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April 20, 2003|By Sloane Brown

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

The Chestnut Ridge Country Club ballroom was packed with folks, food and fun for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's "Distinguished Women's Award Reception 2003." The 425 guests could sample culinary treats like sesame-seared tuna on a crispy wonton with roasted pepper aioli or deep-fried spring-rolled Asian shrimp in Szechwan sauce that were served up by one of several chefs who had set up food stations around the ballroom. And folks could peruse all sorts of silent auction goodies. Meanwhile, the event's five honorees, Sister Helen Amos, RSM; Sylvia Brown, Marcia DeWitt, Julie Mercer and Jayme Dorf Weinstein, received congratulations for the examples they set in areas of ethics, leadership and character.

Among those feting and feasting: Beth Dana and Donna Reihl, event co-chairwomen; Lois Shofer, Laura Pierson Scheinberg and Alison Goldenberg, event committee members; Mary Ann McClurg, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland board president; Marian C. Hwang, Barbara A. McNemar Cummings, Dawn S. Hyde, Lynn B. Sassin, Carol A. Sholes and N. Beth Volk, board members; Traci Barnett, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland CEO; Geoff Callan, Mutual of America regional vice president; JoAnn Moncure, Coldwell Banker Realtor; Renee Ades, Adelberg Rudo Dorf & Hendler attorney; Mary Margaret Jacobs, Johns Hopkins Hospital director of patient and visitor services; Chris Nicholson, Kaufman Ries & Elgin partner; Doward Patterson, retired Sinai Hospital clinical chemist; Tonya Ingersol, Baltimore-based artist; Michele Ekarius, Bank of America Private Bank executive assistant; Becky Galli, North County News columnist; Ann K. Murray, Entertainment Consultants senior account executive; Selene Greenebaum, Martin Greenebaum vice president; Cindy Thompson, SunTrust Bank senior vice president; Danielle Scovens, Sierra Military Health Services provider file operations specialist; Larry Walton, United Way of Central Maryland president; Helen Szablya, College Savings Plans of Maryland public relations and marketing manager; and Carroll Bodie, Procter & Gamble Beauty Care vice president / general counsel.

The shebang raised about $101,000 for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

American Heart Association

In case you didn't know what formal affair was happening in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, you got your first hint that it had something to do with health and medicine when you reached the top of the escalator, and folks dressed in scrubs greeted you. Then, all you needed to do was mingle with the other 399 guests during the cocktail hour to hone it down further. There were doctors, nurses and health professionals galore. And most of them had something to do with cardiology.

Welcome to the American Heart Association's "Baltimore Heart Ball 2003."

Among those in the crowd: Steve and Mindy Geppi, event co-chairs; Maria Welch, Laura Taylor, Kellie Knight and Melissa Coady, event committee members; John A. Gilpin, American Heart Association, Baltimore board chairman; Greg Jarosinski and Wade Meadows, board members; Todd Langenberg, American Heart Association Maryland Council vice president; David Markiewicz, Heart Association Mid-Atlantic affiliate executive vice president; Dr. Jeff Quartner, The Heart Center at Sinai Hospital director; Ron Peterson, Johns Hopkins Hospital CEO; Cyndi Simmons, Medtronic heart valve specialist; Frank Bramble, MBNA executive vice chairman; Dr. Luis Mispireta, Union Memorial surgeon; Jane Kreiner, Naden Lean administrative assistant; John Preto, University of Maryland Medical Center patient care services director; John Welch, Respira Medical executive vice president; Raymond Haysbert, The Forum chairman; Barbara Resnick, University of Maryland School of Nursing associate professor; Howard Sollins, Ober Kaler attorney; William Brewster, Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceutical representative; Sandi Cassard, Lutherville-based health services researcher; Maria McCarthy, St. Joseph Medical Center pharmacist; Jonathan Jett, Exane equity trader; Jessica Gilhorn, Vanguard Group supervisor; and Richard Greene, ALD Enterprises CEO.

"Heart Ball 2003" raised some $235,000 for the American Heart Association.

Social Calendar

April 22: "The Incredible Spring Ballyhoo." Benefits American Dime Museum. Wine, popcorn, corn dogs, live music, sideshow performances. Amer-ican Dime Museum, 1808 Mary-land Ave. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Call 410-230-0263.

April 24: "1st Annual PRIDE Person of the Year." Benefits Pride of Baltimore Inc. Open bar, Cuban-themed heavy hors d'oeuvres, send-off to Pride II's first trade mission to Cuba, live music, dancing. Pride II & Constellation Dock, Inner Harbor. 6 p.m. Tickets $125. Call 410-539-1151.

April 24: "Annual Advocacy & Awareness Award Dinner." Benefits The League for People with Disabilities. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, live music. Bond Street Wharf, 901 S. Bond St. 6:30 p.m. Tickets $150. Call 410-323-0500, Ext. 311.

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