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Spring 2016 Updates

Posted by: Carolyn Kolar on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00:00 am

Our March meeting will be March 15th at the Hoover Library. We begin with refreshments at 2 PM and program at 2:30. Julie Williams will present her program about the Wright Brothers’ flight school in Montgomery. You may remember her great program on the Titanic family a few years ago. (Please note the special starting time!)

The business portion of the meeting includes the election of officers for next year. The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers:

  • President, Carolyn Kolar
  • 1st VP Programs, Delores Wilkinson
  • 2nd VP Membership, Pam Thompson
  • Recording Secretary, Inez McCollum
  • Corresponding Secty., Betty Bagby
  • Treasurer, Ed Burnett
  • Asst. Treasurer, Anita Dillon

Nominations will be accepted from the floor but be sure you have the person’s permission first! We conclude our year with the Annual May meeting.

Our group is busy gathering information for our History Book II. We have two chapters from the author and continue to conduct interviews with city officials, past and present. I interviewed Elsie Braddock (widow of former Mayor O. E. Braddock) who donated a framed copy of the 1967 incorporation papers for Hoover to our archives. Also, Arnold Singer and I recently interviewed Allen Pate.

The Scholarship Committee sent letters to our two high schools. We are grateful to donors who provided funding for the 2016 scholarships—Carlo and Dianne Joseph for Hoover High School and Henry King of King Acura for Spain Park.

Pam Thompson, Carolyn Kolar, Debbie Burtnett and others attend the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheons. The Society donates copies of the first Hoover History book as door prizes. A recent winner, the Birmingham Islamic Center, joined us as a corporate sponsor. Our members also attend Friends of Hoover meetings hosted by our own Arnold Singer.

Debbie and I attended a Hoover Service Club meeting held at the Hoover-Randle house. Helen Holmes, daughter of Mr. Hoover, attended. Barbara Randle discussed her art and decorating ideas for her lovely and colorful home.

Our Time Cabinets will relocate to the Hoover Public Safety Center (courtesy of the City of Hoover) at a future date. The collections will be more visible there.

Invite your friends to attend our annual Membership Tea on April 10th from 2-4 PM at the Overseer’s House, 393 Park Avenue, Hoover, AL 35226. We plan to have shuttle buses running from Shades Crest Baptist Church to the Tea.

See you there!


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