Dec. 2

posted Dec 8, 2014, 11:42 PM by Amherst Club   [ updated Dec 8, 2014, 11:44 PM ]
In the absence of President Roger Webb, Vice-President Andrea Battle called the meeting of the Amherst Club to order at noon on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, and welcomed us all.

Andrea announced that the board meeting was postponed until next week, Tuesday 9th.

The members commended Gigi Barnhill, who volunteered for the vital post of selling the raffle tickets in Nancy Brose’s place.

We welcomed back Allen Hanson from rehab. Allen thanked us for the card we sent him.


Nancy Gregg won the wine and Tina Berins the $10.    


Isaac BenEzra will be honored in the Town Room of the Amherst Town Hall on Thursday, Dec. 11th from 4:30-6 p.m. The town is celebrating his 18 years of service to Amherst Community Television (ACTV), where in addition to producing his own show he was on the board for 9 years.

Ruth Miller whetted our appetites with information on a brunch outing on Sunday, Feb. 8th, to the Griswold Inn, Essex CT. This is the oldest continuously operating inn in the country, open since the late eighteenth century in the quaint town of Essex. Ruth proposes a nearby concert after brunch. For more information, call her at 253-9855 or


Claude Tellier introduced our speaker, Renata Bowers from Wisconsin, author of four children’s books in the Frieda B series. These colorfully illustrated rhyming stories for young children up to about age 8 feature a heroine, Frieda B, and her dog Zilla. In each story they have an adventure that illustrates a moral encouraging children to dream big and believe in their dreams.  The books may be bought from the website

Your scribe,                                                                                                                                                    Linda Honan