Past National Presidents Speak!
PNP Barbara Rawlins Says...
Hope this finds you well, enjoying much cooler weather and blessings from sharing Thanksgiving with family and friends.
What a good convention in Arizona. A big "THANKS" to the members of the Tucson Grandmothers #660, the Starliters #703, Waymark Gardens #948 and Helping Hands #1034 for all the work you did and especially for hosting our luncheons and banquet dinner. And to Kim Gammill and Jean Magley for overseeing the bazaar.........good job grams! And, thank you Federation members for being there.
It was so good to see each of you and for your part in a successful convention. For those of you that could not attend, we missed you and our thoughts and prayers were with you.
Thank you Alice, for a great post tour that was enjoyed by all. Tucson has so much to offer and what a fun time we had seeing part of it. The stagecoach and train rides, seeing all the old movie sets, the Saloon show, just to mention a few in Old Tucson, were most enjoyable. And, dinner at the 50's restaurant and the show afterwards were both great!
Congratulations to our new officers, President Alice, Vice President Mollie, Treasurer Grace, and Secretary Evelyn. We look forward to your leadership during the next three years and I wish you the best. Thank you grandmothers for letting me serve as your treasurer this past three years. It is always my pleasure to do whatever I can to help.
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas with family and friends. May 2014 bring you happiness and blessings galore!
Love ya, Barbara
PNP Betty Hollon Says... Wishing you all a wonderful convention,
Greetings to All. Thinking of you as you attend The NFGCA 75th Annual Convention. My health issues still slow my activities. Take care, stay well and enjoy being together.
Love and God Bless,
Betty Hollon PNP 1996 - 1998
Another missed convention! Oh, how I wish I could be there with you, but, unfortunately, I am not physically able to travel anymore. Otherwise, I am O.K. I can remember, with joy, conventions in Scottsdale and Mesa and visits to clubs in Arizona, with never-to-be-forgotten memories. I read about you in Autumn Leaves (isn’t it great?) and get the convention program book of each convention. This, of course, is not as good as being there with you. I remember all the wonderful things you have done for your clubs and the Federation. Grandmothers and friends: Let’s keep this organization alive and well! It must have something we love...this is out 75th year and our objectives are still in existence.
My prayer is that you will have safe travel to and from your homes, take care of the business of the Federation, make decisions for the good of the Federation, and have receptive hearts and minds as you conduct the business. You know being a member or friend of the Federation is very much like having the “chicken pox” virus...don’t laugh, it’s true; however, I hope in a nice way. It never leaves you, the bug is so powerful it is with you forever! It gets in your system and that’s pretty much the story. The Federation is like that to me. I am so grateful to have the privilege and honor of serving this Federation for two years as N.P. and getting to visit and know you.
Although many of you may not know or remember me, I still think of my time of service and all it means to me. I have had family obligations and sickness for a while, butnever forget.
Believe me, it wasn’t all fun and games, but the good things overshadowed the not so good and you, grandmothers, were the very, very special reason for that by giving me your friendship and support through the years.
Sincere appreciation to our retiring Board for their many efforts and hard work to promote the advancement, harmony, and future of our Federation. Best wishes to the in-coming Board as they continue with this work.
Please remember our deceased members and all who are absent for various reasons. Pray for them and their families, our Service men and for each other. I wish the best for your various clubs for increasing membership, good times, and great success in all your endeavors. “Success never comes easy!”
Lastly, take care, stay well, and enjoy these few days together. I’ll be thinking of you! Love and God Bless.
Betty Hollon, P.N.P., 1996-1998
And now...”REACHING FOR TOMORROW TO SECURE THE FUTURE!”
********** GREETINGS October 2016 **********
Best Wishes for a healthy and happy stay in Galveston.
I still miss the many Grandmothers who are active in their clubs. I was a member for over 20 years and happy to say my club is still active.
In August , I will be 97. I still live alone in an independent Senior Village near Austin, Texas. My 3 Grandsons and one Granddaughter has given me 5 generations twice! I have 2 Great Grands!!
God Bless each of you and enjoy your visit to Galveston. There is so much to do there.
My prayers are with those who have illness in their family and the ones who have lost their loved ones.
Love to all,
Becky Woods Past National President 1994 - 1996