Benefit Auction in Brooksville
Members in the Brooksville Florida area will co-s[pmspr a live auction at the June meeting of the Historic Hernando Preservation Society at Brooksville City Hall on the first Thursday. Most items will be donated by Roger with some by Mary and Don Moses and Vickie Jimmerson. Proceeds will benefit the Preservation Society and the Tomanian Green Cross Committee program.
2015 Volunteer of the Yer Award
The Society is pleased to announce the annual Volunteer of the Year Award to member Paul Shaskan for his outstanding work with the Hernando County Arts Council and the Spring Hill Art League. Paul is largely resonsible for the highly successful "Art in the Park' arts and crafts show in Brooksville, Florida. We also thank his wife, Karen, for allowing him to do so much work for the community
Our newest member
Kayla Haveles Hopper of Palmer Massachusetts is a volunteer at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center (founded by her father, Robert Sherman Haveles) and the Worcester Woman's History Project. She is also a member of the American Antiquarian Society
Jan Knowles, mbmer in Brooksville, Florida, has been named a "Great Brooksvillian" by the City Council. Jan has served more than 20 years as a volunteer at the Musuem, the Preservation Board, Chinsegut Hill historic site and the Arts Council as Executive Director and co-chair of Art in the Park.
Deck the Halls, 2015
Annual Tomanian "Deck the Halls" party to be held November 28 at Apsley Manor in Brooksville. Members and guests assemble to discuss their varying volunteer activities and to decorate the house and grounds of Apsley, a small Georgian style house set in 17 acres of rural Hernando County.
Tomania helping to "Build a Foundation"
Membesr of the Society made major contributions to the annual Gala for Building A Foundation in Brooksville, Florida in October. Twenty paintings and decorative art objects were donated to the group which serrves the homeless and needy of the Hernando area. The event, held in the Brooksville City Hall Gallery, was the second such event held by the Foundation. The items were donated by Vice Chairman Sherman from his personal collections, assted by fellow Tomanian Jan Knowles. The Society also created the press materials, invitations, and programs fro the event which netted the charity close to $2000.00
Patte Ayala Celebrates Her 90th Birthday!
On August 5, one of our original members celebrated her 90th birthday with a week of celebrations including a luncheon in Tampa with members Roger Sherman, Gail Liu and Roger Kenny at Patte's favorite restaurant
Patte & Roger Sherman with Congratulations letter from Prince Ernst.
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Orders and Decorations Collecton to be housed in St. Augustine
The Society's collection of Orders and Decorations, inaugurated at the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll at the Tampa Theatre will soon be part of the permanent collection of the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. The collection of world wide Royal Orders and medals will be supplemented by the personal collection of the Vice Chairman, Roger Sherman. In all, more than 150 pieces will be in the gift.
The collection includes the Order of the White Eagle donated by our founding Chairman, HRH Prince Tomislav, and a replica of the Order of the Thistle donated by His Grace trhe Duke of Argyll, both founding members.
Vice Chairman Sherman and Director Tom Hughes will be delivering the collection to St. Augustine in the next few months.
Nikolas and Katarina attend funeral of their uncle, King Peter in Serbia
The Royal Family assembed in Serbia to ovserve the burial of the late King Peter II of Jugoslavia. The King, previously buried in the United States where he died, was returned to the country he ruled so breifly as a young man before going into exile. Peter was the older brother of Prince Tomislav, co-founder of the Tomanian Society. Thanks to Rene for alerting us to the photos.
The State Funeral Princess Katarina Prince Nikolas
Katarina at recent investiture of an Orthodox Order of St. Constantine
Easter Luncheon: L-R, Roger Sherman, Sie Kamedi, Violetta Murgado-Lombardia, Vickie Jimmerson, Patte Ayala and Deborah Guglielmo. Photo in living room of Apsley Manor.
Deck the Halls Party, Apsley Manor, November 26. Members of the Society and Guests at Apsley Manor for the annual Christmas Decorating event.
January 2013. A recent photo of Iona, Duchess of Argyll,
wife of the late 12th Duke, a co-founder of the Society.