Robson Ranch International Club held its April meeting at Eileen Whittaker’s home on 11216 Southerland Drive on April 19, 2018. Eileen made some BBQ sliders and the members brought appetizer or dessert to share and their own drink. The event was well attended. I could not be present at the meeting but heard from members that they had a wonderful time.
Our May meeting was held at my house on 9429 Grandview Drive, on Thursday May 17. Everyone brought delicious appetizers, desserts and their own drinks. We had our party on the patio and enjoyed being outdoors and loved the beautiful golf course view. We were able socialize easily and appreciate getting to know one another. There were approximately twenty people at the event.
I had some sad news to share with the members. Our long-time member Farida Yousry Saleh from Egypt passed away on May 14, 2018. She immigrated to the United States in 1968. She worked for the City of Dallas, Texas A&M and University of North Texas. She retired from the University in 2005 and in December of that year she was designated Professor Emeritus by the UNT Board of Regents for her distinguished service. Marie-Christine Koop, our club’s president had known Farida for many years as she and Farida were colleagues at UNT and had lost touch until they met again at Robson Ranch. I also got to know Farida before she moved to Robson Ranch. At that time, she was teaching at University of North Texas. I had invited her to our club gatherings a few times. She was a very gentle and kind person. She will be dearly missed.
Our next meeting in June will be held at James Gallacher’s home. He is one of our new members. We are delighted that our club has been growing, as we have had several new members join the RR International Club.