WCMC awards scholarships and charitable donations
The Woman’s Club of Missouri City (WCMC) celebrated its 60th Anniversary on May 2 by receiving a proclamation from Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen and ended the year on a high note May 3 in the fellowship hall of The First Methodist Church of Missouri City.
The time-honored organization awarded five scholarships to deserving Missouri City graduates and donationed to the The Butterfield Educational Foundation, The DeWalt Heritage Center (Dew House) and The Friends of the Missouri City Animal Shelter.
Nancy Thurmond, scholarship chair, presented three Elkins High School and two Ridge Point High School seniors with $1,000 Legacy Scholarships. Receiving the honor were Giovanny Dominguez, Hannah Kaplan and Gabriel Martinez of Elkins and Pedro Regino of Ridge Point. Nasiah Richard of Ridge Point received The Jo Butterfield Scholarship. With this year’s presentation, WCMC has awarded $65,000 to Missouri City High school graduates.
Jean Shelledy, out-going president, was recognized as Woman of the Year and new officers were installed: President Nancy Thurmond, Vice President Jo Butterfield, Recording Secretary Valerie Langdon, Corresponding Secretary Milly Smith, Treasurer Mary Burger, Parliamentarian Jean Shelledy and Historian Jane Owen.
Members who have been in the organization 30 years or more were also recognized and applauded with certifications of recognition including Mary Burger, 40 years; Jane Thompson, 37 years; Virginia Hodges, 36 years; Shirley Renfrow, 33 years; Mary Delmar Crochet, 32 years and Charlotte Etgen, 31 years. The legacy of this organization and its amazing women continues to support the community year after year through the decades with donations and good deeds that carry the baton of service forward.