Hostess Cory Bakke opened her house to the Military-Civilian Club for a morning coffee to introduce new members and kick off the year of luncheons and activities. Members signed up for activities, special events and enjoyed the gathering which was chaired by Ferne Burney and catered by Fresh Horizons. Cory’s spacious backyard lent itself to areas for members to sign up and pay for luncheons, donate to the charitable foundation, and reserve a spot for a special event. Several attendees included Beth Plummer, Caryn Hasslocher, Debbie McDonald, Linda Skop, Becky Smith, Loretta Patterson, Terri Pixley, Francine Rowden, Rebecca Hermanson, Kerry Rutledge, Jenny Gibson, Jane Allgood, Rhonda Calvert, Jennifer Sparr, Melinda Biggs, Laura Urbis, Mary Wieser, Victoria Wood, and Heather Hooten.
The group, whose purpose is to foster patriotism and the integration of the military and civilian communities of San Antonio, is making plans to celebrate and recognize the upcoming Centennial Celebration in 2021.
Charity Ball Association Donor Reception
The Charity Ball Association board chair Leslie Kingman and board chair Lynn Ziegler presented checks to 16 deserving organizations during its annual donor reception. Representatives from the organization met members and received their funds at a reception held at the San Antonio Country Club in mid-September. Grants were awarded to Baptist Temple, Believe It Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, Clarity Child Guidance Center, Family Services Association of San Antonio, Inc., Guardian House, Healy-Murphy Center, Mission Road Development Center, Northeast Educational Foundation Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc. (SAMMINISTRIES), San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio River Foundation, San Antonio Zoological Association, Teamability, Inc., and YWCA San Antonio
Over $21,000,000 has been donated to children’s charities since 1954.
Delta Delta Delta Happy Hour
Tri Deltas gathered at Paloma Blanca for happy hour kicking off the new year, introducing new members and finding out about new collegians. President Ann McAlister welcomed all and reviewed the year ahead. A large alumnae gathering, ladies stayed busy placing orders for flats of pansies, sharing ideas for upcoming Champagne and Chandeliers fundraisers. Campagnes and Chandeliers raises funds to support St. Jude and Ronald McDonald House. A few members included Cyndee Dubinbski, Karen Parks, Kay Bashara, Keitha Clayton, Amy Hawk, Carol Bray, Carol Strode, Jane Gregory, Mary Beth Mosbacher, Judy Kruger, Leslie Foley, Susie Patterson, Alta Compton, and Linda Kay Bowman.
Legacy of Hope
The foundation board of the Ecumenical Center hosted 2019 Legacy of Hope Luncheon featuring Naomi Judd. The six-time Grammy award winner, singer-songwriter, and actress has authored several self-help books, including her memoir, “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression And How I Emerged With Hope.”
Mertie and Dr. Dale Wood were presented with the Legacy Award for their 20 plus years of dedication and valuable service to the Center, as well as their community involvement, leadership and volunteer efforts for numerous organizations in our community. Attendees and supporters included luncheon chairs Karin and J. Scott Beckendorf and Kirti and Dr. Mahendra Patel, board chair Nancy Torgerson, Hunter Henke, Epitacio Resendez, Christie Taylor, and Pam Burdick. Underwriters included: Gloria and Fully Clingman, Kristin and Dick Tipps, Marsha and Dr. Randall Singleton, Dr. Kelley and Pat Frost, and Phyllis Wenglein to list a few.
Light the Way
Grab a cup of hot chocolate and kick off the holiday season November 23rd, 6:15 pm for a sparking celebration under the beautiful stars at the University of Incarnate Word. The University will be ablaze with 1000s of twinkling holiday lights. Fun and festive for the entire family. Twinkling lights throughout December will undoubtedly set the mood.
By Leslie Foley