- May 10: Our Annual Meeting. May 10: Our Annual Dinner/Meeting will be held at Zion United Church of Christ in Taborton (get directions), beginning at 6:00 p.m. We’ll start out with a Roast Pork dinner, served buffet style around 6:30 p.m. and follow with a brief annual meeting with election of Trustees* and other matters. Then Phyllis Chapman, dba “Vintage Visitors,” will bring to life Susan B. Anthony, covering the great suffragist's early years as a Quaker in Massachusetts and New York, and her collaboration with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She and Stanton became the driving force that led to the eventual extension of the franchise to women after both of their deaths in the early 20th century. “Susan” relates her historic involvement with the Temperance and Abolitionist Movements in the early 19th century, her views on marriage and decision to remain single, and her experiences as the strategist and organizer half of the Anthony-Cady Stanton partnership. (Note: Anthony spent some of her early years in Battenville, a hamlet of Greenwich in Washington County. That house is now on the National Register of Historic Places.)
*The Nominating Committee (Joan Fuess, Chair; Sue Powers, Jackie Tremont, members) has come up with the following slate. For a second three-year term ending 5/31/2019: Anna Church, Dee Erickson. For a first three-year term ending 5/31/2019: Sharon Dawes, Wayne Evancoe, Jackie Tremont. Nomination may also be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
Please use the Reservation Form for the dinner; reservation deadline is May 7.
- June 14: arts letters & numbers is a new arts education organization in Sand Lake. Frida Foberg will join us to share information on their new home and to give us insight into their arts program. They are preserving “The House on the Hill” (on Burden Lake Road, formerly Burton’s Golden Years Rest Home, a National Register designee). David Gersten founded the school to provide artist-in-residence opportunities and allow a wide variety of disciplines to cultivate a space that encourages collaborative and individual creation. Eighty students from as far away as Denmark already have taken advantage of the program, and they are pleased to welcome a new student arriving from Africa. Classes and workshops take place in one of the Faith Mills buildings, which they designate as “The Mill.”
- Please note we're "off" for the summer. Regular monthly meetings resume on Tuesday, September 13.