2023 Recovery Stars Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

Benefit Dinner Agenda

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Viewing of the Silent Auction and Entertainment

Alex McGowan, Principal Cellist, Me2/Orchestra Music for Mental Health, Advocate for Supporting Recovery in Mental Health and Addiction Issues


6:00 pm

Guests to take their seats – Dinner Served

Oscar Wilde Ballroom


6:15 pm

Candle Lighting by Tim Moran (Invited)

Welcome by TJ Donovan (Emcee), former Vermont Attorney General


6:25 pm

Welcome and Introductions

Michael Johnson, Board President, Recovery Partners of Vermont
Gary De Carolis, Executive Director, Recovery Partners of Vermont


6:35 pm

Lead Sponsor: Christopher Chadwick, Director, Community Health Centers of Rutland Region


6:45 pm

Live Auction – Item 1


6:50 pm

Live Auction – Item 2


7:05 pm

TJ Donovan Introduces Guest Speaker


7:10 pm

Ben Tuff, President, Swim Tuff


7:20 pm

Live Auction – Item 3


7:30 pm

Tracie Hauck 2023 Mark Helijas Recovery Pioneer Award Winner


7:32 pm

Tracie Hauck, Executive Director, Turning Point Center of Rutland


7:40 pm

Live Auction – Item 4



2023 Recovery Stars Awardees



Richard Westman, Vermont State Senator (Lamoille County)



Dane Whitman, Vermont State Representative (Bennington)



Last chance to lock in silent auction bids



Silent Auction Closes



TJ Donovan thanks everyone (silent auction items picked up)

Meet Our Evening Awardee Recipients

Mark Helijas Recovery Pioneer Award

Tracie Hauck

Tracie Hauck Executive Director Turning Point Center of Rutland

Executive Director Turning Point Center of Rutland

Recovery Stars Award

Senator Richard Westman

Recovery Stars Award

Representative Dane Whitman

Rep. Dane Whitman

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