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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Recap: Ladies Polo Auxiliary Presents 2012 Most Outstanding Lady Award


Lisa Stemaly and Dena Miller (Photo Credit: Julie Harris-Krause)

On December 14, the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas held their Holiday Luncheon and Awards at Prestonwood Country Club. Founding board member Lisa Stemaly was awarded the musical silver jewelry box inscribed with “Most Outstanding Lady” for her work throughout the year with the LPA. This is the seventh jewelry box awarded since the LPA’s inception and only the second time a founding board member has received it. The women’s group, featuring polo players, wives, parents and fans of polo, was founded in 2005 in an effort to promote and support the sport of polo through social and charitable endeavors. To date, over $500,000 has been raised for local women’s and children’s charities through the efforts of the LPA and their passion for polo.

The Ladies are looking forward to a very busy 2013 polo season at Prestonwood Polo and Country Club in Oak Point, Texas. Kicking off the spring social season is the 12th annual Polo on the Lawn, a Kentucky Derby Day event.

The Ladies are proud to announce a new beneficiary, Project Transformation, new sponsors Palomar/Central 214, Lovell PR and Budweiser and returning sponsors Barefoot Wines, Cenel Ventures, Applebees Little Elm  and TIGI.

Look for “The Equestrian” cocktail, mixologist Amber West‘s take on the Mint Julep, coming soon. One dollar from every Equeastrian sold in the announced month will go to Project Transformation. Stay tuned for details!

The Ladies would like to thank WFAA‘s Ron Corning, media chair, and D Magazine’s Jennifer LeBlanc, auction chair for 2013. Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available, please contact Event Chairs Dena Miller or Carina Gonzales for an invitation to participate. This is a see and be seen event, dress to impress and win Best Dressed Couple, Man, Woman and Child, Hat, Picnic, Tailgate and Best Dressed Pet contests with prizes!

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