The Blanco Woman’s Club met at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at the Blanco Library, with twenty members and five guests present, the guests being Connie Barron, Penny Thomas, Liz Waller, Crystal Spybuck, and Debbie Homeier.
President Bonnie Holmes welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order, and the fun began (alas, without me there). There were short presentations by various members, not the least of which was the presentation by Candy Cargill Wenzel regarding the new law going into effect about cell phone usage/texting in a school zone, the penalty for being caught a five hundred dollar fine. That should give everybody pause! In keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme, Viki Simmons gave a presentation on the art associated with Valentines. The ballet “Coppelia” will be presented by Ballet San Antonio at the Majestic Theater on March 20-21, and Blanco’s own Sarah, daughter of Vickie and Doug Pautz, will be dancing the lead role.
The Civic Department was in charge of the program, “Making A Difference,” with Penny Thomas, the new Executive Director of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce, speaking about the theme for this year at the Chamber, “Join the Team.” Anyone can join the Chamber, not just merchants, and there is a great need for volunteers as well to “Join the Team” and make a difference in our community.
New officers for the club year 2010-2011 were elected by acclamation. They included: President – Kathee Copeland, 1st Vice President – Charlene Pace, 2nd Vice President – Viki Simmons, 3rd Vice President – Diane Turner, Recording Secretary – Janie Jones, Corresponding Secretary – Linda Nash, Treasurer – Tish Johnson, Parliamentarian – Bonnie Holmes, Historian – Priscilla Seals, Reporter – Deb Yorgensen, and Auditor – Shirley Beck.
After the meeting was adjourned, hostesses Nancy Cline, Vickie Pautz, Judy Gaines, Viki Simmons, and Peggy Welch served refreshments. The serving table was covered with a white tablecloth and adorned with beautiful red and pink roses. The Valentine theme was carried out with Judy Gaines’ Valentine quilt displayed on the wall above the table and Valentine hearts, etc., on the serving table and side tables. The delicious refreshments consisted of a variety of finger sandwiches, Brie with fruit, a bowl of fresh strawberries, a chocolate heart cake, a Red Velvet heart cake, lace cookies, nuts, coffee punch, and red fruit punch. Not just a good time, but a wonderful time was had by all.