The Principality of Tomania has provided fundraising assistance for scores of non-profits, including The Tampa Theatre, The St. Petersburg Opera, All Children's Hospital, The Spanish Lyric Theater, The State of Florida Department of State, Lightener Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa; Key West Opera House, Hillsborough County PTA Association, Colon Cancer Educaton and Support, and The Noble Society of Celts,  and many others

 

 

Major Fundraising Effort for Colon Cancer

Kick off event November 9.  Visit the Colon Cancer page

 


Past Events

A selection of photographs from events held in support of area charities.


The Visit of HRH Prince Alfonso of Spain, Duque d'Anjou y Cadiz

in support of the Cultural Affairs office of the Florida Department of State, the Lightener Museum-St. Augustine, The Spanish Little Theatre-Tampa, The Tampa Theater, Key West Opera House restoration and others.  The Duke is shown here arriving at Command Perforance held at the Tampa Theater with Ambassador Roger Carlton Sherman

   

Mayor & Mrs. Dick Greco, Prince Alfonso and Roger Sherman at the Tampa Theatre Gala

Prince Alfonso and Roger Sherman at the Hispanic Awareness Banquet at the famed Colombia Restaurant in Ybor City, Tampa.

 

Program for the Command Perforance of the Spanish Lyric Theatre held at the historic Tampa Theatre as part of Hispanic Awareness Month in Florida.

The Historic Tampa Theatre was supported by events held during the visits of SAR Prince Alfonso of Spain and Their Graces, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll


The Royal Youth Tour of TRH Prince Nikolas and Princess Katarina of Jugoslavia

HRH Princess Katarina of Jugoslavia (Mrs. Desmond daSilva), with Thomas Hughes II, Maria D'Annecy de Fajardo, the Princess, and Roger Carlton Sherman.  Princess Katarina and her brother, Prince Nikolas, along with Prince Tomislav's second wife, Princess Linda, visited the Tampa Bay area in support of a number of organizations including All Children's Hospital, Admiral Farragut Academy and others.

Visiting with Children at the Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg

Prince Nicolas, Princess Katarina and Linda Bonney (Later Princess Linda of Jugoslavia) receiving school children at a reception at the Bayfront Tower in St. Petersburg.  The reception was sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Barggren, members of the Society.

 


Visit of Their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Argyll

In support of the St. Peterburg Opera Company, the St. Petersburg Arts Commission, The Tampa Theater

The Duke and Duchess with the Mayor of St. Petersburg (center) at a reception at Wellington Hall design studios during their visit.

The Duchess of Argyll is presented flowers by the children of co-fouder Rene Gonzalez

The Duchess and Duke of Argyll, Mary Gonzalez and Roger Sherman walking to reception in St. Petersburg for school children at the Bayfront Tower

The Duke and Duchess meet with the Commander of MacDill AFB, Tampa

interview on local television promoting the Tomanian events


Royal Wedding Dinner in London

In October 1982, the officers and members of the Society were invited to the wedding of HRH Prince Tomislav and Miss Linda Bonney in England.    At their own expense, they attended the grand Serbian Orthodox services in Birmingham, and later held a dinner for the newlyweds at London's fashionable Savoy Hotel in the Strand.  This is an autographed cover of the souvenir menu. The Tomanians were joined by a number of members of the Monarchist League of which the Vice Chairman is a member.

 

This is the only event held in Europe to date.


MOSI Exhibit

The Museum of Science & Industry, Hillsborough County, Florida

The Director of MOSI along with officers of the Tomanian Society at a reception to open an exibit sponsored by the Society in benefit of the Museum.  At the time, the vice chairman of the Society served as Chairman of the Museum Board.

L-R: William Ray, Director; Violetta Murgado, Patte Ayala, Thomas Hughes; foreground,  Deborah Guglielmo