Thank You for Celebrating Starting Point’s 40th Anniversary!

Our 40th Anniversary Celebration Dance at Auletto Caterers was great fun and a wonderful opportunity to laugh and spend time with lots of old and new friends, enjoy dancing (even all kinds of line dances,) feast on good food and desserts, and reminisce with Jerry Blavat.

To those that joined us, we hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did.  Thank you so much for making the afternoon so very special.  To those that could not join us, we missed you and hope you will join us next year’s Anniversary Breakfast.

Allie Miller, our Executive Director, presented Vince with a 40th Anniversary gift by re-dedicating The Starting Point’s Lecture Hall as the “The Vincent DiPasquale Lecture Hall (see photo above).”  His words are worth repeating:

Vince, The Starting Point has now been in existence for 40 years. That is truly a remarkable achievement and worthy of the heartiest congratulations. The Starting Point has helped thousands of people who have crossed its threshold over the years, me being one of those people. It truly has been—and continues to be—a special place for many people, and that special place was created because of you and who you are—your  vision, your effort, your hard work, your faith in the Higher Power. On behalf of all the people who have been helped by The Starting Point, by your creation, thank you. Some of the people who have been helped have their names memorialized on the walls at The Starting Point. We thought it most appropriate that your name also be memorialized on the walls of The Starting Point while you’re still around to see it and enjoy it. So, the Lecture Hall, from this point forward, will be renamed and known as “The Vincent DiPasquale Lecture Hall,” and all who enter that space will see the name of the man who has imparted wisdom, guidance, and hope to countless individuals over the years.

If you would like to hear more words of wisdom, guidance, and hope, join Vince at The Starting Point for his free Wednesday Lectures at 12 noon and 7 pm.   We look forward to seeing you soon.

More photo’s can be seen here at our photographers Amy Lipson’s Flickr site. Many thanks to Amy for donating her professional work to us at this special event!