Fortnightly recently held its annual summer luncheon at Ye Hare n Hound Inn, Bemus Point.
Gay Maria Norgren, Fortnightly president, welcomed members and their guests. Kay Fugagli, Linda Hubbard and Cheryl Johnson were guests of Fran McCarren. Marion Gibbon brought Rosemary Andrews as her guest. Mary Jo Bradish was a guest of Shauna Anderson. Audrey Dowling and Wanda Lucariello were both guests of Brenda Malarkey. Margaret McDonnell brought Laura Robbie as her guest. Pam Johnson was the guest of Ann Kohl.
Norgren asked for a moment of silence for Pat Moldovan, a Fortnightly member who passed away July 16. A book will be donated in her memory at the Prendergast Library. Norgren gave a blessing before lunch was served.
Pictured are newly elected officers. From left are Dorie Deyo, corresponding secretary; Ann Kohl, vice president; Jaclin Scalise, recording secretary; and Gay Maria Norgren, president. Gwynneth Tigner, treasurer, is not pictured.
She thanked the summer luncheon committee, which was chaired by Gayle Meilstrup and assisted by Brenda Malarkey and Brigetta Overcash. She also thanked the program committee for the coming year. The program committee is headed up by Fran McCarren, and assisted by Shelley Carlson Dahlie, Candy Larson and Mary Ann McAuliffe. Shelley Carlson Dahlie was also thanked for her work on the Yearbook. Candy Larson volunteered to help Carlson. The nominating committee for the 2013 year is Kathleen Crocker, chair, along with Kathleen Kane and Renate Bob.
The day's speaker was Alice O'Grady, a Fortnightly member who entertained the members and guests as she impersonated Mae West.
Norgren thanked the speaker and then introduced Kathleen Crocker, who brought to members' attention a book written by Alice O'Grady. The book is called Flossie and in it, it explains that Alice O'Grady was a care giver for Florence H. Norton. She recorded conversations during their breakfasts together, which she called, "Breakfast Memories".
Officers for the coming year are: Gay Maria Norgren, president; Ann Kohl, vice president; Gwynneth Tigner, treasurer; Jaclin Scalise, recording secretary; and Dorie Deyo, corresponding secretary.
The Seven Deadly Sins will be the theme for papers this year. Paper topics and presenters include:
Lust; Speaker, Marry Parren, Thursday, Oct. 4:
Greed; Speaker, Linda Hiers, Thursday, Oct.18:
Pride; Speaker, Joyce Mallare, Thursday, Nov. 1:
Anger; Speaker, Frieda Fairburn, Thursday, Nov. 15:
Gluttony; Speaker, Joyce Rose, Thursday, Jan. 3;
Envy; Speaker, Marsula Guarino, Thursday, Jan. 17; and
Sloth; Speaker, Alice O'Grady, Thursday, Feb. 7.