Get ready for cooler weather
Happy Labor Day to all!
 
With September's arrival, the 100 degree weather should be gone!
The first day of Autumn is September 22!



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Houston Ground Angels
Management Review
September 2016
From Tony Castiglie, Vice President & Treasurer
 
After 5 relatively slow months, August turned out to be very productive.  The 249 missions we ran was the 2nd busiest August ever, just 1 behind last year.  Our annual total is 1,649 & keeps us on track to hit our goal of 2,500 for the year.  We also hit a real milestone during August chalking up Mission Number 20,000, a real accomplishment.  Every volunteer should take pride in realizing that you help make that happen.
 
Thus far during 2016, 89 volunteers have run missions.  The leaders - Paulette Blackburn (140), Charles Whitworth (140), Richard Chidlow (125), Charles Gibson (84) & Ruthanne Bowser (74) - are showing the way.   Thanks to all who run missions.
 
We continue in our ability to satisfy most mission requests but we hope to do better.  Our fulfillment rate for the year is 92%, over our stated goal of 95%.  Usually, those missions not chosen by volunteers are those either late into the night or very early in the morning.  
 
Two new volunteers joined us during August, David LaFargue & Emma Scott.  David resides in Humble & Scottie lives in Southwest Houston.  Both David & Scottie were formally with Angel Flight South Central's Ground Crew so they "know ropes".  Welcome aboard!
 
To every volunteer, "Thank You" for being part of this wonderful organization and making it the success that it is.  Our expectation is that 2016 will be another great year ever!
 
Sincerely,
Tony

Upcoming Events

All Volunteers and spouses are invited to

a Coffee and Private Tour of
NRG Stadium
 

NRG Stadium Coffee and Tour
Friday, October 7, 2016,  
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We will meet on the second floor, via escalator or elevator, of NRG Hall, which is a lovely area, with windows overlooking NRG Stadium and the Astrodome. We will have coffee and lite snacks, then tour NRG Stadium. We will tour the press box, visiting teams locker room (Texans will be in theirs), field, club boxes, etc. When you RSVP, I will send you a parking pass, and directions. Even though the walking will not that much, it still might be a good idea to where tennis shoes. Parking will be very, very close to the building and NRG stadium is just across the driveway from where we will be having the coffee.  I previewed the site and found it to be fun and interesting. Please RSVP as soon as possible, hopefully within the week.
RSVP to ladymaitland@msn.com or call: 832.752.9645.
This is a complimentary event to celebrate our volunteers.
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Holiday/Christmas Party
December 8, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Masraff's Restaurants
Complimentary Valet for Houston Ground Angels

Masraff's was voted the number one restaurant in Houston. It is a beautiful restaurant and the food is divine. Complimentary valet for all Ground Angels.

Houston Ground Angels and spouses will have the beautiful atrium for our party, with a patio that over looks Post Oak that is always lighted with Christmas trees and decorations galore. Post Oak is so spectacular during the holiday season, with the sights and sounds of the season. Masraff's will also be decorate for the season.  Each attendee will receive a drink ticket and there will be a cash bar. Light and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. It will be a beautiful evening and we look forward to seeing our volunteers and their spouses!  This is a complimentary event to celebrate our volunteers!
Please RSVP by Thanksgiving or before.
Directions and address will be in the next newsletter, however the link is above.
 
 
Events 2017
Events for 2017 have already been planned and we are excited about getting to meet all of our volunteers that we have not had the opportunity to meet yet.

New Patient Release Form on the Website!

There is a new Patient Release form now on the website.
Please be sure to have your patients and those who travel with them
to sign the form. Here is the link:


We suggest you keep the forms in your file for two years, which is when the statute of limitations runs ends.
As you know, Houston Ground Angels is a non-profit. Therefore, all mileage and often volunteer hours can be deducted from your taxes, if you itemize.

Update on Facebook Page

Houston Ground Angels has deleted their Facebook page to
prevent abuse and protect the organization and its reputation.

Please Visit the Website
 
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Please check the website to see if there is a Mission that fits with your schedule.  Our patients are depending on us, and so please consider taking a mission this week.
Thank you to all of our volunteers!

We appreciate you and are thankful you are part of
Houston Ground Angels!
Thank you!