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Creations: 2010 Winterfest Central Blogs…everything you need to know by Land or Water!

Developed as companion sites to the Winterfest Website, QuinnProQuo created these information packed blogs with Lisa Scott Founds and Kathy Keleher at Winterfest:

A Boater’s Guide to all things Winterfest by Kathy Keleher, Marketing & Parade Director

The website companion for Boaters!


A Viewer’s Guide to all things Winterfest by Dawn Read, Event Director

The website companion for viewers!


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Posted in Creations and Winterfest Boat Parade by on November 19th, 2010 at 12:16 am.

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American Red Cross Fashion Runway Show

The lights, the fashion, and the glamour return once again to Fort Lauderdale as the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts the third annual New York-style Runway Fashion Show debuting famed designer Victoria Lopez Castro’s spring/summer 2011 designs.

February 25th, .2011
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

Victoria is a world-class designer and one of the most up and coming Hispanic fashion designers as well. Her couture is a must have for celebrities such as Gloria Estefan, tennis pros Mary Jo Fernandez and Monica Seles, Rita Moreno, Cristina Sarlegui, Vanna White, and news anchor Alina Mayo Azze.

Over 400 guests attended the Fashion Show 2010 and raised more than $50,000 for the emergency disaster services and health and safety programs offered locally by the American Red Cross.

Did you know that the Red Cross offers a variety of health & safety courses in our community? They include Babysitter’s Training, CPR, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training, Water Safety & Pet First Aid.

  • 16,607 people were trained in lifesaving CPR and First-Aid courses
  • 426 young Red Crossers completed Babysitters Training
  • 97,592 people enrolled in aquatic programs

Mission Statement
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale and Fundraisers by on November 17th, 2010 at 11:40 pm.

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Social Media Strategies

The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade | Winterfest Boater’s Blog

The Glam-A-THON | Blog, FacebookTwitter

The Circle of Wise Women @Junior Achievement | Facebook & Twitter

The Sole Sisters | Fort Lauderdale | Facebook

The GClub @Riverwalk Trust | Blog

QuinnProQuo | Website, Facebook & Twitter


Posted in Connections and Creations and GClub @Riverwalk Trust and Glam-A-THON™ and Junior Achievement and QuinnProQuo and Riverwalk Trust and Social Media and Winterfest Boat Parade by on November 12th, 2010 at 12:54 am.

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The Circle of Wise Women’s JA World Uncorked! a Success

As a founding member of the Circle of Wise Women at Junior Achievement of South Florida,  Renée Korbel Quinn was part of the dynamic team that developed the concept for an inaugural fundraiser called Uncorked! With the involvement of Southern Wine & Spirits, the premise was to create a unique event that offered guests the opportunity to experience a wine tasting and food sampling with a party feel without long speeches or presentations.  Imagine attending an event where you can come and go, spend part of the evening or party till the last dance!

Along with chairs Stacie Weisman & JoLynn Lombardi,  Renée took on the task of making this event a success.  As Sponsorship Chair she worked with Diana Metcalf, JA’s Director of Major Gifts, to create a sponsorship program as unique as the event itself.  Barbara Capeletti took on the amazing auction and Kit Schulman guided the decor to create one of the best events of the season.  In addition to her committee role, Renée & QuinnProQuo donated Social Media strategic planning,  created and launched  a facebook presence for the Circle of Wise Women and developed integral media partnerships to create awareness for the event.

On October 30th 2010 over 300 guests joined the Circle of Wise Women at the “Moulin Rouge” inside JA World for a memorable evening of indulgence. Senses were delighted with tastings of over 300 wines, spirits, decadent food bites and dancing to benefit Junior Achievement in their new state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot facility, JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College.  Funds raised at this inaugural event benefit the Educational Programming at Junior Achievement of South Florida.

JA World Uncorked! Collage

As guests entered JA World, a 59,000 sq. ft. state-of-the art mini-city, they were welcomed by two models in a larger than life bubbling champagne glass. They continued on through the JA Biz Towns enjoying the eclectic array of food including cheese fondue from The Melting Pot, filet mignon sliders from Capital Grille, ceviche from Chef Remi and decadent blue cheese mashed potatoes from White Apron Catering in Lake Worth.  Decadent bites throughout the JA World Biz Towns included BRIO Tuscan Grill, The Cheese Course, Forever Sweet Cakes by Design, Hibiscus Café, Caliente Kitchen, Mojo, Chef Remi’s Catering, TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli, Cold Stone Creamery, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food, and Blue Martini.

Over 30 wineries and spirits from around the world offered tastings of over 300 varieties, many of which were available for purchase through Crown Liquor. Silent auction items  included an all inclusive trip to Jamaica,  a one-of-a-kind 18 ct. white gold & diamond necklace provided by Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, a Prada Leather Bag provided by American Express and a custom Vince Neil autographed Washburn Guitar.

