New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung H Sunday, February 23. 1997 Cl 9AClub Notes
The Retired Eagles Activities Club met Feb. 16 at Eagles Hall with 49 members present. The sick committee report: five members sick, five had birthdays and one anniversary in February.
Myrtle Bueche’s daughter passed away, and Veronica Erbcn’s husband passed away. “May they rest in peace."
The Retired Eagles Activities Club voted to donate $100 for the use of the hall to the Aeric. Attendance prizes were won by Ervin Schrocder, Rome Rahe and Alice Schaefer.
The next meeting will be from 2 until 6 p.m. March 16 at Eagles Hall. Members are to bring sandwiches; those who have birthdays or anniversaries bring a cake or cookies for that Sunday afternoon.
Delta Kappa Gamma
The regular business meeting of the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was held Feb. 6 at Molly Joe's Restaurant with dinner preceding it. Hostesses Pat Gajewski, Beverly Turman, Kimberly Brennan and Pauline Reynolds had decorated the meeting room in a Valentine theme.
Pat Gajewski, corresponding secretary, reported in her update on members that Opal Herron had taken a fall and that all should remember Adelheid Krueger in her illness.
New business included the recognition of nine members with at least 25 years in Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. Cathy Hinman and Beverly Thrift asked for volunteers to sign up as hostesses for next year. Also it was announced that the deadline date for applying for Delta Kappa Gamma scholarships is March I.
Kathy Simmons introduced the speaker, Robert Scott, who is the assistant to Dr. Moses, the commissioner of education. Scott is a 1987 graduate of Canyon High School and a graduate of the University of Texas.
Bonnie Leitch, legislative committee chairperson, repotted that as a result of our concern about vouchers a phone bank was being organized. She will be attending Legislative Days for Women in Austin in order to have a firmer grasp on what the legislature is doing.
President Ellen Belt announced that the March meeting will be the chapter birthday celebration and that Rosemary Morrow, Area VII coordinator, will speak on “Leadership for the 21st Century." She also reiterated that nominations for new members are being accepted by Cheri Newman, membership chairperson Door prizes were won
by Frances Wilson, Ana Hixon and Beverly Thrift. The meeting ended with Gayle McGuire leading those present in a “Texas” medley of songs.
— Diane Kaigler
Texas lota Master
The 60th meeting of Texas lota Master Chapter was held at the home of President Ann KIceman.
Prior to the meeting, the guest speaker, Tommie Edwards, an independent sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics was introduced by Jeanette Felgcr. Names were drawn and Willie Mac Coffman was selected to receive a make-over to demonstrate Ms. Edwards* products
The Executive Board reported it had a “telephone meeting" and decided to cancel the January meeting because of bad weather. It was agreed that the chapter would participate in the City Council Sweetheart Dance by donating a $20 video certificate as a door prize.
International were read with the proposals for recipients for the Endowment Fund.
Program Chairman Dorothy Wegner announced the March meeting would be held at Gladys Smith’s home with Sydonia as cohostess and Florence Holden in charge of the program The chapter voted to donate $45 for a one year membership to the Children's Museum be presented to the Comal County Children's Shelter
Courtesy Chairman Ann announced yellow roses were delivered personally to Glennie KirchofT and Sydonia Rompcl while they were hospitalized
City Council report: Willie Mac Coffman announced Founders Day banquet will be held at 6:30 April 24 at T-Bar-M Conference Center Tickets will be $11 per person with rn) cancellations atter April 9.
It was clarified that at the December meeting Vivian Hildebrand's request to become a member at large was accepted.
Lottie Miller was elected Valentine Girl and presented with a heart-shaped box of chocolates.
The 50th regular meeting of the Museum Chapter of New Braunfels, local chapter of the M. I. Hummel Club, was held Feb. 11. Four new members were welcomed, Ludmilla Ball, Frances Tays, Ursula Ehman and Doreen Schaefer
The local chapter was instrumental in acquinng 52 new members for the National M. I. Hummel Club. Valuable points were earned which will enable the chapter to obtain
figurines for fund-raising purposes.
The program for the evening consisted of a video entitled, “A German Christmas Fantasy." it was a Christmas extravaganza featuring 94 children dressed to represent Hummel figurines and New Braunfels’ own Sicglinde Smith portraying Sister M I. Hummel.
Members in attendance at the March and April meetings will have the opportunity to register for a drawing to win the figurine entitled “Tuba Mayer,” Hum. No. 437.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p m, March 11 at the Museum. The program will be presented by Joseph Saloman on “Lucky Boy.’* Members arc invited to bring Hummel collectibles with this motif to the meeting for comparison. Guests arc always welcome.
