Note from Marj–This post is written by Debra LeBlanc.  Debra and Barbara Morris are now administering this group.  (My intention is to create the future by wise succession planning–and this is turning out to be a good move!).  Debra writes so well, Barbara keeps up with the logistics and the two of them are excellent leaders of this group, which is still going strong since 1981.  Population shifts but the spirit remains.  Enjoy Debra’s narrative of the fabulous meeting at Mary Davis’ lovely townhome in Boerne, TX.  A good time was had by all.

from Debra:  Good Afternoon Wise Wonderful Women,

I hope you all had a wonderful Mothers’ Day week-end!! What a lovely day Sunday was!

We had a great turnout for our April meeting at Marys’ home in Boerne. Thirteen [13] awesome ladies came to share the excitement of not only getting together with one another, but also the royal wedding. In honor of both William & Kate and Mothers Day, we were treated to royalty as well. With a glass of champagne in hand, [9:30am] and twinkle Tiaras’ on our heads we toasted the newlyweds and  All Royal Mothers!! Thank You Mary for hosting us and for feeding all our hungry bellies!
You ladies looked ROYAL!!

I would first like to share with everyone the exciting award Marj has received at the Possible Woman Leadership Conference of 2011. The beautiful glass award is inscribed as follows:

““`Woman Of Inspiration Award 2011

““““`Dr. Marjorie R. Barlow
In recognition of your dauntless Vision,

dedication to Integrity and tireless Pursuit

of continuous Learning.
You are truly an Inspiration to all.

We couldn’t have said it any better. We are all so proud of you Marj and honored to be a part of your world!!

We also have another lady who is receiving a lot of recognition these days for her talents, Betty Shamel our very own Artist, Painter, Sculptor…

Betty will be the “Featured Artist” at the Rockport Center for the Arts, 902 Navigation Circle, Rockport Tx. June 11th- Aug 6th.

Opening Reception of Rockport Center for the Arts Poster Artist 2011

Betty Shamel
June 11th 5-7 pm
Artist’s Talk  4:30 pm   [Betty]
Poster and book signing to follow  [Betty]

Ladies, mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see what Betty has been doing this past year and why we have seen so little of her. You may also want to snatch up on some of her soon to be FAMOUS ARTWORK before we can’t afford it!!!!!
LOVE YOU GIRL!!! The book is amazing!!! Hugs, Hugs!!

WOW!! What an impressive group of Women!!

I went to visit Carol last month shortly after she moved in to her new home at The Meridian in Temple Tx. It is a lovely place and everything is so close by. Carol will certainly be spoiled with all the luxuries at her beckon call. Her sister Jean is just down the hall from her apt. Look out Temple!  I miss you in Pt. Aransas.

Prayers to Colleen and Bobby for the right person for the job.

Beryl was on a roll this day, quick, witty, funny, she had us in stitches,

My Dear Friends, I have noticed there is one very strong common denominator in our meetings these days… know what it is?
Laughter…Loud, Raucous, Tears streaming, Nose blowing, Belly holding, Legs squeezed together, OMG!   LAUGHTER!!!
It is so Wonderfully Healthy, Invigorating, Exhausting, and down right FUN!!!!
Marj, you offered to teach us Laughter Yoga… does it get any better than this??


I miss all of you who are unable to attend our little get togethers for whatever reason. I know how busy everyone is. We have such a great time sharing with one another,  being a sounding board when needing to vent, cheering section for encouragement, loving hugs when needing comfort, and so much much more. It is very difficult for me to sum it all up in this little newsletter.  We try hard to schedule our meetings with plenty of notice so as many as possible can secure a spot on their very busy calenders.  Please make note,  We will not be meeting in May. Our next meeting will be held at the
Padre Isles Country Club in Corpus Christi on Sat. June 25th,hosted by Carol Woodfin.
Yes, that is a Saturday.
Come plan to spend a little time on the island… girls get-away weekend???? I can help with finding  accommodations. Let me know if you need a place to stay, how long, how many.
Don’t forget Betty’s show goes until Aug 6th, we could car pool over together.
What an entrance we could make, Look out Betty!!!!


Have a wonderful May and I hope to see you all at the beach in June… no bikinis allowed!!!

Love N Hugs to each,