Our Dancers Give of their Blood, Sweat & Tears!

Get to know Susie Beverstein:

20131114_130648 - susieI 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.

Photo by Frievalt Photography

Photo by Frievalt Photography

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.

Get to know Rick Beverstein:

20131114_092535 - Rick BeverstienI 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!

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