Friends of Opera San José
by Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, Friends of Opera San José board president
After more than twenty years without one, Opera San José has a volunteer auxiliary—Friends of Opera San José! At our first annual general membership meeting, over appetizers and sparkling toasts, officers were elected and committees were formed. We blew out candles on a re-birthday cake to recall the original auxiliary whose star volunteers worked with Irene Dalis and her team when Opera San José was born. The many colors of those stars formed a rainbow over early Opera San José. We will cast another rainbow over our now mature opera company in support of its brilliant future.
This summer, we’ve enjoyed working together and with OSJ staff and board. A highlight is our recent successful subscription renewal phone campaign. Besides enjoying our work and knowing we make a difference to the company, our sixty members receive a mix of great benefits.