They were all there: the “Christmas Cheerleaders,” the "Hanukkah Holidates,” the “Holiday Honeys,” “Joyful Jesters” and “New Year Notables” all disguised as Santa Monica Republican Women Federated members and guests against a palette of jewel-toned red, green, gold and blue hues. The celebration began with attendees enjoying specialty holiday shopping with a chance to win a gloriously designed gift basket, then on to a gourmet meal amidst cheerful caroling, and festive songs by Catfish Band. All this while enjoying nautical bayside views, and the beautifully orchestrated program designed and dispatched by SMRWF. President Patricia Peterson honored each of the outgoing SMRWF Board Members with a special gift and edifying comparison to an attribute of gold. Each new SMRWF Board Member was then introduced and Mrs. Suzanne Reyto, former President of Malibu/Bel Air Republican Women Federated, installed the 2022 SMRWF Board. Mrs. Reyto presented each new Board Member with two roses, one representing her role as a SMRWF Board Member and the other rose an honoring gift. Then, each new Board Member placed one of the roses in a crystal vase becoming a beautiful bouquet. This represented unity impacting a world needing beauty, talent and virtuous exampleship. One would say the entire memorable SMRWF holiday fete was a fun and fulfilling time!
SPARKLING AND SHINING: 2021 HOLIDAY FETE