Happy Easter


We wish you an extraordinary and joyful Easter.
May your life be full of good health, joy, and happiness!
Thank you to each and every volunteer for all you do for our patients.


Next week, please watch for an additional email from
Houston Ground Angels.
There will be a special announcement that is important to all volunteers.


Houston Ground Angels
Management Review
March 2017
 
From Tony Castiglie, Vice President & Treasurer
 
Spring is officially here but in Houston, do we really have a Winter?  Whatever, our Volunteers continue to provide services to patients in need.  So, what are the numbers?  Thus far, 616 Missions have been run this year by 66 Volunteers serving 353 Patients and/or Companions.  As always, those we serve are always so grateful for helping in relieving some of the stress associated with going to M.D. Anderson for treatment.  And the heavy hitters are:
 
1.
Charles Whitworth
80
2.
Missy Callan
38
3.
David La Fargue
36
4.
Tony Larosa
31
5.
Kathy Broussard
30
6.
Paulette Blackburn
29
7.
Charles Gibson
27
8.
Jerry Cavanaugh
20
9.
Derek King
19
10.
David Niemand
19

The demand for our services continues to outpace our ability to satisfy those requests. As always, we do the best we can and our fulfillment rate is 88%.  We encourage all volunteers to assist us in our recruiting efforts.
 
The Houston Ship Channel Tour is coming up Saturday May 13th and it will be a good opportunity to visit with fellow volunteers.  Hope you can make it.
 
To every volunteer, "Thank You" for being part of this wonderful organization and making it the success that it is.  2017 is going to be another good year.  
 
Sincerely,
Tony





Houston Ship Channel Tour
Houston Ground Angels' Next Outing
 
 
Saturday, May 13
 
Houston Ground Angels will be taking a guided
Historical Tour through the Houston Ship Channel
on one of the Port's tour boats.
 
Directions and more details will be sent in the
May 1, newsletter.
 
We will leave the dock at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The tour will last for 90 minutes.
This tour is extremely interesting!  Please RSVP to ladymaitland@msn.com or 832.752.9645.
 
The Port of Houston is sponsoring this event to thank our volunteers for what they do for so many patients
coming to Houston! 
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Please Check The Website to See If There Is A Mission That Would Fit Your Schedule !
 

Did You Know...
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.
Wet newspapers.  Put layers around the plants in your garden, overlapping as you go, and cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic, but they will not get through wet newspapers.
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and it helps reheat the food faster.
Expanding Frosting. When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double the amount. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount.
You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
Easy Deviled eggs. Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, to squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
Reheat Pizza. Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low And heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza.
Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Have a Wonderful Month, and Remember to Watch for
An Important Announcement later next week.

Please RSVP for the Port of Houston Boat Tour.

Thank you for all you do for Houston Ground Angels' patients!



Thank you Houston Ground Angels!