Whether new to Kingwood’s Livable Forest and want to get connected or a longtime resident looking for fun, new friends and ways to express yourself, Kingwood’s Hi Neighbor Club is for you. With a coffee cup as their club logo and an objective to make members feel welcome through social activities and community involvement, the Kingwood Hi Neighbor Club offers a diversity of women a common bond of socializing and enjoying a myriad of activities such as travel to out of town destinations, Broadway shows and dinners, discussion groups, bowling, cards, luncheons and coffees and much, much more. In fact, the Hi Neighbor website boasts there are more than 50 activity groups in the club today. Kingwood’s Hi Neighbor Club began approximately 40 years ago when founders, Anne Mattox and Sandi Jung saw a need back then for women who wanted to get acquainted socially and be active in their community. It was the early 1970s and the Friendswood Development Company and King Ranch had begun developing this area northeast of Houston. As a result, many families moved to the Livable Forest and women were strangers in this new community. Today approximately 300 members make up the Hi Neighbor Club in Kingwood. Nadine Jenkins recalls going to her first meeting. She walked in a bit nervous and saw women of all ages at the meeting, but they weren’t sitting sedately in chairs. Rather, they were on their feet, laughing and dancing to the music of their guest musician. That must have made quite an impression on Nadine as she has been a member for five years and is now the club’s publicity chair. “I felt welcomed and at ease that day, and it was wonderful to see such enjoyment of life and laughter,” she said. Nadine had also joined ‘Women’s View’, an activity where women convened and discussed probing topics, which was stimulating on yet a different level. It was an opportunity to explore and exchange opinions and facts on any given topic, something most don’t get to do at home. The Hi Neighbor Club’s next event is the Sept. 11 luncheon, which will be held at the Kingwood Country Club. Following a delicious lunch will be a fashion show, featuring Stein Mart’s clothing and accessories. The Kingwood Hi Neighbor Club meets monthly on second Wednesdays at either the Kingwood Country Club or Raffa’s. Annual dues are $20, and anyone can join. To explore all that the club has to offer, go to their website hineighborkingwood.com or contact Nadine Jenkins, publicity chair, at 432-940-7777. Cutline: From left are: board of directors; Judy Miles, Treasurer; Nancy Foisner, Parliamentarian; Lee Ann Sprick, President; Sherran Domescik, First Vice President; Rachel Claret, Secretary; and MinhChau Epley, Second Vice President

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