Opera San Jose held it's first annual general meeting of its new volunteer auxiliary group, Friends of Opera San Jose.
Online PR News – 02-July-2014 – July 1, 2014 San Jose – Opera San Jose held a festive wine-and-appetizers first annual general meeting of its new volunteer auxiliary group, Friends of Opera San Jose, on Saturday afternoon, June 28th, at the company's headquarters at 2149 Paragon Drive. Officers elected are: president: Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi; vice president: Laura Hill; Secretary: Elena Danielson; Treasurer: Janice Toyoshima.
The auxiliary will assist Opera San Jose in all manner of activities such as greeting audience members, promoting the company's productions, and carrying out colorful fund-raising events. With an initial corps of fifty-five people, the group welcomes additional volunteers. For information, contact FriendsofOSJ@gmail.com or call the box office at 408.437.4450
Saturday's meeting formally re-establishes the original Friends of Opera San Jose, a group which provided pivotal support to Irene Dalis in the formation of the opera company. The original group, disbanded in 1989, was beloved to many in the company's early years. It is planned that the group will play a similar pivotal role as general manager Larry Hancock takes helm as general director from a retiring Ms. Dalis.