Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOTA's 2014 Holiday Party

FOTA Celebrates Another Year of Scholarship Fundraising

The Friends of the Arts (“FOTA”) recently held their annual holiday luncheon at the home of Clarke Van Sice. Everyone participated and enjoyed a potluck luncheon and a Yankee Swap (managed by Kathy Nevel).

Plans for the next season include a lunch at Les Folies with speaker April Nyman of the Anne Arundel County Arts Council in January; a February visit to the studio of local artist and educator, Candy Bigelow; and a sculpture tour of Washington, D.C.

On March, 18, 2015, FOTA’s 11th Cards and Games party will be held at a new location: Broadneck Evengelical Presbyterian, 235 Bay Dale Dr., Arnold MD. The proceeds from this fundraiser are applied to the FOTA Scholar program. Applications for the 2015-16 scholarships will be sent to Maryland colleges in January 2015. Full-time art students who live in Anne Arundel County are urged to contact Fotascholar@gmail.com for full details. Two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded.

FOTA has been fundraising for the arts for over 35 years. Its meetings and trips are on the second Tuesday from September through June. We invite anyone who would like to join or to learn more about membership to contact Membership Secretary, Aileen Thomas at 410 266-8784, e-mail Friendsofthearts@excite.com, or write FOTA, P. O. Box 4635, Eastport, MD, 21403. Visit our blog, fota-friendsofthearts.blogspot. 

FOTA President, Jeanne Shaw of Annapolis; Friend and Keeper of the Name Tags, Barbara Myers, Arnold

FOTA Founder and Membership Secretary, Aileen Thomas; Guest Betty Anne Jeffrey; Treasurer Annette Uroskie; Friend Darlene Hansen, all of Annapolis

Friends Mary Melvin, Annapolis; Ellenor Alvarez, Arnold; Grace Stark, Annapolis; and Vice-President and Name Tag Designer Joan Machinchick, of Arnold.

Recording Secretary Dinah Little; Guest Jane Riley, both of Annapolis; Friend Mary Ellen McGrath, Riva; Kathy Nevel, Annapolis

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