Originally created 06/03/01

Assembly inducts new couple



The Augusta Assembly inducted a new member couple at its Spring Ball on May 9.

Jim and Karen Hull were elected into the assembly and appeared at the ball, which was held at the Old Government House on Telfair Street.

"We have a lot of people who care about Augusta, and it was the 200th anniversary of the Old Government House. So it seemed appropriate to have it there," said Jack Long, president of the group. "We just primarily get together and have a good time, have a party every year when we elect new members."

The Augusta Assembly is a social club begun in 1952. It has always been made up of 52 couples. It only elects new members when older members die or leave the assembly. The Spring Ball is one of two events held by the club each year and resembles a cocktail party more than the traditional idea of a ball, Mr. Long said.

Membership in the club is partially based on long-term residence - at least one member of the couple must have lived in Augusta for 10 years or more. They also must be under age 50 at the time they're being considered. Current members decide who will be elected to the organization.