We are aware of the current news about the spread of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant. As you make a decision about attending Heritage Group meetings or excursions, please take into consideration your personal risk factors. Your health and well-being are most important.

If you are not feeling well or are uncertain about your status, please consider other members and stay at home. We will see you another time.
January Meeting
The January meeting will focus on a healthy new year for ourselves and for the children in our community.
Our Speaker for January will be Beth Harp, Executive Director of Kids' Meals.

We will also be making some announcements regarding our lunch arrangements and previewing our traditional Valentine activities.
January Hospitality
Theme: Healthy New Year
Head Hostess: Rebecca Marek
Hostesses: Betsy Boston, Pam Cox Previte, Elizabeth Ruthven, Arlene Veach
Door Prize: Rebecca Marek
On Sale at the Meeting
For newer members, we will have HHWC T-Shirts available for $10. Cash or check only. We often wear our T-Shirts at community events - such as packing lunches at Kids' Meals.
Masks are Recommended
According to CDC Guidelines, if you are not vaccinated, then you should wear a mask at indoor events. If you are fully vaccinated, then consider your personal risk factors in deciding whether to wear a mask. Please refer to current CDC Guidelines for indoor events.
January Meeting
LOCATION
Clubhouse

DATE AND TIME
01/05/22 10:30am

Join us for our January meeting. Beth Harp of Kids' Meals will provide a post-pandemic update on the organization's activities.
I am bringing a friend
I will be there
I cannot make it
January Lunch

The January Hospitality team will be preparing a simple set of fresh fruit kabobs for each table. These are intended as treats to accompany your Brown Bag Lunch.
If you are in the mood for baking and would like to bring a dessert to share, say some cookies, brownies, or a square of sheet cake, please wrap items in individual portions. We will put them out on a dessert table.

Water, a plate, and cutlery will be provided.  
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In February we hope to resume our Potluck Lunch tradition while continuing to offer the Brown Bag option for those preferring a personal lunch. Expect details at the January meeting and in our next newsletter.
January Speaker
Every day in Houston, there are nearly 90,000 children, or 1 out of 4 preschool aged children, who may not know where their next meal is coming from. Beth Harp, Executive Director of Kids' Meals, will
provide a post-pandemic update.
Welcome New Members
Margaret Ferenz

Rejoining Members
Barbara Potter
Nanci Thompson


January Excursion
Volunteering is a blast! While in the Kid's Meals kitchen, volunteers play music, chat, laugh, dance, sing, and have a joyful time while making meals.  There are places to sit, and whatever your capabilities, there is a task you can do!

When: We will meet at 8:30 am at the clubhouse on Wednesday January 12. We will carpool to Kids' Meals. Alternatively, you may meet us there.
Where: 330 Garden Oaks Blvd. Houston, TX 77018

After we arrive, you will be assigned to roles either in the kitchen or in the packing rooms. Volunteers in the kitchen will work to make sandwiches and prepare snacks, and volunteers in the packing rooms will pack the meal items into bags to be delivered.  Some of our artistic members may decorate lunch bags.

Lunch is at Union Kitchen, 3452 Ella Blvd.

Each volunteer will need to sign a volunteer waiver. If you would like, you can download the waiver here. Then print, sign, and bring it along on Wednesday. If that is too much, no worries. We will print out copies and you can complete yours while we are getting organized at the Clubhouse.
What to Wear
  • Masks are required.
  • Your HHWC T-Shirt of course! If you do not have yours yet, T-shirts will be available at the January meeting.
  • Closed toe shoes and comfortable jeans or pants. We will be packing lunches so plan accordingly.
  • Sweater or jacket. Some areas are exposed to the loading dock and some of us will need to be going in and out of the cooler.
  • Baseball cap or hair wrap. And yes, ladies, they have hairnets in case you forget!
Kids' Meals
LOCATION
330 Garden Oaks, Houston, 77018. 713-695-5437.

