The new officers for the Fort Bend Museum Docents were sworn in during the January meeting, by Richmond’s Judge Mary Ward.
The new officers are President, Austa Sue Kelley; First Co-Vice Presidents, John and Felesa Baker; Second Vice President, Joyce Senior; Secretary, Dora Moore; Treasurer: Loyce Anderson, and Parliamentarian, Barbara Neeper.
Joyce Lolly, who served two terms as president, 2011-2012, received accolades for her dedications throughout the past years.
“Joyce Lolly has done a tremendous job leading our organization through many projects during her terms, and we cannot begin to thank her for all she has done. She is also one of the most dedicated and kind persons in the world,” said in-coming president, Austa Sue Kelley, prior to a round of applause.
During Joyce Lolly’s term, she oversaw Museum projects and events, which included Chore House completion and renovations of the Moore Home and a very successful Candlelight Gala and Tours, the organization’s annual event which takes place in December and others happenings.
Plans for 2013 were discussed, which include a Children’s Day at the Museum to learn about Texas History and tours of the Moore Home, happening in March 23, 2012.
“The Children’s Day at the Museum is a free day for the community to visit the Museum, and will include Houston’s Interactive Theatre, which was a success last year and they will be returning,” said Claire Rogers, site manager, Fort Bend Museum.
Rogers also noted different trainings that will be held in the coming year, which includes spinning classes on old-timey spinning wheels, volunteer training to provide tours of the home and others opportunities.
The Docents also unanimously voted to purchase a commemorative brick in Mayor Hilmar Moore’s name, which will be placed at the Moore Home grounds.
After other organization business and announcements were complete, the meeting was adjourned.