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August 2013

3rd Annual Great Gatsby Gala at City Club of Wilmington!

Great Gatsby Gala 2013Pat Kusek Financial Group presents the 3rd Annual Great Gatsby Gala hosted by Jess James at The City Club inspired by the Great American Novel and the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamourized by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Get ready for some Roaring 20’s reverie! As the City Club’s only event open to the public, The City Club will offer an exclusive discount (80% discount!) for membership sign-up the night of the event only.

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate.” – Jordan Baker


*  Delicious food, Prohibition era cocktails, 1920‘s music and Great Gatsby viewing in the garden.

*  Gatsby models in 1920‘s finery with hair by Emily Rodriguez and Monica Kelly of Steven Ward Hair, Makeup by Amy Kennison and enchanted deco decor by Kickstand Events

*  Jazz Age inspired shopping with aMuse, A Second Time Around, Front Street Optometric Care, Lumina Gem + more! Por Cel Ain

*  Speakeasy: Members Only (code word will be provided) Burlesque show with nationally renowned Burlesque dancer Por Cel Ain. Sign up that night to enter!

*  Portraits in the Garden with Artist Kat Christian and Photo Booth with Bella Rose Photography.

*  Coveted charity raffle prizes to benefit Kids Making It, “The Bee’s Knees” wardrobe contest and Roaring Twenties reverie.

THE MAGIC HOUR: Thursday, September 19th 7pm-10pm

WHERE: The City Club of Wilmington – 23 South 2nd Street

TICKETS: $50 in advance and include heavy hors d’eoeuvres and two complimentary drinks.  Tickets on sale NOW at $60 at the door.

DRESS CODE: 1920’s, “old sport!”

“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!” – Jay Gatsby


Announcing City Club Preferred Partners – Grow Your Business!!

Become a City Club Preferred Partner and expose your business to Wilmington’s premier private club and their members!  Just a few of the benefits include:

  1. Listing for your business on club’s website with short description, phone number and link to your website
  2. Mention on club’s social media (facebook & twitter)
  3. Window decal/signage for your business
  4. Preferred partner of the month receives feature in club newsletter and “special offer” email to member base
  5. Receive 15% off at all other Preferred Partners

If you are already a City Club member and would like to become a Preferred Partner, please follow this link to fill in and submit the application –

To request information on club membership, please contact Member Services at 910-343-1880 ext206 or

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