Friday May 10, 2013

New Lebanon, N.Y.: Strickler lands Darrow post

Elizabeth R. "Betsy" Strickler, of Pittsfield, has been named director of admissions at the Darrow School, effective July 1.

Strickler comes to Darrow from Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, where she served as director of sales and marketing. She also served as director of marketing for EOS Ventures of Hancock. Prior to Jiminy Peak, Strickler served as director of new business development and account executive for Winstanley Associates in Lenox.

She also has served as associate director of admissions at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield.

Strickler is chairwoman of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau board of trustees; a member of the 1Berkshire Alliance board of directors; a sustaining member and past fundraising committee chair of the Junior League of Berkshire County; and a member of the Berkshire County Chamber of Commerce’s marketing committee. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

Pittsfield: District leader to address Zontans

Deb O’Neil, past president of the Zonta Club of Berkshire County and current Area II director, will be the guest speaker when the Zonta Club of Berkshire County meets on Monday at Mazzeo’s Ristorante, 1015 South St.


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O’Neil will update fellow Zontans on spring workshops and what other clubs in the chapter’s district are pursuing.

The event starts at 5 p.m. It includes brief networking time, a business meeting, and then the guest speaker followed by dinner.

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization working to advance the status of women. Guests are welcome at all meetings, but reservations are required for dinner.

For information, email berkshire@zontadistrict1.org or friend them on Facebook at Zonta Club of Berkshire County.

Pittsfield: Gala raises $29G for Hillcrest center

Hillcrest Educational Center’s raised $29,214 from the organization’s annual St. Patrick’s gala at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

Eighty-five businesses and individuals supported the event through sponsorships and donated auction items.

More than 260 people attended, including Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo, who received Hillcrest’s "Irish" Person of the Year Award. The Judge John A. Barry Award for Community Service was presented to the Berkshire Young Professionals, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.