GOLDEN BATON POSTPONEMENT
The 53rd Annual Golden Baton Award Dinner
Honoring Marcy and Bob Shuck
Since the pandemic news has not been positive, and in an abundance of caution, the Florida Orchestra Guild has postponed the Golden Baton Awards Dinner from October 20, 2020, until Fall of 2021. We have not set a date for the dinner but will do so as soon as it appears safe to begin planning. We look forward to the presentation of this Award and the opportunity to honor the work of Marcy and Bob Shuck. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA GUILD
Guild meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month between September and March at 11:45am. Our final meeting of the season is an Installation Luncheon in April.
We hold annual fundraising events to benefit The Florida Orchestra’s education programs and community events. Please check the Calendar of Events section for information on upcoming events.
MEET OUR NEW ORCHESTRA GUILD PRESIDENT
Susanna Bellafante came to St. Petersburg in 2004 and wasted little time in becoming active in the life of the City. She joined the Orchestra Guild in 2010 and has served as recording secretary, 3rd VP, and now as president.
In addition to the Guild, she is also a volunteer at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Bayfront Hospital and a docent at the Dali Museum and a member of its Guild, and Board member of St. Anthony’s Hospital Auxiliary and St. Petersburg Opera Guild and a founding member of St. Anthony’s Hospital Women in Philanthropy. In 2016 she was honored as a member of the Queen’s Court in recognition of supporting the cultural, charitable, and civic projects in the St. Petersburg area.
Susanna is taking the reins of the Florida Orchestra Guild, St. Petersburg, in a challenging year when normal meetings, social events, and performances have moved from physical venues to online. For the Guild, our beloved Orchestra, and the community, the year ahead promises new adventures and the opportunities to learn and enjoy our meetings no matter where they may take place.