Almost 20 years ago, a tourism brochure arrived in Jo-Ann Winnik’s mailbox. A lover of travel who has been across the globe — volunteering in Vietnam and Romania — her attention was snagged by a little corner of New York State. Only a few months later, and without knowing a soul, Jo-Ann arrived at Chautauqua.
Hope Felton-Miller was born in the Deep South during Jim Crow days, but in the eclectic port city of Savannah, Georgia. She was first introduced to Chautauqua in 1981, fell in love with the Institution and has been coming here with her husband, their four children, and now 10 grandchildren in the years since.
The Jaffes have visited the Chautauqua grounds annually for many years as one-week renters, now celebrating 10 years owning their Irving Place cottage overlooking the lake... and they couldn't image it any other way.
Stacey Schlosser is a jack of all trades. A successful business owner (she operates a "make-your-own" fused glass studio), the president of her New Jersey synagogue, a volunteer with various civic organizations, and the mother of two grown children, Stacey lives a fast-paced life.