The Club heard from Suzanne Brossette who is, among many other duties, newly elected President of the Friends of the Mansfield Female College Museum. Suzanne took the reins over at a stressful and tense time for the Clista A. Calhoun Center. She told of her determination to take those reins firmly in hand and drive the team to achieve further goals. With her guidance she’s gotten The Center’s I.T. systems replaced and upgraded. Her vision is to have The Center’s main competition, Classic C. and The Cook-Hill House, working together to provide different types and sizes of venues so that our entire Parish benefits.
In the near future she plans to upgrade the lighting on the Polk St. and entrance sign for the Museum as well as upgrades on the grounds. Because of her friendship with the late Julie Adams Rogers she has reinstated the support of the DeSoto Parish Tourist Bureau and plans on seeking new historical Federal and State grant funds. She made the comment, “When people drive up to the Museum they look up and say what is this other building next to the Calhoun Center?” Now, that’s vision!
In other business, Van Reech reported that the Club has reserved the Calhoun Center for the weekend of Saturday, September 09, for an “Election Meet & Greet” for all candidates running in the upcoming October elections. Further information upcoming so mark your calendars.
The next Rotary meeting is 6/07/23 at the Genealogical Library in the Mansfield Female College for lunch. We would love to have you join us!