March Women’s Club Luncheon

Donna Collins

Mary Ornberg

Our speaker for March will be Donna Collins, a gourmet food chef and entrepreneurial owner of The Jelly Queens located in McKinney, Texas. She knows the value of change and the rewards of taking a chance. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., with special studies in studio art, religion, and Oriental art history. In 1980, she was chosen to represent the State of North Carolina as a member of the Pride of the Carolinas, a group honored for its contributions to the state’s creative and cultural heritage. After a decade in the cosmetic and spa industry and moves all over the world, including working with the royal family in Saudi Arabia, she changed career fields when she was chosen as one of the top 100 home cooks in America out of a field of 39,000 on the Fox TV show MasterChef with Gordon Ramsey. She came home upon the advice of the judges and started The Jelly Queens, an organic, locally sourced gourmet food company. She has gone on to win over 28 world awards. She creates her products using eight cooking stations. Each station has the capacity of 3,500 jars, jellies, and sauces per week. She thinks of her products not as just jelly, but as a way to spread the love. Please join us to hear her inspiring story.

The doors will open at 11 a.m., and lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow. The lunch menu will be a baked potato bar with all the fixings and red velvet cake for the dessert.

The charity for March is the Denton Community Food Center.

If you haven’t already done so for 2022, please renew or sign up as a new member to the Women’s Club. The membership forms are available on the Women’s Club website,

To join us at this meeting, please make your reservations by the deadline of noon on March 1. You can drop your $19 check made out to the RRWC in the white mailbox in the Women’s Lounge of the Cimarron Sports Center, or pay using PayPal. To do so, go to the RRWC website at