Elenians install officers

Photo provided by the Elenian Club -- Vince Vanc is seated in front with Barbara Chifici, 2013-2014 Elenian president. Behind them, from left, are club treasurer Carol Schiro; Marita Romano, vice president; Maria Villafranco, recording secretary; Eileen Capritto, corresponding secretary; LeeAnne Leopold-Savoie, financial secretary; installer Virginia Eckholdt; and Faith Peperone, immediate past president.
Photo provided by the Elenian Club -- Vince Vanc is seated in front with Barbara Chifici, 2013-2014 Elenian president. Behind them, from left, are club treasurer Carol Schiro; Marita Romano, vice president; Maria Villafranco, recording secretary; Eileen Capritto, corresponding secretary; LeeAnne Leopold-Savoie, financial secretary; installer Virginia Eckholdt; and Faith Peperone, immediate past president.

The Elenian Club held its installation luncheon recently at Chateau Golf and Country Club.

President Faith Peperone welcomed the members and guests. LeeAnne Leopold-Savoie said the Elenian prayer, and Marita Romano lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vince Vance entertained the Elenians with Italian songs, then ended the afternoon with “God Bless America.”

The Rose Award was present to Maria Villafranco by club president Faith Peperone. Villafranco was introduced to the Elenian Club as a debutante in 1984, a third-generation member. She has served in the capacity of vice president, treasurer and corresponding secretary. She wrote and distributed the Elenian Newsletter for several years. This year she chaired the very successful auction at Day at the Races. The charity that was selected by the Elenian Club this year was Cancer Crusaders. A check for $3,500, raised during the Day at the Races, was presented to the co-presidents of Cancer Crusaders, Pat Golemi and Denise Woodward.

Virigina Eckholdt led the installation of officers and presented each officer with a long-stemmed red rose, the flower of the Elenian Club.