Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
I hope everyone had a safe, happy, sparkly and fabulous Fourth of July!
Geralyn Sullivan had a blast in Chicago with sorority sisters and charter members of the Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi. The reunion vacation, which included Dee Stanfield, Julia Coffee, Krissy Sartor, Beck Dryden, Robin Yearley, Veralisa Waterwall, Gina Harriz, Karen Long, Wendy Wilson, Katherine Strobel, Kelly Twohey-Byrne, Carrie Wilson, Karen Wooldridge, Christee Anderson, Ness Meredith, Violeta O’Brien and Chris Tucker, was chock-full of memories from Texas Women’s University, visits to Wrigley Field and Murphy’s Bleachers, the Navy Pier and Sunday Mass at Holy Name Cathedral. If the Ivy Hotel walls could talk! What a great girls’ trip!
M. Joan Terry, executive vice president and chief education officer for the Sterling National Financial Group, presented a $10,000 check and the Sterling Shining Star Award to David Kniess, Kingwood High School German teacher. Herr Kniess, who was my son’s German teacher, was nominated by Rotary Club of Humble members Susan Brodbeck and Jennifer Mutchler. The award is given to educators based on their ability to make an impact on their students’ lives with a proven record of excellent professional performance. With five straight championships at the Texas State German Contest under his directive, Kniess certainly has a proven record of excellence. The cash award will be split equally between him and Kingwood High School. Ganz gut gemacht, Herr Kniess! Herzlichen Gluckwunsch!
The annual ClubCorp Charity Classic was another resounding success with new events added to the golf tournament – a Family Fun Run and Tastes From Around the World – which also included a silent auction. The event, which last year raised over $77,000 with this year’s goal at $120,000, will benefit Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM), ALS Therapy Development Institute Augie’s Quest and ClubCorp’s Employee Partners Care Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial help to ClubCorp employees in times of need. Darryal and Connie Chandler, Wayne and Millie Garrison, Cheryl Woodard-Owens, Cathy Schrof, Jan Retherford, Betti Welch, Devon Alexander, Robyn Pangi and a whole host of others golfed, ran and tasted for a great cause.
Speaking of HAAM – 1,747 students received basic school supplies last year from HAAM. I know everyone is probably deep in summer vacation mode, but think about donating school supplies now before you go somewhere for the summer. HAAM is actively collecting donations now in order to be ready for back-to-school needs.
Doing Business in Your PJs Women’s Conference was a fun event at Homewood Suites by Hilton at Kingwood Parc with Brenda Bryant, Toni Taylor, Morgan Batiste, Tiffany Harris, Joyce Jenkins, Lisa Alexander, Naomi Hardy, Connie Chandler and Stephanie Jones. How could it not be with strawberry vodka lemonade, I ask you?
Happy, happy birthday to my Mom, Zennie Bulandus, who chose to spend her birthday in Houston with us instead of gorging on spot prawns in Vancouver during their very short season. She promises to cook something for Denise Krieger, Cheryl Johnson, Gina Remmes, Gwendolyn Condoleo-Crawford, Mark Linabury, Sparky Nolan and Danny Sullivan the very next time she’s in town.
Lots of June babies:
Gina Remmes celebrated with Bernie and Christina Remmes, starting with a surprise birthday breakfast cake delivered to her door (chocolate fudge with cherries because she loves chocolate-covered cherries).
Kelly Paull was wined and dined by hubby Rick Paull at Vic and Anthony’s.
Shannon McIntire celebrated hers at Raffa’s with Gary McIntire, Mike and Layna Netek, Danell Fields, Devon Alexander, Leti Mathews and Joan McEntire.
Kim Maxey had a winery birthday with Kelly Paull, Carol Sutton and Gwendolyn Condoleo-Crawford.
Michele Dykstra partied it up at Union Kitchen hosted by Melissa Lanier. Ann Dominick, Claire King, Lagala Doran, Kim Province, C.J. Johnson and Robin Martinez showered the birthday girl with happy hour cocktails, appetizers, gluten-free cupcakes, presents and lots of laughs!
Happy 40th Anniversary to FamilyTime and 10th Anniversary to the FamilyTime Thrift Shop! Executive Director Judy Cox, Juanita Zavala, Kyle Campbell, Melissa Suarez, Dawn Rodriguez-Graham, Monica Hains, Suzanne Grawl, Tamara Paul, Ron and Halene Crossman, Bruce and Carolyn Wise, FamilyTime staff and volunteers celebrated the milestone at their Humble offices.
A very warm welcome to the new captain of Houston Police Department Kingwood Division, Capt. Jacob Atkins, son of recently retired Lt. Don Atkins who also served in the Kingwood Division. Welcome to our community, captain, we look forward to seeing you around!
See y’all Out and About!
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