From the Times-Picayune’s Social Scene: December 18, 2008

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This excerpt is taken from the story published by the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

The Churchill Society held its sixth annual dinner in the Windsor Court’s La Chinoiserie, with society president J. Gregg Collins, whose late mother was a British subject, introducing guest of honor Lynne Olson, author of “Troublesome Young Men.” After the interesting and informative presentation on the book, a lively question and answer period followed.

Another treat during the evening was the vocal performance by a Loyola University trio consisting of Casey Candebat, Taylor Miller and Sarah Stickney. They sang songs from Churchill’s youth, including Harrow School songs and selections from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Gondoliers.” Carol Rausch stepped forward to introduce the songs and then accompanied the singers on the piano.

Within the Churchill ranks were former society president Ted Martin with Louise (who are beaming about a daughter’s very recent engagement), Herschel Abbott Jr. (who does a fine interpretation of the late, great statesman — and society namesake) and Anne, Joan Malter-Collins, Orlin and Shirley Trusty Corey, secretary Hill Riddle Jr., Betsy and Wendel Stout, Eean McNaughton and Joan, Swiss honorary consul Alexandra Mora, Jim and Anne Morse, and outgoing treasurer Bill Reeves, who’s retiring from that CSoNO position to devote more time to the Jane Austen Society.

Several months ago, Orlin garnered rapt attention at the LouisianaArtWorks complex just off Lee Circle for his spoken-word program, “Winston Churchill: Decade of Doom and Deliverance,” with musical accompaniment by Dr. Tod C. Engelhardt. An hors d’oeuvres reception preceded the presentation, which was researched, written and voiced by Orlin Corey.

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