Traditionally, at our May meeting our members are introduced to the annual scholarship winners and this year we were delighted to award two students for their individual achievements. From George West we had Naomi Yarbrough who told us that she plans to study at Del Mar College and has her hopes set on becoming a Registered Nurse. Rianna Long was the recipient from Orange Grove. Rianna will attend Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, studying for a major in kinesiology and a minor in special education.
Hostesses for this month were our two Connies: Connie Castanon and Connie Reardon. Their decorations were nicely done and the “bring a dish” luncheon was a real treat. Of course, our awardees ate with us along with several other guests.
Our speaker for this May meeting was Ty Sparks, Superintendent, George West Independent School District, who talked to us about the proposed new high school and the bond election and encouraged us to vote on May 14th. His presentation was enlightening and well received. Mr. Sparks was accompanied by the Director of Educational Services, Mrs. Robin Sellman.
Installation of new officers for the Board of Directors is another May activity and Mr. Sparks did the honors for us: Trish Arink will be our new President; Lee Smith is taking over as Vice President; Secretary will be Linda Avila; Treasurer will be Jessica Keese; DeOtta Meyer will once again be the Club Reporter.
The monthly inspiration was read by Lee Smith followed by club business which included a discussion on having a shed built over/around the water well. Mr. Adolph Trevino had priced some storage sheds for us and presented us with some estimates.
For the door prize at this meeting we had a pretty white bud vase and the lucky winner was Connie Castanon.
Our recent fund raiser (selling embossed cake pans and other items) went very well. And, our participation in the Pioneer Days celebration in Orange Grove helped us with the sale of raffle tickets and craft items.
This actually is the “end” of our year and we are closing on a very positive note. During the summer we will be meeting weekly to work on craft items; we will be exercising on Tuesday mornings; we will be playing cards and dominoes on any day we can get a group together. While the new Board will take charge immediately, there is not another scheduled formal meeting until September 8th. But, while we wait for September, there is talk of another Rummage Sale and there is talk of a bar-be-cue and there will be more excursions – like the one planned for May 19th to visit an alpaca farm in Mathis.
If you are one of our neighbors and would like to participate in our club activities, drop by the Old Lagarto School any Thursday morning. We have a lending library you might like to look through. You do not have to be a member to check out a book. Though, who knows? You might really enjoy becoming a new member of the Lagarto Community Club.