Top Hat

The Top Hat Dinner is our annual dinner to recognize and honor certain individuals among us, in a spirit of fellowship as Vincentians.

The Ozanam Award is presented by the Sacramento Council on the nomination of the conference presidents.  It is important to recognize those among us who inspire us and others to continue to strive to seek and live the Vincentian Vocation.  The Ozanam Award, named after Frederic Ozanam, the Society’s principal founder, is such recognition.

The Blessed Sister Rosalie Rendu Award is the highest bestowed upon a conference.   It is named after a Daughter of Charity who was performing Vincentian acts of charity in Paris before the first conference was even formed. It was to Sister Rosalie that Frederic Ozanam and his companions turned to learn how to serve those in need.

The Emmanuel Bailey Award recognizes a conference or council president for exemplary servant leadership in the manner of Emmanuel Bailey, the Society’s first conference president. This award is selected by the Council President.

The Top Hat Award, so named to honor the Society’s principal founder, Frederic Ozanam, who was known to wear a top hat in the style of 19th Century Paris, is presented each year to recognize-- in Vincentian fellowship-- an individual from among us, who, in the model of Frederic Ozanam, has demonstrated exemplary Vincentian virtues in service to the poor.

agenda program 2015 (view dinner program)

Top Hat Award - Phil Neiderberger

Emmanuel Bailey Award - Dr. Tom Stanko, M.D.

Bl. Sr. Rosalie Rendu Award - St. Martin Conference, Esparto


North State District Council
Holy Family Conference, Weed - Stephanie Gonzales
St. Joseph/Our Lady of Mercy Conference, Redding - Barbara Voisin

Placer District Council
Roseville Area Conference, Roseville - Tom Stanko
St. Joseph Conference, Lincoln - Mary Ann Dorn
St. Joseph Conference, Lincoln - Martha Barnett
St. Joseph Conference, Auburn - Bonnie DeWitt
St. Teresa of Avila Conference, Auburn - Mark & Geri Wuelfing
Our Divine Savior Conference, Chico - Patti Childs
St. Isidore Conference, Yuba City - Matt Nelson

Sacramento East District Council
Our Lady of the Assumption Conference, Carmichael - Jackie Siemion
Presentation Conference, Sacramento - Dave McAfee
St. Lawrence Conference, North Highlands - Carol Haskell
St. John the Evangelist Conference, Carmichael - Sandy Miller
St. John Vianney Conference, Rancho Cordova - Denis Donovan
St. Katharine Drexel Conference, Amador County - Joan Pickering
St. Mel Conference, Fair Oaks - Marcy Leach

Sacramento Metro District Council
Our Lady of Lourdes Conference – John Shultz
St. Mary Conference, Sacramento – Donna Pena

South Sacramento/Elk Grove District Council
St. Anthony Conference, Sacramento - Maureen Sergent
St. Joseph Conference, Elk Grove - Mary Ohnemus

Yolo/Delta District Council
Our Lady of Grace Conference, West Sacramento - Bill Murphy
St. James Conference, Davis - Pat DiGirolamo

Solano District Council
St. Basil Conference, Vallejo - Benedict Archer
St. Dominic Conference, Benicia - Jim & Jennifer Figueira
St. Mary Conference, Vacaville - Larry Codde
St. Mary Conference, Vacaville - Jacqueline Pelton

Barbara Kelley, John Knight, Judy Dietlein, John Freschi, Chelsea Becker, Gene Trinca, Martha Leandro, Donna Nance, Fr. Michael Kiernan

Sr. Lorraine Amodeo, Jessie Chambers, Larry Codde, Ray Daniels, Don Gerigk, Sr. Claire Herlihy, Fr. Michael Kiernan, Helen Pina, Jacqueline Pelton, Steve Ramirez Palmer, Tom Stanko, Fred and Pauline Wight 


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