10:30 am Registration 11:00 am Panel Discussion 12:00 noon Lunch, birthday cake, toasts
1:00 pm Business meeting 1:15 pm “The Traveling Companions” A Play in One Act
(with apologies to Jane Austen) by W.P. Hamilton)
RSVP by December 7 to Sheila McGarr by email: email@example.com or phone 207-878-3459, or mail form below, with check, to 148 Hennessey Dr., Portland, ME 04103. Register online at https://www.jasnamaine.org.
JASNA-Maine December 14, 2019 Meeting – Registration Form
Meeting fee: $15 per member ($5 for students) $________
$20 for non-members $ ________ Guests are welcome! Total $ ________ Checks for the meeting fee are payable to JASNA-Maine
PLEASE CHECK BELOW IF YOU CAN OFFER HOSPITALITY HELP:
_____I will bring a _______________ salad to the meeting
_____I can help with serving ____I can help with cleanup
Jane Austen Society of North America–Maine Region Jane’s Birthday Meeting Saturday, December 14, 2019
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish House 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth
Panel Discussion on Northanger Abbey Panelists: Wayne Olsen, Linda Perkins, Bill Sayres
Please contact Linda Perkins to let her know if you can bring a salad and/or if you will be available to help with setup, serving or cleanup:
Linda Perkins 207-847-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org
She would especially appreciate alternatives to tossed green salads, such as slaws, fruit salads or molded salads!
We will provide beverages (still and sparkling water, cider, and sparkling cider for toast).
A Message from our Regional Coordinator, Barbara Briggs:
As noted on the invitation, both Jane Austen’s birthday and Northanger Abbey will be celebrated on December 14. Our panel will no doubt give us fresh insights of Catherine Morland and her adventures in Bath and at the Abbey. I’ll be rereading NA because there is always a detail found in rereading that I overlooked or forgot from my last reading and I want to fully appreciate those ideas that our panel might put forth. Best reason of all, settling into NA promises calm, retreat from world chaos, release of tense muscles and embrace of delicious ease.
“Oh, it is only a novel!” you might quote, but what a novel, “…only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.” As only Jane could write it.
We extend a warm welcome to the following people who have joined JASNA-National in recent months and chosen Maine as one of their Regions:
Upcoming Events – 2020
Saturday, April 25
Saturday, September 12
Saturday, December 12
The sketch on page 1 is scanned from a postcard with the notation: Seascape with “Jane Austen” and Ram Island Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It is by William Hamilton, longtime JASNA member formerly of our Region.
JASNA-Maine Region Executive Committee
Barbara Briggs, Regional Coordinator 207-761-1593 email@example.com Sheila McGarr, Treasurer & Membership 207-878-3459 firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Whitmore, Program Chair 207-274-0146 email@example.com Gail Burnett, Consultant 207-324-1596 firstname.lastname@example.org Judith Clarke, Publicity & Mailings 207-737-2406 email@example.com Linda Perkins, Hospitality 207-847-3194 firstname.lastname@example.org Karen McGehee Webb, Social Media 207-651-6606 email@example.com Pamelia Strayer, Website 207-781-2566 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality Committee: Karin Jackson & Ann Standridge
Directions to St. Mary’s, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth
From the North:
Take I-295 S for 17.8 miles
Take Exit 10 (US-1/Falmouth/ME-9/Bucknam Rd), go 0.4 miles
Keep left to take the ramp toward Falmouth
Turn left onto Bucknam Rd
Turn right onto US-1 S
Turn left onto Depot Rd
Turn right onto ME-88 S/ Foreside Rd
St. Mary’s is on the left
Your destination is 0.1 miles past Waites Landing Rd. If you reach
Colonial Village, you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far.
From the South:
Take I-295 N toward Falmouth
Merge onto US-1 N via Exit 9 toward Falmouth Foreside – go 2 miles
Turn slight right onto Foreside Rd/ME-88
St. Mary’s is on the right
Your destination is 0.2 miles past Colonial Village. If you reach
Waites Landing Rd., you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far.