From the President
Ladies Association of Walden
On Friday, June 5th, LAW will finish its calendar year with a special appearance by Tom Abrahams, TV reporter and anchor for Channel 13, where
he covers local, national, and international news. He is also the author of
several political thrillers including the "Sedition” and “Allegiance” series.
The Houston Press calls him “one of Houston’s Top Ten Authors”.
Please E-mail [email protected] or 448-7277 by Wednesday, June
3rd for your reservation. Cancellations should be made no later than 2:00pm Thursday, June 4th. Standing rules
of the Association state: Members must cancel their reservations by 2:00pm Thursday (prior to the luncheon) if
unable to attend the luncheon. Failure to cancel (no shows) will result in a billing for the lunch reservation .
From the President-
Our June Luncheon is the
last luncheon for the 2014-2015
year. Wow, I can not believe it
is coming to an end.
The Roster of Officers for
2015-2016, as submitted by the
Nominating Committee, Jackie
St Cyr, Flo Locke and Zona Taylor, were introduced at the May
~President: Pam Stewart
~Vice President: Pat Reagan
~Secretary: Kathryn Schleper
~Treasurer: Robin Garnett
~Parlimentarian: Karla Seidule
Elections will be held at the
June luncheon. Nominations will
be accepted from the floor,
with prior permission from any
nominee to place her name on
the ballot. Following the lunch-
eon, our new president will be
busy getting her board in place.
If called upon to serve on any
of the committees, please consider serving, it is a wonderful
way to meet other members and
help the organization run
I would like to extend my
personal thank you to the Executive Board, Committee
Chairs and their committee
members for a job well done. I
deeply appreciate each of you
for stepping forward to take on
The 2014-2015 Directories
will be available for the last
time at the June meeting. If
you have not collected yours,
please contact Zona Taylor or
make arrangements with a
friend to pick yours up at the
June meeting. They will NOT be
It has been
I think I have
learned a lot from
the experience and I hope I
managed to get the job done
“relatively” well. It has truly
been an honor trying, and I
thank you all for being so supportive. Have a fun and safe
4th of July and I hope to see
you at lunch in August. Karla
JUNE 5 LAW LUNCHEON
Social: 11:30am, Lunch: Noon,
Cost, $15 for LAW members,
$20 for guests.
Classic Club Sandwich
Sweet Potato Fries
Key Lime Pie
“Foods of the Caribbean” was
the theme at Gae Glaser’s home on
Thursday, April 24th. Wonderful
food! The May luncheon will be held
at the home of Olive Cannistra on
“Think Spring” is her
choice for recipes. Should be lots
of good food.
Sorry to have missed the May meeting but Nana duties
were called. A big thank you to our May hostess Norma Reed. A
few of the books on the “good or better” list include: Picoult’s
“Leaving Time”, Stuart Woods “Insatiable Appetites”, and
Grisham’s “Gray Mountain”. Also thank you to Jean Clark for
hosting the May 20th meeting. We all are looking forward to
the “Book Clubs Around the Lake” annual luncheon at April
Sound on May 28th.
The ladies of Social Bites didn’t
quite chant it, but fully enjoyed the
Disney memorabilia on display at the
latest recipe luncheon held at
Joanne Berridge’s home. The ladies
dined on “Lightening McQueen’s Balsamic Motor Oil Chicken”, Chef
Oscar’s potatoes and onions, and
Twinkie tiramisu. It’s unbelievable
that, after fifteen years, each
luncheon menu and theme seems
better than the last.
start on Thursday, May 28th at the
Yacht Club pool.
Classes will be
from 9:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on
Bring two 8 inch plastic
plates and a water noodle. Wear
We had a wonderful meeting at Lin Scheib’s home in April.
“Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult was enjoyed by most. We had a
good discussion lead by Norma Reed. Some of the books we
might look at next are: “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson, “The Girl
on the Train “ by Paula Hawkins, and “The Nightingale” by Kristin
We agreed that we might find some interesting books to
read as presented at the May 28th combined luncheon. The
luncheon is organized by Waterford Estates at April Sound Waterside Room starting at 11:30.
Our June 25 meeting will be at Olive Cannistra’s home. We have
changed our selection to Lethal Beauty by Lis Wiehl, lead by Jan
Any questions contact:
All this rain did not stop Matinee Mamas getting together
on Monday, May 11! We had lunch at Cracker Barrel then went
to Grand 14 for an enjoyable afternoon at the movies! Two of
the ladies saw "Hot Pursuit" with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia
Vergara. This is another movie that you want to ignore the critics because I was told it is an extremely funny movie; very entertaining! The rest of our group saw "The Age of Adaline" with
Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn; everyone agreed this was a
very good movie. We always meet on the second Monday of the
month. If you want to join us on June 8, please call 602-3161377 for more information.
