Welcome

In recent months or days you have been placed in a period of time in your life that caused you grief and sorrow in the loss of someone you loved.

The members of the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County extend a hand to you and welcome you into our lives.

You are welcomed to view the pages of this web site. We extend an invitation to join in our activities. We believe you will find comfort in the knowledge that everyone you meet in the coming months and years through our activities has experienced the same cloudy days but you can be reassured there are sunny days ahead.

After viewing these pages ask the office to send you one of our monthly newsletters. You will be glad you did.

Once again, we welcome you to review our web site, become a member and get involved. There are no fees or dues.

 

President's Message

June 2016 

Hello again my Sisters and Brothers in WPS.  Are you ready for some sunshine in your life? Well, June should provide some.  Those of you going on vacations, have a safe and enjoyable journey.

We continue to grow and expand, which could be a combination of several reasons but mainly the dedication and commitment of our volunteers.  Thank you Carol Stacy and Dean Aldrich for your time spent at “Senior Synergy Expo” at Will Rogers Exhibit Hall.  We had a good time having a WPS Booth there.  Over 200 people stopped by and 9 signed up to be members.  A lot of networking was done to reach and benefit widows and widowers…and…we learned new things ourselves.  Thank you Carol Stacy for the great job you are doing as Publicity Chairman.

Did you like “A Matter of Balance” flyer in the newsletter last month?  The number to call for more information is 817-321-4976 if you are still interested.

Outreach is starting “The Journey Continues”, What Now? Thank you Ben Snyder, Jessica Copeland and Jennifer Giles for getting this going.  See Flyer.

As you know, we are a non-profit organization and depend on your support to keep us going.  Choctaw Casino has quit running buses so that means one of our good fundraisers for WPS will not continue, through no fault of ours. That is at least $1,500 we will not get a year from that fundraiser. Thank you Don Jordan for all your efforts in doing this for us in the past. ………………So….. send in your memorials and donations; sign us up at Kroger’s or Tom Thumb for their Rewards; attend our fundraisers like the dance and any pancake breakfasts…..and…..our Raffle Tickets will be mailed out with the July Newsletters. (All of the July Newsletters will be snail mail, not email). Your Volunteers are doing as much as they can for you, but our future depends on you too. Thank you so much.

If you would like to be a part of our Outreach Program, there will be volunteer training on Saturday, July 16th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the WPS Office. You have to be registered for this by calling the office and leaving your name and phone number to attend.

The flower for the month of June is the Rose.  Each color has its own meaning but the underlying message they convey is that of love and passion. The birthstone for June is the Pearl and it is associated with loyalty, faithfulness and friendship.

Hugs to you and all of our June Birthdays!  Happy Father’s Day!