Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, May 10, 2002
Happy Birthday to Matthew Oglesby
Happy Birthday to Olga Guebara
Happy Birthday to Marisela Pacheco
Happy Birthday to Delma Payan
Happy Birthday to Gene Aguilar
Happy Birthday to Macy Herrera
Saturday, May 11, 2002
Happy Birthday to Faye Madrid
Sunday, May 12, 2002
Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Birthday to Marcos Contreras III
Modern Study Club members attend convention
On April 6, President Catherine Travland, secretary, Joyce Morton, Margie
Williamson, reporter, Lena Harpham, federation counselor, and Etta Sullivan,
life member of The Modern Study Club of Pecos joined about 50 other guests
of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), Western District of Texas
(TFWC-WD) converged at the First Methodist Church in Historic Fort Stockton
for the 42nd GFWC-TFWC Western District Annual Spring Convention.
President Peggy Kelton of McCamey presided at the meeting. Pecos County
Judge, The Honorable Delmon Hodges gave a hearty welcome to all Cub Scout
Pack 154 of Ft. Stockton did the Presentation of Colors during opening ceremonies.
Each District officer and each club president and Chairmen of Departments
gave their reports with President Travland telling of the highlights of The
Modern study Clubs programs and projects for the previous year. Lena Harpham,
Joyce Morton, Etta Sullivan and Margie Williamson also gave reports.
Stacey Webb, Chair of Western District Alma Van Sickle Scholarship announced
that Jessica Ann Orona nominated by Pecos Modern Study Club won this coveted
scholarship. Peggy Garner, Chair of TFWC Scholarships announced the Western
District scholarship winners as follows: (1). TFWC State ($1,000) _ Sarah
Harper nominated by McCamey Study Club; (2). 1903 UT-Austin ($1,000) _ Maria
Elena Garcia, nominated by Alpine Purple Sage; (3). Musical Penny ($1,000)
_ Rogelio Zubia nominated by Alpine Purple Sage; (4). Billy McMahon ($500)
_ Angela Cenise Reeds nominated by Monahans Tau Lambda Study Club; (5). Simmang
Volunteer Award ($500) _ Marcos Lyann Halsman nominated by McCamey Study
Mary Vongsavath, 2nd VP and Membership chair, delivered "The
Magic of Membership" in GFWC that is shared by many members; Women bound
together by their commitment to and their membership in GFWC that practices
another kind of magic "Volunteerism."
Joyce Morton, Chair of the GFWC Arts and Crafts & Literature contests
announced the winners as follows: best of show went to Juanita Parsons of
Marfa History Club; first place in Fine Arts _ Glynda Taylor of McCamey;
first place in Hobby Crafts _ Eunice Vincent of Alpine; first place in Photography
_ Peggy Kelton of McCamey; first place in Needlecrafts _ Juanita Parsons
of Marfa History Club.
As UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center Chair, Joyce Morton also reported that
the GFWC Texas Western District donations of around $4,000 is send to MD
Anderson Cancer Houston Headquarters and member clubs are urged to continue
to participate in this on-going project. GFWC-TFWC sponsored by the legislation
for the establishment of UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Clubs of Western District were asked to bring books for kinder through
fifth grade children, printed in English, to the TFWC State Convention in
Midland as a part of the "GFWC Libraries 2000" project. These books will
to donated to the school library in Redford, Tx.
Katheryn Steen, chair of the Nominating Committee announced the slate
of Officers for 2002-2004 who were subsequently elected unanimously by the
body. GFWC TFWC Incoming State President for 2002-2004, Bobbe Mitchell of
Sanderson was the guest speaker at the luncheon and did the installation
of the new officers as the finale of the convention.
Catherine Travland of Pecos was installed as Western District president.
Other officers for 2002-2004 are: President-Joyce Goldwire of Sanderson;
President-elect- Mary Vongsavath of Alpine; first vice-president _ Sherry
Phillips of McCamey; treasurer _ Harriet Berlin of Odessa; secretary _ Peggy
Kelton of McCamey; TFWC Scholarship Chair _ Peggy Garner of McCamey; Western
District Scholarship Chair _ Stacey Webb of Ft. Stockton and parliamentarian
_ Frances Dunn of Odessa.
Announcements were made that the GFWC-TFWC State Convention will be held
in Midland on May 1-3 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, and installation of
TFWC State Officers will be at the Petroleum Club of Midland; GFWC-TFWC-WD
Summer Workshop will be held in Big Spring, on July 8; GFWC-TFWC-WD Fall
Board Meeting will be held in Sanderson on Oct. 19. All members are encouraged
to attend all these fun-filled and learning events.
Study club plans close of year meeting
The Modern Study Club will meet at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 11, in
the West of the Pecos Museum Courtyard for their close of year "accomplishments"
and luncheon meeting with President Catherine Travland, presiding.
The thought-quote for the gathering is "Life is like a bridge- cross over
it, but don't establish yourself upon it." As quoted from Mary Beth Guy,
TFWC President 2000-2002, "View from the Bridge," the Texas Clubwoman, summer
Kelsey Nicole Riley, recipient of The Modern Study Club Pecos High School
Senior Scholarship for 2002, and Jessica Orona, recipient of the Texas Federation
of Women's Clubs Western District Alma Van Sickle Scholarship through the
sponsorship of The Modern Study Club, will be special guests, along with
members of their families.
Following a salad luncheon an overview of the projects, programs and accomplishments
for 2001-2002 will be presented by outgoing president, Catherine Travland.
A display of past-president's scrapbooks will give those in attendance
a "looking into the club's history."
Officers for 2002-2004 will be installed with Nan Cate past president,
conducting the ceremony.
Roll call will be answered by giving a program suggestion for 2002-2003.
Project for this monthly meeting is to donate to the Natural Museum of
Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
The social committee chaired by Nan Cate, with members Juracy Ray, Iris
Reddick and Etta Sullivan, will serve as hostesses for the days activities.
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