Members who have attended meetings over the past half dozen or so years will be saddened to learn of the passing of a very special member of the VRCS. Not only did she not pay dues, but several members felt it necessary to bribe her into monthly attendance with gifts to which she very eagerly responded. Indeed, she would search out her friends throughout the pre-program period and make new ones in the process. Like all of her kind, she gave more than she received. Still, she was the severest critic in the auditorium, for no matter how brilliant the speaker, how important the subject matter, how great the singing, she always demonstrated her complete indifference to such things through the simple expedient of laying down on the floor and going to sleep until the program was over, thereby reinforcing the belief amongst many members in the transmigration of souls, since hers was obviously passed down from Sir Thomas Beecham. We will all miss Phoenix, and we thank Donald Collup for having allowed us to make her charming acquaintance over the years. R.I.P.