Club year is nearly over. The next meeting of the Indianapolis Literary Club will be Monday 6 May 2019 at 8:00 p.m. when members are invited to bring their ladies to the spring session of Ladies’ Night. Make
your way to Foster Hall at Park Tudor School. (It is the Tudor-style building directly
east of our regular meeting venue.) Essayist Alan T. McKenzie will read his essay, “Ports, Points, and Palaver.”
At the Club’s last meeting, President James Lingenfelter, Jr. welcomed all members and guests. The
Secretary then presented three nominations:
Janzen, a retired seminary professor, sponsored by Bernard Würger, David
Cook, James Briscoe, and Hugh Moore.
Jack E. Leonard, president of the Environmental Management Institute, sponsored
by William Beranek, David Cook, and Bernard Würger.
Robert E. Moore, retired scientist, sponsored by Donald Curtis, Stephen Jay,
and Richard Feldman.
The Club spoke to the nominations and voted all into membership. Congratulations!
then presented the slate of officers and committee members for the 2019-2020 Club year. President Lingenfelter called
for a voice vote and the Club approved the slate.
F. R. Briscoe
John F. Sweeney
Webmaster Marvin J. Miller
Emeritus D. David Kriplen
Assistant Soundmaster Randall
E. Lingenfelter, Jr. (2019/20-2021/22)
Nominations of Officers and Members:
Joseph N. Hingtgen, Chair
E. Cole, Jr.
Richard D. Feldman
James A. Glass
Arrangements and Exercises:
William F. R. Briscoe, Chair
Rooms and Finance:
H. Williams, Chair
The Treasurer offered an update on the financial status of the Club, which continues to be in “stable” condition.
Essayist Loring Prosser then presented his first essay before the Club. It was a semi-autobiographical
examination of the essayist’s life in Illinois and Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the challenges encountered pertaining
to spirituality amidst a scientific family and environment. An engaging conversation followed.
reminds all members that the Annual and Inaugural Dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 15 May 2019 at Woodstock Club. Mark your calendars now.
ANNUAL & INAUGURAL DINNER
1301 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis
Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time: Cocktails at 6:00 pm (cash bar)
Dinner at 7:00 pm
follows at 8:00 pm
tie is traditional; attendance and fellowship are more important.
You must RSVP
for this event. To do so, please send your payment of $50.00 no later than Saturday 11 Mayto Club Treasurer Richard Wiehe, 2435 Glenhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240. It is essential to have your RSVP in order to guarantee our reservations for this event. Should
last minute changes be necessary, you may contact the Secretary via email at email@example.com Do not call Woodstock Club regarding this event!! A reminder to all new members
that this event is for members only – no spouses or significant others.
The Secretary also
reminds members that spaces are still available to read an essay during the next Club year. Essays should be approximately
no more than 30 minutes in length and may address the topic of the essayist’s choice. Please contact the
Secretary by the first of June if you wish to present and provide a “properly obscure” title
and preferred month(s) for the presentation. The schedule will be drafted later in June.
The next meeting of the Club is Monday 6 May 2019 at 8:00 p.m. when Alan T. McKenzie will read “Ports, Points, and Palaver.” Will the essay examine “ports
of call” or the differences between ruby, tawny, and Garrafeira? And could the points apply to those given
by Wine Spectator? And might palaver refer to some improvised conversation or meeting? The Secretary
has no idea, so you will need to attend the last meeting of the Club year to discover what essayist McKenzie has in mind. And
make sure that you invite your lady to attend the meeting!! Hope to see you there -- and remember that the
meeting will be held in Foster Hall at Park Tudor School.