Anita's Garden Makeover in October

The center median at Double Oak's Town Hall is known as Anita's Garden. The garden was named as a memorial to the past president Anita Maynard of the Double Oak Women's Club (DOWC) four years ago. The plantings have become a bit overgrown and a make-over was decided by the Board of the DOWC. This is the first step to start with a clean slate.

The next step is to determine a plan for the new plants in this small space. Many plants were saved and transferred to homes of the ladies who are assisting with this project. Two young men of the National Honor Society needed some service hours and were more than willing to help.

October Meeting - Personal Safety, Self Defense, & Situation Awareness

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Thank You Chief Derrick Watson of our Double Oak Police Department!


Being safe is multi-faceted. With holidays fast approaching, Chief Watson shared numerous tips for increasing our knowledge of subtle things we can do to help improve our odds of being safe, now and throughout the year, no matter where you are.

Congratulations to Our 2019 DOWC Scholarship Recipient

Outgoing President Billie Garrett and incoming President Janice Emanuel presented our 2019 DOWC Scholarship to Christian Dieterich, shown here with his family at our May General Meeting. Christian was chosen by committee from several very impressive applicants. In addition to his academic achievements, and activities participation, his interest in entomology and bee keeping set him apart from the others. We wish him the best of luck in his continuing education and future endeavors. Good luck also to all of our 2019 Double Oak graduates – we are proud of every one of them!
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September 2018 - 2019 Kickoff Meeting

7:00 pm Tuesday, September 18th
Double Oak Town Hall

This was an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we kicked off the 2018-2019 membership year for the Double Oak Women’s Club!

Thank you for joining us!

Bunco Group #1 Celebrates 30 Years Together!

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Sixteen ladies met on January 5th, 1989 at the home of Donna Helms to form Double Oak’s first bunco group.

Bunco is a 12-player dice game that requires only luck to win. There is no strategy, no talent is needed, and it moves fast. Some of our original members seemed disappointed that bunco was not as intense as bridge, but it didn’t halt our growth.

The night started with a shock when JoAn Meyer's daughter, who was babysitting for one of the bunco attendees, was bitten by the owner’s Chow. Luck was not on our side from the beginning. Then, when it was time to leave, we were faced with a snow storm and a treacherous ride home. But that slippery beginning did not stop us! The past 30 years has brought numerous births, deaths and life changes, allowing us to grow our friendships and support one another along the way.

There are three original members remaining in our group today: Sue Gallo, Susan Hauptmann and JoAn Meyer. Please congratulate these women on a lifetime of commitment!

4th of July Recap 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s 4th of July “boat float” and parade. The parade is always well-attended, and this year was no exception! Our float this year was a big hit; very fun and creative. The 4th of July festivities, run by the DOVFD, are always a very special tradition here in Double Oak. As many will testify, events like this are a great way to get involved. After all, what good is it to live in a small town, such as ours, if you don’t participate?
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Congratulations to Our 2018 DOWC Scholarship Recipient

The 2018 Double Oak Women’s Club $500 Scholarship was awarded to Samuel Zimmerman. Samuel graduated from Marcus High School with plans to study Business at SMU in the fall. Samuel was active in school, having served in various roles including Student Council Officer. He volunteers in his community as well as foreign mission trips. He is the founder and CEO of Giving Hands Art, a non-profit art collective that supports Kyle’s Place, a homeless shelter for teens in Denton. On Saturday’s you might find him at the Flower Mound Farmer’s Market where he has his pottery for sale. Proceeds from these sales go to Kyle’s Place.

Congratulations Samuel!
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Congratulations to Our 2017 DOWC Scholarship Recipient

Last year’s Community Service Chairwomen, Becky Weber and Kathy Shake, presented the 2017 DOWC Scholarship to Kimberly Flack, shown here with her family at our May General Meeting. A graduate of John H. Guyer High School, Kimberly was chosen by committee from several very impressive applicants, and we wish her the best of luck at the University of Texas in Austin this fall. Way to go, Kimberly!
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The Town of Double Oak Recognizes the Double Oak Women's Club

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 and 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 as Double Oak Women's Club Appreciation Day in the town.
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Highlights from Past Years

Our club held its first ever Yard Sale & Vendor Fair at Town Hall early in October of 2014, and the Children’s Halloween Social was at the end of that month. In November we had a very successful Auction, and presented our largest donation ever to the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department at our December pot luck dinner meeting. For our holiday charity effort, we adopted a local family in need to anonymously help with some of their expenses during the holiday season.

At our progressive dinner in January, our spouses joined us traveling from house to house for appetizers, main course, and desserts with a fun gift exchange game at the end. Guest speakers at our general meetings included a master gardener, an investment counselor, and an interior design specialist, each with lots of expert advice for us to consider. Easter centerpieces were made and donated to a local assisted living facility and we held a community Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt at town hall in the spring.

The Casino Night fundraiser was great fun, as always, and our first ever Cars & Coffee event raised enough for us to fund a new portable defibrillator for our Police Officers’ use when responding to emergencies.

Lastly, our float entry into the annual 4th of July Parade (our theme was Dive into the DOWC) took first place in the competition so the trophy remains on display on our table in the Town Hall foyer until we’re challenged by other float entries next year. All in all, it was a very successful, and busy, and fun year for all who participated, and we hope you will join us and get involved this year too!

2015 Scholarship Presentation

The DOWC $500 Scholarship was awarded to Kayla Blackmon, a 2015 graduate from Marcus High School. Pictured here are Community Service chairwoman Kathy Shake (on the left) with Kayla and her mother Monica at the club’s last meeting in May. Kayla has been very busy pursuing her dreams from the time she was a little girl, beginning with a lemonade stand and a yard mowing business. Today she does babysitting for 15 families and pet sitting for more than that. A member of various honor societies, she also played club soccer and Marcus soccer and still had time to be an officer in The Circle of Friends club at Marcus and do mission trips with her church. On top of this she took advanced placement classes at Marcus and was a member of the PSAT team. Kayla will attend The University of Texas majoring in pre-
pharmacy, and the DOWC congratulates her on her hard work in high school and wishes her the very best while she’s at college too!
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