New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
IHerald-Zeitung □ Sunday, March 3,1996 □ 9 AClub NotesSaint Ann’s Christian Mothers Society
Saint Ann’s Christian Mothers Society of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church held its monthly meeting on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall. President Gerry Belton presided.
The guest speaker was Opal Umpierre from New Braunfels Hospice. She gave an excellent talk on the kind of care given to individuals who are unable to be cured of their illness. It’s organized to meet the needs of the patient who has a limited time to live and they work with patients’ families. There are three fears: Suffering, which could be physical, emotional, social and financial. Abandonment, and fear of loss of control. The Hospice conducts 32-hour volunteer training program twice a year.
The business meeting followed.
The committee chairmen gave their reports.
Upcoming plans for the ACCW convention were discussed. The organizational meeting will be held on the first Sunday of March at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Seguin. If you would like to attend the meeting, you may plan to meet at Sts. Peter and Paul parking lot at I p.m. Sunday, March 3. Raffle tickets for $ I each, will be ready in March. Details will be announced later.
lf anyone is planning to place flowers on the Altar in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion, they are asked to notify the Christian Mothers well in advance to reserve the desired date.
The Winter Texans’ get acquainted
luncheon on Feb. 11 at St. Mary’s Hall was a wonderful success. Thanks to all who participated.
The new membership books are almost ready and will be distributed in front of the church. Members are asked to pick them up. (Date will be announced later). A small donation is requested to offset the cost of the books.
Msgr. (^’Callaghan blessed the new officers and talked about Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season. He thanked the society for all that they do for the church. Msgr. (^’Callaghan closed the meeting with a prayer, which included the sick of the parish.
— Barbara DurhamAmerican Legion Unit #179
The American Legion Unit #179 met Tuesday, Feb. 13 for its monthly meeting, with resident Patsy Vineyard presiding.
Secretary Jean Whiteside read minutes, communication and bills. Lora Bradley, Treasurer pro-tem gave that report. Membership Chairman Della Talbott reported membership at 212, seven short of quota. Myrtle Nolte gave the Cheer report. Girl State chairman, Dorothy Ballentine, reported registration for the second Girl State candidate will be sent in by March I.
Delegates for the 14th District Convention, April 13 and 14 at Cuero are President Vineyard and Jean Whiteside. The PP Parley will meet April 2 at Ryans, 11:15 a.m. All auxiliary members are invited to attend. A monetary gift was given to Jr. member Veronica Pelt, Sophomore at Pflugerville High
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School. She is a member of the Lady Panther Drill Team, which will compete at Orlando, Florida. The Auxiliary’s Junior Miss candidate was Natalie Goff.
Monetary gifts were given to Spinoza Buddy Bear and Chapel of 4 Chaplains. Legion birthday - March 17, Chili Cook-Off March 24. Dorothy Ballentine won the kitty. The meeting closed to meet April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Home.
— Carolyn MatykiewiczSons of the American Revolution
The William Hightower Chapter, sons of the American Revolution, held a dinner meeting on Feb. 13, at the Holiday Inn. The four major activities included the local Joseph S. Rambaugh Oration Contest, the awarding of the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, the election of 1996-97 Chapter officers and the speaker for the evening.
The Oration contestants were Kimberley Hall, sophomore at Canyon High School and Jeffrey Schultz, junior at New Braunfels High School. Jeffrey Schultz was the winner and advances to the Regional Contest to be held in New Braunfels on Feb. 17. Jeffrey’s future plans include majoring in Law and business at the University of Texas. His speech topic is “The Price of Freedom.”
Recipient of the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal was Charles Motz IV, a member of the local SAR chapter, and son of Charles and Marydean Motz of New Braunfels. The father is also an SAR mcm-
Thomas R. Green (center), Texas SAR Genealogist, spoke at a recent SAR meeting, he is thanked by local President John C. Lee, and Billy Hightower, program chairman.
Charles Motz IV (left), senior parole officer, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and member of SAR, is presented the SAR Law Enforcement Commendation Medal and Certificate by Chapter President John C. Lee.
NBHS Junior Jeffrey Schultz,
(right), winner of the SAR Chapter Orations Contest, and Canyon HS sophomore contest runner-up, Kimberly Hall, are congratulated by Chapter President John C. Lee.
ber, who is nominated for the Patriot Medal Award at the State SAR Convention in March. The awardee is presently a Senior Parole Officer of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He served for 9.5 years active
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Army Military Police, and has a total of 24 years including Reserve service. He presently holds the rank of Captain in the Reserve. Motz worked as an investigator for the Comal County Attorney’s office from 1981 to 1984 while obtaining his BS degree in Criminal Justice at Southwest Texas State University.
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The following were elected to lead the Chapter in the 1996-97 year begin
ning April I: President John C. Lee, Vice-President Wayne D. Justiss; Secretary Joe Bostwick; Treasurer Craig Smith and Registrar Lawrence Kearney. These officers will be installed at the April meeting.
Thomas R. Green, Kingswood, TExas, spoke at length on various ways of solving problems that come up when doing research. Green is the Texas State SAR Genealogist. His program was very well received.
—John C. Lee
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