Decora Study Club hears from local filmmaker
President Jo Cornstubble called the Decora Study Club meeting to order on Oct. 23 with a gracious welcome. The collect was lead by Jane Cox. The pledge to the United States flag and the pledge to the Texas Flag were led by Pam Fitch.
Melicent Bryarly, program chairman of the day, introduced Anthony Pedone, a native Victorian and the founding director of the local film festival. He directs film festivals through United States to Germany and lives a very creative lifestyle. Music was a very important part of his earlier years. Pedone related information about his background and how he got into movie making. Technically, he has helped in making movies and digital filmmaking, which has been around for only 20 years. Film festivals help get films out. He has worked to bring filmmaking to Victoria. Pedone explained film exchange will bring attention to Victoria. It is a great time to be in independent digital film making. You are able to showcase and share your work. Film festivals showcase artists in the industry. There will be a film festival in April in Victoria.
Valerie Parker read minutes from the May meeting, the opening meeting in September and the Oct. 9 meeting. Treasurer Becky Miller presented the treasurer report. She thanked Betty Killebrew for the great job she did in Becky's absence. Mary Ann Wright, membership chairman, reported 37 present, and new members will be voted on next meeting. Parliamentarian Mary Virginia Jacobs presented the second reading of a proposed by-laws change of section 7.
Members are asked to bring a baked item to a bake sale at the next meeting. Anne Roddy and Milicent Bryarly will be in charge of the sale. President Jo Cornstubble thanked hostesses Paula Nersesian and Karen Parker. Also thanked were Martha Jones and Leita LePoori, membership committee, and Zada Watkins, Anne Roddy, Margaret Vaughn and Davanna West, social committee.
The next meeting was Nov. 13, Americanism Day.