November Meeting

With Thanksgiving approaching we have many reasons to be thankful this year. As part of giving back to our community, we are asking our members to bring a jar of peanut butter and/or a can of tomato products to the November meeting! Why is that?

Heights Interfaith Ministries (HIM) Food Pantry is in need of peanut butter and tomato products to give out with their weekly food parcels. Help us restock their shelves by bringing a jar or two of peanut butter and/or a can or two of tomato products (whole or diced tomatoes, paste, sauce, rotel, etc.). If you forget, we will also be taking up a cash collection at the meeting to help restock the food pantry shelves.
November Hospitality
Theme: Thanksgiving
Head Hostess: Karen Adams
Hostesses: Susan Pepper, Amy Vasquez, Diane Webb
Door Prize: Barbara Breese
On Sale at the Meeting
Clubhouse Note Cards in support of Clubhouse maintenance will be on sale for $20. Cash or check only.
We will have HHWC T-Shirts available for $10. Cash or check only. We often wear our T-Shirts at community events.
November Meeting

11/02/22 10:30am

Join us for our November meeting. Tereasa Reimer of the Brookwood Community will share the story of this wonderful organization.
I will be there
I am bringing a friend
I cannot make it
Turkey will be provided for our potluck lunch. Bring a favorite side dish or dessert.

If you prefer a personal meal, you may bring your own brown bag lunch.
November Speaker

Join us as Tereasa Reimer, Lead Tour Docent for the Brookwood Community, shares the history and mission of this wonderful organization.
Welcome New Members
Martha Beaudry
Mary Cloud

November Excursion
Brookwood Tour

We’ll take a tour and learn first hand about the Brookwood Community and mission.

Lunch is at the Brookwood Cafe on the Brookwood campus. We will also make time to shop!

The Tour is limited to 20 members. Please rsvp as soon as possible. The first 20 members on the list will be confirmed.
Brookwood Tour
Brookwood - 1752 Farm to Market 1489, Brookshire, Tx 77423

11/09/22 8:30am

Meet us at the Clubhouse to carpool to Brookwood. Our tour is at 9:45 a.m.
Please put me on the list
I cannot make it.
More Upcoming Events
Anne Sloan Book Release
What: Anne Sloan Book Release
When: November 13, 3-6 pm
Where: Clubhouse

Anne Sloan invites you to join her celebration for the release and signing of her new historical novel set in Houston and The Heights when the 1928 National Democratic Convention came to town and put our city on the map! RSVP.
CIS Christmas Wish List Distribution
When: Thursday, November 17
Where: Happy Hour at We Olive. 249 W 19th St.

This will be your opportunity to sign up for the Holiday Wish List project and select a student to help this Christmas. Evening and Heritage Club members, friends of members are encouraged to participate, so bring them along to the happy hour to learn more.  This is an Evening Group led and Heritage Group supported activity. More details will be shared in coming weeks.  
Lifelong Learning
Our friends at the Women's Institute of Houston want to remind you that they have dozens of courses and lectures where you can learn something new every day. As well, many of our members see these classes as one of their favorite social outings. Use code HHWC25 at check out for a special discount for HHWC members. This is a limited time offer until the end of the year. Contact Shea Hill for details.
October Recap
October welcomed Heritage Group members attired in their best Witches Hats while listening to Gail Goddard, the Clutter Fairy, and her many tips on the ever timely subject of decluttering.

Compliments and sweet treats (no tricks!) are due to our entire October Hospitality Team led by Linda Guerra Navarro, Mary Eyuboglu, Dena Honeycutt, Mary Mandola, and Marlo Pettigrew for the seasonally festive décor!

Note:  Heritage Group Membership Directories were handed out at the October meeting. If you missed the October meeting, check with Amy Amos at a meeting to get your copy.
Olivewood Tour
Our October excursion to Olivewood Cemetery, Houston’s first incorporated African American cemetery, benefitted from fine weather. Founded in 1875, the cemetery later fell into neglect. For the next century, the cemetery remained a jungle – the headstones buried under massive carpets of vegetation while only the larger mortuary architecture rose above the undergrowth hinting at Olivewood’s location. 

Over the last 30 years, as more acreage of the cemetery receives regular maintenance and care, Olivewood is pursuing a program of plot and walkway beautification as well as restoration of historic headstones. In consideration of the need for cemetery restoration and the importance of this historical landmark to the community, the Heritage Group Board has approved a donation of $250.
Maintaining our reputation for trying out new restaurants members lunched at Lagniappe. Many warm and lively conversations were shared over a Louisiana inspired menu.
Community Outreach
Heights High School CIS
Fall Kickoff

Thank you to Kathy Wilson and Heritage Group volunteers Karen Adams, Ellen Bell, Cathey Parker Harrison, Rebecca Marek, and Trisha Oyer for your roles in supporting the CIS Heights High School Kickoff event on October 14th. More than 40 students attended and were thankful for the meal and party favors. This is an Evening Group led and Heritage Group supported activity.
Heights High School Marching Band

The Heritage Group Board approved a donation of $250 to support Heights High School band as one of 24 bands selected nationwide for the upcoming Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade.
Dates for Your Calendar
What: Be Amazing
When: December 7, 2022
Where: Clubhouse

Join us as Cathey Nickell. Houston author of children’s books, one about Art Cars, shares her enthusiasm for Amazing Book Ideas!”
What: Art Car Museum Tour
When: December 14, 2022
Where: 140 Heights Blvd.

Join us for a tour of the Art Car Museum. Meet first for Brunch at the Bluestone Lane Cafe at 10:30. Then carpool to the Art Car Museum. Tour at 11:30.
What: Kids' Meals
When: January 4, 2023
Where: Clubhouse

Beth Harp, Executive Director of Kids' Meals, will provide an update on this worthy organization feeding thousands of Houston children daily.
Board of Directors

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

Communications: Rebecca Marek
Community Outreach: Open
Fundraiser: Anna Gay
Hospitality Coordinator: Linda Navarro

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.

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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