Community News, May 27, 2014

EHS Mums of Alums hold spring luncheon

The Episcopal Mums of Alums held their spring luncheon on April 30 at Episcopal School parent Julie Folse’s home.

The Squires Club at EHS held its annual meeting and crawfish boil on May 4 at the school. Incoming Presidents Robert and Shannan Rieger, Head of School Hugh McIntosh and outgoing Presidents Susan and Otey White welcomed members.

More than $43,500 was contributed to benefit the athletic program.

Laureate Alpha Gamma has Mother’s Day tea

Laureate Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi helped give a tea on May 4 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home. The oldest mother and the mother with the most children received gifts, as did those celebrating a birthday in May.

The chapter installed new officers on May 4 at Jean Leyda’s home: President Dixie Gregory, Vice President Gail Keller, Recording Secretary Page Meyer, Corresponding Secretary Verlyne LeBlanc, Treasurer Virginia Huffman and Extension Officer Phyllis Turner. Others attending were Anna Marie Burn, Sandy Linder, Ruth Mannen, Marilyn Mayeux, Maxine Muller, Anne Smith and Leslie Steele.

Gregory received the award for best program of the year. The Pledge Ritual was held for Burns, Keller received the Order of the Rose Ritual, and Huffman received the Torch Bearer Degree Ritual, the highest degree attainable.

The chapter held its final meeting of the sorority year on May 20 at Linder’s home. Members exchanged “Secret Sister” gifts.

Trinity Union honors 3 for honesty, integrity

Trinity Union Masonic Lodge bestowed Honesty and Integrity Awards to three local youths on May 5: Turner S. Lux IV, son of Sandy and Dana Lux; Hanna Duke, daughter of Steven and Barbara Duke; and James Sullivan, son of Sidney and Pamela Sullivan.

Presenting the awards wereWorshipful Master Ronald Baily and District Deputy Grand Master Ben F. Melanson.

LaMousse Gardeners hold annual luncheon

LaMousse Gardeners held their annual magnolia luncheon May 7 at the Baton Rouge Country Club. President Sammie Kirk welcomed those attending. Second-generation members Jennie Seals, Ann Middleton and Margaret Atkinson Saizan spoke about how the club positively influenced them growing up.

Music Club of BR holds last recital of 2013-14

The Music Club of Baton Rouge held its last recital of the 2013-14 season, “International Colors,” May 13 at the Woman’s Club.

President Rita Lovett and Program Chairman Ken Nelson greeted those attending. Performers were the Baton Rouge Concert Band Woodwind Quintet, made up of Tammy Ross, flute; Daniel Law, oboe; Richard Granger, clarinet; Ellen Bordelon, horn; and Dottie Smith, bassoon; and pianist Constance Carroll.

Providing refreshments were George Ann Brown and Connie Smith, hospitality co-chairs, assisted by Pat Alford, Jane Carpenter, Jo Corty, Marilyn Cramer, Milicent Kopfinger, Lillian Landrum, Phyllis McKay and Mildred Taylor.

BR Garden Club grant goes to SU’s Rudison

Southern University graduate student Murissha R. Rudison received a $1,500 scholarship from the Baton Rouge Garden Club at the club’s luncheon on May 15 at Ruffion’s Italian Restaurant.

Elaine Umphrey, scholarship chairman, read a list of her accomplishments and the letter of recommendation from her professor, Yadong Qi.

LSU’s Routh awarded Baringer Scholarship

Katie Routh, a second-year LSU Flores MBA Program student from Baton Rouge, is one of just two recipients of this year’s Paul G. Barringer Memorial Scholarship by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. She was recognized at the 2014 NAPFA National Spring Conference May 13-15 in Salt Lake City.

Routh earned her bachelor of science in finance in May 2011, and graduated from the LSU Flores MBA Program this spring.

She worked as a graduate assistant for the college’s Office of Advancement and the Louisiana Business & Technology Center. As vice president of philanthropy for the LSU Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs, she organized this year’s the Home Instead Keep the Pace 5K Run & Walk.

NAACP event honors scholarship recipients

The Baton Rouge Branch of NAACP held a May 19 reception to honor the recipients of its inaugural textbook scholarship, Ebony Metoyer and Taylor Matthews.

Metoyer, a graduate of Belaire High School, plans to attend Southern University in the fall. Matthews, is a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High, plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The scholarship is open to East Baton Rouge graduating seniors who have been accepted into a post-secondary Louisiana institution, possess a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and submit a 750 word essay addressing racial profiling.

Academy of Holy Angels to hold 40-year reunion

The Academy of the Holy Angels Class of 1974 will hold a 40-year reunion from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Fox House, 2501 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, and Sunday, June 22, at Holy Angels, 3500 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.

There will be a rosary with the Marianite sisters at 10:30 a.m. in the Holy Angels Chapel, Mass at 11 a.m., with a brunch and AHA tours following. Contact Diane Cresson Schwing, (504) 828-2010 or dmcschwing@aol.com.

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