Tag: Voices United

Mary Ann Alhadeff Speaks at Voices United

Joan Muyskens Pursley Mary Anne Alhadeff, a Robson resident and head of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Women’s University (TWU), was the guest speaker at Voices United’s June meeting. She previously served for 14 years as president and CEO of KERA. Overall, Mary Anne has spent 40 years in broadcasting, as…

Voices United: Vigil for George Floyd and Other Victims

Tiffany Ramzy On Sunday evening April 25, several dozen Voices United members and friends gathered at 9 p.m. for a vigil that was advertised as, “Shine Your Light for George Floyd, Justice and Hope.” The vigil was held just days after the guilty verdict for the officer involved in the incident. Jackie Ford, who suggested…

Voices United Hosts Innovative Social Events

Joan Muyskens Pursley Throughout the pandemic, Voices United women have looked for ways to get to know each other better, something that is not easy via Zoom. However, members of the group’s Social Committee have come up with a number of fun activities. They have had several creative contests: mask making at Halloween, decorate-your-wine glass…

Angela Brewer Featured at Voices United Meeting

Lavelle Carlson Army brat, girl scout (earned the highest award in Girl Scouting, a Gold Award, in 1992), daughter of parents in the medical field who were proactive for persons with little or no healthcare, lived in a diverse community—all contributed to Angela Brewer’s knowledge and empathy, which inspired and moved Voices United members during…

Fun and Fundraising with Voices United

Left to right: Renee Smith, Marsha Scholze, Moe Fitzgerald, Deb Williams, Nancy Wendt, Suzanne Cote, and Vicki Schoemaker; front row: DeeDee Karabetsos and Rebecca Elsen

Rupa Mathur Despite social distancing, Voices United (VU) found some inventive ways to socialize. On Oct. 1, three teams of VU members took to the golf course for an evening scramble with a twist, players were limited to just three clubs. Despite this limitation, perfect weather inspired some great golf, including a birdie putt by…

Voices United Holds Annual IGNITE Fundraiser

Deb Williams Voices United (VU), a Robson Ranch progressive women’s group, organizes multiple fundraisers each year supporting community organizations. One such event is VU’s annual IGNITE fundraiser. IGNITE is a national, non-partisan 501(c)(3) that helps young women become the next generation of political leaders. They train women at schools and colleges in Texas—including UNT and Texas Woman’s…

Robson Ranch Voices United

Lavelle Carlson One of the best benefits of living in Robson Ranch is the variety of learning opportunities. One very active group here is Voices United (VU) that meets monthly to share information and raise money for local charities. There also are regular group discussion meetings. During the shelter-in-place, VU had their regular monthly meeting…

Voices United

Jane Scholz Voices United, a progressive women’s group, was founded at Robson Ranch following the Women’s March in 2017. The group has a lively monthly lunch at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse that draws about 60-70 people, but the group also provides more intimate sessions where members can share personal experiences and information about what’s going…

Voices United Members Join Women’s March in Denton

Joan Muyskens Pursley Three years ago (January 2017) a group of Robson Ranch residents, “women and men, some friends, some acquaintances, some total strangers,” notes participant Tracy Olson, “came together, all with the same purpose, to stand together and send the message that women’s rights are human rights.” Out of that first march Voices United…