DOWC Kick Off Meeting

YOU ARE INVITED!
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16th
Double Oak Town Hall

Please join us this evening to kick off the 2014-2015 membership year of the DOWC. No matter what age you are, there is something here for you to enjoy. We have some new members on this year’s Board, with new ideas for our club, and we welcome your input too. Fresh ideas help us to evolve and respond to changing interests in our community.

All ladies residing in Double Oak are welcome, and members who have moved away are invited back as well. Whether you are new, or a returning member, or just curious about what we have planned for this year, please join us this evening for fun, food, and fellowship – and you just might win a door prize too!

THIS CLUB IS FOR YOU – WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US!

September 11th - Patriot's Day Ceremony

9/11 Patriots Day Ceremony will take place at the Double Oak Town Hall flag pole at 6 p.m. to honor all those who lost their lives and served as first responders on September 11, 2001.

Yard Sale/Craft & Vendor Fair – October 4th

We have reserved the Double Oak Town Hall, and the Pavilion, and park grounds too, for a huge Yard Sale/Craft & Vendor Fair

Saturday, October 4th
Open to the public from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm


Individual space fees charged (see below), and all sales of items donated to the Club’s yard sale space, will go into our Community Service Fund. Proceeds will be used to help fund our donations to our volunteer fire department, police appreciation efforts, two children’s social events, our annual scholarship award, and various other services our club provides to the community each year. If you don’t want your own space, but have items to donate to the DOWC sales for that day, please contact this year’s Community Service Chairwoman: Kathy Shake.

Individual Spaces: We know there are lots of business owners in our town, and many people like to buy locally if they know what’s here! If you wish to rent a space to exhibit and sell your product or service, promote your business, or just sell your own “stuff’ in a yard sale space, contact Candy Lamel to make your reservation as soon as possible. Reservation fees are $30 each (paid in advance) and spaces will be approximately 8’ x 8’ inside town hall or 10’ x 10’ outside.

Please note: inside spaces are very limited.

Then . . . get ready for our next community service event: the annual AUCTION in November!

Newcomers Meet & Greet – October 15

Make plans now to attend a Newcomers Meet & Greet

7 - 9 pm on Wednesday, October 15th

If you are new to town, or just new to our club, we hope you will allow us to welcome you at a small gathering at the home of our Hospitality Chairwoman Kathy Maybury. Please R.S.V.P. to Kathy.

Outside Adult Social - October 18th

An Outside ADULT SOCIAL is planned for

October 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Town Hall Pavilion from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Live music will be provided and there will be dancing in the pavilion. Bring your own picnic basket and/or cooler (with snacks and beverages of your choice) and also your own blanket or lawn chairs for seating.

DOWC Adult Socials are usually only for Club members and spouses, but this time we invite all adults in Double Oak to join us for an evening of fun. Bring your neighbors - and make some new friends too!

Upcoming Events

October General Meeting – Oct. 21
Children’s Fall Festival – Oct. 25
Annual DOWC AUCTION – Nov. 18

2014 DOWC Scholarship

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Awarded to Allison Flack
For many years, the DOWC has awarded a $500 scholarship to a college-bound graduating High School Senior residing in Double Oak. With names removed, all applications are reviewed by a committee to choose the year’s recipient. There were several applicants this year, and the student receiving the most 1st place votes by the committee was Allison Flack, a spring graduate of Guyer High School in Denton. Allison is now attending Texas A&M University in College Station, pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering, and we are happy that our club’s scholarship award will help to offset the cost of some of her college supplies this fall. Allison was presented her scholarship award at the Club’s last meeting in May by last year’s Community Service Chairwoman Judy Messett, pictured on the left, along with Allison and her family.

Congratulations to Allison, and to all of our Double Oak graduates! The Double Oak Women’s Club is proud of all the very accomplished students we have in our town, and we wish you all the best of luck in college, or in whatever path you have chosen to pursue after high school.
For many years, the DOWC has awarded a $500 scholarship to a college-bound graduating High School Senior residing in Double Oak. With names removed, all applications are reviewed by a committee to choose the year’s recipient. There were several applicants this year, and the student receiving the most 1st place votes by the committee was Allison Flack, a spring graduate of Guyer High School in Denton. Allison is now attending Texas A&M University in College Station, pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering, and we are happy that our club’s scholarship award will help to offset the cost of some of her college supplies this fall. Allison was presented her scholarship award at the Club’s last meeting in May by last year’s Community Service Chairwoman Judy Messett, pictured on the left, along with Allison and her family.

Congratulations to Allison, and to all of our Double Oak graduates! The Double Oak Women’s Club is proud of all the very accomplished students we have in our town, and we wish you all the best of luck in college, or in whatever path you have chosen to pursue after high school.

