Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Even though Frank was president when the event was authorized, I believe it was Marcus who facilitated it happening at the Marshall. Marcus was quite helpful about this, and very respectful of religious and cultural issues. My father didn't want to go at first. He thought the club would be a dump. But he actually enjoyed the event. He and my stepmother danced in the middle of the Marshall Chess Club!
I want to thank everyone who helped or showed up: Dan Barasch, Chris Daily, Patrick Davin, Lewis Eisen MD, Drs Stanley and Dorothy Graham, Chris Holroyd, Raphael D'Lugoff and his trio, Ilya Figler, Gary Forman, Ed Frumkin, Peter and Tory Kopke, Harvey Krasner, Judy Krasner, Rabbi Bill Kurry, GM William Lombardy (who gave me a nice gift), Jones Murphy and Mary Kennedy, Rafael and Vanda Ovalle, Leif Pressman, Evan Rabin (who helped with my Hebrew), Murray Schechter, Vivian Richman (who made the chocolates), Bonnie Rosman and John O'Shaunnesy, Roz and Lloyd Rosman, Hilary Scarnati, Melissa Scarnati, Frank Splain, Dolly Teasley, April Weisenthal, and
After the event, I saw Stuart Chagrin and I thanked him for the use of the club. He reminded me that the event had been approved before he became president. In other words, things would change again.