Texoma Newcomers and Neighbors

Texoma Newcomers and Neighbors

The Texoma Newcomers and Neighbors group has scheduled its activities for March. They are listed below, by date. For more information, call 903-813-5592.

March 5: Lunch Bunch, 11:30 a.m., Graycon College Culinary Arts School;

March 8: Game Night, 7 p.m;

March 13: Breakfast Bunch, 9 a.m., Cracker Barrel in Sherman;

March 15: Dinner Club, 6 p.m., theme is Irish food;

March 18: Gad-A-Bouts, meet at 9:30 a.m. to carpool to George W. Bush Presidential Library;

March 20: Bunco, 7 p.m;

The group also meets at noon every Friday at Kathleen’s Kitchen in Sherman. At times, after having lunch, attendees will then go to a local cinema for a movie.

American Association of University Women

The Texoma branch of the American Association of University Women will meet on March 3. Members and guests should arrive as early as 11:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Wright Campus Center at Austin College in Sherman. They can the carry their lunches to the Moseley Room next to the dining room. The meeting begins at noon.

Guest speaker will be Frances Nelson, a certified master gardener. Nelson, an independent consultant on gardening and landscape projects, produced and hosted Miss Daisy’s Garden, a local radio talk show. She also shares information through her Facebook page and works seasonally with a local nursery.

The group’s business session will be conducted by Dr. Randi Tanglen, president.

Kate Whitfield will discuss the May fundraiser that supports the group’s local scholarships. The branch sponsors two scholarships each year for students at Grayson College and Austin College.

The AAUW is a nationwide organizxation with more than 150,000 members and supporters and nearly 1,000 branches. There are also more than 700 college and university partners, including Austin College. The goal of the organization is to empower women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research and is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for female graduate students. Membership is open to all graduates holding an associate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Current undergraduates are eligible to join as student affiliates.

Texas Health Presbyterian WNJ Auxiliary

The Texas Health Presbyterian WNJ Auxiliary will be holding a fundraising fashion sale on March 5 and 6 in classrooms 2,3, and 4 at the hospital. Hours will be 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on March 5 and 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on March 6.

Unless otherwise marked, all items will be $6. Among choices will be jewelry, apparel, accessories, purses, gifts, children’s items, men’s items and more. Cash and credit cards will be accepted and payroll deductions are offered to hospital employees.

Daybreak Toastmasters

Members of the Sherman Daybreak Toastmasters met last week at Grayson County United Way. Rodger eppler, sargeant at arms, opened the session and led in pledges to the United States and Texas flags. President Gwen Braxton welcomed members and one guest, Brenda Furtch.

Jeff Walton was "Toastmaster of the day," using the theme "Why I am looking forward to spring." Joy Cole was the grammarian/"ah" counter and Bob Bishop was the timer. Cole gave the "word of the day" - tenacity - meaning the property or quality of holding fast; persistant.

Speakers for the day were Jami McGehee and Braxton. Speaking from the Advanced Manual Persuasive Speaking, McGehee presented "Have I Got A Deal For You!" Braxton, speaking from the Advanced manual Professional Speaker, presented "The Broken, Spoken Word." General evaluator was M.J. Presley, aided by Cole and Eppler. Braxton was named as best speaker and Cole was named as best evaluator. Furtch also spoke briefly to the group.

Eppler reminded members of the Toastmasters Area Contest this Saturday, 10 a.m., at the United Way building. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 6:30 a.m. on March. The public is welcomed to attend.

For more information about Sherman Daybreak Toastmasters, call McGehee at 903-815-2379.