The Junior Orange Bowl conducted its annual Awards Reception and Board of Directors Installation on Tuesday, Mar. 26, at the Biltmore Hotel.
New Junior Orange Bowl president Robert Bueso, PhD, of The Valuation Group was sworn in as the organization’s 43rd president. The reception honored and celebrated the 2012-13 Junior Orange Bowl Festival. More than 12 athletic and academic events, highlighted by the 64th Junior Orange Bowl Parade, made up this year’s festival season.
Bueso is a long-standing member of the Junior Orange Bowl and serves as the chair of the annual International Chess Tournament.
The 2013-14 board of directors includes immediate past president Don Slesnick III, president-elect Peter Tolmach, vice presidents Charles Knight and Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman, secretary Donald “Rusty” Hill, treasurer Samantha Jones, and directors Abby Dresnick, Barbara Waters and JR Steinbauer.
Dresnick received the James Charlton Outstanding Service Award for the 2012-13 festival season. She has been a Junior Orange Bowl member for 13 years and is the co-chair of the world-renowned Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship.
The Junior Orange Bowl also recognized its community sponsors and partners. Miami Children’s Hospital was honored as the “Official Health Care Provider” of the Junior Orange Bowl for the 16th year. A 10-year partnership with the Orange Bowl Committee also was recognized as was Miami-Dade County and the City of Coral Gables for their continued support of the Junior Orange Bowl.
The Junior Orange Bowl will celebrate its 65th anniversary in the 2013-14 festival season. If you want to join the celebration and volunteer or become a member of the Junior Orange Bowl visit www.jrorangebowl.org or call 305-662-1210.