The Texoma Herb and Old Rose Society will meet at 10 a.m. this Saturday at the Frontier Village Museum inside Loy Lake Park in Denison.
Bringing the day’s program will be Freda Riley who will demonstrate and give a lecture on growing and spinning cotton.
Attendees are asked to bring a pot luck dish to share. SueZanne Petersen will provide drinks.
Fannin County Texas Democratic Women
BONHAM — The Fannin County Texas Democratic Women will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the Elizabeth May room of American Bank in Bonham. A Democratic precinct chair meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the same location.
Guest speaker will be Judy Baker, treasurer of the Grayson County Democratic party and vice president of the National Federation of Democratic Women. She is involved in the organization at the state and national level and will be discussing goals of the National Federation of Democratic Women. She will also conduct the chapter’s installation of new officers.
Anyone interested in supporting the Democratic party is encouraged to attend and share ideas on how the group and individual members can help Fannin County.
American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 29
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 29 of Sherman held its monthly business meeting on Jan. 13 at Pecan Point. Conducting the session was President Shirley Greer. Vice President Barbara Pent led in prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Discussions were held on the group’s upcoming plans and special events which will be announced in the near future. Members also talked about projects, including helping veterans at the Bonham VA Hospital and Grayson County students.
In December, the group provided 55 children with gifts during the annual Christmas party. Helping wrap the gifts were Greer, along with post commander, Mary Brice.
The next meeting will be on Feb. 10 at Pecan Point in Sherman.
Denison Rotary Club
Sharon Watson, director of the North Texas Youth Connection, was guest speaker at last week’s Denison Rotary Club.
The NTYC was formed in 1976 and operates with a $3 million budget. Administrative offices are now located in Denison on Memorial Drive. The program works with children and young people up to 21 years of age. There are currently nine boys in the program. In addition to job training, the program works to support the youths’ households, especially those with single mothers.
Per Watson, the purpose of the organization is to "widen" the opportunities available to youths. She had several Rotarians read introductions on some of the youths, telling of the circumstances in which they are living. Watson went on to tell of solutions the NTYC is trying to accomplish for the problems being encountered by the youths. The program, which serves a number of surrounding counties, teaches "life skills" as part of its curriculum, and all the youths must be drug-free.
This week’s meeting will feature a program by Austin O’Neil, the district executive of the Texoma Valley Boy Scouts.
For information on the club, go to www.denisonrotary.com.
Darlene Brown was guest speaker at the recent meeting of the Sherman chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organizations. Chapter president is Tracy Curry.
Brown is a member of the Denison PEO chapter. She reported on her activity as a voting delegate to the recent 71st convention of the International Chapter of PEO, held in Dallas. More than 3,500 delegates and guests attended the convention.
The PEO has awarded more than $233 million for the advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans.
Xi Theta Delta Chapter, BSP
President Janine McKee presided over the January meeting of the Xi Theta Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, held in the home of Carolyn Ellis. Ten members and one guest, Martha Donaldson, were present.
Ardie May gave the treasurer’s report. Leslie Von Bergen, secretary, read minutes from the last meeting. Read were cards of thanks from the Grand Central Station soup kitchen, Camille Snider of Share-Take It To The Streets charity, The Rehab Center and Kitty House for recent donations from the chapter. The sponsor of the chapter’s adopted family also extended thanks for the clothing and toys provided at Christmas.
As this month’s service project, members bought school supplies for the Bonham Independent School District. Ellis presented a program describing the needs of the students in Bonham. For the February service project, the chapter will bring supplies for care packages to be send to member Dorothy Brinkman’s son who will be deploying to Afghanistan.
January’s social event will be a slumber party/lingerie "white elephant" gift exchange in the home of Charlotte Gravley.
The next meeting will be Feb. 10 in the home of Jacque Oetker.