June 16

posted Jun 27, 2015, 11:50 PM by Amherst Club
President Roger Webb called the meeting of the Amherst Club to order at noon on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, and welcomed us all.

Roger noted that an experimental new menu was being tried out today by the ABC.  On Monday, we all had to indicate via Google our choice of either soup or salad, and an entrée.  Anyone who failed to order ahead would have to take whatever was available when they arrived.  People generally thought the food was acceptable, and are willing to try this system for a time.

The major substance of this meeting was a discussion as to whether or not the Club will hold a fundraiser in 2016, and if so, what form it will take. There is a desire to hold a fundraiser again, in the form of an annual event. Despite the reluctance of members to commit to large efforts for the fundraiser, there seemed to be general agreement that if the Spring to Life Cabaret is maintained in the same form as last year, with only very minor tweaking, and if committee chairs from last year are willing to take on their tasks again, then Barbara Freed would take on the task of overseeing the entire production again. Barbara wants to hear from all of last years’ chairs before she makes up her mind on this, so please contact her if you were a chair in 2015.

During the discussion, possible changes to the club’s proceedings were discussed,  including meeting at a time other than lunch (Zina) and including the Associate Members to a greater degree (Jacquie).


Thursday-Saturday June 17th-19th, evenings, Amherst Common – A Taste of Amherst! Yummy bites, no need to cook, come and enjoy! (Thanks, Phyllis!)

Friday, June 19th, 5:30-sunset, Kendrick Park.  Andrea Battle invites us all to join her and the Amherst Youth Action League for a celebration of the African-American festival Juneteenth. All kinds of fun! Potluck supper – bring a dish if you choose.

Every Friday evening  (except major holidays) join Barbara Freed at AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING, Bangs Community Center,  7:30 to 10:00 pm. Special event – on Friday June 19th the dance will be held at the Unitarian-Universalist Meeting House in Amherst.  Dancers at all levels welcome. You do not need to bring a partner.


Friday, June 19th, 2015 Skinner Museum,  33 Woodbridge St.,  South Hadley2:00  PM. Tour by the museum's curator, Aaron Miller. He is on the staff  of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, which oversees the Skinner Museum. The Skinner is a fascinating place, full of a wide range of artifacts that Joseph Skinner collected on his travels. For more information, please Google the Skinner Museum.. The building itself is a former 19th century Congregational Church rescued from the Quabbin.  Please let me know if you would like to come along. It should be an enjoyable outing. (Unfortunately, the museum does not have a wheelchair ramp.) Larry Siddall for the Activities Committee, lsiddall@crocker.com .

Raffle:  Elsie Fetterman  won the wine – and was celebrated on her 88th birthday!  Vivienne Carey won the $10.


No speaker today,  to allow time for the lunch discussion.


Your scribe,                                                                                                                                                   
Linda Honan