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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts holds annual meeting

Membership drive kicked off

longtime members honored

April 10, 2011
  • Those honored for years of service to the museum are from left, Marty Talton, Board of Trustees, chairwoman of the museums membership committee; Anne and Howard Kaylor; Louise Abdullah; Francis and Wilda Gift; Dr. Howard Weeks; Robert and Cassandra Wantz; Samuel Reel; and Jeannette Rinehart. Not pictured: Breese and Ann Dickinson; Leo and Gertrude Fox; Robert and Amy Kerstein; Alice Marquez; Susan McCardell; Robert Molten; and Phyllis Pitzer.
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HAGERSTOWN — The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts kicked off its annual membership drive during the museum’s annual meeting March 17.  

Brad Pingrey, M&T Bank area manager and president of the board of trustees, welcomed everyone in attendance and introduced Al Martin as chairman of the museum’s membership drive.  

Martin introduced the Museum’s Membership Slogan which was created by artist Cindy Roberts Downs, titled “See it, hear it, feel it! — Become a Member.”  

Membership team captains and members Connie Manger, Don Viar, Jan and Bob Cirincione, Anne Finucane, Margery Benson and Cindy Downs were recognized and thanked for their work and dedication to the membership drive.  

All members of the four-state community, businesses and corporations are invited to join the museum.  

Martin encouraged all current museum members to “ask” others to join the museum.  The membership drive emphasis will end May 13 with the reception for the “R. Benjamin Jones: Making Pictures” exhibition.

Other highlights and recognitions taking place during the meeting included the presentation and recognition of members having 40 to 49 years of tenure with the museum:
 
They include Marty Talton, Board of Trustees, chairwoman of the museum’s membership committee; Anne and Howard Kaylor; Louise Abdullah, Francis and Wilda Gift; Dr. Howard Weeks;  Robert and Cassandra Wantz; Samuel Reel; Jeannette Rinehart; Breese and Ann Dickinson; Leo and Gertrude Fox; Robert and Amy Kerstein; Alice Marquez; Susan McCardell; Robert Molten; and Phyllis Pitzer.

Every year, volunteers provide more than 11,000 hours of service to the museum and this year, six volunteers were recognized for their dedication, hours of service and hard work on museum projects.
 
Last year’s recipient Marjie Hobbs presented the 2011 recognition to Dr. Elizabeth Johns, Sukey Rankin, Carolyn Emerson, Cheryl Strong, June Risser and Judy Waters.

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