The evening culminated in Finance Park with an extravagant Moulin Rouge themed party complete with can-can girls, stilt walkers, decadent desserts, aerial acrobatic shows and dancing to live music by the Steven Chase Band.  David Johnson, A Basket Affair,  provided the decor for the evening.

We could not have been successful without the following Wise Women,  Partners and Sponsors:

Stacie Weisman and JoLynn Lombardi were our Fab Event Chairs.  Honorary Chair and Le Chateau Sponsor was Lorraine Thomas. The Circle of Wise Women committee included Barbara Capeletti as Auction Chair, Kit Schulman as Decor Chair and Renée Korbel Quinn as Sponsorship Chair. Junior Achievement’s Diana Metcalf coordinated the event for JA. Sponsor Photography provided by Jason Leidy, South Florida Photo.

JA World Uncorked was presented by Southern Wine and Spirits and sponsored by Lorraine Thomas, Case Automotive Group, Citrix Systems, Janet & Karl Davis, FPL, Spherion and The Wasie Foundation.

Other sponsors included Renee Bush, QuinnProQuo, Barbara Capeletti PA, Tari & Edward Collins, Falcone Family Foundation, KPMG, Regions Bank, Toney Capital Holdings, Joy Tong & John Pulichino, U.S. Trust/Bank of America,  Linda & Doug Von Allmen, Peter Woolf, Cambridge Specialty, TLC Engineering and SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Merci à tous nos sponsors et des supporters pour faire de notre événement un succès! Les photos seront bientôt disponibles. Avec satisfaction.  Stacie & Jolynn


JAWorld Uncorked Invite Collage

About our Passion:

More than 55,000 students learn about finances, banking, commerce, jobs, and work and much more through the 25 programs offered by Junior Achievement. The Circle of Wise Women’s goal is to support these efforts. At JA World’s facility two experiential programs focused on 5th grade and 8th grade students. After extensive in-class, curriculum driven preparation, the students come for an onsite visit where they are an “adult” for a day. The 5th grade students work in JA BizTowns learning to run a business and 8th grade students learn personal financial responsibility and budgeting; skills that every student should know to become a successful adult.

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Posted in Creations and Events and Fundraisers and Mentoring and QuinnProQuo by on November 7th, 2010 at 1:00 am.

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‘Tis the Season…Winterfest Events you will not want to miss!

IN 2010 Winterfest will be the Kick-Off of Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial Celebration. While Winterfest is best known for its one of a kind Boat Parade,  over the past 39 years the festival has expanded to  include a full complement of events. Festivities include the Golf Tournament, the dazzling Winterfest Black Tie Ball, the Shoreline Decorating Extravaganza, an exciting VIP Reception, Family Fun Days, and culminate with the fabulous Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Winterfest is a multi-cultural event, which encourages and promotes diversity and is proud to have representation from a variety of races and religions. For more information visit http://www.winterfestparade.com/

The Winterfest Team:
Lisa Scott-Founds, President/CEO
Kathleen Keleher, Marketing and Parade Director
Dawn Read, Event Director

NOVEMBER 5th | Gray Robinson, P.A. Winterfest White Party presented by City&Shore Magazine. Hosted by Harbor Beach Marriott

NOVEMBER 19th | Ed Morse Bayview Cadillac Winterfest Golf & Tennis Classic presented by Ruden McClosky in association with the Miami Dolphins and Florida Panthers. Hosted by Coral Ridge Country Club. Awards Luncheon/Cocktail Reception

| Winterfest Family Day
· FREE EVENT on the Riverside Hotel Lawn on Historic Las Olas Blvd

DECEMBER 4th | Chambord Vodka Winterfest Black Tie Ball featuring JM Lexus Welcome Reception and Fidelity Investments Silent Auction Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / Hard Rock LIVE

DECEMBER 6th | Captain’s Meeting Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

DECEMBER 7th | Shoreline Decorating Extravaganza presented by Universal Property & Casualty Insurance, Co. Pre/Post Cocktail Events at Coral Ridge Yacht Club

DECEMBER 10th | Grand Marshal Reception | Invitation Only

DECEMBER 11th | Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade


October 16 – Glam-A-THON – Divas don’t hike … they STRUT!
November-January 2011 Riverwalk Trust’s Light Up Lauderdale -a holiday promenade of lights @Riverwalk Park
November 18-21 – Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament
November 24 – December 5 – Broward County Fair
November 30 – Christmas on Las Olas
December 5 – Toys in the Sun Run
February 12, 2011 –Duck Fest Derby– on the New River to benefit Kids in Distress

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Posted in Events and Winterfest Boat Parade by on November 1st, 2010 at 3:40 pm.

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