Victoria Symphony League meets
Victoria Symphony League met Oct. 25 in the home of Dorothy Guthrie. President Mary Jane Schurtz called the meeting to order and reported that the recent James Bond-themed style show and luncheon was a tremendous success. She thanked each member for their efforts. She also announced that the annual card party will be April 18 at Holy Family Activity Center. Proceeds from Symphony League events help support the local symphony as well as music education in the local schools.
Thirty members and one guest, Katherine Gehring, attended the meeting. Minutes were read by Helen Hultquist, and the treasurers report was given by Carol McLarry. Committee reports followed. Debbie Durham, education coordinator, announced that the guest column in Victoria Advocate's Education in the Community initiative is anticipated to begin soon and that scholarship money funded by the league had gone to assist needy students in area schools with shoulder rests, music books, cello straps and rosin. Cora Jo Hummel, general manager of the style show, reiterated her gratitude for members' generosity in making the event exceed any previous style show event. Carol Rhode, general manager of the upcoming games party, asked members to begin gathering silent auction items for the event.
A member appreciation buffet luncheon will be Feb. 27 at The Club at Colony Creek. Members are encouraged to bring guests who may be interested in joining the League.
Hostesses were Dorothy Guthrie, Emily Markette, Beverly Bright, Sylvia Frank, Pat Pacta, Carolyn Stellman and Simone Tipton.
The next meeting will be Jan. 23 in the home of Francisca Watts.