Belle Meade Admits First Female Resident Member



After flirting with the idea of allowing an African-American into their tony enclave, the historically white, rich and male Belle Meade Country Club has reportedly admitted its first female resident member.

According to club documentation reviewed by Pith, the BMCC has granted full membership to Adelaide D. Stevens, the apparent owner of Duly Noted, a Nashville-based greeting card, stationery and imprinting business. She was sponsored by member James W. Spradley Jr., CEO of Functional Foods Group, maker of the GooGoo Cluster. She was sponsored by D. Mark Wright, president of Show Dog-Universal Music.

Calls placed to Stevens and BMCC manager Michael Seabrook were not returned as of posting time.

Prior to Stevens' admittance, the club drew sustained fire for its exclusionary membership policies.

The times, they are a changin'.

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