9 February: Paki Wieland

posted Feb 11, 2016, 11:04 AM by Amherst Club

President Andrea Battle called the meeting of the Amherst Club to order at noon on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, and welcomed us all. Happy Mardi Gras!

She announced that there will be a meeting of the Cabaret committee after lunch.

Barbara Freed brought in handsome large posters for the Cabaret, and asked each member to take 3-4 for posting in doctors’ offices, churches, and hair salons, among other possibilities. She also circulated a list on which members could note where they will post, so that several people don’t attempt to place the posters  in the same location. Don’t forget to let people know which charities we support.   

Andrea reminded us to bring in our gift certificates and objects donated to the Cabaret Silent Auction on March 1st and put them in Therese Brady Donohue’s car which will be parked outside. Anyone who can solicit more auction items is encouraged to do so.

Claude Tellier is looking for speakers for the club for the dates of Feb. 16th and March 8th and 29th.  Send him any suggestions!

Raffle:  Ellen Kosmer won the wine. Elsie Fetterman won the $10.


Claude Tellier introduced our speaker, Paki Wieland of Northampton, a social worker who had the opportunity to attend the recent Paris international climate conference. Paki noted that the US bought into this conference, and both President Obama and Secretary Kerry attended.  The 190 participating countries agreed that the world is in crisis because of climate change, and rising global temperatures must be kept in check. The best site for information on this conference is COP 21.   

Your scribe,                      

Linda Honan