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Fine Arts Club holds meeting

Fine Arts Club holds meeting

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 12:28 pm

The Paul Meek Library was the setting for the March meeting of the Martin Fine Arts Club March 7. Hostesses Mrs. Harold Clifton, Mrs. Bob Peeler, and Mrs. Sanford Truitt welcomed the 14 members and three guests to the meeting. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this month, a special treat of delicious lime pie with chocolate crust was served with Andes mints, nuts and coffee. After the social time, Mrs. Tom Gallien called the meeting to order and asked Mrs. Lee Pritchett to introduce the speaker, Mrs. Joe Exum. 
Last summer, Mrs. Exum and her husband went on a trip sponsored by UT Alumni Association and they found that sharing this adventure with a group of people from all over the country made for an educational experience in itself.  Switzerland is a land of raw beauty – a vivid tapestry of emerald valleys, cobalt lakes, and sparkling waterfalls.  Switzerland is famous for its rich, multi-cultural atmosphere as it is bordered by Germany, France, Italy, and Austria and its people speak one or more of four languages. Mrs. Exum described their travels from landing in Zurich to their stop at Lungern and then to Interlaken where they stayed in the 130-year-old Hotel Krebs. They also traveled to, among other places, Meiringen, Berne, Spiez, Lucerne, and Grinelwald. Along the way they learned much about dairy farming and cheese-making. Mrs. Exum is a talented photographer and she gave the club a delightful tour with her slides of this peaceful and beautiful country. A gift of Swiss chocolate to each member and guest was a parting reminder of this wonderful program.
Mrs. Gallien thanked Mrs. Exum for the excellent presentation and then opened the businees part of the meeting with the reading of the collect. The minutes were read and the treasurer’s report was given.  Mrs. Gallien closed the meeting by announcing that the April meeting would be the Spring Salad Luncheon. Those present and not already mentioned were Mrs. John Chester, Mrs. Tom Farmer Mrs. Jerry Gresham, Mrs. G.T. Hall, Mrs. Dale Overton, Mrs. James Pritchett, Mrs. James Shore, Mrs. Fred Vowell, Mrs. Paul Nielsen, Mrs. Jeter Thompson, and Mrs. R.D. Robinson.
Published in The WCP 3.29.12