On Sunday, July 22 you could find many of the Central Texas Forevers in the home of Donann Kelley. Susan
Reed and Sonja McCracken helped with food and beverage for the event. Thanks to Donann for opening her home to all of us again.
The day was enjoyed by all.
We were all delighted to see several
newcomers to our group. Pat Taylor (1943) and Kimberly Hookanson (2012) represented the past and the present... (didn't want
to say eldest and youngest) Rangerette. Kimberly seemed to be questioned by many regarding pre-training and show-offs. Things
change from decade to decade and Kimberly was kind enough to share with all how things are done now. I think we all learned
a lot and definitely enjoyed Kimberly's information.
Truett ('98), Shannon Briggs ('88), Beth McDougall Little ('83), Katie Reeves ('10), Leslie Finley Maxwell ('04) and Kelli
Stanford ('88) were all welcomed to our organization. Each shared their experience as a Rangerette with the group. Welcome
to Forevers Centex!!!
Nina Phillips Persohn presented the treasury
report as below:
| Balance prior
to April 29, 2012 meeting|| $870.28|
and raffle income|| $155.00|
to include website fees|| $230.68|
| Current Balance
as of July 22, 2012|| $794.60|
Membership cards were handed out to all members present.
If you would like to pay membership for 2012 and help support our chapter, please send a check made out to Forevers Centex
for $25 and mail to: Jean Hejl, 105 Davis Drive, Thorndale TX 76577.
goes out to Patti Wright for the poster, Joyce Pennington for two books, Nina Persohn for the "Rette" necklace and
Susan Reed for the "Rette, White and Blue" magazine. The raffle is a wonderful fund raiser for our group and everyone
loves to WIN! Thanks ladies for your support.
Sondra Chambers wanted
all of the Centex ladies to know how much she appreciated your vote for the "K-girl Contest". She expressed her
"Thanks" to everyone who took the time to vote for her. We think she is a WINNER no matter what!
- Recent Rangerette Try-outs: 7 new
Central Texas Rangerettes were selected for the 73rd line. Nina Persohn will contact Kilgore and get the mailing address for
each new Rangerette. She and Susan Reed are sending a "Congrats" card from our organization to each new Centex Rangerette.
- Mini-Summer Camp: Holly Lyons received permission from Dana Blair to hold a summer camp in 2013.
More information about this camp to be developed by Holly Lyons. If you are interested in helping, please contact Holly at Hol5678@gmail.com
- National Historical Organization for Rangerettes: It was mentioned that the Rangerettes should be
recognized as a national historical organization. Forevers Centex is trying to determine how to make this happen. Nina will
send Paula Jamerson an email requesting this information for our group.
- Membership Committee: Susan
Reed, Sonja McCracken and Donann Kelley have taken the lead for this committee and have been very pro-active with reaching
out and encouraging Rangerettes from Central Texas to join our organization and meetings. Their success was evident with the
showing of 8 newcomers. This committee will continue to contact and encourage former Rangerettes, friends and family members
to attend our organization. If you know of anyone in our area, please let them know about Forevers Centex and direct them
to our website for more information www.foreverscentex.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Officer Election: Volunteers and/or nominations for officers for 2013 were discussed. It was agreed
that the current President continue her position through 2013 and a Vice President be selected for a two year term for continuity.
The newly elected Vice President will become President in 2014 and another Vice President will be selected so each year the
past President will train the Vice President. Other officers will have a 2 year term and give assistance to the new officers
when needed. Nina Phillips Persohn agreed to continue her position. Sonja McCracken volunteered to be website coordinator/secretary
for 2013 in the place of Edna Post Hodges. Edna agreed to work with Sonja on a new website, email site and master contact
list. The present treasurer position held by Jean Davis Hejl is open for volunteers and Jean will assist with the transition
to the new treasurer. If you are interested in holding an officer position for the 2013-2015 calendar years, please contact
us at email@example.com. The meetings are only once a quarter and these positions do not take up much of your time.
Holly Lyons has set up a Facebook page for our organization. ForeversCentralTexas. Please "like" this page and put
up pictures and info for all to share.
- October 21, 2012 is the date for our next meeting to be held
at the home of Joyce and C.R. Pennington in Salado TX 3-5p. If you would like to help Joyce and C.R. host this meeting, please
contact them at DanceADTS@aol.com. Also, if you are returning to the Central Texas area from Kilgore Homecoming on the 21st, plan to stop by Salado for the