Fine Arts Society Announces New Direction, Installs Officers, Presents Check to Christopher Still
The Fine Art Society installed the new officers for the fiscal year 2009-2010 at their annual Spring Luncheon, May 21, at Carlouel Yacht Club. Special members were honored for their services during this transition year of the Fine Arts Society. Speaker Christopher Still spoke to the idea of change using his three coordinated paintings of a young lady, a sunflower and the passing of daylight.
M.C. Jeffery Hartman called forth the members who originated the Society’s new direction, led the society, the long range planning committee, and the committee rewriting the By-laws for the new Fine Arts Society during this past year’s transition phase. Past President Anne Lauder; Retiring President, Claire Mattison; Parliamentarian, Pat Brant; and Long Range Committee Chair Judy McSwine were each presented with a rose of thanks.
Judy McSwine spoke of the new mission for the Fine Arts Society - fostering arts in various programs in Pinellas County. Details are in the process for implementation in the Fall.
Past President (1963) and Founder of the Fine Arts Society, Dorothy Edmunds spoke to the gathered members and guests about founding original the Society and wished the Society well with its new direction in Pinellas County. She then installed the new officers of the new Fine Arts Society: President, Lois O’Donnell; 1st Vice President, Gloria Hollingsworth; 2nd Vice President, Peggy Powell; Treasurer, Lynn Lees; Ass’t Treasurer Joyce Muller; Recording Secretary, Sherrie Morton; Corresponding Secretary, Kate Sullivan.
New members June Hosner, Joyce Jung, Barbara Meehan, Dinnie Moore, Nancy Keyton, Myrtle Sachs and Gail VanZanten were presented each a rose by long-time member Bobbie Adair. Jeffery Hartman was also recognized as a new member.
Out-going President Claire Mattison, 1st Vice President, Gloria Hollingsworth; and Treasurer, Lyn Lees presented a check for $5,000 to Christopher Still, money that was designated for the Christopher Still Exhibition Show at the late Gulf Coast Museum of Art. Still donated the check back to the Society for their new endeavors in the arts in Pinellas County.
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