2014 Luncheon


25th Annual
Friends of Ocean City Pops  
Summer Luncheon

Thursday, August 14, 2013

Greate Bay Country Club
       $45.00 per person  


Information: 609.628.4347


Officers - 2013

Roberta DeVries
John V. Petrycki
Vice Chairperson

Dominick A. Potena, Ed.D
Vice Chairperson
William Scheible

Artistic Director
Herbert L. Herman, Esq.
Deborah Flint
Assistant Treasurer
Joan Ferko
Corresponding Secretary
Linda Herbert
Recording Secretary

Robert Snodgrass
Financial Secretary
Marie Knight
Community Relations
Kenneth Hoover
Past Chairperson

Joel Mott lll, Esq.


Amelia Batastini
Jon Batastini
David R. Coombs 
Michael Dattilo
Barbara Fasy
Mary Ann Gabel
Patricia Gillian
Jean G. Jacobson
Melinda Mayne
MaryAnne McGrath
Sandra McMahon
Helen O'Brien
Barbara Parsons
William F. Sundermeir
Delores Dengler Vitas

Advisory Council

C. Joel Dickson
Dr. Edna Cellucci
Virginia Coco
Ralph Cooper
John L. Curto
Gail Damone
Phyllis Hoover 
Margaret E. Lloyd
Edward Wismer


Save the Date!


 "One Enchanted Evening"

Saturday, July 13 - 6:00 pm

  Ram's Head Inn


Musical Presentation and Narration of

Common Thread:

Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein



Written and narrated by Daniel Pantano of the
Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia

Performed by young opera stars



Buffet, Desserts
Cash Bar



More Information

Gillian Tribute


June 9, 2013

6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner

Greate Bay Country Club

Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner, Entertainment

Please join us to honor
Roy and Pat Gillian

for their unending support and loyalty to the POPS

$100 per person


Reservations: 609.398.7501

Friends of the Ocean City Pops

The Friends of the Ocean City Pops is a group of volunteer supporters organized to promote excellence in the programming, performance, and continuing development of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

The Friends host a variety of fundraising activities and actively solicit contributions from individuals and businesses that share their love for the Pops. Fundraising activities include an annual season opening gala, a summer luncheon, and periodic parties and events. In addition, the Friends present special fundraising concerts with outstanding musicians.

Monies raised from these activities significantly augment the Pops. In 2009 the funds helped to pay for (1) solo performers and specialty acts, (2) the season brochure and program books, (3) two additional musicians for the season (funded by the Friends’ Ruggieri Society), (4) extra musicians for the augmented Orchestra, (5) accommodations for visiting performers, (6) purchase and rental of musical scores, (7) additional rehearsals and (8) student outreach programs.

The annual summer luncheons have featured guest speakers such as NJ State Senator Diane Allen and artists such as Barbara Dever, Margaret Whiting, and Elizabeth von Trapp.

Concerts have included Opera Night at the PAC, Broadway Salutes, Philadelphia Boys Choir, Leon Bates, Canadian Brass, and the Ahn Trio.

The Friends have established an endowment fund that will provide a source of income into the future. They have created a unique gift opportunity by forming The Ruggieri Society. This Society provides funding for specific projects including two extra musicians for the season. Named for late Maestro Frank Ruggieri, it provides a unique gift opportunity helping to ensure the summer Music Pier series will continue for many generations.

In 2011, the Friends also started the SES (Scheible Encore Society) to further enrich the Pops' Orchestra.

The Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 as a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization. It is an all-volunteer group with no paid staff.


2013 Volunteers


Heidi Angelastro


Stephen Gring


Helen O'Brien

Joan Andrews


Alice Helpern


Barbara Parsons

Amelia Batastini


Martha Harper


Tyra Payant

Jon Batastini


Maria Heckendorn


Judy Perkins

Paul Batastini


Linda Herbert


John Petrycki

Sylva Bertini


Herb Herman


Dave Phillips

Heddy Boess


Ken Hoover


Joan Phillips

Edna Cellucci


Phyllis Hoover


Mary Ramoski

John Cellucci


Jean Jacobson


Laura Ravitch

Ginny Coco


Nancy Kelly


Patricia Ray

David Coombs


   Estella Klohocker


Eleanor Raymond

Ginny Cooper


Bud Knight


Rosie Rosenberg

Ralph Cooper


Marie Knight


Carolyn Ruggiero

Joy Cougle


Lois LeBlanc


Joanne Schaut

Debbie Covington


Sandra Levinowitz


Norman Schaut

John Curto


Pat Levis


Bill Scheible

Gail Damone


Jackie Lewis


Sally Scheible

Michael Dattilo


Peggy Lloyd


Dr. Harold Schreiber

Jerry DeLapp


Carolyn Lothian


Mrs. Harold Schreiber

Bert DeVries


Marie Maloni


Bill Schroeder

John DeVries


Kay Manco


Vivian Schroeder

Regina Evans


Melinda Mayne


Jean Simpkins

Barbara Fasy


MaryAnne McGrath

     Connie Smedley

Robert Fasy


Thom McGrath

     Robert Snodgrass

Joan Ferko


Sandy  McLaughlin

     Colleen Snodgrass

Debra Flint


Sandra McMahon

     Bill Sundermeir

Jane Friel


Doris McHugh


Kay Sundermeir

Mary Ann Gabel

     Ann Mehlmann      Judi Thomas

Jack Gabel


Vincent Mento

     Delores Dengler Vitas

Jane Gelman


Arlene Minick

     Ed Wismer
   Patricia Gillian      Karen Morelli     Joan Wismer




One Enchanted Evening



"One Enchanted Evening"

Saturday, July 13 - 6:00 pm

  Ram's Head Inn


A Live Musical Presentation and Narration of

Common Thread: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein





Performed by Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia


 6:00 - 8:00 pm - This delightful evening begins in the anterooms with a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres of cheeeses, meats and salads, shrimp cocktail, pasta stations, turkey breast and mini sliders at a carving station 

8:00 - 8:45 pm - Act 1 of One Enchanted Evening in the Ballroom 

8:45 - 9:30 pm - Intermission and desserts, complimentary glass of champagne, coffee and tea in the anterooms 

9:30 - 10:00 pm - Act 2 in the Ballroom


Silent Auction                                          $100 per person 


Reservations: 609.398.9132 

Ram's Head Inn
9 W. White Horse Pike, Galloway, NJ

 Free Valet Parking




Please Note: The Scheible Encore Society (SES) of the Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc. is the sponsoring body of this affair.. All funds received will be used for scholarships and expanding the outreach programs for youths interested in pursuing a musical education which is one of the missions of this organization.