DAR Good Citizen Award

The Betty Martin Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has announced that Joel Durham, a senior at Central Texas Christian School, has received the group’s Good Citizen Award for 2020.

Only one candidate is chosen from all the area high schools for this honor and must write an essay to be eligible for the award. The award recipient is selected based on dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Daughters of the American Revolution scholarships

The National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution has begun accepting applications for one of its 83 available scholarships.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States and they must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. Awards are on based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study, and/or financial need.

All students must apply for the scholarship online at dar.academicworks.com. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2021. For questions, email scholarships@nsdar.org.

Tejas Club meeting canceled

Due to the continued surge of the coronavirus in Bell County, Texas AgriLife has upgraded its recommendations regarding meetings and gatherings. In compliance with these updates, the Tejas Club of the Bell Extension Education Association is canceling its meeting scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Members are encouraged to continue efforts to complete projects in the County Cultural Arts competition. Judging dates will be scheduled when the pandemic permits.

Beta Sigma Phi

The Delta Beta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the home of President Judy Switzer, 2107 Highland Drive in Salado.

Jeannine Hoopingarner will present the cultural program. Those attending the meeting are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing measures.

For information contact Switzer at 713-805-1178 or visit bspinternational.org/ home.php.

Seaton Cemetery Association

The Seaton Cemetery Association will meet 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Seaton Star Hall, 10842 State Highway 53 in Temple (Seaton).

Officers will be elected at this meeting. Anyone who wishes to be put on the agenda may contact Calvin Skrabanek at 254-983-2344 or 254-721-5645.

Bell County Newcomers Club

The Bell County Newcomers Club is looking for new members and extends a warm welcome to ladies that are new (within the past three years) to the Bell County area. The group also is open to ladies that have just retired, are recent empty nesters, or have experienced another life change within the past three years and would like to connect with other ladies. For information about the social group, visit www.bellcountynewcomers.com.

Some Newcomers Club activities have been postponed due to COVID-19. Planned activities include: Jan. 11 Bookworms; Jan. 12 Tuesday Canasta; Jan. 15 Trailblazers; Jan. 18 Monday Canasta; Jan. 19 Bunco and Snack Time Mah Jongg; Jan. 20 Popcorn Bridge; Jan. 21 Exploring Wines; and Jan. 27 Fun Lunch.

Those interested in membership are encouraged to contact Cheryl Davis at ctdavis44@yahoo.com.

For information on group activities, contact Carolyn Webster at bobcar28@gmail.com or 404-791-4849.

Altrusa International

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization, making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service. Club meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at noon at the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St. in Temple, and online via Zoom.

Those attending meetings in person are asked to use safe social distancing measures.

For more information visit www.altrusatemple.org.

Temple Breakfast Lions Club

The Temple Breakfast Lions Club meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1749 Scott Blvd. in Temple.

Club members will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines. Masks also are highly encouraged.

Those who do not want to meet in person may join the group via the Zoom online platform. For information email Lmeeker53@gmail.com.

Anyone with a servant’s heart is welcome to join the group. The club’s motto is “We serve”.

Bell County Historical Commission

The Bell County Historical Commission works to preserve and promote the county’s historical heritage. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month, except May and December, in the historical Bell County Courthouse in downtown Belton.  Anyone interested information about membership, may contact the BCHC office at 254-933-5917. The office, located on the first floor of the courthouse, is staffed by volunteers and is open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Temple Garden Club

The Temple Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month September through May at the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St. in Temple.

Club members are asked to remember to bring an unwrapped Christmas gift that will be donated to the Salvation Army.

To abide by COVID-19 protocols, tables and chairs will be set up for social distancing. Those who attend are asked to wear a mask. Hand sanitizer also will be available.

The group is open to gardeners of all ages and skill levels. Visitors are welcome at the meetings.

Club dues are $38 and includes membership to the CAC.

Texas Star Toastmasters

The Texas Star Toastmasters group meets 6 p.m. Wednesdays via the Zoom online platform and in person at a private residence.

Topics at each meeting include speeches, impromptu speeches and evaluations. The group is open to anyone interested in working toward self improvement.

For information call Anna at 254-541-7624.

Submission guidelines: Club news items may be submitted by emailing living@tdtnews.com or by mailing or bringing items in person to: 10 S. Third St., Temple, TX 76501. All items are due by noon Monday.