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Volunteers Needed for Gala

If you are willing to help out in one of the following roles, please contact Martha Caprarotta at mdcaprarotta@msn.com or call her at 937-836-2408 evenings.

Before the Event (Dayton Region will reimburse all costs):

  • Volunteer is needed to make name tags (Martha has Jane Austen template that can be used)

  • Volunteer is needed to purchase the bagels and cream cheese and bring to Sears Hall by 8:30 a.m.

  • Volunteer needed to put together a door prize (possibly from items from JA Books and our author speakers) and determine how it will be awarded

Day of event:

Before program starts (you would need to be at the Sears Recital Hall by 8:30 a.m.)

  • Greet people at door and and Direct people to Registration table, restroom, recital hall

  • Registration table (check people in, hand out name tags and programs)

  • Coffee & Bagels table (serve, cleanup)

  • Sell our brooches (until events start)

  • General assistance (put up signs on doors, help bringing in items, etc.)

Throughout the day:

  • Photographers needed to take pictures of all events and of people in front of the Jane

Austen bust for our newsletter and upcoming web page

Reading Group to Meet Sunday, May 2

After a March meeting at Gary Mitchner’s house, and an April meeting in the elegant eighteenth century parlor of the Stones’ home in Greenville, the Reading Group returns to Jean Long’s home for the last meeting of the year. We will be discussing the last four chapters of Persuasion and comparing the published ending with Austen’s earlier version, which is preserved in manuscript form.

At this meeting we will also be selecting the book to study next year. The selection has become rather narrow. Of the major novels, we have only Sense and Sensibility and Emma remaining. As usual, the Reading Group will meet at 2:30. Jean’s home is at 927 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood. If you have any question about how to get there, or you do not have a copy of the alternative ending to Persuasion, contact Jean at jtrnlong@aol.com or (937)-298-0436.

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