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Who are Houston's treasures? Social power players honored in front of a chichi crowd

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23 Scott Evans, from left, Warner Roberts and Jeff Henry at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Social Book major domos Scott Evans, from left, Warner Roberts and Jeff Henry at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
11 Jana and Scotty Arnoldy at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Honorees Jana and Scotty Arnoldy at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
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Honorees Former Mayor Bill White and wife Andrea White flank Margaret Williams at the Houston Treasures dinner.  Photo by Kim Coffman
17 Perry andVanessa Sendukas at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Perry and Vanessa Sendukas, an honoree, at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
6 Frann Lichtenstein, left, and Shara Fryer at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Frann Lichtenstein, left, and honoree Shara Fryer at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
20 Rosemary Schatzman, from left, Joann Crassas and Jan Carson at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Rosemary Schatzman, from left, Joann Crassas and Jan Carson at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
8 Nino Shbeeb and Warner Roberts at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Honoree Nino Shbeeb and Warner Roberts at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
4 Bob and Stacey Swift at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Bob and Stacey Swift at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
19 Richard and Ginni Mithoff at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Former honorees Richard and Ginni Mithoff at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
5 David and Tara Wuthrich at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
David and Tara Wuthrich at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
14 Javier and Lucinda Loya, from left, and Lisa and Michael Holthouse at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Javier and Lucinda Loya, from left, and Lisa and Michael Holthouse at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
13 Melissa Mithoff, from left, Warner Roberts, Alicia Smith, Beth Wolff and Deborah Duncan at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Melissa Mithoff, from left, Warner Roberts, Alicia Smith, Beth Wolff and Deborah Duncan at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
3 Betty and Jess Tutor at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Betty and Jess Tutor at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
15 Judi McGee, from left, Sidney Faust, Cora Sue Mach and Elsie Eckert at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Judi McGee, from left, Sidney Faust, Cora Sue Mach and Elsie Eckert at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
2 Barbara Hurwitz, from left, Carol Sawyer and Roz Pactor at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
Barbara Hurwitz, from left, Carol Sawyer and Roz Pactor at Houston Treasures dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
23 Scott Evans, from left, Warner Roberts and Jeff Henry at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
11 Jana and Scotty Arnoldy at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
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17 Perry andVanessa Sendukas at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
6 Frann Lichtenstein, left, and Shara Fryer at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
20 Rosemary Schatzman, from left, Joann Crassas and Jan Carson at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
8 Nino Shbeeb and Warner Roberts at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
4 Bob and Stacey Swift at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
19 Richard and Ginni Mithoff at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
5 David and Tara Wuthrich at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
14 Javier and Lucinda Loya, from left, and Lisa and Michael Holthouse at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
13 Melissa Mithoff, from left, Warner Roberts, Alicia Smith, Beth Wolff and Deborah Duncan at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
3 Betty and Jess Tutor at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
15 Judi McGee, from left, Sidney Faust, Cora Sue Mach and Elsie Eckert at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013
2 Barbara Hurwitz, from left, Carol Sawyer and Roz Pactor at Houston Treasures dinner December 2013

At a splendiferous dinner at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, the Social Book once again honored a double handful of leading Houstonians as Houston Treasurers, individuals to be featured in the annual compendium of social events that publishes each January. 

Hilton executive chef Jason Schneider pulled out the menu stops for the chichi crowd of 250 that included many past honorees and friends of the Social Book. Decor followed the hotel's renovation theme, that of oak trees. Theme Design Studios created the leafy decor while Flowers by Nino provided lush centerpieces, The Perfect Touch contributed decor and linens and the Richard Brown Orchestra entertained with Cole Porter favorites and holiday tunes.

On the welcoming committee were Social Book publisher Scott Evans, editor Jeff Henry, partner Sami Shbeeb and Houston Treasures founder Warner Roberts along with hotel GM John Binick.

Taking bows as 2014 honorees were Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, Shara Fryer, Lisa and Michael Holthouse, Barbara Jordan, Carolyn and Mike Mann, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Vanessa Sendukas, Nino Shbeeb, Alicia Smith, Dr. Richard Wainerdi and Andrea and former Mayor Bill White. Each was introduced by a past honoree and each was given tribute in videos prepared by Chris Swanson.

The first-ever Social Book Salute honored Neiman Marcus' Stacey Swift, who was accompanied by her husband, Bob Swift.

Who joined the party? Tara and David Wuthrich, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Lucinda and Javier Loya, Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Barbara and Charles Hurwitz, Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, Gracie and Bob Cavnar, Phyllis Williams, Roxann and Tim Neumann and Angie and Cliff Roberts.

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