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Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Marie Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America
Patricia Marie Genovese

Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Marie Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Marie Genovese

Welcome to the petite world!  Perhaps reading this bio will inspire you to participate in this wonderful pageant system for all women under 5'6".  The next Petite America Pageant is scheduled for August, 2011.

Hello, my name is Patricia Marie Genovese and I am 60 years old and 5'1" tall.  Word has it that big things come in small packages and I believe that to be true.  For me, I feel that my age is just that --- an age.  At 60, I'm the new 30.  There is no way to accrue self-acceptance, confidence, respect, life experience and wisdom but through living life.  The secret is to keep myself healthy in mind, spirit and body.  To use my voice to speak up for the underprivileged, the abused, the hungry, the abandoned and anyone else that is unfairly treated in this world. 

I've been an educator for 40 years.  As a corporate trainer for Roux/Revlon Professional Products Division, I pioneered their National Educator's position with a series of five theory and chemical presentations to administer continuing education units to vocational educators. 

A native Californian, I graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Vocational Education and English Literature.  Eventually, my teaching career led me to the classroom as a secondary level language arts teacher.  I've taught Honors classes, ESOL classes and co-wrote the Advanced Placement Program in composition which was accepted and approved by the National College Board. 

I'm most proud of being a "Delta Society Pet Partner" with my Golden Retriever therapy dog, Guido.  For seven years, we have experienced first hand the beauty, compassion, and benefit of animal therapy in the classroom, VA hospitals, nursing homes and hospice. 

Volunteerism and fund raising have always been my special gift.  Alongside my other careers, I was the Director of Development for St. Frances School in Bend, Oregon where I supervised and facilitated the annual "Heart of Oregon Auction & Dinner."  In five years, I increased revenue 125% and managed 300 parent volunteers ultimately raising $250,000 in one night. 

A soft spot in my heart has always belonged to animals.  As the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Humane Society in Central Oregon I established a Downtown Dog Day fundraiser, launched an Annual Halloween Casino Night and made regular radio and TV appearances to educate the community on dog abuse, abandonment and collecting. 

I was a member of the acclaimed American Business Women's Association for 27 years and served as a District Vice President and was chosen Top Ten Business Woman.  As a Board Director, I was responsible for awarding thousands of scholarship dollars to those women pursuing post graduate degrees.  I became a Keynote Speaker and Educator for the Association; traveled nationwide teaching motivational classes at conventions, conferences, seminars, workshops and other educational venues. 

My future goals are to establish a neighborhood book club, a junior level tutoring group for research and oral and written communication, to dance in the Palm Spring Follies and participate in competitive ballroom dancing.  I will continue my competitive bowling and knitting and hope to become the next Mrs. Lady Petite World in August! 


PAST APPEARANCES:
July 4, 2011
Blairstown's Miss Liberty Belle Pageant 2011 - Blairstown, NJ - Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez will be directing and emceeing and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese will be the head judge!
Miss Liberty Belle pageant

June 12, 2011
Greenbrier Showcase with the Cameo Club - NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Greenbrier Showcase

June 2, 2011
Ms. New Jersey Senior America Pageant - Atlantic City, NJ - Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Lady New York Petite America 2011, Elisabeth Zamarelli
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez at the Ms. Sr. New Jersey pageant
Parker congratulates our very own Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese on her 4th Runner-Up finish at the Ms. Sr. New Jersey America pageant! Congrats Patricia from your PA family!

May 21, 2011
7:00pm - 2011 Mrs. New Jersey United States Pageant - Pollack Theater, Monmouth University, NJ - Mrs. Petite America, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Woman New Jersey Petite America, Rita-Ann Schmick
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant
Patricia Genovese, Mrs. Lady Petite America and Parker Sanchez, Mrs. Petite America are ready for a night of pageantry as they visit the Mrs. New Jersey United States Pageant!
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant

Summer, 2011
Petite America pageants as featured in the Summer, 2011 edition of Pageantry Magazine!
Competition Clips section - Page 115
Pageantry Magazine

April 23, 2011
1:00 - 4:00pm - Town of Dover's annual Easter Egg Hunt - JFK Park, Dover, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Join Patricia as she makes an appearance as the Easter Bunny!
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Town of Dover Easter Egg Hunt

April 21, 2011
Appearance as an entertainer for the Cameo Club Showcawse - Chelsea Residential Home, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Cameo Club Showcase

March 15, 2011
Guest Speaker at Meet & Mingle - Maggie's Town Tavern - Little Falls, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese is a guest speaker and promotes her book
Patricia was a guest speaker to promote her book - "Real Women Wear Tap Shoes."
 
March 6, 2011
New Jersey Classic Dance Competition - Madison Hotel - Madison, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the New Jersey Classic Dance Competition
Congratulations to Patricia on her Top Honors in the Bronze I Division!
 
