Fredonia Shakespeare Club holds picnic

Back row from left to right, incoming vice-president Maggie Bryan-Peterson; outgoing president Joyce Haines; outgoing treasurer Leanna McMahon and incoming vice-president Dr. Irene Strychalski. Front row from left to right, incoming treasurer Florence McClelland; secretary Priscilla Bernatz and incoming president Lucy Richardson.

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club members celebrated the conclusion of the 2018-19 year with an annual picnic at the home of Dr. Irene Strychalski. Thirteen current members were in attendance.

Following the luncheon served by the incoming officers, outgoing president Joyce Haines thanked her fellow officers for their support over the past year. Priscilla Bernatz gave the annual secretary’s report. Leanna McMahon gave the treasurer’s report.

Outgoing president Ms. Haines turned the meeting over to the 2019-20 incoming president, Lucy Richardson who facilitated the process of completing next year’s schedule of hostess and presenter.

Papers for the upcoming year will focus on “Nobel Prize Winners.” Members chose dates for presenting their papers and dates to serve as hostess.

The club’s new year will begin with the annual tea to be held on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club was established in 1885.