September 16, 2014

Our first meeting of the year.  We had to meet in the dining room at Catfish Express rather than in the party room.




Dr. Charles Thompson, Dst. 8 Legislative Chairman
was guest speaker.


Dr. Charles Thompson and Jenann Leslie, local Legislative
Chairman, visit during the monthly meeting

Members listen as Dr. Thompson explains the Healthcare crisis.

Nancy Parkison presents Dr. Thompson with a Token                Dr. Charles and Dr. Barbara Thompson enjoy the
of Appreciation.                                                                             business meeting.

President Billie Tremble introduces the Book Project fund         Dr. Thompson explains the importance of contacting
raiser.                                                                                          our legislators as President Billie Tremble takes notes.

Theressa Hudson, Secretary, and Clemmie Copeland,
1st Vice-President, read the minutes silently.


October 21, 2014

Guest speaker was Joshua Awbrey, owner of Anytime Fitness in Marshall
We really had fun doing some of the exercises he suggested.

Joshua Awbrey tells about the benefit of exercise.                          Johanna Ledbetter tries one of the exercises for those
                                                                                                          using a walker.

Joshua instructs Theressa Hudson and Johanna Ledbetter on exercises.  It looks like they are having a race to see who can stand first.

Both Theressa and Johanna had a good                  Joshua instructs Jenann Leslie on exercises
time.                                                                           for those using a cane.

Billie Tremble, Clemmie Copeland and Nancy Parkison                       Billie Tremble, Clemmie Copeland and Nancy
tried some of the arm strengthening exercises.                                     Parkison wait for more instruction.

The membership really got into the exercise.


November 18, 2014

 November is Foundation month.  Emily Bonner, Dist. 8 Foundation Chairman, was our guest speaker.

                        Billie Tremble, President, Emily Bonner, Dist. 8 Foundation Chairman, Mary Nell Short, Dist. 8 President



Emily Bonner talks about the Foundation program.                 Mary Nell Short and Paul Payne, Past Dist. 8 President,
                                                                                                 enjoy the meeting.



                                                          Members and guests in attendance.           



December 16, 2015       

Our guests for December were students from Washington Early Childhood Center who sang Christmas Carols.






The members present were enchanted by the children.

picture by Phillip Hudson                                                                picture by Phillip Hudson


  picture by Phillip Hudson                                                                picture by Phillip Hudson

picture by Phillip Hudson                                                                                   picture by Phillip Hudson

Phillip and Theressa Hudson collect donated canned
canned goods for the Marshall Food Pantry.


February 17, 2015

Guest Speaker was Marshall ISD Superintendent, Marc Smith





MISD Superintendent Marc Smith speaks to HCRTA


Congratulations to Annette Hightower on her 90th birthday.  (Center


Clemmie Copeland and Billie Tremble look over the program.


Johanna Ledbetter, Jean Birmingham, Theressa                 Guests Willa Woodward and John Cox enjoy the meeting,

Hudson and Mary Williams listen to the speaker.



Guests Mrs. Charles Wilson and David Weaver share         Mary Jones collects menus before lunch.

a table with Nancy Parkison


Laurie Fyffe, Jenann Leslie, Annette Hightower, Sally         Members at the February meeting.

Swofford and Marianne Mullins listen to the speaker.


Dr. Smith is presented an honorary membership by            Victoria Wilson shows off her Mardi Gras spirit.

Nancy Parkison.

Amia Jones of Meals on Wheels attended the meeting.


March 17, 2015

Jay Webb of the Harrison County Sheriff's Office was guest speaker.  He gave valuable information
about scams affecting the elderly.

Pictures provided by Phillip Hudson

Jay Webb and Nancy Parkison






April 21, 2014

Antiques Road Show - Mr. James Goolsby from Jefferson did an antique auction for us.  He appraised the value of each antique and the owner of the antique paid 10% of the value of the item.









May 19,  2015

John Ross IV, Elder Law Attorney, gave a very informative program.