Minutes included regular business and information about the spring trip to the Dallas Arboretum and the Taster Salad Luncheon. Mary Ann Patterson read correspondence and Becky Skinner gave the treasurer’s report. Committee reports followed. Melinda Smith reported on the Taster Salad Luncheon, describing it a great success, serving over 200 people. Plans are already underway for next year.
Mrs. Smith also presented information regarding the spring luncheon to be held at Enoch’s Stomp. The event will include a tour of the winery and a luncheon. Betty Finney reported that the scholarship committee had received over 35 applications and a decision would be made in the coming week.
As chair of the membership committee, Sandy Dean read two letters requesting associate membership in the coming year. Members regretfully accepted the change in membership for long time members Betty Finney and Mary Ann Patterson. Associate membership frees both from club responsibilities while including them in club activities of their choosing. In other membership business, Merle Cross and Melinda Smith submitted Linda Connally’s name for new membership. Her acceptance was unanimous and members look forward to her joining the club.
The day’s program was presented by Kathy Langford and Maryette Garrett, owners of Window & Bed Dressings. These decorators shared their passion and expertise through the use of a wide array of bedding choices. By changing pillows, they introduced and explained the selections of different colors, textures, and patterns. With each change a different style emerged. As former teachers, theirs was definitely a lesson of “show and tell” decorating tips. Some of these tips touched on new trends, such as animal prints as the new neutral and including an unexpected touch of glitz. Both stressed that successful decorating choices begin with appreciating one’s home, letting it reflect one’s personality, passion, and lifestyle. At the end of their presentation, they presented a set of ruffled king sheets to Mary Ann Patterson for sharing the “best’ decorating disaster.
Following the program members were treated to a lovely tea table of orange cranberry tea sandwiches, tea biscuits, Italian crème cake, strawberry salad, coffee, and almond tea. The table’s centerpiece featured hyacinths, lilies, other spring flowers, and a whimsical touch of glass butterflies and bees. Those attending, in addition to those previously mentioned, were Cal Arnold, Mikie Clark, Dawn Eatherton, Janice Gage, Jean Hamil, Marynell Henry, Annette Herrmann, Betty Orms, Rolinda Shipp, Jeannie Smitrh, Raye White, Barbara Williams, and Irma Williams. As a gesture of welcome to her home, Mrs. Carter presented each member a gift of handcrafted goat milk soap.