Billie Mosse Masonic Lodge

Billie Mosse Masonic Lodge

The Billie Mosse Masonic Lodge will hold its regular senior wardens’ breakfast this Saturday at 9 a.m. The lodge is located at 2101 South Austin in Denison.

Denison Service League

Members of the Denison Service League (DSL) gathered Feb. 4 for their monthly meeting.

During the business session, the by-laws committee chairwoman presented proposed by-law changes for the coming year. The new slate of officers was also presented.

Information was given on the DSL provisional members’ two projects this past year. The first project - Operation Warm and Fuzzy - involved getting donations of fleece from members in order to have blankets made for children with the Child and Family Guidance Center of Sherman. The fabric, plus a cash donation, was presented to the center’s director, Brenda hayward, on Jan. 27.

The second project completed by the provisionals was coordinated by provisional Carrie Ott. She and several DSL volunteers made 25 tote bags for DSL member Mickey Brown. Brown will be taking the bags with her on a mission trip to Africa later this month. She said the bags will be distributed to women in remote areas who travel far to receive medical attention from the group of doctors and nurses Brown travels with. Brown also shared stories of her experiences on past mission trips.

Following the meeting, the provisionals treated members to a Victorian tea.

Martha Jefferson Randolph NSDAR

The Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Feb. 20. The session begins at 2 p.m. at the Denison Country Club.

Speakers will be Margaret Alverson, portraying Olive Oatman, and Carolyn Dexheimer, portraying Sophie Porter. They will be discussing the historical significance Oatman and Porter had in the Texomaland area.

In other business, the chapter will install eight new members. They are Jennifer Allen, Sherry Bynum, Atlanta Douglas, Megan Douglas, Valerie Letz, Vanessa Letz, Amanda McLain and Julie Morgan. Seven of these women are members of one family and are related to current chapter member Olinda Green.

During March, the Texas State DAR will hold its yearly conference in Dallas. Chapter daughters attending will include Beverly Martin, Carol Holden, Sarah Beaver, Sheila Coffey, Denise Green, Melanie Grammar, Barbara Franklin, Cheryl McKee and Cheryl Waters.

Any woman age 18 or older who is interested in joining the DAR should contact Johanna Kroeger, membership chairwoman, at 903-482-5364.

Denison Rotary Club

Starting and protecting a business was the program topic when the Denison Rotary Club met Thursday.

Father Don Perschall, club president, introduced guest speaker, Debbie Cunningham, an attorney and a Rotarian from Dallas. She explained about starting a business in Texas, stressing the need for proper written documentation, especially if there is a partnership in the business. She added that plans to deal with situations within a business partnership need to be in place at the time the business is started. Texas being a community property state makes proper paperwork and planning even more important. She also noted that a financial plan needs to be in place and "buy out" rights covereed, as well as estate planning in case of the death of a partner.

Next week’s program will be on the Ironroot Republic Distillery.

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