1983 - 1984 Our social activities this year began with a summer barbecue followed by the September salad
toss welcoming new members. The Pan Am World Wings were our guests at the December Sherry party, and
the winning name for the charity project dinner was drawn at our lovely Christmas dance. The year concluded
with the May gourmet luncheon and style show at Bent Tree Country Club and the great national convention
in San Antonio. Proceeds from the charity project were donated to the Jeanne Braniff Terrell Scholarship
Fund. Clothing and many needed items were collected for "The Family Place" and 28 Easter baskets were
delivered to the children. It was an exciting year, with the November 28th VIP champagne luncheon and roll-
out of BRANIFF #2 on March 1, 1984 when the Braniff planes once again took to the sky.
1984 - 1985 This was an exciting year seeing Braniff in the air once again and, by the end of our tenure, they
were doing extremely well. The Clipped Bs added many volunteer hours in being a part of Braniff's success.
Teddi Weil chaired our gourmet dinner for 10 and the Clipped Bs planned, bought, prepared and served the
gourmet dinner to the lucky winner, with the proceeds of $5,000 given to our recipient, the Dallas Visiting
Nurses Association. This check was presented to their representative at the May luncheon at BrookHollow
Country Club. Mr. Ron Ridgeway, President of Braniff, was our speaker. Many exciting programs and lots of
good fellowship ended our year with Dallas hosting the Clipped B national convention at the Granada Royale
1985 - 1986 Following a festive evening with our husbands and dates at Joe T. Garcia's for a Summer party,
our year began with the annual super salad toss in September.
It was ever so gratifying to see Braniff post a profit under the capable leadership of President, Ron Ridgeway.
We were able to continue with our volunteer coffee service at DFW and added volunteer hours to our
otherwise busy schedules. Under the direction of a most competent project chairman, Carolyn Cotten and her
wonderful staff, we undertook the task of publishing a new cookbook. We decided to make this a two-year
project with a contribution to the Make A Wish Foundation for this year. Some of our members who enjoy the
heat and are athletically inclined gave of their time to help with the first annual Frank Glieber Golf Tournament
held at Glen Eagles Country Club which benefited Cystic Fibrosis, Make A Wish Foundation and the Frank
Glieber Scholarship Fund at SMU. Another first for us was a Kaleidoscope tour of Dallas as one of our
meetings. This was a grand bus tour of Dallas with our own members as tour guides, and of course, being
very innovative, our hospitality chairman saw to it that we had lots and lots of refreshments on board. We
eagerly anticipated a fun-filled Clipped B convention in September, hosted by the Kansas City Clipped Bs. We
welcomed San Francisco as a new chapter.
1986 - LAX The Chapter in the Los Angeles area was formed in 1986, and while membership was small, we
treasured our memories of Braniff and the hours we provided to them. Judy St. Sure was the first President in
LAX and members were faithful about attending reunions across the country. We hosted a reunion in
Scottsdale in 1988 at The Embassy Suites. We offered tours to Sedona and Scottsdale and even the 105
degree heat (in May!) didn't keep us from a grand time. The "sunburst" T-shirts that we painted were a big hit!
(Contributed by Charlotte Kiper Sheffield).
1986 - 1987 The year began with a brunch at Willow Bend Polo Club and a show of fashionable furs. The
convention hosted by Kansas City, on September 19-20 was outstanding in every way. About 50 from Dallas
attended. Three of our talented husbands, Bob Moses, Phillip Russell and Ron Elliott, were speakers at
meetings. Seeing the China Exhibit and touring Old City Park rounded out our year of programs. Summer of
'86 found us at Tony Roma's for ribs and the Christmas party was at the home of Avionne Ribelin. This year
we had two meetings for our working members, a Sherry party in December and an informal get-together in
April. Selling our new cookbook was our on-going project. In addition, the members brought food and clothing
meeting, which were taken to the Maranatha Cambodian Church and the James Fannin School. In December
we provided kits for expectant mothers. The year culminated with our May luncheon at Royal Oaks Country
Club with a style show of antique clothes by Goodwill Industries. Our membership reached 273 and we are 40
1987-1988 Once again, we proved "Clipped Bs wann'a have fun" and from July - May we had fun! A western
party in July kicked off our club year in true Texas style. A Holiday Party at Martha Baker's added Clipped B
Christmas cheer to our holiday season, and our Spring luncheon at the Crescent Club concluded our year in
elegant style. In between the parties we were inspired, motivated and entertained by speakers Edna Gardner
White, Cindy Brinker and our own delightful Dolores Olson, to name just a few. Several members and their
spouses learned CPR under the expert guidance of Clipped B, Diane Reid, and her brother. We plan to offer
CPR training yearly. The Dallas CAN! Academy gratefully received $3000 from our fund-raising efforts. After
their very grateful acceptance and heart-warming testimonials from two of their graduates, I question who was
more grateful -- those who received the funds or those of us who were able to donate them. As Clipped Bs we
feel very good about our support of the life changing Dallas CAN! Academy. And last but not least, we
convened in Scottsdale for the 1988 Convention. One hundred and five degree temperatures didn't stop us;
we just kept on having FUN. It was a very good year. We had fun, we learned, we helped others -- in other
words, we again celebrated life! Here's to the memories, the friendships and the celebration. May they always