13 September

posted Sep 22, 2016, 8:15 PM by Amherst Club
President Allen Hanson called the meeting of the Amherst Club to order at noon on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, at the Monkey Bar/Bistro 63, and welcomed us all.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Allen reported that member Rachel Hare Mustin is now home from rehab, but is still not well enough to receive visitors. Greeting cards and notes most welcome!

The collection for our former server Melanie has reached just under $200, so it will be rounded up to $200 and delivered to her.

There will be a board meeting today after lunch.

Allen invited anyone who did not get a chance to read a poem at our poetry slam to read one now, or later. Sadly there were no takers today!

Upcoming Speakers:

Ellen Kosmer announces that our speaker at lunch on Tuesday 20th will be member  Therese Brady Donahue who will talk about her puppet performances at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She will bring some examples of the puppets and discuss how she translates the picture book into a theatrical experience.


How Can Amherst Get to Zero Waste? Claude Tellier invites us to a showing of “Trashed” and a discussion about waste issues in Amherst at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, Wed. Sep. 21 or Tues. Sep. 27 at 7 pm. Fill out the survey at Amherstma.gov/zerowaste.


Philippe Galaski  introduced our newly-elected state representative Solomon Goldstein Rose, his cousin,  filling Ellen Story’s seat. A very young representative, Solomon is a graduate of Amherst Regional High School and Brown University. As a high school senior he was a member of the School Committee. He is also an accomplished musician! Solomon laid out his agenda. Education, climate control and limiting fossil fuel use are his major goals. He believes in government activism and in diversity. Contact him at  Solomon@solomonforrep.org Tel: 413-687-3088


Raffle:  The wine was won by Tina Berins and the $10 by Elsie Fetterman. Nancy Brose donated a flower posy which was won by Ruth Miller.
Your scribe, Linda Honan