|GREAT NEWS! Janet Mathias Robb, of Magnolia, Texas has graciously accepted the position of Representative for District 9! On the behalf of the WFA and the 9th District
it is a pleasure to welcome Janet and to thank her for accepting this position.
I descended through the Wing family from my mother's mother, Bertha Wing Councill, a descendent of Stephen. After my birth in Pittsburgh, PA, we soon moved to New York City near La Guardia airport so my father could attend American Airlines mechanic school. Upon his graduation we moved to Fort Worth, TX, where I started school and graduated from Birdville High School in 1960. Then after graduating from Baylor University in 1964, I went back home to teach a year of elementary school.
I married Curtis E. Robb in 1965 and we set up our household in Houston, TX. I taught in the Houston schools for 3 years until daughters Pamela and Paula came along whereupon I quit to rear our beautiful girls. We moved to Magnolia, TX, when daughter Paula became six and the girls started attending Magnolia schools and I went back to work, teaching math in the local high schools. In 1990 I joined the adjunct staff at Tomball College, now called Lonestar College at Tomball. I retired in 1997 after having acquired Guillain Barre Syndrome. Upon recovery I went back to the college to tutor math in the math lab. I will retire in 2012. Curt and I have enjoyed our two grandchildren who live nearby and extensive travel to various countries and states in America. We are faithful in the First Baptist Church of Magnolia.
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Janet Mathias Robb
DISTRICT 9 Janet Robb (given by Ginger Schmidt, President of District 9)
The Wings of Texas met at the Windle Farm in Brenhen, Texas on April 2, 2011.
Janet Robb delived the invocation for an Arbyís sandwich lunch with Bluebell icecream made right there in Brenham at noon. At 1:00 p.m. David Smith took a group photograph of the 28 people who attended.
Betty Windle, president, introduced all the members and the new attendees. She gave gifts to the officers who served the last two years: Ginger Schmidy, vive president, Mary Nita Wing, treasurer, Janet Robb, secretary and 9th District representative; and to Dave Smith for taking all the photographs every year.
Betty told us about Washington County, Brenham, the Windle Farm, and Bertha Etta Wing Councill, maternal grandmother to the Mathias clan.
Included in the old business were the reading of the 2010 minutes and the Ninth District report by Janet Robb, a treasurerís report given by Mary Nita Wing, a historianís report by Betty Windle, and reports from Lois Smith on the Owl and 2010 and 2011 National Reunions.
Lois presented Betty and Bill Windle a gift of an Owl for hosting the meeting and a plaque for an outstanding job in service as president for the first time.
New business included the election of Vice President only, since all other officers agreed to serve another term. Ginger Schmidt advances to the position of president as provided in the our constitution. She nominated Clifton Wing as Vice President. Reese Wing moved that Clifton be so elected and Bonnie Luft seconded the motion. It was unanimously approved.
Lois had copies of the Ninth District directory for $1.Dues for the Ninth district were collected: $15 per family or $10 a person. We also collected donations to the WFA Fort House in Sandwich, MA, which came to $250. Ginger ser a tentative date and place for the 2012 reunion for April 21 in Boerne or Fredericksburg.
Lois Smith moved that we adjourn. Betty gave out prizes for everyone and we all did something in the area: feed the cows, drive in the country to Independence or Washington-on-the-Brazos, visit Brenham, of just stay at the farm and visit with each other. At 5:15 we met for dinner at Las Fuentes in Brenham, them said our good-byes.
Respectfully submitted by Janet Robb, Secretary