Clubs and Organizations


Texoma Poetry Society

The Texoma Poetry Society will meet for an open workshop this Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Hope Waller Community Room of the Sherman Public Library. The session is free and open to anyone interested in poetry.

Attendees are asked to bring poems-in-process that they are writing or poems that they like and want to share with others.

Requirements and lits for the Poetry Society of Texas’ forthcoming 100 contests will be on hand. The contest deadline is Aug. 15.

For more information on the group, contact Frances Neidhardt at 903-893-6038.

Triple L Club

The Triple L Club of Sherman First Baptist Church met July 17. The opening prayer was led by Paul Larson, and Harry Gates presided over the meeting which was attended by 34 members and two visitors.

A sing-a-long was led by Richard Lair, accompanied by Sheila Williams, pianist. Celebrating July birthdays were Evelyn Blackmon and Dolly Brandon. Celebrating an anniversary was Harriet Nix.

Betty Cox gave the devotion entitled “Choices: God or the Devil.”

Providing table decorations were Marguerite Prichard, Margie Owens and Audrey Walters. Evelyn Blackmon provided a door prize that was won by Marie Spalding.

Harry and Jackie Gates gave the day’s program. The couple have just returned from a three-week trip to Russia and presented information and films on the country.

The next “play day” will be Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m. until noon. The regular meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 21 at the church.

Larson led the closing prayer and blessing for the luncheon that followed. Providing piano music during the luncheon was Brandon Handy.

Grayson County Rotary Club

Handling “digital assets” was the topic of last week’s Grayson County Rotary Club meeting. Bringing the program was local attorney Todd Estes.

Estes reported that estate planning for digital assets is now an important consideration. Digital Assets include things such as email accounts, pictures stored online or on a computer, websites, blogs, videos or documents stored online, online banking and investment accounts, online credit card accounts, PayPal Accounts, domain names, social networking accounts and online shopping accounts. Plans on how to handle these assets at the time of one’s death need to be made to help the estate’s executor and the family and to prevent identity theft and possible losses to the estate. Estes stressed the importance of documenting the usernames, passwords and security questions and answers for everything done on line so that information is readily available for the executor and family. However, he recommended not storing that information in the will itself as the will becomes public record at the time of one’s death. Instead, keep the information on a separate document that instructs the executor how to access online accounts and what should be done with them. Estes suggested keeping usernames on one document and passwords on another and keep each document in a different place to help protect the integrity of digital assets. He added that, at present, Oklahoma and Idaho are the only two states currently having laws on digital asset planning.

Grayson County College president, Dr. Jeremy McMillan, was introduced as a guest by Lisa Hebert. Arthur Horn of the Sherman Rotary Club visited.

To share information with or learn more about Grayson County Rotary, call Terry Everett at 903-814-0292 or visit www.graysonrotary.org. The club meets every Wednesday, 6:50 a.m., at Fulbelli’s Restaurant in downtown Sherman.