Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community! The Mission’s fifth annual “One Life at a Time” luncheon was an inspiring event, celebrating partnerships, volunteerism and community spirit. A highlight of the luncheon was the recognition and awarding of certifications to the first-ever graduating Welding Class at Lone Star-College Kingwood, presented by Frances Andrews and Devon Alexander. This class was the result of a partnership of The Mission, Lone Star College-Kingwood, New Caney ISD, and Montgomery County United Way. Another highlight of the luncheon was the presentation of the Joe Boyd Community Service Award. Imagine my surprise when Mission Director Lorie Young called my name to receive this year’s prestigious award, joining in the honor with previous recipients, Wayne Christian, Andy Dill, Administaff, and Jennifer Morris! The beautiful EMCID (East Montgomery County Improvement District) building was filled with EMCID board members, Mission volunteers and board, and such beautiful people as: Estelle and Tammy Holekamp; Evelyn Walters; Aggie Green; Laurie Hiett; Karen Heis; Andy Dill; Delilah Lewis; Barbara Egan; Vickie Thumann; Suzanne Kite; Glenn and Dorothy Wells; and the fantastic ladies from Project Mammogram (one of the sponsors): Judy Monaghan; Joyce White; Maria Saldana; Olga Najar; Toni Schau; Fran Linton; Jackie Seguin. Amedeo’s provided the scrumptious buffet; Kingwood Glass created and donated the beautiful award; Flowers of Kingwood provided the centerpieces; Brenda Kirk emceed. The Mission has many worthwhile programs that “change our community, one life at a time.” Speaking of Project Mammogram, this wonderful organization’s leader, and one of my favorite ladies, Joyce White, will be the honoree at “In the Pink of Health” luncheon which will be held Friday, Oct. 17 at the Houston Airport Marriott Hotel. Fox TV’s gorgeous Melissa Wilson is the emcee.  As you have been reading in The Tribune, this luncheon will replace the traditional, annual Memorial Hermann Northeast Medical Center gala; you will want to be there! The doors open at 11 a.m.; with lunch and program beginning at noon. Three-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Ann Jillian (herself a breast cancer survivor) will be the featured guest speaker. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 10: 281-540-7866 – don’t wait! Proceeds from the luncheon will provide new equipment and outreach initiatives for the Cancer Center at Memorial Hermann Northeast. Aggie Green has fine tuned the art of silent auctions! This generous lady supports many local nonprofits and has a wonderful time doing so. Just ask the lucky ladies who were her guests recently for a wine tasting at Amedeo’s, donated by Tony Raffa to this year’s North Harris/Montgomery College, now Lone Star College Foundation Gala. Not only did Tony serve an elegant buffet, HEB’s wine expert Robert Hernandez provided and described the Hob Nob wines, and Lone Star College-Kingwood Vice President and Dean of Fine Arts Rebecca Riley played the piano. But you had to be there to see the privileged ones who emerged from another auction item – the orange, yes, orange, stretch limo, also donated to the auction by Shakers Limousine in New Caney. Feeling blessed to be Aggie’s friends: Nancy Williams; Diane Blanco; Diane Van Horn; Rachel Harlin; Stacia Cowan; Diane Buckhout; Ruth Ann Willis; Nancy Shortsleeve; Jerri Bankston; Rogna Rivet; Rosalie Davis; Joyce Gekeler; Linda Rhodes; Teri Rhodes; Emily Marshall; Tamara Paul. Each guest received a bottle of the wine Robert showcased as a gift. The tireless Aggie went home, via orange limo, of course, to pack for the Humble Area Chamber of Commerce trip to Cabo San Lucas. Friends and supporters of Diane Trautman for Harris County Tax Assessor took a break from hurricane recovery and joined Diane at Homewood Suites for a “Debate Watch” party for the first presidential debate. Faces in the crowd: Sue Pilko, Charlotte Coffelt; Deborah Mowrey; Lori Christian; Bruce and Karen Menke; Perry and Patty Pinkley; Alice Lively; Phillip McNutt; Stacey and Sylvia Medellin; Ron and Jill Spross; Carlos Garza; Steve Varnis; Emily Wood; Nathan Gutierrez; Bea Hester; Wil Williams; Kim Hammond; Joe and Naomi Montemayor; Dori Barajas. Lone Star College-Kingwood’s “Stellar Evening” has been rescheduled for this Saturday evening, Oct. 11. For information: www.kingwood.lonestar.edu/CommunityNewsletter. Humble Intercontinental Rotary Club will hold its 8th annual Sporting Clays Event on Saturday, Oct. 25; registration deadline is Oct. 18. Proceeds will benefit many charities, including, but not limited to: Humble ISD Future Farmers of America, Lake Houston Family YMCA Partners of Youth, Humble ISD Science Fair, Boy Scouts of America, Village Learning Center, Humble Area Assistance Ministries, FamilyTime; Jack Fields, Sr. Scholarship Fund, and Junior Achievement. For registration/information, contact Seth Brady: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kingwood Village’s Westminster House has become FEMA approved for housing adults 45+ who were displaced by Hurricane Ike. Call 281- 361-7557 for more information. Save the Date(s): The annual Kingwood Women’s Club Annual Holiday Market Place, at the Humble Civic Center, Monday evening, Oct. 27 (Preview Party) and all day Tuesday, Oct. 28, with lunch catered by Carrabba’s. For ticket information: www.kingwoodwomensclub.com.  Reminder:  Kingwood Area Republican Women’s Club monthly meeting at Kingwood Country Club, Wednesday, Oct. 15 –reservations are a must for the buffet luncheon, but the meeting is free and will feature speaker Tina Benkiser, Texas Republican party chairman.  For information, contact Betty Newton, 281-360-1125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Keller Williams Realty Northeast is hosting “Denim and Diamonds” gala benefiting FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center at the Marriott Hotel Intercontinental Airport. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000 to $7,500; individual tickets are $125 per person. Gala co-chairs: Diana Heffner or Pamela Love at Keller Williams 281-358-4545 or www.clickkwne.com I’ll see you out and about!

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