‘Windham’ speaks at Inter Se

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Inter Se Club of Andalusia met in the Dixon Room of the Andalusia Public Library on Oct. 6, with 25 members, one associate member, honorary member Margaret Prestwood and two visitors present.

Social time began at 1:45 p.m. with hostesses Barbara McCommons and Pauline Belcher, assisted by Jewel Curry, serving delicious refreshments with a fall theme.

Following social time, the meeting was called to order by President Jewel Curry, who welcomed everyone to the first meeting of this new club year. She then turned the meeting over to Program Chairman Joyce Moore, who told attendees about the theme for the new year. This year, the club will celebrate women.

The programs will be on a “Tribute to Alabama Women.” We acknowledged some of Alabama’s famous women and gave them tribute to those who have made special contributions to our state through civic, entertainment, writing, academic or professional involvement.

Moore then turned the program over to Maggie Shelley, who gave the program on Kathryn Tucker Windham. Shelley was assisted by her cousin, Martha Ann Calvert, a genealogist. Calvert filled members in on the Windham’s family history, and then, Shelley, who was dressed in appropriate costume, told all about Windham’s life, her stories and how popular she was.

Following the program, the business meeting was conducted by Curry and adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

Kathryn Tucker Windham, A.K.A. Andalusia’s Maggie Shelley, was the featured topic of the recent Inter Se meeting. Shelley is pictured with her cousin, Martha Ann Calvert, a genealogist. | Courtesy photo