I decided to start this group actually in 2007 to volunteer my time brightening up the days of the elderly, mentally challenged and sick in various facilities in Fort Bend and I invite other ladies to join me so I decided to add it to Meetup so that you can give back with your time or have fun socializing too! The ladybugs host or attend teas, luncheons, mini excursions here and there, and its a nice way for other ladies to get together and have fun while also fluttering about doing good deeds. When we visit the facilities, we hand out recycled magazines because their budgets are meager. We hand out chocolate kisses, cookies, and sugar free candies, & play games with them sometimes so they can win prizes or we may hold raffles. We collect toiletries, (they love Mardi Gras beads and back scratchers, too), lap blankets, etc., anything that they may enjoy and use those as prizes too. We sing songs sometimes, play games with them, or we'll recite poetry, just anything to put a smile on their faces. ITs an excellent way to give back with some of your time while at the same time forming commaraderie with women who have the same goals in mind : enjoy life, spread cheer and treat everyone like you'd like to be treated, whether young or old, mentally challenged or not, handicapped or not, we are there to give a hug to them. When they see us walking in with our antennas and wings, they light up with delight. Its not about us, its about them and how we can brighten their day. We visit various facilities throuhout the year sometimes around certain holidays, mainly in Fort Bend County, or we'll get together for a garden party, window shopping, boutique hopping, or antiquing, having tea at our homes or at tea shops, and we sometimes do crafts that we can give away as prizes or make greeting cards for the patrons while at the teas, or we may collect toiletries and other items for the patrons through drives from time to time. If you want to give back with some of your time, socialize with other ladies on a monthly basis, this unique, social/civic group called the Ladybugs, which has helped brighten the day of so many since 2007, is the group for you. Only those serious about joining need apply for membership to this fun group.. Our membership fee is only $25 every other year and helps with a lot of things. Our t shirts are only $10. If interested please submit your photo and fill out the membership request form. Only those who are serious about joining turn in their membership fee, etc., will be approved. The photos are for security reasons too. Thanks Mail in your membership fee to coordinator, Vicki Latham, 1615 Turning Leaf Court, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479 within l0 days of being approved. But be sure to submit your photo first on the membership list. No exceptions.