Veronica Clarke, ALNC PPres. & Honoree (SA) 2015 31Photo by Suzie Alvey

Friday December 4th  7PM

Let’s celebrate! Join us Friday December 4th for our Gala Holiday Dinner
honoring VERONICA CLARKE. It’s our annual feast and tribute to members
who have given so much to the League, with catering provided by Iaverone
Brothers and live music by Bob and Claire. It’s going to be an exciting social
conclusion to an art filled year for our members.
Friday December 4, 7PM
$20 regestration required. Regrestration deadline Nov. 15th
See page 2 for details
In saluting Veronica we are continuing our tradition of celebrating the best of
our League’s artists and dedicated volunteers. Along with honorees John Rogers,
Jackie Weyn, Mario Castro and Dan Slapo, Veronica gave years of dedicated service
to the League. She served as president from 1995 to 1997, and was for many
years was critical to League’s success as treasurer.
Veronica’s tenure as president came at time of change for our League and arts
organizations in on Long Island. Social changes were leading people to become
home centered and less interested in participation in organized activities. Time
and interest in pursuing a hobby such as painting and joining arts organizations
wasn’t there. Membership in the League declined. At the same time costs for institutions
such as the Universalist Unitarian Church on Stewart Avenue where we
held our meetings were rising. Faced with a catastrophic increase in our rental fee
and compromised finances, the League was forced to find a new home.
Veronica and the board, spearheaded by Dorothy Foley, found what proved to be
a temporary home in the Senior Center in Garden City. We were later to move to
our current home, the Recreation Center here at Clinton G. Martin Park.
Veronica’s lifelong interest in art and willingness to get involved exemplifies the
mission of the Art League. She persevered in her study of painting, taking classes
throughout her life. Teachers include Dan Stone (ALNC president 1973-1974),
Daniel Greene (Pastel Society of America) and Howard Rose. She volunteered
her time and interest to the organizations she has belonged to. For us in ALNC
Veronica has been a steady guiding presence of fiscal rersponsibility, dedication to
promoting the best in fine art and service to our membership.
Join us in honoring Veronica, and follow her example by volunteering.