Current Events Club meeting features presentation on ancestry

Our January 14th Current Events meeting was held in the home of Kay Shultz with Judy Jopling and Susan Brauchle as co-hostesses. We enjoyed finger sandwiches, salads, fruit and dessert. Our member, Alma Horvath presented the January program, “Ancestry”. Alma is very experienced at tracing her family tree from Ancestry and DNA sites as well as cemeteries, and state and county sites and interviewing family. Alma has been working on her family tree since the early nineties, and can trace her family tree back fifteen generations. As one member said, “Ancestry when ancestry wasn’t cool.” We were provided lots of valuable information to help us trace our family tree. We also kidded her about becoming a cold case solver.
After enjoying Alma’s program, the meeting was called to order. Business discussions centered primarily around preparations for the “Mardi Gras Magic Charity Gala” at the Community Center on February 22nd. We are excited that we can provide a fun evening in Devine. Reserve a table for your friends and neighbors. Thanks to members and local businesses, we have a broad array of great silent auction items. There’s something for everyone.
In addition to the gala, don’t miss purchasing chances to win a 65″ Samsung Smart TV, $400.00 gift card, Michael Kors handbag and an air compressor. Look for members at Triple C on January 22nd, January 26th, February 5th and February 19th. If you miss us at Triple C, you still have a chance to get tickets at Walmart on February 1st. Gala tickets will also be available at both locations, as well as from members. Look for our Mardi Gras posters throughout area businesses or contact Martha Wall 210-213-5620; Cathy Mechler 830-426-6368; and Linda Kreinhop 713-562-7504 for additional information. Check us out on Facebook as well. All proceeds from the gala and the tickets go to scholarships and non-profits in Medina County.
Our next meeting will be in the home of Dinah Argo on Tuesday, February 11th. Members and guests will be preparing personal-care packages for the residents at Devine Rehabilitation Center. The packages will be distributed to residents on Valentine’s Day. Come join us!