Closing Event and Installation

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Closing Event and Installation Reception

Sunday, May 23

2 pm

Gates of Prayer Congregation 

4000 W Esplanade Ave ~ Metairie, LA

The annual Closing Event is a celebration of the culmination of a year of hard work fighting for our ideals. With increased eligibility for vaccinations in our area, many of us will feel more confident to gather in person this May. Others will have a continued need to socially distance, so we are embracing the hybrid model, offering technological access to a physical event. To register, see below.

The program features:

  • Report on the year – Outgoing President Susan Hess
  • Presentation of proposed slate – Nominating Committee Chair Susan Kierr
  • Installation of officers – Kathy Shepard
  • Remarks – Incoming President Gail Pesses
  •  2021 President’s Award – Dana Shepard and Kathy Shepard

The event will be held in the Gates of Prayer sanctuary in accordance with COVID regulations and protocols. Masks must be worn. For members who choose to attend in person, the fee of $10 per person will offer entrance to the reception following the event. Goodies to go will be provided. Both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces will be open. Members may also choose to attend via Zoom thanks to the venue’s willingness to pipe in and out video and audio.

Gail Fenton Pesses, Incoming President


NCJW Greater New Orleans Section invites you to join us in welcoming Gail Pesses as our Incoming President. Gail most recently served in the role of Executive Vice President. Over the last few years, she led the Section’s work in the areas of Membership and then Community Service. Active with the Section for decades, Gail served as President of Moonlighters, the evening branch, from 1984 to 1986.


This year’s Closing Event planning committee is Susan Hess (President), Robin Giarrusso (Vice President), Sarah Covert (Chair), Nancy Pesses, Sue Singer, Barbara Kaplinsky, Dana Shepard, and Kathy Shepard.

To attend virtually on Zoom, register by May 21  at the Zoom link, by CLICKING HERE

To register to attend in person, please RSVP by May 14, 2021 by sending  a check for $10 to NCJW, c/o Kathy Shepard – 3311 State St Dr – New Orleans LA 70125 or pay $10 online through PayPal by clicking below.

To pay the $10 cost to attend in person, CLICK HERE

The proposed slate of officers and directors to be voted on at this meeting is below.