February 16, 2011
Alliance For A Better Community meeting - Little Falls, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Alliance For A Better Community meeting
 
December 4, 2010
Lions Club of Moorestown, NJ Christmas Parade - Moorestown, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese in the Moorestown Christmas Parade
 
November 11, 2010
Veteran's Day - New York City, NY
8:00am - Breakfast with The Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day
L-R: Ms. Connecticut Petite America, Michele Fabiano; Kimberly White-Geremia, Director; Miss Petite America, Chelsea Zayas and Ms. Woman Petite America, Yvette Ludwig are all waiting to meet Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Veteran's breakfast at Gracie Mansion.
Veteran's Day
L-R: Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese; Kimberly White-Geremia, Director; Ms. Woman Petite America, Yvette Ludwig; The Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Miss Petite America, Chelsea Zayas; Mrs. Petite America Parker Sanchez and Ms. Connecticut Petite America, Michele Fabiano.
Veteran's Day
Outside of Gracie Mansion. L-R: Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese; Mrs. Petite America, Parker Sanchez; Ms. Connecticut Petite America, Michele Fabiano; Miss Petite America, Chelsea Zayas; Ms. Woman Petite America, Yvette Ludwig and Kimberly White-Geremia, Director.
Veteran's Day
The ladies are now joined by our friends SPC William Messner (L) and SPC Matthew Ziegler (R). We were so proud to have them with us today.
After leaving Gracie Mansion, we race down to 27th and 5th Avenue for the start of the parade.
10:00am - New York City Veteran's Day Parade - New York City, NY - Petite America Representatives
Veteran's Day
Here is our amazing float! We are so excited to be riding on the Spirit of 45 float with the Grand Marshall, Jerry Marshall - former New York Yankee and 1950 World Series MVP as well as U.S. Marine Corp Aviator in WWII and Korea.
Veteran's Day
Jerry was a great sport and we were so happy to have our picture taken with him.
Veteran's Day
This statue represents one of the most iconic images from WWII - the kiss in Times Square that was seen around the world!
Veteran's Day
Our Mrs. New York Petite America, Ambre Dunavant-DeVirgilio joins us for the parade! Here she is with her husband Louie - one of New York's finest!
Veteran's Day
With the beautiful ladies of the military.
Veteran's Day
Our opportunity to say thanks to some of our military.
Here are some other great images from our amazing day!
Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day
We were on the float and sang along with the NYC Men's Glee Club.
Veteran's Day
We sang Happy Birthday to the Marines that were lined up nearby!
Veteran's Day
There is never a dry eye around when the Ground Zero flag is unfurled.
Veteran's Day
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Veteran's DayVeteran's Day
We were also featured for over THREE MINUTES on NYC Channel 4's broadcast of the Parade! As soon as we can get the video downloaded, I will put it on line!
 
November 7, 2010
Arthur Murray's Garden State Invitational - New Jersey - Mrs. Petite America, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at their Dance Invitational
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at their Dance Invitational
Congratulations to our Patricia! She won Top Female Student!
 
October 30, 2010
Halloween Party - NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese celebrates Halloween
 
October 29, 2010
Arthur Murray's Dance Studio Halloween Bash - NJ - Mrs. Petite America, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Arthur Murray's Halloween Bash
 
October 23, 2010
Judging the Town of Dover Halloween Costume Contest - Dover, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese judges the Town of Dover Halloween Costume Contest
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese judges the Town of Dover Halloween Costume Contest
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese judges the Town of Dover Halloween Costume ContestMrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese judges the Town of Dover Halloween Costume Contest

October 7, 2010
Senior Expo - Margate NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Senior Expo
Our beautiful Patricia before she dances and wows the crowd!
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Senior Expo
 
October 6, 2010
1:00 - 4:00pm - At the Ms. Senior America Pageant - Harrah's, Atlantic City, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Ms. Senior America
Congratulating our lovely judge, Ms. Senior New York, Elisabeth Zamarelli on her Top 10 finish.

October 5, 2010
Board meeting of the "Dover Childhood Development Center", a 501-C-3 non-profit that caters to families who are new to America - NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Dover Childhood Development Center Board Meeting
The Board Members of the Dover Childhood Development Center.
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Dover Childhood Development Center Board Meeting
Patricia and the Executive Director of the center.

September 26, 2010
Chair of "Team Hackettstown" Tie A Ribbon Campaign for Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Hackettstown, NJ - Mrs. Petite America, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Every October, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, over 15,000 six foot long pink ribbons are hung in towns throughout Northern New Jersey to raise awareness about early detection.
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Team Captain, Parker, ties a ribbon.
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Patricia gets a chance to tie her ribbon as well.
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Tie A Ribbon Campaign

September 25, 2010
11:00am - 5:00pm - Eleventh Hour Rescue PUPTOBERFEST 2010 - Craigmeur Picnic Grounds, Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07435 - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
The Eleventh Hour rescue focuses on saving death row dogs from kill shelters, fostering them, providing love, and medical attention until they find forever homes.
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Puptoberfest
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at Puptoberfest

September 12, 2010
Tap Dancing to Datin' With No Dough in an event to honor 9/11 - Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese Dancing in honor of 9/11

September 4-6, 2010
10:00am - 4:00pm - Eleventh Hour Rescue pet adoption campaign at PetSmart - Rockaway, NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America, Patricia Genovese
Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Eleventh Hour Pet Adoption

August 26, 2010
Arthur Murray Dance Competition - NJ - Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese and Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez
Mrs. Petite America 2010, Parker Sanchez and Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Patricia Genovese at the Arthur Murray Dance Competition
Patricia and Parker strut their stuff in the dance competition!
 

 


 


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