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Rick & Susie Beverstein's Fundraiser:

Dancing With Our Stars

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Wisconsin Region

EVENT DATE: Feb 15, 2014

Rick & Susie Beverstein

THE STORY:

I am Susie Moore Beverstein, a retired Green Bay Public School reading specialist and CESA 7 consultant.  I was born and raised in Green Bay, as were my parents, and two siblings. 

 

I met my husband of 41 years, Rick, while we were “Parkies” at Webster Park.   Together we have three wonderful daughters, three marvelous sons-in-law, and the frosting, three darling grandchildren, with #4 on the way.  We embrace any opportunity to be with our girls and their families; we love live theatre performances and dancing to orchestra music, road trips and recorded books, bay side living and wine on the wharf,  a fabulous circle of friends, and like so many of you, being supporters of, and cheerleaders for, this great community.

 

In 2005, Rick and I thought it would be a good idea to take a few dance lessons before a daughter’s wedding.  In about 60 minutes, we were hooked!, and have been taking weekly lessons ever since.   As a preschooler, my mom enrolled me in Vesper Chamberlain’s dance studio, which was located in the former Women’s Club building, located on Walnut Street, next to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.  I recall being in a Kitty Cat routine performed on the stage of the Bay Theatre! 

 

My favorite dance partner is my husband Rick.   Never the shy one, Rick is a terrific lead, and he has an affinity for remembering steps!  However, I wouldn’t mind a spin around the floor with Donald Driver or Derek Hough!

 

My family has had a long history of being Red Cross blood donors.  Both my father and I have a blood type that is often in short supply, and while my dad is way beyond the 10 Gallon Club, I am still working towards that marker.   As a couple, we are humbled by the selfless, tireless work of this organization, and are honored to be a small part of this fund raising effort.

 

 

I am Susie’s husband, Rick, the father of three remarkable young women, and now “Bop” to my three grandchildren.  I’m also a Senior Vice President at Aon which I joined (as the Murphy Insurance Agency) upon graduation from Marquette University in 1972.

 

To the list of avocations we share I’d add symphonic music, classic films and exploring by kayak our beautiful “Gathering of Waters” state.

 

My first real dance memories go back to the fabled “Allouez Dances” of the early 60’s…7th & 8th grade girls on one side of the gym and boys on the other until the “Ladies Choice” last song of the evening.  Elvis and Can’t Help Falling in Love With You, which would last for eight minutes as “the needle” was moved back to the beginning of the record several times.

 

My most memorable dances, however, were with my girls; three Fathers-of-the-Bride moments I will always treasure.  I’m lucky to share a life with my dream dance partner, and of course she will be my Valentine Weekend dance partner as well.

 

I don’t think I could pick a favorite ABC performer, but I did witness in person ESPN’s Erin Andrews (and partner Max) complete a few jaw dropping moves.

 

I married into a blood donor family and joined a blood donor firm; we’ve been an award winning One-A-Week organization for more than 28 years…hats off to my life saving colleagues!

 

How wonderful it is to share this experience with hundreds of you very generous people and fellow Cheeseheads.

 

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Donor Comments

Tom & Mary Froelich Jessica & Brett Bordini

Tom & Mary Froelich Jessica & Brett Bordini

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Tom and Joan Olson

Tom and Joan Olson

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Molly, Dave, Bug & Nellie

Molly, Dave, Bug & Nellie

Good Luck! We're so proud of you! 6 years ago

Joe and Carl Nicks

Joe and Carl Nicks

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Steve & Cindy King

Steve & Cindy King

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Tom and Carole Guyette

Tom and Carole Guyette

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Mark and Patti Schick

Mark and Patti Schick

Dance the night away, Susie and Rick! Best of luck! 6 years ago

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Betsy Mitchell/Joe Smith

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Calvin O'Harrow

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Diane Dappern

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