The Alamo District of Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs held the annual Fall Board Meeting in Refugio on October 24 and 25. Representatives from clubs in Cotulla, Lytle, Pleasanton, Port Lavaca, Refugio, San Antonio, Victoria, and Mason attended. Two clubs in the district did not send representatives. They were Beeville and Rock Springs. The theme of the meeting was “Hit the Road Running” and was demonstrated by the wearing of decorated tennis shoes. Bluebonnet Study Club Reporter Betty Meyer represented Mason.
Those who arrived on the 24th gathered at the Refugio Community Center and carpooled to Sinton for a Dutch treat dinner.
Registration for the 25th began at 9:30 a.m. at the Refugio Community Center with a buffet brunch served by the host club, Woman’s Club of Refugio. District president Patsy Troell of Pleasanton’s Woman’s Club presided over the day long meeting. A recommendation from the Executive Committee that the Alamo District scholarship be given at the end of each two year term of office instead of every year because of a lack of adequate funds was approved. Also a recommendation that an item of jewelry yet to be determined will be raffled to bring in extra funds for this purpose, was approved. Tickets will be available at the Spring Convention in Mason.
Committee chairmen each gave two minute reports. Betty Meyer of Mason who chairs the GFWC Domestic Violence Awareness Program asked every club in the district to sponsor a shelter shower for their local shelter. Instructions on the establishment of this vital link to the effort to stop the cycle of violence were given.
Every club representative received written instructions on reporting club activities from First Vice President and Reports Chair Carol Habgood of San Antonio. She explained the importance of reporting and that many grants are based on the figures contained in the reports.
Just prior to lunch, those wearing decorated tennis shoes participated in a parade before the official “Tennis shoe judges”. Three categories were apparent. Some were covered with sparkly “bling”; some were akin to the the rediculous; and some were on a theme. This reporter wore shoes bearing hand painted bluebonnets along with a blue suit bearing a jeweled bluebonnet pin and earned a second place finish in the theme category.
After lunch, the remaining reports were given.
An invitation from the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club was issued to the group to attend the Spring Convention on March 27 and 28 in Mason.
The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club is a part of the Alamo District of Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs which is a part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international service organization headquartered in Washington, DC.