benz of Miami:
Delores & Michael Brandeis

Douglas Gardens Senior Director of Development Norma A. Orovitz
& Development Officer Ricki Diamond

Forge Award recipients Sandra and Aventura Vice-Mayor
Billy Joel with Forge representative Bobbie Starr

NOTABLES Corey & Rose Breier, Martha Mishcon
and underwriter George Stein

Suzanne L. Gerard, Irwin Goldstein, Sandy Lansing,
Allan and Pinki Wesler

Dignitaries: Aventura Vice-Mayor Billy Joel,
Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman Edelcup,
Former Miami Beach Mayor Malcolm Fromberg,
Sunny Isles Beach Vice-Mayor Lewis Thaler,
Former Bal Harbour Mayor Sy Roth

Stephanie & Dr. Irvin Willis, Stacey & Mitchell Hipsman

Rhonda Linet, Richard Burk and Table Sponsor Eve M. Linet

Table Sponsors Mitchell
and Sandra Fishman

Carol Decoveny & Table Sponsor Harry Resnick

Table Sponsor Phyllis Rosen
and Philip Frankel

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