AFCEA International Chapter News
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Feb 10, 2018

Gala Raises Funds for Local Scholarships, Grants

The chapter held its signature event, the Valentine Gala, in February at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland. The black-tie fundraiser brought together 500 members of government, military and industry-including corporate sponsors-and their guests for a night of networking, dining and dancing to the sounds of the Black Tie Band. Net proceeds from go toward scholarships and grants for local students, teachers and service members. Brian Cooper, chapter president, and Kathleen Berganski, gala chair, hosted the 12th annual event, and Michael Hantke, a member of the chapter's board of directors and CEO of Tensley Consulting, served as master of ceremonies. Hantke tantalized guests with his top 10 predictions for the intelligence community RUMINT mill. The night kicked off with the parade of colors by a Joint Service Color Guard, followed by a performance of the national anthem by Sgt. 1st Class Randy Wight, USA, of the U.S. Army Field Band. With help from many outstanding volunteers, the night was a success. Committee leads include Ashley Bennett, Charlie Brown, Donna Douglass, Doug Evers, Rachael Lynch, Ceil Paul and Jennifer Stacey. Roving photographers were John Garcia and Abi Stanley.

Event Photographs:

Dinner tables are festive for the February gala featuring dinner and dancing.
Dinner tables are festive for the February gala featuring dinner and dancing.
Chapter volunteers for the February gala pause for a photo.
Chapter volunteers for the February gala pause for a photo.
Chapter volunteers approach their work at the February gala with smiles.
Chapter volunteers approach their work at the February gala with smiles.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Elizabeth Moon
7036316152

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