OUR CLUB

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The Double Oak Women’s Club (DOWC) provides a periodic social gathering for the fellowship, entertainment, and education of its membership. Fundamental to DOWC is connecting with one’s neighbors; making contacts with other women for fun and support; and creating a caring environment for ourselves, our children and families.
DOWC supports the community in a variety of ways, including but not limited to; providing a member network for activities and recreation, greeting newcomers, distributing scholarship funds, organizing adult socials, and sponsoring holiday events for the children of Double Oak. Fundraising and membership dues underwrite costs of special and charitable projects.
Payment of DOWC dues entitles a member to all rights of membership, a DOWC Yearbook, and subscription to the DOWC monthly Newsletter. Members receive advance notices of the year’s meetings and special programs. All women who are current or past residents of the Town of Double Oak are invited to join the Double Oak Women’s Club.

Activities

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KAFFEEKLATSCH
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Let's Do Lunch
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Book Club
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Bridge
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Bunco
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Walking Group

Message from the President

Hello and welcome to another year with the Double Oak Women’s Club! I will have the pleasure of being your President for this upcoming year and am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. It took me several years to join the DOWC because I was both afraid and skeptical, having never been to a “Women‘s Club“ before. However, once I did attend my first meeting, I was sincerely welcomed and invited to join some of the many activities the Club has to offer. Now each meeting has me looking forward to seeing friends and meeting new ones.

The Double Oak Women’s Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month, September through May. Meetings are held either at Town Hall or at a member’s home at 7 pm. Our evening will start with some social time, a short business meeting, and then either an activity or a speaker.

DOWC offers a variety of monthly activities and other events for you to become active in as much as you would like. These activities allow you to get acquainted with some wonderful women on a smaller scale. Inside this newsletter you will find details of our monthly activities and other events; some that have happened (4th of July Float) and other events that are coming up (especially, our first ever Yard Sale/Craft & Vendor Fair fundraising event on October 4th). Start marking your calendar now and get involved!

On behalf of the entire Board, please come and join us at our kickoff meeting September 16th for more news about what the DOWC has planned for this year.

Donna Gilliam
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Photos

See our photos page from our events.

Community Service Report - from Judy Messett:

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Be sure to attend our General Meeting on the 20th this month at Town Hall as we present our Scholarship Award to this year’s College Scholarship Recipient. Deciding among all the applicants was difficult for our committee as there are many accomplished high school seniors living in Double Oak! We are proud of all of you and congratulate you all on your hard work in high school, and we wish you the best of luck at college next year, or at whatever path you choose to pursue after graduation.

Many thanks to all those who helped to make Casino Night a success. We had a great turnout and lots of fun. Approximately $1,700 was raised for our Community Service Fund!!!

I want to thank the following volunteers for their time and energy: Gary and Eileen Loskot, Connie Gall, Wiley and Sue Edmonds, Larry and Rosaline Scheerer, Billie Garrett, Pat Wellen and my dear husband Bob Messett.

Our honorary KING of the Casino was Brian Austin and our QUEEN was Ruth Smith. The 50/50 raffle winner was Angie Fisher. The TOP player was Bobby Gaynor who won a $200 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Rob Messett from Messett Financial, our 2nd winner was Scott Fletcher who won a night at the Omni in Ft. Worth courtesy of Dr. Matt Artho from Country Lakes Family Dental, our 3rd winner was Candy Lamel who won a $50 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Rob Messett and our 4th winner was Dennis Shaw who also won a $50 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Rob Messett.

Please support our generous donors by taking the time to thank them and/or visit their establishments:
Bonnie Morrow – ASL Sales
Becky Weber - Double Oak
Bliss Nail Spa - Flower Mound
Buffalo Wild Wings - Highland Village
Candy Lamel – Beauty Control - Double Oak
Carmack Chiropractic & Sports Therapy - Flower Mound
Carol Johnson – Omega Atomizers - Roanoke
Carol’s Cards and Gifts - Flower Mound
Chris Edmonds - C & W Plumbing - Lewisville
Dr. Matt Artho – Country Lakes Family Dental - Bartonville
Enzo’s New York Pizzeria - Flower Mound
Gary and Eileen Loskot
Heather Handsford – Hypergraphic Impressions - Dallas
Janice Pidcock - Fidelity National Title - Flower Mound
Jill Dawson – Passport Health - Plano
Steve Herrin – Flower Mound Plumbing
Kelly Miller - Le Peep in Flower Mound
On the Border - Lewisville
Peggy Durbin - Double Oak
Piranha Killer Sushi - Flower Mound
Rob Messett - Messett Financial - Double Oak
Salerno’s - Flower Mound
Sonic Lantana
Stefania Lee -Stef’s Therapeutic Body Works Flower Mound
Wiley and Sue Edmonds Double Oak.

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