Star Duplicate Bridge Club met Feb. 13 at Denny's. Winners were:

N/S 1. Cindy DuBois and Joyce Greinert; 2. Sheryl Pace and Richard Duble.

E/W 1. Elizabeth and Ed Booker; 2. Beth Coker and Jane Turner.

Feb. 17 winners were:

N/S 1. Billie Elmendorf and Joyce Weedon; 2. Richard Duble and Jim Hibbetts.

E/W 1. Elizabeth and Ed Booker; 2. Pat Cruse and Pat Elmendorf.

Monday's winners were:

N/S 1. Ron Trimmer and Jack Viser; 2. Joyce Gorzycki and Joyce Weedon.

E/W 1. Joyce Greinert and Betty Mahoney; 2. Karen and Alan Bachman.


The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a program on emergency preparedness at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the College Station Community Center. Brian Hilton, College Station emergency management coordinator, will speak. Free and open to public. 693-6733.


Preceptor Beta Phi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 14 in College Station.

President Sara Hayes distributed copies of the International charitable fund choices to be discussed at the upcoming meeting. She also presented a State of the Chapter report. A discussion of future chapter policies followed. She asked members to read proposed changes to the city council by-laws for discussion at the next meeting.

The executive board met and announced that the laureate degree would be conferred on Penne Mathews at the next meeting. Gaytha Boyett reported on the Feb. 13 council meeting. Vice President Glenda Joseph attended the preferential tea committee meeting to plan the April 1 tea at the home of Vanette Allen. The program also included a valentine exchange.

Mathews reminded members of the silent auction at the next meeting, Tuesday in Sarah Hayes' home in Caldwell.


Xi Eta Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday at Alma Molina's home. Kay Poling spoke about the jewelry of Hattie Carnegie. Jane Cohen from Preceptor Xi Omicron was a guest. Poling read a thank-you note from Brazos Food Bank for the club's donation. Rosie and Paul Schoenfeld were thanked for their work on the Mardi Gras party. Darla Easterling won two door prize baskets.


The Brazos Valley Stitchers, the local chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, met Tuesday. Treasurer Peggy Mesecher won the door prize; then show-and-tell items were passed around. These items included a tapestry-covered box recently finished by Brenda Mooney and mounted by Denise de Rusha, a beaded pincushion and a beaded Christmas ornament, and new vibrantly colored Spanish threads obtained Feb. 11 at the exhibit held by the Austin chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild.

A service project to help the Brazos Food Bank was discussed. The new group correspondence courses from the national guild, which include hardanger, pulled thread and counted cross-stitch projects, were announced. The group also discussed a "stash sale" April 25 at Marceil Geiser's home; members will sell excess stitching materials that are in good condition (the sale is open to anyone, not just members).

Ronda Ogden discussed tutorial materials available to members including: basic instruction in Florentine embroidery, hardanger, counted cross-stitch, crewel and Assisi work. The booklets are available from Geiser, membership chair. Geiser also gave the stitching feature, needlepoint damask. She brought enough materials for everyone to start the project, a needlepoint heart.

The next monthly "stitch-in" will be Tuesday. Meetings are the third Tuesday of every month, with stitch-ins the fourth Tuesday of every month; both are at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Sebesta at Foxfire in College Station. 694-8189 or 696-2292; www.brazosvalleystitchers.org.


Preceptor Xi Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 21 for a Sweetheart Dinner honoring Dianne Sides, with the Sweetheart pin presented by Jennifer Skrivanek. Hostesses were Margie Thielen, Mary Dudek, Janet Woods and Skrivanek. The program, Special Birthdays, was by Rosemary Shaunfield.

Betty Williams discussed plans for the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra's children's concert. Mary Dudek is collecting empty medicine bottles. Courtesy read a thank you from Sandra Wood.

Skrivanek won the door prize. Jane Cohen reported on publicity and shared scrapbook pictures. Sherry Kovar presented the Friendship Bowl to Christy Hendricks. Hendricks reported on the preferential tea plans. President Marcia Drost conducted the sister sharing session.

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