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.
Hello, my friends and WPS family. At our December 2022 Board Meeting, all Officers and Board Members, including me, were installed. I promised as a volunteer to do the best I can and carry out all duties and responsibility of the presidency. Thanks to all of you for putting your trust in me and for your continued support.
WPS’ Board of Directors. Who are they? What do they do? Our Board of Directors consists of the 18 Officers and Board Members from various areas of our community, each of which serves for one year. We represent YOU, our WPS Members. No one is paid. This is a “working” Board, meaning every Board Member must be active on a committee, attend once-a-month Board Meetings, attend all General Meetings, and be available for questions YOU have about WPS.
Our Officers for this year are President (Phyllis Weisheit), Vice President (Ruth Turner), Secretary (Judy Baker) and Treasurer (Nancy Stepp). Our Office Manager (Margaret Davis) keeps the office running smoothly with the help of other volunteers. They work from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays answering phones, taking care of incoming and outgoing mail, and many other office duties.
There are several committees that support the Board, each having its own Chairperson. The Nominating Committee calls the current Board Members to see if they want to serve another year; thus, a Board Member may be active for more than one year. The Audit Committee performs a once-a-year audit of our finances. Programs Chairman Nancy Sheffer-Poole sets up venues for our three annual General Meetings and also plans the Christmas Banquet. Ways &
Means Chairman Ron Zembek is busy with fundraising activities, including the Directory and our Annual Drawing. Outreach & Training Chairman Ruth Turner plans the seven Grief Support sessions in different areas as well as the Holiday Grief Program and our annual Candlelight Remembrance Service, and trains helpers and facilitators. Our facilitators this year are Ruth Turner, Arlyne Clements, Phyllis Weisheit and Merryl Kloster. Our Newsletter Editor, Mike Grissom, makes sure our Newsletter is put together and mailed or e-mailed out to YOU. Public Relations Chairman Carol Stacy sends out get-well
cards and is responsible for reaching out to the public with WPS information,
which includes attending Health Fairs. Volunteer Coordinator Chairman Diane Bowman assists all volunteers with training and any materials and information they may need for hosting their breakfasts, luncheons, dinners and games. The Board is always open to suggestions you may have. Your WPS Board works for YOU.
Phyllis Weisheit, 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