November Women’s Club luncheon highlights

Imaginative and cheery table decorations greeted the eye for the full fall theme at the Women’s Club Lunch on November 5, 2018. Vegetables gave shape to reclining figures and bright orange was the key color on many tables.

President Mary Ornberg opened the business meeting. Bobbi Hardt and microphone traveled the floor to new members and first-time attendees sharing where they were from, how long at Robson and which street they live on. November birthday members were serenaded.

Among the committee reports was Membership reporting that there are now 538 members and announcing that the $15 2019 dues may start to be paid at the December Luncheon. Hospitality thanked greeters and table decorators. Ways and Means Committee’s second 2018 charity fundraiser in October, the Holiday Market, was a huge success, thanks to Chair Theresa Peoples and her committee.

The Nominating Committee had presented a slate of nominees in October for the 2019 Board of Directors. The November election procedures for voting were followed; the officers will be installed at the December Lunch.

The November Charity, Denton Community Food Center, received $1253 plus 20 bags of food for their final appearance of 2018.

Feasting on the Thanksgiving buffet of chef-prepared roast turkey and dressing, green bean casserole, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with whipped cream, the attendees were then treated to tips on holiday decorating.

Program Chair, Rebecca Bafford, welcomed Paula Westerline from the Decorating Den who shared concepts and examples of color, texture, pattern and unique items. An outdoor area might use a lantern or big bow. An indoor entry table could have a change of display, the walls have different pictures or a table could display a holiday table runner. Who knew that a small white pumpkin nested in a silver bowl, or black and white plaid textile, or a colorful mug could be so decorative?