Women’s Guild

Women’s Guild Officers

Mrs. Patrick Dowling (Betsy)

Administrative VP
Ms. Laura J. Donnaway

Education VP   
Ms. Ann R. Duffy
Mrs. Clarkson Moseley (Shirley)

Fundraising VP
Mrs. Bruce A. Gordon (Melissa)
Mrs. John L. Eckholdt (Virginia)

Guild Home Reservations VP
Mrs. George M. Murrell
(Pat Dunbar)

Home VP
Mrs. John F. Sheridan (Stephanie)
Ms. Graziella de Ayerdi

Membership VP 
Mrs. Alvin A. Baumer (Penny)

Social VP
Mrs. A.J. Capritto (Eileen)
Mrs. Bernard J. Eckholdt, Jr.

Recording Secretary
Mrs. Patrick D. Breeden (Margie)

Corresponding Secretary   
Mrs. Kearny Robert (Kathleen)

Financial Secretary 
Mrs. John L. Heard, Jr. (Anne)

Ms. Karen T. Villavaso

Special Advisor  
Mrs. Thomas S. Davidson (Betty)

Mrs. Robert B. Anderson (Ann)

Mrs. Joseph J. Darlak (Gloria)

Immediate Past President
Dr. Erin O’Sullivan Fleming

Ex Officio
Junior Committee Co-Chairs
Torry Dean
Summer Duperon

Board of Governors

Term expires 2014

Ms. Jo-Ann C. Adams
Ms. Barbara Ballard
Ms. Constance Cowart
Mrs. C.J. Cucchiara
Ms. Laura Donnaway
Ms. Marlene Duronselet
Mrs. Harold A. Fuselier
Miss Anita Garcia
Ms. Amanda Green
Mrs. John L. Heard, Jr.
Ms. Ilona M. Konya
Dr. Jane Cagan Miller
Ms. Sonya Moore
Mrs. L.F. Rogers, Jr.
Mrs. Gerald Satawa
Mrs. M. Kimball Schlafly
Mrs. Victor E. Stillwell, Jr.
Mrs. Jack A. Tittle
Mrs. Adele C. Uddo
Mrs. Roy C. Walther

Term expires 2015
Mrs. Joseph J. Darlak
Mrs. Francois D.V. de La Barre
Mrs. James M. Doss
Mrs. Charles L. Dupin
Mrs. John L. Eckholdt
Mrs. Ferrel P. Gioe
Mrs. Carlie Meyer Kahn
Ms. Sharon Marchand
Mrs. John C. Martin
Mrs. Dermot S. McGlinchey
Mrs. Roger W. Peck
Mrs. James T. Rogers
Mrs. Robert A. Schimek
Mrs. J. Terry Segura
Mrs. Alfred E. Stacey IV
Mrs. Harry C. Stahel
Mrs. Peter M. Tufton
Ms. Karen Villavaso
Mrs. David C. Waller
Mrs. Thomas R. Wartelle

Term Expires 2016
Mrs. J. Robert Barnes
Ms. Cherry Bordelon
Mrs. Andrew Dandry
Ms. Graziella de Ayerdi
Mrs. Prescott N. Dunbar
Ms. Maryann Hillyer Fisher
Mrs. Wynne Friedrichs
Mrs. Don Guzzetta
Mrs. John W. Hall
Mrs. Morris Klinger
Mrs. Jacquelyn Lothschuetz
Mrs. William M. Martin
Mrs. David H. Mielke
Dr. Carolyn Clawson Prickett
Mrs. Kenneth Ritter
Mrs. Lee Anne Leopold Savoie
Mrs. Charles Rodney Smith
Mrs. Anthony J. Valentino
Mrs. Rudolph Viener III
Mrs. David E. Weidner

Founded in 1947, the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association has an important marketing role in the success of opera in New Orleans. The Women’s Guild plans and executes events with the assistance of dedicated members who volunteer countless hours and share their expertise that continue the legacy of opera in New Orleans. Membership dues are $40 per year and include:

  • Attendance at the General Fall Meeting and Past President’s Reception
  • Attendance at the Eggnog Party and Holiday Boutique
  • Attendance at the Annual meeting and luncheon
  • Four Opera Orientations from 4 to 6 pm at the Opera Guild Home

Guild Fundraising Events

  • The Mad Hatter’s Luncheon featuring cocktails, a silent auction, a raffle, a beautiful style show, lunch, and entertainment
  • The elegant annual Opera Ball featuring live entertainment, fine cuisine and libations

Please email our Membership VP to become a member. Follow the Women’s Guild on Facebook!

*If you are a young woman between the ages of 21-40, consider joining the Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association!