Club celebrates Founders Day

By: Special to The Union Times

UNION — On January 10, 2017, the Union Music Club met at the Union County Museum at 7 p.m.

President Tommy Bishop welcomed everyone in attendance and invited all to enjoy some of the delicious refreshments. This was the Founder’s Day meeting of the year, and everyone was reminded to make the $1 donation.

First, the members recited the Music Club Invocation and then the Federation Collect. The Federation Hymn was then sung by the group and accompanied by Mrs. Joe Lawson. News about members was shared, and President Bishop asked for any committee reports.

The Song of the Month entitled “Old Grey Mare” was sung and accompanied by Mrs. Joe Lawson.

Secretary Miss Sally Summers read the minutes of the December 13 meeting of the Christmas Party held at the home of member Mrs. Joe Lawson. The Treasury report was presented by Treasurer Rev. Sanders Read.

Secretary Miss Sally Summers presented the program based on the book entitled “Beethoven’s Hair” by Russell Martin. This lock of hair began its journey in Germany in 1827 and eventually made its way to Denmark during World War II. Eventually, it was acquired by Sotheby’s Auction House. The last installment of this course of study will be at the April meeting.

After this program, President Bishop played the “Russian Folk Song” and a duet, arranged by Chester Wallis, entitled “Minuet in G” with Mrs. Joe Lawson. Both of these songs were composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

During the business meeting, President Bishop discussed the club membership and the future of the club. He wanted members to consider becoming club officers in the future.

Members were reminded that the next meeting will be at Buffalo Baptist Church on February 14. For that meeting, members are asked to be prepared to read a poem about love or to sing or play a love song. Also, members will perform a variety of American Music, and members, Mrs. Sam Elliott and Mrs. Steve Ramsey will present a piano duet.

The meeting adjourned with the singing of the benediction song entitled “Gift of Song” composed by Lana M. Bailey.
During meeting at the Union County Museum

Special to The Union Times

This story courtesy of the Union Music Club.

This story courtesy of the Union Music Club.