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THE INDIANAPOLIS LITERARY CLUB
David G. Vanderstel, Secretary
9131 S. Greenridge Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
812.824.1287
dgvanderstel@gmail.com


11 November 2017

THE SECRETARY'S LETTER

The next meeting of the Indianapolis Literary Club will be on the evening of Monday 20 November 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in Clowes Commons at Park Tudor School. The essayist will be Philip M. Coons who will present his essay, "A Night to Remember."

Do you remember that night
That you were at the window,
With neither hat nor gloves,
Nor coat to shelter you;
I reached out my hand to you,
And you ardently grasped it,
And I remained in converse with you
Until the lark began to sing?
Irish philologist and antiquary Eugene O'Curry (1794-1862), "Do You Remember that Night?"

At the last meeting of the Club, President Henry L. Winckler extended his greetings to members and guests. Assistant Secretary Antwain Hunter presented a nomination before the Club.

John W. Guy is a financial planner. He received his B.A. at DePauw University and an M.A. from American University. He served on the staff of the Indiana Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy. Guy is involved in numerous volunteer initiatives and has authored several articles and two books on investment. His nomination is sponsored by Morton Marcus, Michael Hannigan, and Stephen Smith.

The Club will speak to the nomination and vote at its next meeting.

Treasurer Richard Wiehe reminds members that he continues to accept payment of annual dues. A check for $60 for dues will be accepted at the next Club meeting or you may mail it to: Richard Wiehe, 2435 Glenhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240

In the absence of scheduled essayist D. David Kriplen and the Secretary, Assistant Secretary Antwain K. Hunter presented an essay entitled "A boy of tender years: Race, Guns, and the Antebellum South." The essayist explored how white men in antebellum North Carolina understood black men's use of firearms differently than their own. He argued that white men did not see black men's use of firearms as a manifestation of black manhood but rather as a mode of labor that whites could harness for their own benefit. A period of questions and conversation followed. Many thanks to the Assistant Secretary for filling in on a short notice!

Please correct your Club directory with the following changes:

Antwain K. Hunter Butler University Residential College
630 W. Hampton Dr. 46208

Stephen K. Smith email: sksmith1@msn.com

The Secretary reminds Club members that the Club does not meet during the holiday season but will reconvene for the annual Holiday Collation on Monday 8 January 2018 at Park Tudor School. Details will be forthcoming later in December.

Make sure that your calendars are marked for the next meeting of the Indianapolis Literary Club on Monday 20 November 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Clowes Commons of Park Tudor School. Essayist Philip M. Coons will present his essay "A Night to Remember." Does the essayist intend to speak on the 1958 British film adaptation of Walter Lord's book about the sinking of the Titanic? Could it focus on a significant election outcome or possibly the last concert of a world-renowned musician? Or might it be a personal reflection on a significant event - a birth, prom, graduation, wedding, awards ceremony, sports victory? The Secretary has no clue so you will need to attend in order to discover the theme of the essayist's presentation. Hope to see you there!

Thy hue, dear pledge, is pure and bright
As in that well-remembered night
When first thy mystic braid was wove,
And first my Agnes whisper'd love.
Scottish novelist, playwright, poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832),
"To A Lock of Hair"                           
 
November 13, 2017 Addendum:                                                                             
 
Following the release of the most recent Secretary's Letter, the Secretary received additional nominations that were presented at the last meeting of the Club. Here are brief biographies of those individuals.
 
John W. Guy is a financial planner. He is a graduate of DePauw University and received an MA from American University. He has been involved in a wide variety of volunteer activities and has authored several articles and a couple books on financial planning and investments. His nomination is sponsored by Morton Marcus, Michael Hannigan, and Stephen Smith.
 
Boris S. Imperial is a retired physician. A native of the Philippines, Imperial received his M.D. from the University of South Texas and practiced psychiatry in several locations. He writes that he is a history buff with special interest in Oriental history and World War II. His nomination is sponsored by Henry Winckler, Giles Hoyt, and Alan D. Schmetzer.
 
James T Kienle is an architect that specializes in preservation design and adaptive reuse of historic structures. He earned his BA at The Ohio State University. He has been involved in the design and renovation of buildings throughout the nation and has published articles for professional publications. His nomination is sponsored by James Lingenfelter, James Glass, and Eugene Lausch.
 
Paul L. Raikes is a retired media and advertising executive. He is a World War !! veteran and a graduate of Butler University. Raikes has been involved in several volunteer and service organizations. His nomination is sponsored by James Stokes, Stephen Smith, and Gary Taylor.
 
Richard C. Snyder is retired after a career in the transportation industry. He graduated from Butler University and lived in Southern California for several decades. His nomination is sponsored by Ronald Calkins, George Maley, and James Lingenfelter.
The Club will speak to these nominations and vote at the next meeting of the Club on Monday 20 November 2017.

 The Secretary        
                
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David G. Vanderstel, Ph.D.
9131 S. Greenridge Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
812.219.6396
dgvanderstel@gmail.com