A new year for Wednesday Morning Club

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Welcome back, Wednesday Morning Club.

After a year of convening remotely, the club plans a “hybrid” year of programs that “looks to be inspiring, compelling and fun,” an announcement said.

The club is a long-standing Rome-area tradition, tracing its history back many years. According to its website (wednesdaymc.org), each meeting is a learning experience that focuses on art, current topics, drama, health and wellness, literature or music.

This year’s first meeting, kicking off the group’s 129th year, was a luncheon gathering at the Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Road. Club President Holly Amidon began the luncheon program with a moment of silence to recognize the recently deceased. She then extended her appreciation for the enthusiasm and hard work of last year’s officers and program chairs. Officers to continue on this year include: Mary Anne Kenny, first vice president; Joan Lomery, second vice president; Christine Bart, secretary; and Kathleen Bojanek, treasurer. Local musician and teacher, Liz Simchik, provided entertainment.

The return of the Wednesday Morning Club, even as the group plans to mix teleconferencing approaches with live presentations on a wide range of topics, is a major step forward in the effort to fight coronavirus, and is a welcome development. (For other details of this year’s first meeting, see the story on page one.

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