September Women’s Club luncheon highlights

Attendees at the September gathering.

Close behind the Labor Day weekend, the September 4 Women’s Club Lunch showed great style. Daisies brightened each table, printed on centerpiece napkins and spilling from knotted red kerchiefs.

The business meeting was opened by President Mary Ornberg. Social/Welcome Committee Chair Bobbi Hardt introduced new members and first-time attendees. They shared where they were from, how long they’ve been at Robson and the street that they live on.

September birthdays were recognized and ladies were serenaded. Committee reports followed. Membership was currently 519. Luncheon discussed phone numbers on checks, timely deposit, continued use of PayPal. The Treasurer’s report was shown.

Parliamentarian Mala Bowdouris, led the process for voting on the proposed Women’s Club by-laws updates. These were approved by the membership.

Greeters were thanked for hospitality and table decorators for September décor.

The Denton Community Food Center, charity for the month, received $430 in addition to goods and toiletries.

President Ornberg reviewed upcoming special events:

October 13: Holiday Market, open to public, guest vendors and home crafters sharing goods and services.

October 20: Pet costume contest, all Robson residents. Details of these and other coming events are available on

All enjoyed the lunch of chicken fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, and luscious apple crisp for dessert.

Program Chair Rebecca Bafford told of the October program, Rhonda Modina, popular Marilyn Monroe impersonator and singer. She specializes in Big Band Swing vocals, and is currently the lead female vocalist for the Upswing Jazz Band in Dallas.

Rebecca then introduced the September program, Ginny Mac. Ginny shared the story of, at age six, first sighting an accordion and then receiving one at age seven, with lessons attached. She entertained the group with varying styles of country, hot jazz, international, even playing an original Italian folk style tune. She sang and played with her right hand flying over accordion keys, while the left chose the button combination of chords. She concluded with a rollicking group sing and yodel, rendering Chime Bells, leaving the lunch group smiling and invigorated.