Gloria Parker at 936-582-1640
Bette Garland at 936-448-1383.
Door Prizes Sponsors
Thank you so very much for being my
eyes and ears allowing me to send Get
Well and Condolence cards to our LAW
members. Please notify me
at [email protected] or call me
Kathy Schleper)at 936-582-6924.
Sherrell Bair was sent a Get Well card. Sherrell
had knee surgery. We hope she has had a good
Linda Sustman received a Get Well card. She had
a second knee surgery. Linda also received a
Condolence card. She and her family are in our
thoughts during this healing time.
Linda McDonald received a Get Well card. She
has had a fall. She is in our thoughts and prayers
during this recovery period.
Jay Miller received a Get Well card. She and her
husband, Don, are in our thoughts during this recovery period.
Thank you again for you all keeping me updated
as to whom needs Get Well and Condolence cards. It
is only through you sharing this information that I can
do my job. ~~~Kathy Schleper
Donna (Bortnick) Matthews
Many thanks to the following merchants who donated a door prize for the May LAW meeting:
-Hello Beautiful-3915 W. Davis Street, Conroe
-Bill West-guest speaker
-4 Hip Chicks-15320 Highway 105 Suite #116
-Sara Soland's Jewelry-LAW member
-Scott and Amy's Hair Salon-12724 Walden Road
-Carmen's Alterations-15971 Highway 105
-Jan Jessen's Jewelry-Jan Jessen-LAW member
-Jim's Hardware-14460 Liberty Street
-Tropical Paradise-12724 Walden Road
-Xanadu Salon and Spa-19786 Highway 105 Suite
-Walden Yacht Club-Rick Adams and Jodi Christie
-Walden Golf Club/Café on the Green-Dan McIntyre
and Diane Eagan
-Big Little Fudge-18417 Highway 105W, Montgomery
-LAW Table Decoration Committee-Celeste Gardiner
*Please remember to thank these businesses for
their donations. If you are unable to use
your door prize, please give it to someone that will
use it. Please notice the expiration date on some of
the gift certificates/gift cards. Thank you!
-Carol Maak & the Door Prize Committee
28 Peggy Catlett
29 J.J. Combs
29 Tanya McKelvey
10 Ellen Hirsch
11 Dee Ferris
12 Jean Smith
13 Gae Glaser
13 Trish Grimm
15 Doris Adair
Ann Allen Schaben
Jackie St Cyr
Alicia C. Vanatta
Ladies Association of Walden
The Needlework Group meets on the first and
third Tuesday of each month at a members home
starting at 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.
Zona Taylor will bring the 2014-2015 LAW
Membership Directories to the June luncheon. If
you have not picked your directory up, please look
through the directories and take your directory.
If you see a directory with a name on it that
you recognize, please take the directory to
them. Your help will be appreciated .
If you are not going to be at the luncheon and
have not gotten this year’s directory, please call
Zona Taylor (936-525-7550) and make arrangements to pick your directory up
The 2015-2016 directories will be printed in
September. The LAW year runs from August to
June 2 Donna Supernaw 3318 Lake Island
June 16 Elaine Collings 11602 Ripplewind
For more information, please contact:
Linda Collinsworth at 936-582-7023 or
Donna Supernaw at 281-703-2404
There is NO LAW newsletter published in July. The August issue should arrive
between July 27-July 31. The next luncheon meeting is Friday, August 7th.
2015-2016 LAW membership dues are now due for the coming year.
See application included in this newsletter.
The Walden LAW Ladies Marathon Bridge
The Couples’ Marathon Bridge Group finished
the 2014-15 season recently.
Eight couples competed in the marathon
through-out the year.
Tying for first place were Dave and Nancy
Baxter along with Leroy and June Kelly. Fred
and Margaret Bruner placed third.
If there are any LAW members and their
husband’s who would like to join the group, they
can call Jean Smith at 936-582-1424 or Nancy
Baxter at 936-582-5069 for more details.
group wound up another season with an awards
luncheon at the Walden Yacht Club recently. The
group includes sixteen bridge pairs who play fifteen matches throughout the year resulting in
five annual awards for the highest scoring teams.
Congratulations to first place winners SALLY
SHORT and MARION MONDSHINE.
GRILL and MARNA LEASURE took second with
CARA GIESE and ANN WIREY in third place.
Fourth place went to the team of JEAN SMITH
and JEAN WAGNER and fifth place went to
JANE PELDO and JOYCE KEILER. Well played,
ladies! ~~~~Sally Short
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NOTE: If you are not a current Walden resident, please provide your Walden address at the time
you were originally a member.
The ladies behind the desk, Linda Bliese, Flo Locke, and Zona Taylor.
Thank you to Karen Toland for stepping in
as the May photographer.
Great Job, Karen!
2015 MAY LUNCHEON GOERS
Guest speaker Bill West with Renee Wade.