— Beulah Dicus, vice president
Eagles Auxiliary 2999
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 2999 held a social meeting Feb. 17 with 29 members present. Applications for membership were read for new member Mary E. Vchrs, and a rc-cnrollcc, Myrl F. Hooker. An invitation was received from Canyon Lake for the MSP visit at 5 p.m. March 16. KSVPs are needed by March 9 Sunshine Chairman I lone Busch reported on the deaths of members Lone Knowles and Laura Barbell, and on the death of Myrtle Bucchc’s daughter A food tray was sent to the family of Laura Barsch Sick members reported on were Viola Cook and Beatrice C oleman. Bingo kitchen reports were given arui it was voted to raise prices of certain foods starting in March Lori Hollowed, Cleo Jones and Pat Shirley were commended for the redecorating of the Ladies Rooms, and Shirley Jarisch, Pat Shirley and Marsha Hudson for painting the kitchen. Quilting and f ancy Booth chairmen were given permission to have a party for their workers. It was approved to put more money into the Tnistcc f und and to buy IO honorary membership tickets from Adclcne Row. The secretary reported she would be dropping Margaret llassmann from the roll per request
— Barbara Alves
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(•uada Coma Garden Club
The Guada Coma Garden Club celebrated Arbor Day Feb 11 with the planting of a Chinquapin oak tree nf the Landa Park Arboretum in memory of Hattie Schleyer, past charter member. Carole Bartram, Arbor Day chairman, conducted the ceremony. Mildred Hoffmann, cochairman, assisted.
After the tree planting Mary Adel Schneider was the host of the regular club meeting in her home with Carole Bartram serving as co-hostess Melinda Birdsong presided over the meeting in the absence of the president, Ella Hall.
David Will, horticultural consultant and owner of Landscape Details, gave an informative program entitled “Planting, Care and Beauty of Bulbs ”
Will encouraged the members to plant “carefree” bulbs in the landscape for added color for years and years to come.
Mary Adel Schneider created a lovely Bower arrangement using sansevieria, aspedistra and red accents of yaupon berries, all obtained from her patio garden. Mary Adel demonstrated using rolled aspedistra leaves in the arrangement and some other valuable “tricks of the trade "
Dolores Schumann, co-chairman of the District VII Spring Convention, encouraged members to participate in the two-day conference of garden club members from an area covered by 32 counties of Texas March 25 and 26 at the Holiday Inn in New Braunfels.
Carole Bartram, Pilgrimage chairman, presented information on the dub s pilgrimage to the National Winnower Research C enter in Austin April 8.
Melinda Birdsong announced the federated Garden Club’s annual Tree City Arbor Day tree planting celebration in the Landa Park Arboretum April I with four Seasons Garden Club in charge of the ceremony.
Iris Haecker Ncffcndorf, New Braunfels Parks Director, was guest of the garden club, and she expressed her appreciation to the club for the tree it donated to tile arboretum
The next meeting will be 2 p m. March 11 at the home of Frances Tays with Lila Schocnfcld. Four Seasons Garden Club member, presenting a program on “The Joy of feathered Birds.”
— Dolores Schumann
The Comal County 4-H Council met at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Chairman Corbec Wunderlich called the meeting to order. The club elected Kevyn Ivy to be its new secretary. After committee reports Corbec appointed two more committees: first a Car Wash Committee to organize a car wash and an Equipment Maintenance Committee. Corbec read a thank-you note from the S.O.S. Food Pantry thanking the club for its recent donation The Council made Hcrshcy’s Kisses rosebuds to give to the nursing home as tray favors.
— Bethany Taylor
The William Hightower Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, met Feb. 11 at the Holiday Inn The nominating committee, chaired by Charles Motz, presented the following slate of officers for the year 1997-98: President Wayne Justiss, Vice President Joe Bostwick, Secretary Bill Tart, Treasurer Craig Smith, Registrar John Lee and Chaplain William Ming These officers were elected by acclamation and will be installed at the March meeting
The SAR orations winner this year was Jeffrey Schultz, a senior at New Braunfels High School The title of his speech was “The Bill of Rights" and its treatment and application in the United States today. Jeffrey’s parents are Stephen and Lois Schultz of New Braunfels. Ile is active in
Student Council, Speech Club, Leo Club, Cicrman Club and is ciass parliamentarian. Jeffrey will represent the William Hightower .Chapter at the Region ll competition March I in New Braunfels John C. Lee, president
The local American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 1823 was called to order by President ll. A Schalmeus Feb. 18 at the Senior Center.
Oscar Copple led the 48 members in the invocation and pledge to the flag
l ucille Fischbcck introduced Joyce Eichmann as the guest speaker She spoke on Texas history and “The Runaway Scrape " Texas is the only state that is authorized to fly its flag as high as the United States flag. Joyce told some fascinating stories about Judge Roy Bean. Joyce Eichmann is a fifth-generation Comal County resident. She is past president of Former Texas Rangers Association and Pioneer Memorial Museum in San Antonio.
Winter visitors were Jcanine and James Stage from Brainerd. Minn Jeamne is on the state AARP Board which serves 14 counties and J amel Stage is president of Brainerd AARF chapter,
Ginny Hensz, legislative chairperson, gave a report and passed out a flier which listed our congressmen and state legislators including telephone numbers and addresses of each one Our younger generation is not involved enough in our government So, it is up to the older citizens to write or call their state legislators.
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