DATE AND TIME
01/12/22 8:30am

Meet at Clubhouse. Carpool to Kids' Meals to pack lunches. Followed by lunch at Union Kitchen.
Kids' Meals and Lunch
Kids' Meals Only
Lunch Only
December Recap
The December Heritage Group meeting presented members a clubhouse festively attired in holiday décor thanks to Head Hostess Amy Amos' creative talents, and Hospitality Coordinator Linda Navarro's fetchingly designed holiday platters tantalizingly arranged with ham, cheese, croissant and grapes. 

Many thanks to all the December Hostesses including Karen Adams, Jan Donaldson, Gloria Parrino and a special note of recognition to Joyce Rozell for making the delicious cranberry sauce, plus the numerous bakers who brought us such delectable holiday sweets. Additional thanks to House Committee member Anna Gay for once more lending her decorative holiday finishing touches to the clubhouse exterior. 

Members learned much about a nearby sister organization unbeknownst to many from our featured speaker, Amy Corron, President and C.E.O of the Wesley Community Center, a non-profit women's social services organization founded in 1904 and still highly active today in Near Northside. In support of the Wesley Center's Early Childhood programs, members donated very generously to our Diaper and Baby Wipes Drive in such abundance that we lost count except to declare that well over a thousand diapers and wipes filled an SUV to the roof, barely leaving room for the driver, in addition to supplemental cash donations. We can't thank our members enough for their ongoing generosity and support of club community outreach month after month, leaving us humbled and full of gratitude.
Wesley and Fegen's
A guided tour of Wesley Community Center's various service areas (Financial Stability, Early Childhood Development and Senior Programs), plus their herb/produce gardens and food pantry by Amy Corron, gave Heritage Group members in-person insight into the numerous good deeds achieved by this dedicated social services non-profit. We look forward to exploring further volunteer and partnering opportunities with this worthy organization.

The monthly activity closed in the Heights neighborhood with a tasty lunch at Fegen’s Restaurant: we do recommend the Chicken Cutlet Parmesan among several delicious temptations!
Dates for Your Calendar
What: Let's Make Valentines
When:  February 2, 2022
Where: Clubhouse

It is that time of year again. Continuing an honored tradition, we will make handmade Valentines which will be given to residents in area assisted living facilities.

Materials will be provided at the Clubhouse. For those unable to attend, making cards at home will also be an option.
What: Packing and Delivery
When:  February 9, 2022
Where: Clubhouse

Bring packaged candy and snacks to the Clubhouse. We will pack them into small individual packages with ties and tags which the Club will provide.

We will then deliver the bags and go on to lunch at a nearby restaurant.
What: It's Rodeo Time
When:  March 2, 2022
Where: Clubhouse

Our speaker from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will discuss the mission of the rodeo. As one of the largest scholarship providers in the US, the Rodeo has presented more than 19,500 scholarships valued at $232 million since 1957.
Ladies, start your spring cleaning early and begin setting aside household goods for our biennial fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2022.
2021-2022
Board of Directors

President
Rosina Chevalier
1st Vice President Programs
Barbara Roberts
2nd Vice President Membership
Amy Amos
Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Ruthven
Treasurer
Jan Donaldson
Members at Large: Karen Adams, Janet Pelletier, Joyce Rozell
Corresponding Secretary
Barbara Breese
Historian
Gloria Wilson
Parliamentarian
Cathey Harrison
Past President
Magdalene Vulkovic
Committee Chairs

Communications: Rebecca Marek
Community Outreach: Open
Fundraiser: Anna Gay
Hospitality Coordinator: Linda Navarro
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Membership and Dues
All those who have renewed their membership dues are thanked.

For new members, here is a link to complete an online application and pay dues.

For questions about membership and dues, please contact Amy Amos, 2nd VP Membership.

Directory
Here is a link to our Heritage Group Online Directory. You can download or simply keep the link to look up your Heritage Group friends. This Directory will be updated throughout the year. This Directory is for member use only.
Clubhouse Rentals
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