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Gentlemen of the Club,
A quick reminder that the last meeting of the Indianapolis Literary Club is tomorrow evening May 7th at 8:00 PM. It is the spring Ladies' Night so your ladies are welcome to attend. Essayist is Jim Glass.
Also, a reminder that the Club's annual and inaugural dinner is Wednesday May 16th at Woodstock Club. RSVPs are necessary for the event.
Cost is $45. See the attached Secretary's Letter for more details.
The Secretary

David G. Vanderstel, Ph.D.
9131 S. Greenridge Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David G. Vanderstel
Date: Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 10:12 PM

David G. Vanderstel, Secretary
9131 S. Greenridge Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

23 April 2018


Another Club year is nearly over. The next meeting of the Indianapolis Literary Club will be Monday 7 May 2018 at 8:00 p.m. when members are invited to bring their ladies to the spring session of Ladies' Night. Make your way to the Wood Room of the Upper School at Park Tudor School to hear essayist James A. Glass read his essay "It Would Make a Beautiful City."

We can build a beautiful city. Yes we can. Yes we can. We can build a
beautiful city. Call it out. And call it "the city of man."
American musical theatre lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" (1971)

At the Club's last meeting, President Henry L. Winckler welcomed all members and guests.

The Secretary then presented the nomination of James Briscoe, a retired professor of musicology, who is sponsored by Bernard Würger, Philip Coons, and William Briscoe. The Club spoke to the nomination and voted him into membership. The Secretary also offered a recap of the Club year.

The Treasurer offered an update on the financial status of the Club, which continues to be in "stable" condition.

Member Gene Lausch presented an update on the activities of the Club Chair Committee. Members are seeking to track down "lost" chairs due to relocation or death of past members.


In compliance with the Club's Constitution, President Winckler invited First Vice President James Lingenfelter Jr. to present the slate of officers and committee members for the 2018-2019 Club year:

President James E. Lingenfelter, Jr.
1st Vice President Rozelle Boyd
2nd Vice President Nyle Kardatzke
3rd Vice President William L. Selm
Secretary David G. Vanderstel
Assistant Secretary Antwain Hunter
Treasurer Richard E. Wiehe
Webmaster John F. Sweeney
Assistant Webmaster Marvin J. Miller
Soundmaster Emeritus D. David Kriplen
Soundmaster Paul R. Halverson
Assistant Soundmaster - open -

Foundation Trustee Henry L. Winckler (2018/19-2020/21)

Standing Committees:
On Nominations of Officers and Members:
Rozelle Boyd, chair
Richard D. Feldman
James A. Glass
Giles R. Hoyt
Eugene W. Lausch
Kenneth V. McGinity

On Arrangements and Exercises:
Nyle Kardatzke, chair
William F.R. Briscoe
Howard Edenburg
D. Paul Thomas

On Rooms and Finance:
William L. Selm, chair
Thomas Hiatt
Thomas K. Krasean
Richard M. Tempero
Charles Williams

The Secretary reminds all members that the Annual and Inaugural Dinner meeting is scheduled for WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018 at Woodstock Club. Mark your calendars now.


Place: Woodstock Club
1301 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis
Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time: Cocktails at 6:00 pm (cash bar)
Dinner at 7:00 pm
Program follows at 8:00 pm
Dress: Black tie is traditional; attendance and fellowship are more important.
Cost: $45.00

You must RSVP for this event. To do so, please send your payment of $45.00 no later than Saturday 12 May to Club Treasurer Richard Wiehe, 2435 Glenhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240. It is essential to have your RSVP in order to guarantee our reservations for this event. Should last minute changes be necessary, you may contact the Secretary via email at Do not call Woodstock Club regarding this event!! A reminder to all new members that this event is for members only - no spouses or significant others.
The Secretary also reminds members that spaces are still available to read an essay during the next Club year. Essays should be approximately 30-40 minutes in length and may address the topic of the essayist's choice. Please contact the Secretary by the end of May if you wish to present and provide a "properly obscure" title and preferred month(s) for the presentation. The schedule will be drafted in late May/early June.

The next meeting of the Club is Monday 7 May 2018 at 8:00 p.m. when James A. Glass will read, "It Would Make a Beautiful City." Given the essayist's specialization in history and historic preservation, might his essay examine the commissioners who gathered to identify the site of the Hoosier capital? Could the essay explore the "City Beautiful" movement of the late 19th/early 20th centuries? Or might it focus on one of the cities visited by the essayist on his many travels? The Secretary has no idea, so you will need to attend the last meeting of the Club year to discover what essayist Glass has in mind. And make sure that you invite your lady to attend the meeting!!. Hope to see you there!

The Secretary

David G. Vanderstel, Ph.D.
9131 S. Greenridge Lane
Bloomington, Indiana 47401