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OPEN HEARTS GALA ......... DINNER DANCE

2007 Celebrating the Gift of Life!

We honored Dr, Suvro Sett of Westchester Medical Center in the spring at our President's/Paul Harris Dinner. Dr. Samuel Weinstein of Montefiore Medical Center was originally to be honored at the same event, but his busy schedule did not permit it. This is how the Open Hearts Gala was born.

Dr. Weinstein is the Director of Cardio Thoracic Surgery at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center. He was honored with a special Paul Harris Fellow for his selfless committment of time and effort to the Gift of Life program. He has operated on 3 children for the Bronx Rotary Club alone.

We also honored his Cardio Thoracic Team and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center for their outstanding service and care. Five of the seven children sponsored by Bronx Rotary have been operated on at Montefiore.

The evening was another big success with the added surprise of Dr. Weinstein donating $10,000 to the Gift of Life.

A wonderful time was had by all, but, let the pictures tell the story...

 

 

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.......Paul Harris Fellow........ Dr. Samuel Weinstein.

 

 

 

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Mary Springman and Jim Romeo never miss a Bronx Rotary Gift of Life event.

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Rev. Sue Chadwick gave the invocation.

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Bruce and Nancy Wallace, Jim Romeo and Ed Hicks mug for the camera.

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The Gift of Life child gives her dad a health squeeze.

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Everyone gets into the act.

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Barry Fitzgerald and Igina DeMichele greet everyone at the Gala.

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Bea Castiglia-Catullo poses behind another happy group.

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President Sal Mastrocola and Kate Quinn Miller.

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Leslie Swanson of the Bronx Opera Company blessed us with a beautiful aria.

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DG Bob Cucinell is thrilled to see another happy, healthy Gift of Life child.

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Tim Duffy from Gourmet Guru is enjoying the company.

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Cheryl Simmons-Oliver (in red) poses with family.

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Smiling faces abound.

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Dr. Weinstein poses with some of his cardio thoracic team.

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Dr. Weinstein brought the whole family.

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Bill Currie presents Dr. Samuel Weinstein with his Paul Harris Fellow.

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Bea, we have to tell on you because you look so fab, no one can believe it. Bea celebrated her 91st birthday at the Open Hearts Gala.

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Cute as a button and a healthy appetite too!

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And the evening is rounded out with dancing. Even doctors do it!