A Few Good Men Honored by WRC at the “Men Who Make a Difference" Gala

2016 Honorees greeted guests

 

The Annual Gala honoring the Best of Men, a recognition hosted annually by The Women’s Resource Center, was advertised as a ceremony for the honorees, plus dinner and dancing. But it is always so much more.

 

A great party, with ladies and gentlemen in formal wear, an auction, fabulous music and dancing, with music this year by The Boston Premier Band, it is always an Event.
 

The busy check in table at Gurney's Resort

Taylor Britto, a Providence Police officer who is also associate pastor and founder of the Journey Through Faith Community Center and a 2015 “Men Who Make a Difference” honoree, was the inspiring  keynote speaker. Daniel Baker, a teacher at St. Philomena School in Portsmouth, was master of ceremonies. Carol Ryan, a member of WRC’s board of directors and development committee,was chair of the event.

“Through the work we do at Women’s Resource Center, we have a deep appreciation for people who are willing to get involved in their community or who serve as a role model, mentor or inspiration to someone else,” says Lori DiPersio, executive director of the WRC. “This annual event is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to some special men who make a difference in the lives of others while also helping us continue our mission and services to women, children and men in Newport and Bristol Counties.”

 

 

Kelly & Bernard Lambrese, Honoree


The honorees are all men who have done outstanding good deeds in their community, and  were celebrated for their accomplishments. It's an honor to honor them. More than 270 guests attended the Gala making it a smashing success! Sponsors were Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bowen’s Wharf, BWM of Newport and the Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority

 

                                                                               --L.P.

 

2017 honorees are: John R Bernard, III  Esq., Walter Burke, Randy Butler, Jacob A. Cathers, Brendan P. Doherty, Dr. Gerald Exil, 3rd., Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey  Nicanor "Nick" Figueroa, Dr. Stevens F. Freedman, Andrew Horwitz, Bernard F. Lambrese, Bernard A. Manchester, Marshall A. "Tripp" Raucci, Esq., Dr. Louis B. Rice, Dr. Charles P. Shoemaker, Jr. and Scott D. Wheeler.

 

Brendan Doherty & Marvin Abney

 

Mayor Harry Winthrop, Deborah Winthrop & Adrienne Haylor

 

Photographs in the silent auction

 

Taylor & Jessica Britto

 

Dr. Garry Fischer with Stephanie & Dr. Charles Shoemaker, honoree

 

Browsing the laden silent auction

 

Honorees Andy  Horwitz & Tripp Raucci

 

Honoree John R. Bernardo III, Esq.

 

Executive Director of WRC Lori DiPersio & Betty Galligan

 

The Boston Premier Band welcomes guests to dinner

 

 

Liily Dick & Marvin Abney

 

Dr. Tony Regine & son Dr. Stephen Regine

 

Reverend Everett Greene

 

Xay Kham & Ceara Hation

 

Class of 2017 waiting to be honored

 

The class of 2017

 

Zoila Bernal & Neyda DeJesue selling raffle tickets

 

Daniel Baker, Master of Ceremonies

 

Lori DiPersio welcoming guests

 

 

 

 

 

  
 


 

 

 

 

 

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