Preston Trail NSDAR

Preston Trail NSDAR

POTTSBORO — The Preston Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will meet Feb. 20 at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro. Dinner, available for $10, begins at 5 p.m. and the meeting at 6 p.m. Regent Lisa Lettie will conduct the session.

Guest speaker will be Welba Dorsey, Texas State DAR Museum Outreach chairwoman. She will provide a presentation entitled "George and Martha Washington’s Neighbor."

A business meeting will include member discussion of chapter affairs and other information. Members will be collecting items for veterans at the Bonham VA Hospital. Donations will also be taken for the chapter’s two adopted United States Marines - Sgt. Angela Gonzalez and 2nd Lieutenant Bryan Green - and their platoons, all serving in Afghanistan.

Women ages 18 and older who are interested in learning about the NSDAR are encouraged to attend the meeting. Membership is open to any woman who can tracer her lineage back to a family member who either fought in or gave aid to the American Revolution. Trained genealogist volunteers are available, free of charge, to assist in lineage research. For information, call Lettie at 817-360-6830.

Gunter Community Club

GUNTER — A Valentine theme was used for the Gunter Community Club’s February meeting. Hosts were Sharon Knapp and Barbara Bennett. Dortha Reed led the Pledge of Allegiance and Knapp led in prayer.

Roll call was answered by members telling the first thing they notice when meeting a person of the opposite sex. The "thought of the day," given by Betty May, was "Love me when I least deserve it because that’s when I really need it." Darlene Reed’s helpful hint was to use a solution of warm water and fabric softener to keep link and dust off glass table tops.

Celebrating a February birthday was Debbie Savage.

Gloria Ernst, quilt chairwoman, reported that the quilting of the fundraising quilt has been delayed due to illness.

Lee Smith announced that donations for the annual garage sale are still being taken.

Debbie Savage, entertainment chairwoman, noted the February lunch will be at the Cracker Barrel in Sherman.

Joan Gaskill won the door prize and Valentine gifts were exchanged by secret pals. Savage led members in a gam with Mary Reed winning the prize. Darlene Reed and Mary Reed also presented attendees with Valentine gifts.

Knapp reported on flowers sent and notes of thanks from Darlene Reed and Dr. Jill Siler.

Mary Reed noted that Dianne Ferguson is planning a Monday craft night beginning in March. All members are invited to attend.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on March 3 at the Gunter Community Center.

Insurance Women of Texoma

Dr. Lawrence Hass will bring the program when the Insurance Women of Texoma meet from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Woodlawn Country Club. A business meeting will follow the program.

Hass is a professor of humanities at Austin College, teaching philosophy and theater. He is also a professional magician who has performed his style of magic throughout the United States, in Canada and the United Kingdom. He is a regular performer in Las Vegas, Nevada and at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Hass’ work as a philosophical magician has been featured in the New York Times, the LA Times, USA Today and on the Discovery Channel.

For information about the meeting, contact Cherise McCann or Mandy Todd at 903-868-9696.