Beverly Stanislawski, Bob Neuman, Katherine Flotz, Cindy Horgash, Al Koch, Sharon Palmeri, Judy Neuman, Sharon Buckmsan, Diane Stratton
SHARON PALMERI and SHARON BUCKMAN approved the minutes for the July 14, 2022 meeting.
KATHY FLOTZ stated that Jerry Davich would be speaking at the Merrillville Library on Saturday, August 6th, anyone wishing to attend needed to call ahead.
CINDY HORGASH stated that her short story, “Underfoot,” would be published in the November issue of Chicken Soup for the Soul, good going Cindy.
BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI announced that she had received two awards in an Oklahoma Poetry Contest. Second place for “Out fa Lunch,” and second place in the Honorable Mention category for “Sooner or Later, Okla’s Better.”
BOB NEUMAN read three of his poems. The first, “Egrets,” is a poem about a parrot whose wife warned him of flying the coop…and it’s happy ending. The second, “Acne,” is a short poem about a teen-aged boy’s bane with pimples. The third, “A Bride’s Lament,”is a woeful refrain for marrying the wrong fellow.
CINDY HORGASH read her two-page short story entitled, “Green Bean Face Cream.” A story about an enlightening bunco game where Charley shares his grandma’s homegrown remedy for warts and other family stories.
KATHY FLOTZ read a short story she had written after attending a funeral service for an eighty-year-old relative. The story so reminded her of her father that she wrote a belated eulogy for him sixty-five years later.
BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI read four of her poems, the first entitled, “Marriage Never Dies,” a poem about how love is forever. The second poem, “Curtain Time,” tells of the jitters of the performers before the play begins. The third, “The Makeover,” is about making his girl perfect for another man. The fourth, “Boomerang,” is about hate returning to it’s sender.
AL KOCH read his two-page story entitled, “Mind-Master,” The summary states a good teacher does not promote themselves but leads their charges to the threshold of their own mind. Mom’s do it best! They really know their ABC’S.
SHARON PALMERI read her five-page memoir about her favorite English professor. Despite the fact that he retired before she graduated, the two kept in touch for 36 years, until his death on June 28, 2022.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 P.M.