Solomon Bostick Chapter, DRT

Solomon Bostick Chapter, DRT

The Solomon Bostick Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) met Nov. 16 at The Renaissance in Sherman.

Prior to a business meeting, members and guests held a pot luck brunch. Sandra Walker, chaplain, gave the blessing for the meal. Attendees shared stories about the food items they brought to the brunch.

President Julie Preston conducted a business session and led in pledges to the flags and the singing of "Texas, Our Texas." Jennifer Bostick, a descendant of Solomon Bostick’s brother and Sonja Hoffman, was introduced as a guest.

Members answered roll by giving their volunteer hours since the last meeting. The minutes, treasurer’s report and District III meeting report were sent electronically and were approved. A ballot was completed for several prospective members and one associate member. Walker gave a report about Polly Jane Statham.

Preston reported that copies of the book "The Daughters…A Dozen Decades of DRT" were donated to the Sherman, Denison and Gainesville libraries. Two children’s books about Texas history have been purchased to donate to the Sherman library.

Sue Cain reported on the essay contest.

Members voted to give a donation to The Renaissance for providing a room and drinks for the brunch.

The DRT was chartered in 1895 to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas. For information on the group, contact Preston at

Sherman Altrusa

The monthly program meeting of Altrusa International of Sherman was held Nov. 17 at Carol’s Red Apron. President Barbara Sloan conducted the session, attended by 19 members. Belinda Sakowski gave the invocation and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Presenting the program was Altrusan, Dr. Mary Moses, discussing the group’s annual Christmas Pilgrimage and silent auction. The fundraising event will be held Dec. 8 and will feature four Sherman homes, plus a tea and auction at Texas Star Bank. Advanced tickets will be $10 and are available from any Altrusan or at Carol’s Red Apron. Tickets the day of the event will be available at any of the residences and will be $12. Proceeds from the event will support the group’s endowment scholarship at Grayson College, a scholarship fund at Austin College, Home Hospice and Habitat for Humanity.

The group’s annual Christmas dinner — held in lieu of a December meeting — will be Dec. 17 at the Denison Country Club. Special guests will be the owners of the homes being featured on the pilgrimage. Reservations need to be made as soon as possible by contacting Kelly Reed.

Sakowski recognized her service committee and led in the benediction.

For information about the Altrusa Club, call 903-893-1492.