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 welcome 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
Once again, we welcome you to review our web site, become a member and get involved. There are no fees or dues.
Happy New Year, and I hope it is a happy one for all our members. With no WPS get-togethers, except for General Meetings in October in Arlington (for the raffle) and November in Mansfield (for election of officers) since March, we have pretty much lost touch with members from other areas. I did not consider either General Meeting well attended based on experience, but then we have no previous experience with a pandemic.
A word of caution - if you want to get together with WPS friends right now, be very careful. This was tried in Arlington with a breakfast, and after a few meetings we had 4 people come down with the virus, or with the virus and pneumonia, and end up in the hospital. I would like very much to eat with and visit with my WPS friends, but most of us are in the so-called “high risk group” for various reasons, and we just do not want to take the chance.
What are the plans for 2021? I do not really have any new ones at this time except to continue what we are doing, keeping things up in the office, preparing the monthly newsletter and conducting a monthly executive committee meeting. I plan to continue following the official guidelines. With the number of attendees at meetings limited and restaurant capacity at 50 percent, there is not much that we can do except carry on as we have been doing and hope things improve soon. We will start up our events and meetings again when it is safe to do so.
A big “thank you” to all who paid for the Christmas Banquet that, unfortunately, had to be cancelled at the last minute. We did not meet the Mira Vista Country Club minimum, and some that had paid were having second thoughts about being in a group and decided not to attend. A special “thank you” to those that turned the cost of the Christmas Dinner into a donation to WPS and especially to Phillis Weisheit for writing all the check requests required to return the funds to our members.
Another special “thank you” to those of you who sent generous donations and memorial gifts. Together, we covered almost all our expenses for the month.
Clarence Briggs, President
WHO WE ARE
WPS of Tarrant County is a Grief Support Program for widowed persons of all ages. WPS of Tarrant County is a Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit organization funded by memorials, gifts and donations.
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 2 PM
DUE TO THE COVID-19:
We are closed and all activities cancelled until further notice, but we will be back." If you need to talk to someone call Margaret at 817-236-7967, Vicky at 817-295-9502 or Clarence at 817-313-2115; if there is no answer, leave a message.
The last Grief Support session for the year, which began on August 16, 2020 will end on September 20. Attendance is limited to 8 participants.
Please view our newsletter activity flyers