Louisville Medicine Volume 66, Issue 2 | Page 31

GLMS ALLIANCE News Millicent Evans T his year has been both wonderful and inspiring, and I am proud of the Alliance’s accomplishments. Every year is a year of new beginnings, as well as a time to renew dormant friendships. Our Alliance programs this year were designed to be both fun and informative, and to encourage support among physicians’ families. We started in August by having the GLMS Alliance partner with the KMA Alliance for a fashion show and luncheon at the University Club on UofL’s campus. After the fashion show, there was a basket auction, and the proceeds of $5,500 went to the Ephraim McDowell House in Danville, Ky. At the end of last year, the GLMS Alliance gave $1,350 to paint and repair the children’s room at the McDowell House, in addition to $300 donated earlier. In September 2017, the GLMS Foundation Scholarship Golf Outing was held at the Hurstbourne Country Club. GLMS Alliance donated $5,000 for a UofL Medical Student Scholarship and $500 to sponsor a hole on the course. The recipient of the scholarship was medical student Taylor Hodge. Also in September, the GLMSA had a tour of the Speed Art Museum, particularly the exhibition titled “Southern Accent – Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art,” led by the docent Lois Powell. In October and November, the Alliance carried out a Holiday Sharing Card fundraiser that raised over $1,900. Donations from the fundraiser went to medical schools through the KMA Alliance Foundation Scholarship funds. In December, the Alliance enjoyed the holiday celebration at the home of Dr. George and Karin Sonnier. Ministries for the third annual Share the Love Shindig at Wildwood Country Club. There, everyone enjoyed dinner and dancing with music provided by The Monarchs. In March, the Alliance met at The Woman’s Club of Louisville for the 80 th Annual No Jury Art Show, the longest running art show in Kentucky. The group had lunch and heard from judge and speaker Jim Cantrell. For the first time, Churchill Downs chose a Kentucky artist, Jim Cantrell, for the official posters of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby for 2018. In April, the Alliance partnered with the Zonta Club of Louisville on “Millionaires Row” for the opening night at Churchill Downs. In May, GLMSA had the final meeting of the year. We met at Big Spring Country Club. Mrs. Leeann Manganello was our speaker, and she discussed the Women Empowered program that she and her husband, Professor Allan Manganello, teach. I want to thank the GLMS Alliance for a wonderful year, and for the opportunity to have been the Alliance president. It was my honor and privilege to have served the GLMS Alliance for the last two years and also to have served on the GLMS Board. Millicent Evans has served as GLMS Alliance President from May 2016 – May 2018. The GLMS Alliance is an organization for spouses and family members of physicians to meet for fun or charitable events. To join the Alliance, call 502-419-9090. In February 2018, the Alliance joined with St. Matthews Area JULY 2018 29