Club Digest: The Sumter Art Association


The Sumter Art Association

The Sumter Art Association met at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Holy Comforter. President Carla Young welcomed members. Ginger Jones gave an inspirational devotion on friendship. She thanked members for the many cards, phone calls, visits and prayers that she received during her recent surgery.

Bunni Russell introduced the speaker, Sid Singleton, who presented a slide presentation of his iron work located in Sumter and the surrounding areas.

Recording secretary Ginger Barwick read the minutes from the Jan. 21 meeting.

In the absence of Susan Brabham, Carla Young provided the financial report.

Attendance chairwoman Kay Fort announced that 51 members were present at this meeting. Exhibits chairwoman Kathy Creech provided information on the upcoming cultural events taking place in Sumter and the surrounding area.

Corresponding secretary Kathy Addis reported that sympathy cards had been sent to Emily Stroman and to Emily Boykin in the loss of their husband and father, Ernest Stroman Jr. Publicity chairwoman Mary Gene White announced that the January club news was published in The Sumter Item on Feb. 6.

Nominating chairwoman Marie Hill reported that there was one vacancy for an officer for next year.

After the business meeting, Young invited everyone to the refreshment table, thanking the hostess committee for its hospitality.

Chairwoman was Elizabeth Britton with Barbara Burchstead as co-chairwoman. Committee members were Frances Betchman, Karla Dickerson, Anne Haynie, Josie Holler, Karen Ingram, Dena James, Nancy King, Annette Matthews, Linda Hogon and Norma Tolbert. Dena James provided the attractive orchid centerpiece.