2017 November Newsletter

Ennead’s Monthly Newsletter
2017 Edition
: LaMora Simpson


Marty Alberg Chairman

It was a dark and stormy night…perfect for witches, ghosts, and goblins to enjoy Ennead’s Spirits and Spirits Halloween Party. Al Chymia Shrine provided the perfect venue, and we danced the night away to music provided by the Memphis Mafia. Many thanks to Vickie Carwell for securing the venue and band; to Connie Spencer and her committee for creating the perfect setting for our costume gala; to Don Davis for ensuring an ample supply of delicious food and sprits of all kinds; and to David Brockman and his team for welcoming all members and guests at the registration desk.

John Goodyear was busy this month, hosting both Rummikub and Poker. Thank you John! We had our own room for Happy Hour at Grove Grill, allowing us to mix and mingle easily. Bibliophiles enjoyed discussing The Wolves of Midwinter – taking advantage during this Halloween month of Ann Rice’s always scary themes – at Peggy Edwards’ home. The November book selection is the bestselling A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. New book club members are always welcome!

This month, the Dinner Group enjoyed Scottish fare (bangers and mash anyone?) at the Highlander Pub on the square in Collierville and ladies enjoyed good food and conversation at PF Chang’s on Ladies’ Night, organized by Sally Gentry. Fifteen Enneadeans celebrated birthdays this month, so it seemed fitting to celebrate with a birthday cake at our October wine party, hosted by Edith Caywood. Thirty members and three guests attended, and a good time was had by all.

Now is the time for us to join Carnival Memphis for 2018 and to plan participation in fundraising events for the children’s charities selected for the coming year: Agape Child and Family Services, Inc.; Emmanuel Center; and Memphis Athletic Ministries. The first opportunity was Luxor’s Boo Bowling the last weekend in October, where Ennead’s team was led by Teresa Turman. Mark your calendars for the Carnival Memphis Annual Member Meeting to be held Thursday, November 9 at the Memphis Country Club.

Many of you know that Peggy Fitzgerald, whose service to Ennead during the past four years has included Duchess, Board Member, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster, and Membership and Communication Chair among others, will be relocating to Denver in November. We will miss her greatly. I wish her all possible happiness in her new home, and know you do as well. LaMora Simpson has agreed to take responsibility for the Website (including newsletter) and Events Calendar for the remainder of Peggy’s Board term. The Board will address next steps for replacing Peggy on the Board at the November meeting.

We are gearing up for the holidays, and the beginning of a new year, followed quickly by the Coronation of our new King and Queen and Royal Court and the beginning of Carnival Season. This is the perfect time to strengthen our Ennead family; if you have noticed that one or more members have been less active than usual, please reach out and let them know they are missed. And if you have colleagues and friends who would benefit from association with us, remember that the Recruitment Party is coming up in November.



Accept the challenge to bring in the most new members by January 1st!

Assure that your prospective members get an invitation to this party, please send the following information to Vicky Carwell at vickie.carwell@aol.com.

Name, Address. phone, Email.

Saturday, November 18 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Halle Plantation Clubhouse 2490 Dibrell Trail Dr, Collierville, TN 38017

Music by Eddie Harrison and Debbie Jamison

Food and Drinks (beer and wine) will be provided.

We are also welcoming all SINGLE previous members to join us.





Holiday Cultural Arts Outing


Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm | Cannon Center
Robert Moody, conductor
MSO Chorus ~ Dr. Lawrence Edwards, director

Share Memphis’s favorite new holiday musical
tradition with family and friends. Thrill to the
spectacle of the season. It’s a sparkling celebration
that features the very best talent from this
magnificent musical community.

Our Cultural Arts Chairman, Bill McMurtray has found this wonderful activity for the Krewe to get everyone in a festive mood for the holidays.
The ticket price is $33.00 per seat. If Ennead members and guests buy at
least 10 tickets, by November 15, we will receive a discounted price and Bill will refund the difference.
Members can send checks, made payable to Bill McMurtray, to his home address (560 Indian Cove, Cordova, Tennessee 38018)  or give them to him at an Ennead function (he plans to be at November Happy Hour !) and he will pay with a credit card to receive group discount.
Make it a party and gather together a group and carpool downtown and maybe even plan brunch before the concert… and drinks afterward!


James Johnson
Sponsor:  Sylvia Joure


Fun at the Halloween Party

Krewe’s Boo Bowlers

Revisions: 11/3 Modified Debbie Jamison’s name; added note of clarification to ticket price on Cultural Outing; added Boo Bowling photo

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