Detroit's New Leadership Division of Israel Bonds rallies at a
local car museum for its biggest sales event to date
ith developer Dick Kughn's Carail
classic car and model trains mu-
seum as a backdrop, the New Lead-
ership Division of State of Israel
Bonds of Detroit held its second an-
nual dinner-dance at which more than 230 guests
purchased in excess of $680,750 in Israel Bonds.
WJR-AM radio personality Warren Pierce serv-
ed as master of ceremonies for the evening at which
guests enjoyed a kosher buffet light supper and
dancing to the music of The People's Choice as well
as viewing the cars from the early 1900s to the
Guest speaker, Yehuda Avner, Israel's am-
Lauren Bruss, left, and Heidi Press, co-chaired Bonds
bassador to Great Britain, lauded the division for
its work on behalf of Israel Bonds. "It is a
platitude," Avner said, "to say you are the future."
The evening was the occasion to pay tribute to
Donald Wagner and Lawrence Wolfe, co-founders
of the division and co-chairmen since its founding
nearly five years ago. David B. Hermelin, interna-
tional campaign chairman of State of Israel Bonds,
praised the duo for bringing the group from a small
handful of people to an organization boasting an
executive board of about 20 and a general board of
nearly 30. "What we are really recognizing tonight
is leadership, " Hermelin said. "We're recognizing
Participating in the food and fun for the evening were,
from left: Michael Balkin, David Hermelin, Debbie
Balkin, Ruth and Cliff Beresh.
Lee deAvila and Esther Tuchklaper examine one of the
cars at Carail.
Lawrence Wolfe and Donald Wagner, center,
congratulate the division's new chairmen, Brian Schubot,
left, and Richard Partrich.
Enjoying the classic cars at the museum were Jonathan
Brateman, Sydelle Schubot, Douglas Schubot, Israel
Ambassador to Great Britain Yehuda Avner and David
Marcie and Rob Orley, left, and Barbara Magy and
Sheldon Cohn, joined the other guests in viewing the
variety of automobiles at the museum.
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