WOAR Women Filling Up Cabins on Pride of the Ocean

Including Chef Lisa Schwab–the maker of “The best Chicken Piccata…EVER!”

Chef Lisa Schwab, owner of Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant, encourages her fellow “Women on a Roll” to follow her lead to the rolling waves of the north Pacific this August, with the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival.  Join her and the other women of WOAR in toasting this year’s Body of Work Honoree, the dynamic Andrea Meyerson – founder of the active social organization for lesbians.

Andrea Meyerson (center) at WOAR promotion for Pride of the Ocean

Andrea Meyerson (center) at WOAR promotion for Pride of the Ocean

— so much so that she is making time for her first vacation in many years to be on the Norwegian Pearl with the other women of WOAR to celebrate Andrea!

Chef Schwab’s traditional Italian cuisine restaurant – always receiving rave reviews from fans of authentic Italian – won another devotee when Cantalini’s catered the WOAR Holiday Party last December, sponsored by Pride of the Ocean.  Our Program Director, John Scagliotti, pronounced her dish “the best Chicken Piccata… EVER!”

From a start as a women’s cycling group in 1995, Women on a Roll quickly grew in popularity and numbers over the years to offer women a wide range of social, sporting, cultural and travel opportunities. Now over 10,000 members travel and adventure together both near and far, for pleasure, recreation, and community activism.  Completing the circle, the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival is an official WOAR trip this year, offering the multitude of members an adventure with their founder herself.

Women on a Roll members at the Pride of the Ocean promotion

Women on a Roll members at the Pride of the Ocean promotion

Guests will enjoy a special event for Andrea on the afternoon of Saturday, August 24, in the beautiful Indigo Dining Room on the Norwegian Pearl.

The festival cruise brings into sharp focus another of Andrea’s many celebrated talents – her accomplished film-making. With the same entrepreneurial spirit that led her to start WOAR, and then her own event production company StandOut Productions in 1997, Andrea launched All Out Films in 2002. Since then she has produced and directed 27 films. All three of her companies contribute to Andrea’s passion of providing high quality events and entertainment for the LGBT community, coupled with considerable charitable support.  Recently Andrea has been touring with her acclaimed documentary, “I Stand Corrected,” the story of jazz bass virtuoso Jennifer Leitham, and her transition to her true self at the height of her career, from her previous identity as John Leitham.

A selection of Andrea’s award-winning documentaries – the “Laughing Matters” series – chronicle LGBT comics, from the trailblazers to the very latest names. In a recent interview with Curve magazine, Andrea described how the topic dovetailed with her dedication to social action. “I think I’ve always been connected to comedy because it’s so important to laugh. It gives us power and definitely makes the struggles we have encountered to obtain equal rights a little easier.”

What better adventure to embark on as a celebration of Andrea Meyerson than this cruise? The Pride of the Ocean Film Festival encompasses such a range of her life’s work – exploration, travel, film, fabulous entertainment by and for the LGBT community… and plenty of laughter, guaranteed.

Visit the Pride of the Ocean site to book your cabin and join the WOAR members already signed up and ready to sail. http://prideoftheocean.com/?page_id=2077

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