Welcome to The Churchill Centre South Texas

imgchurchill001Welcome to The Churchill Centre South Texas website, your source for information regarding everything Churchill, Events and information.  Bookmark our website and visit us regularly, as we will provide you with additional information.

Donald E. Jakeway

Published in: on December 12, 2011 at 11:10 pm  Comments (1)  

“Sir Winston S. Churchill” scholarship137th Birthday

Dear Churchill Centre Friends:
On the 137th birthday (November 30, 1874) of Sir Winston S. Churchill and on behalf of all the members of the Churchill Centre of South Texas,  I would like to wish you the very best for the holidays and the New Year!
I would like to apologize for the delay in updating our Chapter webpage and please know I will do my best to get activities back on track. We will also be scheduling a gathering at both the Austin and San Antonio “Lion & Rose Pubs” after the first of the year.  I will
get details out to you after the holidays.  
Your Churchill Centre South Texas chapter is honored to recognize the academic achievements of Douglas Slattery at Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas!
As  President of the South Texas chapter I presented the 2011 “Sir Winston S. Churchill” scholarship to Douglas in front of the Sir Winston S. Churchill Memorial Wall which was dedicated to the school last year as a gift from the Churchill Centre South Texas.
L to R: Don Jakeway; Douglas Slattery
 Douglas ranked in the top 10% of his class, 13th out of 638 students.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He is the Senior Class Treasurer, an AP Scholar and on the All District Academic Basketball Team.  He is also on the Churchill High School basketball and football teams. Doug will attend the University of Texas – Austin and will major in Civil Engineering.  In addition to the $500 scholarship, he was presented a personal copy of CHURCHILL: A LIFE, by Sir Martin Gilbert and a membership in our national organization.
Doug’s name will be added to the WSC Scholarship Honor Roll Plaque with last year’s 2010 Winston S. Churchill Scholarship winners Claire Daviss and Scott Huff

L to R: Jeffrey Vaughn, Winston Churchill High School Principal; Don Jakeway; Douglas Slattery; Janet Slattery and Daniel Slattery

 Mr. Jeffrey Vaughan, WCHS Principal, and his wonderful staff have truly embraced the Churchill Scholarship Program and he spoke highly of Douglas and his outstanding personal and academic achievements at the presentation ceremony.
On behalf of all our Churchill Centre friends around the world, we would like to congratulate Douglas and wish him every success in the future.
Again, please have a wonderful holiday and New Year!
Don Jakeway

Sir Winston S. Churchill “Memorial Wall”



Hello everybody!

The Churchill Centre South Texas chapter is proud to announce that the Churchill “Memorial Wall” has been completed and we are currently working with school representatives to determine a date for an official “Dedication Ceremony!”

Once we have the ceremony details I will send out a “Special” invitation to any and all of our Churchill Centre friends who hopefully can join us for the event.  We’re shooting for early April and I will be back to you soon!

Thanks for all of your support!


Don Jakeway

Published in: on February 26, 2010 at 10:50 am  Leave a Comment  

The Churchill Centre South Texas.com

I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve updated you on our Chapter news!  A lot has been happening and I’ll start with the announcement of our new Chapter webpage, which is now up and running.  TheChurchillCentreSouthTexas.com

Please note that we are listing as many Churchill related web links as possible, including the new webpage of The Churchill Centre & Churchill Museum completed by our good friends John David Olsen and Daniel Myers.  Our Chapter goal is to support as many activities and membership goals as possible for our national organization.  I would also like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Mary Paxson, Director of Administration in Chicago, for all of her help and guidance.  I’ve enjoyed working with her, and she has really encouraged our Chapter efforts!

I am really excited about sharing with you a major project we doing with the students, faculty, parents and administration of Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio.


The “Sir Winston S. Churchill Memorial Wall” will be a display of pictures, paintings, photographs, posters,

political cartoons, letters, newspapers, magazine covers and famous quotes highlighting the life of this great man.

Currently, a team of volunteers are evaluating the actual positioning of all the items and arranging them chronologically from 1874 to 1965.  The majority of these items have been donated from my personal Churchill collection and we have also received several fantastic photographs from Westminster College of the1946 “Iron Curtain” speech.  Celia Sandys (daughter of Diana Churchill) donated a painting of Sir Winston during her 2008 visit to the school, and Jonathon Sandys (Churchill’s great grandson) has also provided a photograph related to his 2009 visit.

Our Churchill Centre South Texas Chapter is currently undertaking a local fundraising campaign to cover the costs associated with the professional framing (thanks to our friends at FastFrames, Renee Pernoud and Tim O’Saughnessy) of all the display pieces, plus the Memorial Wall signage that is being created to highlight the space.  100 % of all funds raised will go to support this project. I hope you would consider helping us achieve this effort so that we can complete the project over the summer and have a dedication ceremony to begin the new school year!  Our goal is to have a Churchill Centre South Texas reception and ribbon cutting event at the school with all the students and our friends from around the country.

Any donation amount will be welcome and checks can be made out and sent to:

“Churchill Centre South Texas”

% Donald E. Jakeway

170 Grassmarket

San Antonio, TX 78259

All donations will be recognized on a special plaque that will hang proudly on the Memorial Wall.

I would also like to inform you that we will be scheduling some “monthly” informal gatherings at one of the Lion & Rose Pubs in San Antonio, and we hope to have some similar events in Austin. (!!!) Further information will be posted on our webpage and sent out in a Churchill Centre South Texas e-mail flash.

Please know that our South Texas Chapter will also be doing whatever we can to support our other International, national and regional Churchill organizations (!!!) including our Texas friends at the Emery Reeves Churchillians Chapter in Dallas and the Churchill Centre Houston!

Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions on how we can have more fun celebrating and honoring the life of Sir Winston.


Don Jakeway


210-845-2405 (Cell)

210-333-2085 (Home)

210-678-3304 (Office)




Published in: on June 16, 2009 at 10:09 am  Leave a Comment