The next meeting of the Indianapolis Literary Club will be on the evening of Monday 1 April 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in Clowes Commons of Park Tudor School. The essayist for the evening will be first-time essayist Paul L. Raikes
who will read “The Funny Secrets of the Indianapolis Literary Club Members.”
may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
American author, political theorist, politician, inventor, humorist, statesmen, humorist Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), Poor
The Secretary wishes to thank Assistant Secretary Antwain Hunter who substituted for the Secretary
at the last meeting because of an overscheduled calendar. Thanks, Antwain!
The nomination of L Daniel Kirklin was presented
to the Club. Kirklin, a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in German, taught at the secondary
level and then worked in the publishing industry for several decades. His nomination is sponsored by Nyle Kardatzke,
William Briscoe, and Richard Wiehe. The nomination will be addressed and voted upon at the next Club meeting.
The evening’s essayist Morton J.Marcus presented
his essay “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” An economist by profession, the essayist explored
the issue of currency and the money supply in US history. He described a “currency reform movement” that
led to a monetary conference in Indianapolis (1897) and the discussions that eventually led to the founding of the Federal
Reserve Bank. A thought-provoking and entertaining essay offered much content for lively discussion thereafter.
Remember to mark your calendars for the Annual and
Inaugural Dinner Meeting of the Club, which will be held on Wednesday 15 May at Woodstock Club. Watch for details later in April.
Word has it that the slate for
Club year 2019-2020 will be presented at the next meeting.
year has passed by quickly. Three meetings remain before we say farewell to another Club year. Make sure that you attend
the next meeting on Monday 1 April at 8:00 p.m. in Clowes Commons of Park Tudor School when essayist Paul L. Raikes will read “The Funny Secrets of the Indianapolis
Literary Club Members.” What does this new member know about us? Is there a mole
within the Club? And is the Club really that funny?? The Secretary encourages you to attend the meeting
to find out what the essayist has in mind. Hope to see you there!
When I like people immensely, I never tell their names to anyone. It is like
surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love
Irish author, poet, playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), The Picture
of Dorian Gray