Victoria Symphony League holds meeting

The Victoria Symphony League met March 26 in the home of Cora Jo Hummel.

President Francisca Watts called the meeting to order and thanked Karen Parker, Helen Hultquist, LeOlive Rogge and Delores Tyng for serving as co-hostesses and preparing the food.

Mary Ann Wright, membership chairwoman, reported 26 members present and two guests. Guests were Andrea Cavazos, of Monterrey, Mexico, niece of Francisca Watts, and also Sarah Waldrop.

Minutes from the previous meeting were read by Hultquist, secretary, and approved as read. The treasurer's report was given by Carol McLarry.

Committee reports were given. Debbie Durham, education coordinator, stated that music director Darryl One visited three music classes to encourage students to use free concert tickets. Darryl is encouraging students to stay after the concert is over to function as his focus group for feedback. The "Peter and the Wolf" contest winner is a fifth-grade student at DeLeon Elementary School. Don Orser, the new orchestra teacher from California, will soon arrive in Victoria. There is a significant need to develop a Petting Zoo Volunteer Corps for school visits next season, and Victoria Symphony League could play a vital role in this outreach.

Valerie Parker, publicity, expressed appreciation to the Victoria Advocate for the prompt publication of the Victoria Symphony League meetings.

Mary Jane Schurtz and Francisca Watts gave a reminder of the After-Concert Party at the Women's Club House on April 26. A list was passed for Victoria Symphony League volunteers to help.

Cora Jo Hummel announced names of the Victoria Symphony League 2014-15 officers. They are: Hultquist, president; Wright, first vice president; Shirley Buckert, second vice president; Sally McCoach, secretary; and Mary Beth Null, treasurer.

Members sang the doxology, and the meeting was adjourned for lunch. The next meeting will be April 23 at the home of Carol Rhode.