Earlier in the day the hint maven Heloise provided tip on how to clean the U.S. flag. It was especially timely since the day was September 11. She recommended different types of cleaning the flag. A Boy Scout who had earned his badges 30+ years ago protested. The Stars and Stripes were never to be cleaned. They were to be retired.
In attending the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas kick-off party for its 2018 Women of Distinction Luncheon reception at Regina Montoya’s and Paul Coggins’ home the question was posed, “Should the flag be cleaned?” The couple who has handled all types of legal and official issues looked at each other and admitted that was a good question. They didn’t have the answer.
Also in for the kick off were Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas CEO Jennifer Bartkowski in a boot, Luncheon Co-Chair Sharon Morrison, Carol Seay, Eileen Weber, Tucker Enthoven, Lynn McBee, Carol Goglia in a green North Texas Giving Day T-shirt, Sara Martineau, Honorary Co-Chairs Nancy Ann Hunt and Ashlee Kleinert and 2018 honoree Linda Perryman Evans, who admitted that she was split on the even. Seems that in addition to being an honoree for the Girls Scouts, her Meadows-family connections were also being honored across town at SMU for the Meadows Gala patron party.
Overheard: After having her photo taken with 2015 honoree Michele Bobadilla, 2018 honoree Arcilia C. Acosta revealed that her connection to the Girl Scouts had been her being a Brownie. While other branches of the Scouts sometimes overshadowed the Brownies, Arcila admitted that the input of her Brownie troop had indeed played an important role in her personal and professional life.
The group plus about 1,000 of their cookie-loving STEMmers will gather at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Friday, November 2, at lunchtime to see Arcilia, Linda, Man Enough to be a Girl Scout Award Avi Khan and Young Woman of Distinction Awardees Divya Lal and Timarie Luker receiving their awards and to hear keynote speaker Ann Shoket.
Tickets are available here!