Amity Enjoys UIL Contestants
Amity Club met on April 4 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Kim Stephens brought the UIL Contestants, all High School Juniors, from Newcastle HS. We were dazzled by the talent shown us during their prose and poetry presentations. Michael Wining captured us with his persuasive, well-rehearsed presentation. Then Mattie Green spoke on “Our Changing World” … about body image and fad diets. It too was an awesome presentation. Then no less riveting was Andrea Ortiz with “Searching for Something Better,” presenting struggles as a person of color. Lastly, Jenny Ford presented her offering, “Examining our Changing World.” We were very impressed by all the presentations.
After the program, the meeting was called to order. For Roll Call, each person present told about what activity they participated in when in High School. Following each name will be an activity each of us involved in when we were in High School. Present were Phyllis Whitsitt (Band), Rita Choat ( 1 Act Play, Drill Team), Bobby Wright (Softball), Evelyn Altmiller (Debate Team), Ann Lundy (FHA), Janice Gauger (Sing in Latin), Lucretia Taylor (4H Leader), Marilyn Norris (Interscholastic sports), JoAn Key (Choir and Solos), Gail Spears (Band – French Horn), and Judi Winslow (Basketball). Are you surprised by any of these?
Bobby read the minutes from a short meeting following a “Painting Party” with 10 members and instructor, Marilyn Cantrell, attending at the March meeting. Everyone went home with an amazing painting.
The new slate of officers was presented and will be voted on at the May Meeting. The slate of Officers is Phyllis Whitsitt – President, Rita Choat – first vice president, Jeanie Spivey – second vice president, Recording Secretary – Judi Winslow, Corresponding Secretary – Gail Spears, Lucretia Taylor – Treasurer, and Ann Lundy – Reporter.
The May meeting will be the last meeting until Fall. The Club will be looking at the Constitution, Bylaws and Membership fees. New Officers will be installed at the Salad Luncheon at the home of Ann Lundy.