The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual President’s Breakfast on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at the Sheraton Pasadena. Sally M. Bixby, president of the 2013 Tournament of Roses, will be honored for her service. The Royal Court and past TOR presidents will also be in attendance.
Members of the general public, as well as Chamber of Commerce members and friends, are invited. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and is followed by a program, including a talk by Bixby about her experiences as the only the second woman to achieve the presidency and her 23 years as a Tournament volunteer.
In addition to overseeing the 124th Rose Parade and 99th Rose Bowl Game, Bixby picked the event theme, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” and the Grand Marshal, Jane Goodall. Bixby has chaired three committees: Queen and Court, Decorating Places, and Host committees.
Tickets are $75 each; corporate tables of 10 are $750. Sponsorships are $1500 and include a table with recognition, acknowledgement in all publicity materials, and breakfast with the Rose Queen or a member of the Royal Court as their guest.
A Pasadenan through-and-through, Bixby attended Pasadena public schools and earned her Registered Nurse certification at Pasadena City College. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Health Care Administration from CSU Los Angeles, and recently retired as surgical director at two local hospitals.
Her colleagues are so proud of her success that they raised money to sponsor a float in the 2013 Rose Parade. The float is titled “A Healing Place” and is being built by Phoenix Decorating Company.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Chamber of Commerce office at (626) 795-3355.
For information about all the Tournament of Roses events, read “Tournament of Roses 101: 2013 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game information” in this column.
The theme of the 124th Rose Parade and 99th Rose Bowl Game is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” The Tournament of Roses is a celebration that lasts several weeks in the fall and winter, with the high points being the Rose Parade presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Keep following your Tournament of Roses Examiner for the latest news and for upcoming announcements.
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