THE INDIANAPOLIS LITERARY CLUB
David G. Vanderstel, Secretary
6679 E. Pleasant Run Parkway, South Drive
THE SECRETARY'S LETTER
Another Club year is
quickly coming to a close. The next meeting of the Indianapolis Literary Club will be Monday 2 May 2022 at 8:00
p.m. via Zoom. Essayist Morton Marcus will present his essay "The Force Second Only to
It's the gravity that shapes the large scale structure of the universe,
even though it is the weakest of four categories of forces.
English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-1918)
We are pleased to announce that the Club will
gather for its Annual and Inaugural Dinner at Woodstock Club on the evening of Wednesday 11 May 2022
beginning at 6:00 pm. This will be our first dinner since May 2019. We will begin with a cash bar at 6:00 pm,
dinner at 7:00 pm, followed by our evening program and installation of new officers. Black tie is optional; attendance
is more important. Cost is $60. We need your reservations immediately so do not hesitate.
Please contact the Treasurer or Secretary with your RSVPs.
Secretary Vanderstel 812-219-6396 firstname.lastname@example.org
You may send your
payment to Treasurer Wiehe at 2435 Glenhill Drive, Indianapolis 46240 or pay at the door. A reminder that the dinner
is for members and potential members only; by tradition, no spouses. More information to follow - watch your
At the last meeting, Vice President Jack Cooney offered his welcoming remarks. The Secretary then presented
the slate of officers and committee members for the year 2022-2023, which was accepted by acclimation.
John J. Cooney
First Vice President
Stephen K. Smith
Second Vice President David A.
Third Vice President J. David
David G. Vanderstel
Michael J. Hannigan
Richard E. Wiehe
John F. Sweeney
Paul K. Halvorson
Assistant Soundmaster Randall Ayers
2020/21 - 2022/23
Joseph N. Hingtgen
2021/22 - 2023/24
Alan T. McKenzie
2022/23 - 2024/25
On Nominations of Offices and Members
Stephen K. Smith, Chair
Andrew C. Emerson
Richard D. Feldman
James A. Glass
Giles R. Hoyt
Eugene W. Lausch
Stephen E. Towne
On Arrangements and Exercises
David A. Lips, Chair
James W. Brown
Fritz R. Gordner
L. Daniel Kirklin
On Rooms and Finance
J. David Cook, Chair
James E. Harvey
J. Gerald Janzen
Dallas E. Mulvaney
Nolan J. Taylor
Richard C. Turner
Thanks to all who have agreed to serve the Club.
David Lips then presented his essay "Truth and Consequence," which explored the issue of "truth" and "honesty"
within the context of present-day issues and debates. A lively period of conversation followed.
The Secretary reminds members that spaces are still
available to present an essay during the next Club year when we anticipate returning to our regular venue at Park Tudor School.
Essays should be no more than 30 minutes in length and may address the topic of the essayist's choice. Please contact
the Secretary by mid-June if you wish to present and provide a "properly obscure" title and preferred month(s)
for the presentation. The schedule will be drafted later in June.
The next meeting of
the Club is Monday 2 May 2022 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom when Morton Marcus will read' "The Force Second Only to
Gravity." Of what force is the essayist speaking? You will need to join via Zoom in order to find out. The
link will be sent before the meeting. Hope to see you there!
And don't forget to call or email
your RSVP for the annual dinner!!