Women’s Club February meeting – Valentine’s and Presidents

Gayle Coe

The February luncheon was held Monday, February 6. The Clubhouse Ballroom was filled with tables decorated in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day. A big thanks to the table decorators: Sandy Conwell, Betty Gardner, Diane Eoff and Kasey Miller. Attendees were welcomed by the February greeters: Sally Baggott, Melba Beckham, Taré Mirelez, Mary Ann Carroll, Nancy Garre, Bobbi Hardt, Sharon Heidebrecht and Geraldine Gawle. The luncheon was kicked off by Sharon Foy, president, welcoming the Women’s Club past presidents. The previous presidents stood for a resounding standing ovation for their service. Originally 49 women attended the first Women’s Club meetings. Melba Beckham, one of the original 49 members, continues to attend the luncheons, and her attendance at the February luncheon was also recognized. Sharon welcomed 15 first-time attendees and guests. She also announced membership has increased to 338 members with 104 new members! Sharon acknowledged the February birthdays and gave the treasurer’s report.

Sharon then introduced Judy Ondina, Service, who in turn introduced the Friends of the Family speaker, Randi Skinner. Randi shared the Friends of the Family’s ongoing programs continue to provide shelter and counseling for abused women and children in the Denton community. After Randi spoke Sharon announced the February Women’s Club donations to Friends of the Family exceeded $1,000. Thank you!

Laurie Wiginton, Ways and Means, called for volunteers to assist with forming a committee to organize the fundraising events. If you wish to volunteer please contact Laurie at 972-742-0801 or [email protected]

Jan Utzman, Community Relations, announced 82 members volunteered to participate in the Ambassadors, Socials and Charity Project programs. Thirteen Ambassadors have volunteered to network with other women’s club organizations in the area. The Charity Project program is asking for volunteer drivers to assist with meal delivery to home-bound Robson Ranch residents and the Socials program has committees to organize and host each quarterly social.

Joyce Frey, Programs, welcomed guest speaker Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley, Dallas’ most sought after speaker. She entertained the audience with humor and insightful historical facts about the origination of Valentines, details about George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s legacies while providing details about the history of chocolate.

The April program, Monday, April 3, will feature “Avenue C,” the University of North Texas All-Female Vocal Jazz Ensemble!