ExpiredStars & Stripes USO is Sold Out

March 29, 2019 10:30 am

Invitation Information

Stars & Stripes USO

A 1940s Themed Evening

SBMM Annual Fundraiser

Friday, March 29, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 9:00


Honoring Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and

the Santa Barbara Navy League


Dress: We encourage dressing in the style of the USO 1940s such

as Military and Medical Personnel, Movie Stars, Socialites, Dancers,

Hollywood Canteen, Rosie the Riveter, and more!


Emcee: John “Groucho” Palminteri

Entertainment: Amanda Squitieri + Surprise Guests

“Mess Hall Provisions” by Pete Clements Catering

Non-USO sanctioned refreshments provided by:

August Ridge Vineyards, Cutler’s Artisan Spirits and Jordano’s, Inc


Live Auction Items:

Crystal Symphony 10-day Cruise- From Caldera, Costa Rica to San Diego

(December 11 -21, 2019) featuring a Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

Crystal Cruises video

Donated by Crystal Cruises, Brian & Judy Robertson, and Robertson

International Travel

Montecito Fire Fighter Hose American Flag– This 4’ X 6’ flag was made by

SB City Fireman John Carrillo using fire hoses used by the Montecito Fire

Department to fight the Thomas fire.

Donated by Roger and Sarah Chrisman

Condor Express Private Two-Hour Coastal Cruise– Invite 100 of your closest

friends onto the California coast’s number one whale watching boat!

Donated by Hiroko Benko

Fourth of July Crow’s Nest Reception– Invite 30 friends to enjoy the July 4th

fireworks from the best view point in Santa Barbara.

Night at the Museum– Enjoy a private dinner for 20 inside the Maritime

Museum, catered by Spices ‘N Rice

Proceeds provide general support for the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum


Mess Hall (Table) Sponsors:

Ed and Ann Brady

Andy and Mary Jane Cooper

Roger and Sarah Chrisman

Mimi Michaelis

Scott Newhall

Jean K. Schuyler

SOS California

Chuck and Mary Wilson

George and Judy Writer


Victory Garden (Wine Glass) Sponsor:

Montecito Bank & Trust

Movie Night (Entertainment) Sponsor:

Arlington Financial Advisors

Care Package (Printing) Sponsors:

Boone Graphics and Jack ‘N Tool Box


Additional Support From:

Ambient Event Design

Bright Event Rentals

California Coast Naturals

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

Riley’s Flowers

Signature Parking

Tara’s Santa Barbara Spiced Nuts

Vermont Country Store

Steve Epstein
Keller Williams Realty Montecito/Santa Barbara


SBMM Board of Directors

Wilson Quarré, President

Don Barthelmess, Vice President

Gail Anikouchine, Treasurer

Sigrid Toye, Secretary

Joseph Audelo

David Bolton

Ed Brady

Roger Chrisman

Andrew Cooper

Steve Epstein

Randall Fox

Jerry Jackman

Elsbeth Kleen

Leslie Leaney

Francie Lufkin

Cindy Makela

Michael M. McCorkle

John McIntyre

Sabrina Papa

Evan Pickering

Leslie Power

Suzi Schomer

Robert V. Schwemmer

Linda Stirling

Amanda Thomas

Chuck Wilson

George Writer


Planning Committee:

David Bolton- Committee Co-Chair

Cindy Makela- Committee Co-Chair

Gail Anikouchine

Will Cochran, Jr.

William Cochran

Cynthia Anna Eriksson

Emily Falke

Greg Gorga

Patricia Crosby Hinds

Craig Makela

Mimi Michaelis

Sabrina Papa

Lis Perry

Rita Serotkin