April’s meeting was productive, as the membership approved the new 2016-2017 Board and changes to the By-Laws and Standing Rules. Our evening was educational and also emotional, as Sue Edmond’s lovely granddaughter, Jill, recounted their family experience with organ transplant and donations. DonateLifeTexas.org is a great resource for more information. I want to thank Jill for filling in for Sue and Judy Messett for opening up her home.
Our spring fundraiser was successful, thanks to Kathy Shake, her many helpers, our table sponsors, door prize donors, and also to those who attended Casino Night. The DOWC would not be successful without all of the volunteers who help out in one way or another at each and every event, including at our meetings.
As you know, my 2-year reign is over and this is my last newsletter. It has been a pleasure being your president and seeing our club thrive. Thank you to the entire board for all of your hard work every month, as nothing could be accomplished without your dedication. I have spoken often about membership involvement being the key to the DOWC and have been rewarded by seeing more and more members at meetings and events. I truly want to thank each of you for being a contributing member and I hope you continue to do so
in the future to enhance our special little club. It has been my pleasure!
See you at the meeting!
Many thanks to all who helped to make this year’s CASINO NIGHT another great success. After expenses, we raised about than $1400 for our Community Service Fund and, as usual, we had a lot of fun doing it!
Thank you to all of the volunteers for their time and energy before, during and after the event, and I want to thank also door prize donors, table sponsors, and also everyone who donated food – it was all awesome!
st nd Congratulations to Elise Hildebrand (1 ), Bob Gaynor (2 ) and Joy Ashman (3rd) who were our biggest winners at the end of the evening. They each got to choose a door prize donated from the many generous individuals and businesses who supported this event. Congratulations also to Janet Gress, who was the the 50/50 raffle winner!
Tickets were drawn from all attendees for the rest of the door prize items, so many others were lucky too, even if they weren’t lucky at playing the games! Please see the list of donors below. Some made donations to sponsor tables and some donated items as door prizes. All were appreciated and enabled us to have fun and to add nicely to our Club’s Community Service Fund.
Thank you, everyone!
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.
Your membership fee helps to support the continuation of the DOWC, an organization with a history as long as the town’s own. Did you know that...the annual Women’s Club Auction supports the Volunteer Fire Department? ... we award an Annual Scholarship? ... we coordinate Police Appreciation efforts? Have you attended any of our Community Events ... like Casino Night, Pancake Breakfast, holiday get-togethers, or the Children’s Halloween Party?
Membership entitles you to a DOWC Directory and a subscription to the DOWC Newsletter for the membership year (September through May). You are invited to attend monthly meetings with scheduled programs, and members can also join in a variety of other activities. Activity groups grow and change as do member interests so if there is something you’d like to see, just say so – there’s a whole town waiting for your involvement if you choose! We all lead very busy lives these days, but even if you don’t have the time to attend meetings, you can still offer your community support by simply joining, or renewing your DOWC membership – and you’ll always know what’s going on in our town!
When do members meet? General Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, so mark your calendars now. We don’t promote or discuss members’ businesses during our meetings; however, you may (as a member) post your business cards or other information on our bulletin board at any meeting you attend. And always check out the bulletin board at each meeting to see what’s available from other members!
How do you join? Complete the form below, being sure to fill in the information exactly as you wish it to appear in the membership directory. Also, if you have a child who would like to Baby Sit, place a star by their name and include a contact number, if different from your own. Return the completed form and $20 to this month’s meeting, or drop it in the mail to our Membership Chairwoman, as shown at the bottom of the form. Join now to be listed in the 2016-2017 DOWC Directory.
The Double Oak Women's Club has provided community support for more than forty years.
At a recent council meeting, the town joined with the
Double Oak Police Department
Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department
to thank the organization for its years of civic service and presented a joint proclamation that declared
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Double Oak Women's Club Appreciation Day
in the town.
AAA Heating & Air – Irving
AMF Bowling – Lewisville
Amy Rademaeker’s Photographers
Barnes & Noble – Highland Village
Bennett Law Firm – Lewisville
Bonnie Morrow – ASL Sales
Boughton Outdoor – Double Oak
Buffalo Wild Wings – Highland Village
Candy Lamel – BeautiControl - Double Oak
Carol Johnson – Omega Atomizers – Roanoke
Charming Charlie – Highland Village
Cotton Patch – Flower Mound
Cristina’s – Flower Mound
Cruise Planners – Melinda Fletcher
Diva Nails & Spa - Bridlewood
Double Oak Concrete
Excite Gym & Cheer – Highland Village
Fifth Street Motors – Lewisville
Humphrey & Associates – Denton
Jill Dawson – Passport Health Plano
Kwik Kar – Lantana
Lantana Dry Cleaners – Lantana
Living Earth – Double Oak
McAllister’s – Highland Village
Mosquito Joe’s – Frisco
North Dallas Garden Design – Double Oak
North Texas Photo Booth – Lewisville
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Peggy Durbin – Double Oak
Piranha Killer Sushi – Flower Mound
Pizza Hut– Lantana
Rapid Med – Highland Village
Rosa’s Café – Flower Mound
Salerno’s – Flower Mound
Savory Bistro – Bartonville
Second Home Furniture – Lewisville
Select Air Conditioning – Lewisville
Serious Results Fitness Training
Skintastic – Plano
Snooty Pig – Highland Village
Su Vino Winery – Grapevine
The Flour Shop Bakery
The Table Restaurant
Verf’s Grill and Tavern