What I Love About Being Part of a Woman's Club in 25 Words or Less!

Remember those contests of the 1950's? Product sponsors asked you to say what you liked about a product in 25 words or less. If you were the winner, the prize might be a shopping spree, a new appliance or even a mink coat!

Although we don't have a mink coat or even a faux fur coat to give away, we'd like to capture your words during our meeting on February 3rd. The purpose is to reflect and have a bit of fun. We would also like to capture some highlights to include in a brief video to share with prospective new members.
What do you need to do? Put on your thinking cap and write a response to "What I Love About Being Part of a Woman's Club ___________" in 25 words or less.

We'll ask each member to read out her statement dressed in her favorite Valentine’s red or pink outfit during the meeting on February 3rd. We can't wait to hear your responses!

Don't know where to begin? Click here for some ideas.
Monthly Programs
Rebecca Marek will provide a brief overview of upcoming programs.

Community Outreach
Amy Amos will share the final details of the Socks and Undies drive and as well as for Valentine Cards and Candy.
February 3 Meeting

02/03/21 10:30am

Meeting room opens at 10:30. Formal Meeting starts at 11:00. After the meeting and speaker, we will break into small groups for chatting.
I am bringing a friend
I will be there
I cannot make it
Valentine Cards and Candy Reminder

Many thanks to members who volunteered to make Valentine Cards or donate candy. Finished cards are to be dropped off at Amy Amos' house on February 3 or 4 from 10 am to 6 pm.

Amy Amos: 6218 Hurst St, Houston, TX 77008

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need extra card supplies or someone to deliver your cards or candy to Amy. There are "Cupid Helpers" in the wings ready to help out!
Susan Marsh was very kind in sharing photos of her cards and her special helpers - Lilly, age 9 and Ethan, age 7. It looks like they had a fun day!
February Speaker
Shea Sandefer Hill

Shea Sandefer Hill is Executive Assistant at The Women's Institute of Houston. WIH offers a variety of programs, including weekly classes, Sunday lectures, lecture luncheons, and online learning experiences. There is something new to learn everyday. Shea will provide details on current and planned programs.
Joining the February Meeting
Joining a meeting is as easy as 1-2-3. [You do not need to log into Zoom.]
At the meeting time,
1. Go here: HHWC Zoom Meeting Link
2. If prompted, download the file and run it
3. Enter your name and email and join the session

If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you will have the option to phone in. If you have not used Zoom before, use this link to test your system Zoom Test Link.

If your circumstances are a little different and you are wondering how you can participate, here is a link to Zooming with the Heritage Group frequently asked questions.
February Event - February 10, 2021
A Note of Thanks
A note of thank-you with warmest appreciation to Heritage Group volunteers, Barbara Breese, Betsy Boston, and Elizabeth Ruthven who recently made "Staying Connected" phone calls (yes the old-fashioned way!) extending New Year's greetings and sharing club activity updates with many of our members who are unable to attend our virtual meetings and monthly park walks.

It was lovely to hear familiar voices and check on our sisters as we continue to keep the spirit of our Club Collect relevant through striving "to take time for all things...and to know the great, common woman's heart of us all."
January Recap

January Meeting: Heritage Group members welcomed the first meeting of the New Year with mutual recollections of a quiet evening spent safely at home on this New Year’s Eve. Members gave book and movie reviews and thanks to our in-house birding expert, Elizabeth Ruthven, we can share that red-whiskered bulbuls are in the neighborhood.
We then turned to more serious matters while engaging in an involved Q&A session with Joni Cooper-Stanphill, Communities In Schools of Houston Student Support Manager at Heights High School after receiving an excellent update from her on how our CIS students are faring during the pandemic: her goals have shifted to the challenge of trying to meet students' basic needs; sadly a high school diploma is no longer the top priority at present as even the logistics of irregular school bus transportation due to Covid is affecting student attendance. On a more positive note we were excited to learn of the new virtual mentoring program pilot and look forward to exploring other partnering possibilities.

In closing, members attentively participated and laughed their way through an entertainingly designed Club History Trivia Quiz.

Thank-you to all who were able to join us. In case you missed it, here is a link to a recording of the January Meeting.
Dates for Your Calendar

What: March Meeting
When:  March 3, 2021
10:30 - 12:00
Where: Online

Alese Zeeman and Savannah Moore will provide an overview of the mission of the Heights based animal shelter - Friends for Life. At Friends For Life, every animal matters. Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston – saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition.
Our March Activity is a visit to the Houston Zoo.
What: April Meeting
When:  April 7, 2021
10:30 - 12:00
Where: Online

Focusing on the Future. It has been challenging to make plans in an ever-shifting year. But like our Club founders, we are undaunted by these challenges and recognize the need to focus on the future.

And move forward we shall, guided by our club By-Laws calling for Board elections "on the first Wednesday in April in odd-numbered years”.
Our April Activity is a rescheduled tour of the Houston Botanic Gardens.

Board of Directors

Magdalene Vulkovic
1st Vice President Programs
Rebecca Marek
2nd Vice President Membership
Rosina Chevalier
Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Ruthven
Jan Donaldson
Members at Large: Peg Anderson, Barbara Breese, Joyce Rozell
Corresponding Secretary
Karen Adams
Janet Pelletier
Betsy Boston
Past President
Anna Gay
Committee Chairs

Community Outreach: Amy Amos
Fundraiser: Open
Hospitality Coordinator: Linda Navarro

All who have already renewed their
membership dues are thanked.
Renewal time, per our club By-Laws, is in May for the 2021-2022 year. However we are still gratefully accepting renewals for 2020-2021. 
The dues remain $30.

Please mail a check to
HHWC Heritage Group
448 West 19th Street, Box 569
Houston, TX 77008

Here is a link to our Heritage Group Directory. You can download or simply keep the link to look up your Heritage Group friends. This Directory will be updated throughout the year.

Rosina Chevalier is your contact for any address/phone changes.
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