175 community leaders, elected officials, the Tournament of Roses Rose Court and Pasadena Chamber members were at the Hilton Pasadena for the annual Pasadena Chamber of Commerce President’s Breakfast honoring President Lance Tibbet and the Tournament of Roses. Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and Council Member Tyron Hampton, Jr. were joined by Pasadena City College Trustee Ross Selvidge and community leaders including Patricia Breen, President of Pacific Oaks College, Rajen Vurdien, President –Superintendent of Pasadena City College, Steven Sherman, head of schools at Maranatha High School and Kelly White, CEO of Villa Esperanza Services.
We were very honored to have the Princess Alexandra Artura, Princess Lauren Beuhner, Princess Savannah Bradley, Princess Jane Cervenka, Princess Julianne Lauenstein and Princess Sydney Pickering of the Rose Court in attendance. Past Tournament Presidents Sally Bixby, Bob Cheney, Richard Chinen, Corky Conzonaire and Mike Matthiessen were also on hand to hear 2018 Tournament President Lance Tibbet discuss his experiences leading the Tournament for the 2018 parade and game.
Breakfast began with the Blair High School JROTC posting the colors and Rich Chinen of the Tournament and Chamber member Palermo, Barbaro, Chinen and Pitzer giving the invocation. Following a delicious filet mignon eggs benedict, guests heard Mr. Tibbet discuss the selection of Making a Difference as the theme for the 2018 Tournament. He also talked about choosing Gary Sinise as Grand Marshall and Mr. Sinese’s long history of working with and supporting America’s veterans, military and first responders. Mr. Tibbet also shared some of his experiences traveling on behalf of the Tournament.
Mr. Tibbet was presented with a proclamation by Mayor Tornek and a State Senate commendation as well. Chamber Board Chair Robin McCarthy gave Mr. Tibbet a glass plaque commemorating leadership of the Tournament. The Rose Court was presented with a beautiful ornament as a remembrance of the morning’s event.
Queen and Court Sponsors were AT&T, Athens Services, Hollywood Burbank Airport, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Wells Fargo. Photography services were provided by Lyd & Mo Photography.
All photos by Lyd & Mo Photography.