Dozen hosts guest for February meet

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Round Dozen Guest

Dr. John Glass, pictured with Nancy Glass, his mother and a member of the Junior Round Dozen Club, gave an extremely interesting, informative and educational review of the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “The Hobbit”, during the Round Dozen’s February meeting. Dr. Glass is an assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

The February meeting of the Junior Round Dozen Club was held in the lovely, country home of Eda Tabor, with Kathryn Rambo and Trina Tuck serving as co-hostesses.

A delightful and delicious meal of egg noodle, ham, and cheese casserole; spinach salad with fruit dressing; homemade sough dough bread; and almond iced tea; followed by a light and
mouth-watering chocolate eclair cake was thoroughly  enjoyed by all members.

The business meeting and program were then held in Eda’s Tabor’s beautiful sun
porch. Trina Tuck, president, called the meeting to order and led the members in reciting the club collect. Maxie Register, secretary, then called the roll and read the minutes of the January meeting.  Nancy Glass made the motion to accept the minutes as read, which was seconded by Anne Stevens and approved unanimously.

Laura Kinkle, treasurer, then gave the treasurer’s report. Laura stated that some improvement possibly needed
to be done (after talking with Jillian Rael, our new librarian) on better coordinating our Memorial Books project. Kathryn Rambo graciously
volunteered to be the coordinator of this project and made the motion that she do so. This motion was seconded by Margaret Nell Fowler and was voted on and approved for this job, with much thanks from the other members for
Kathryn’s generous offer.

Laura also reminded the members that it is during the February meeting each year that Junior Round Dozen presents its yearly contribution to the children’s Imagination Library. After some discussion, Nancy Glass made the motion that the club increase its donation to this fund, and Barbara Cantrell seconded this motion, which was approved unanimously.

Laura also raised discussion regarding Fayetteville/Lincoln funding needs for crafting supplies for Story Hour at the library. Emily Law, chairperson for Friends of the Library, made a motion for the club to donate a lump
sum to the library to be used specifically for children’s youth programs; Nancy Glass seconded the motion, which was heartily approved.

Eda Tabor, chairman of the program committee, then turned the floor over to Nancy Glass who introduced her son, Dr. John Glass, who presented the program. Dr. Glass received his undergraduate degree in English and French from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. After graduation he taught English in Nimes, France. He has a M.A. degree in French from Middlebury College in Vermont and received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Glass is an assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he teaches courses in 19th
and 20th century English and American literature, modern Southern literature, epic and romance, and most recently, a course covering works by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

John gave an extremely interesting, informative, and educational review of the life and works of J.R.R Tolkien and specifically on his popular and world-wide famous masterpiece classic book, “The Hobbit”. All members
immensely enjoyed his presentation and much discussion ensued. Members showered Dr. Glass with appreciation and praise and expressed their total enjoyment of meeting him, having lunch with him, and especially
benefiting by his delivery and interesting review. The meeting was then adjourned until the March meeting.

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