Victoria Symphony League holds installation luncheon
The Victoria Symphony League had its installation luncheon May 29 at The Club at Colony Creek. Emily Markette installed the following officers for the 2013-14 season: Francisca Watts, president; Shirley Buckert, first vice president; Mary Ann Wright, second vice president; Helen Hultquist, secretary; Carol McLarry, treasurer; and Mary Jane Schurtz, parliamentarian. Markette asked for all members to join in support of the newly elected officers.
Mary Jane Schurtz, current president, began the meeting by asking members to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of Paula Nersesian, late and faithful member of Victoria Symphony League.
LaNell Billings read the minutes, in the absence of Helen Hultquist, and Carol McLarry gave the treasurer's report.
Committee reports followed, including Debbie Durham, education coordinator, who presented the end-of-year 2012-13 report. Highlights of her report were that the Symphony League sponsored orchestra class recruitment video will be finished in the fall of 2013 and also that Victoria ISD has hired a new full-time teacher for high school orchestra classes.
Members voted to provide a monetary donation in memory of Paula Nersesian to the Victoria Symphony Orchestra education program, which is under the direction of Debbie Durham.
LaNell Billings, in charge of membership, presented the schedule of hostesses, co-hostesses and locations of business luncheons for the upcoming year.
Under unfinished business, Barbara Skipper, Jane Cox, Suzanne Foertsch and Shirley Buckert gave updates on the MoTown-themed "Stylin' to the Beat" Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sept. 18 at the Spring Creek Place Event Center. Tickets will be $45 and available for purchase beginning Aug. 19 through the Symphony League office, 2112 N. Navarro St. or by calling 361-576-4500.
President Schurtz extended her warm appreciation to all members and officers for their loyalty and dedication during the past year, with each person receiving a gift of an embellished, bejeweled keepsake, which represented her gratitude toward each of them.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.