Membership Luncheon

Membership Luncheon 2022

The Opera Guild invites you to its annual Membership Luncheon on March 17 at Kohler Hall, 4572 Presidential Way in Kettering. This is always a wonderful opportunity for Guild members to socialize with other members and for new and prospective members to learn about the Guild.

A highlight of the day is always the superb entertainment. Once again this year the Guild will have the Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence presenting their vocal talents.

Guild Boutique Chair Nancy Farkas will be bringing back the Boutique. Nancy noted that many items will be on sale at up to 50% off.

The cost of the Luncheon is $35.00 per person. Reservations can be made online by clicking here. A $2.00 Convenience Fee per person is added to online reservations.  Or you may write a check made out to Opera Guild of Dayton and mail it to Carol Erwine, P. O. Box 85, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305. The reservation deadline is March 3.


Membership Luncheon 2019

Diane Buchanan Johnson and her committee of Linda Rountree, Pat Ferguson, Judy Hudson, and Edna Vanderkarr planned this year’s Membership Luncheon held at Dayton Country Club on February 7 beginning at 11 a.m. Despite the gray skies outside, the banquet room was full of cheerful greetings and enthusiastic conversations. The tables anchored by red roses and baby’s breath hinted that spring is around the corner.

Lunch started with a delicious fresh fruit salad and warm scones and croissants. Chicken crepes over asparagus served as the entree. The finale was the famous pecan fudge ice cream ball. The crowning touch of the event was the energetic performances by the Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence accompanied by pianist Carol Walker. To hear a selection by soprano Marisa Karchin and mezzo-soprano Courtney Elvira, please click here.

Another highlight was President Nancy Farkas presenting Tom Bankston a check for $7,500 for the Artist-in-Residence program. The money was donated during the 2018 Opera Ball. Many happy attendees took home lovely door prizes and floral centerpieces. The bottom line was “A good time was had by all.”


 Jacob Ryan Wright 


Membership Luncheon 2018

The Guild’s annual Membership Luncheon was held on February 8 at Dayton Country Club. The cheerful conversational buzz in the banquet room was in sharp contrast with the snowy chill outside. Guests enjoyed a festive Valentine theme while savoring a gourmet quiche entree and chocolate-coated waffle cup of creamy fresh fruit.

President Nancy Farkas and Chair Margarete Jennings welcomed everyone. Nancy presented Dayton Opera Artistic Director Tom Bankston with a check for $5,000 to fulfill the Guild’s commitment in support of the Artists-in-Residence. These talented Artists-in-Residence were on hand to entertain guests with their selection of opera and show tunes.

Membership Lunch Edna and Don Vanderkarr Amy Lombardo Tom Bankston  Artists-in-Residence

Many additional pictures were taken by Ashley Mauro Photography and are available for viewing by clicking here. The password for our photos on her site is dcc2018. Enjoy!


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The Guild’s annual Membership Luncheon was held on March 16, 2017 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Dayton Country Club. Entertainment was provided by Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence. Toni Winger chaired this gracious event attended by nearly 100 guests. Toni’s committee included Linda Rountree, Pat Ferguson, Judy Reeve and Judy Hudson.

Judy Hudson with door prize Amy Lombardo and Mary Lou Heitkamp Barbara Bostick

Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence

Photos by Kim Coughnour of Red Leaf Photography