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 to the November meeting! Why is that?

Heights Interfaith Ministries (HIM) Food Pantry is in need of peanut butter to give out with their weekly food parcels. For months since the Pandemic, HIM has been in serious need of some basic food items. Help us restock their shelves by bringing a jar or two. 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: Magdalene Vulkovic
Hostesses: Edie Custer, Dena Honeycutt, Diane Oswald, Kathy Sandefer, Robin Swinney, Gloria Wilson
Door Prize: Magdalene Vulkovic
On Sale at the Meeting
Clubhouse Note Cards in support of Clubhouse maintenance will be on sale for $20. Cash or check only.
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.
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.
November Meeting
LOCATION
Clubhouse

DATE AND TIME
11/03/21 10:30am

Join us for our November meeting. A speaker from HITS theater on 18th Street will share their 40 year story of educational theater classes.
I am bringing a friend
I will be there
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Lunch
Please bring a brown bag lunch - say a sandwich or salad - for yourself. If you forget to pack your lunch or are not up for making something, consider picking up takeout from a local Heights business.
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.  
November Speaker

Join us as the Manager of HITS Theater on 18th Street shares their 40 year story of educational theater classes.
Welcome New Members
Tracy Coe
Dianne Kingsley
Judy Kueck
Caren Schmidt

November Excursion
HITS and Harold's

We’ll take a tour and learn first hand about the HITS Theater. 

Please meet at HITS Theater, 311 West 18th Street at 10:30 AM
 
Lunch is at Harold’s, 350 West 19th Street. Harold’s is within walking distance of HITS Theater, or there is street parking along 19th Street. 
HITS and Harolds
LOCATION
18th and 19th Street

DATE AND TIME
11/10/21 10:30am

Meet us for the tour at the HITS Theater at 311 West 18th St. Then we will head on over to Harold's at 350 West 19th St. for lunch.
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Two More Upcoming Events
Winter Vendor Market
When: Sunday, November 14, 2-4 pm
The Houston Heights Woman’s Club is inviting you to our second women-owned vendor market. Come support local women-owned businesses and prepare for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. This is an Evening Group led and Heritage Group supported activity. More details will be shared in coming weeks.
CIS Christmas Wish List Distribution
When: Thursday, November 18, 5-7:30 pm
It's that special time of year when Club Members once more have the opportunity to bring holiday joy to very deserving students at Heights High School in the Communities in Schools (CIS) program. This is an Evening Group led and Heritage Group supported activity. More details will be shared in coming weeks.  
October Recap
Heritage Group members attired in their best witches hats and fascinators descended ghoulishly from their brooms into the clubhouse for the October Meeting.

Our featured guest speaker Alli Jarrett, "Hospitality Alli" of Harold's on 19th Street regaled us with many personable anecdotes. On a more serious note: Alli confirmed that like many others, Heights businesses are not immune to the ongoing pandemic challenges of supply chain shortages and staffing issues. One hopes a respite awaits in the near future for all involved.

Thank-you to our entire October Hospitality Team led by Linda Navarro, Hospitality Coordinator with Karen Adams, Dena Honeycutt and Anne Sloan for the gorgeous table décor and stylish floral arrangements attractively displayed in elegant vintage vases loaned by Lovejoy's Antiques on Yale. Sweet thanks also goes out to the bakers who baked, decorated and lovingly packaged individual portions of goblin's treats for all to enjoy!
Heights Foodie Tour
Another fantastic Heights Foodie Tour for our Heritage Group members thanks to Barbara Roberts, 1st Vice President and the Programs Committee.

Personalized tours led by the owners of Tenfold Coffee and Houston Dairymaids offered us appetizing insight into their respective businesses which was followed by self-guided tours at the ever tantalizing El Bolillo Bakery and the newly opened Houston Farmers Market on Airline.

And if that was not enough, maintaining our reputation for trying out restaurants included a lunch stop at Pinkerton's Barbecue.  
Community Outreach
Heights High School CIS Fall Kickoff
Thank you to Heritage Group volunteers Cathey Parker Harrison, Dena Honeycutt, Kathy Sandefer and Kathy Wilson for your roles in supporting the CIS Heights High School Kickoff event on October 14th. More than 30 students attended and were thankful for the meal and party favors.

Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) provides supportive guidance, counseling and bring community resources into schools to empower success for students in need. The HHWC supports CIS year-round through a variety of projects. This is an Evening Group led and Heritage Group supported activity.
Books and Party Bags
The Women's Studies Library Initiative (WSLI) continues the club's tradition of literacy and women's history by ensuring our local public school libraries have a rich collection of books on women's history. Thank you to Amy Amos, Teresa Matlock, Karen Adams and Barbara Mercer who delivered books and goodie bags to 9 Heights area schools on October 21st.

Special thanks to Amy Amos for preparing the “Party in a Bag” goodies for the librarians that accompanied the book delivery.

This is an Evening Group led and Heritage Group supported activity.
Dates for Your Calendar
What: Investing in People
When: December 1, 2021
Where: Clubhouse

Amy Corron, President and C.E.O. of the Wesley Community Center, will share the mission and vision of the WCC. The WCC is a Houston nonprofit organization providing social services to the Near Northside neighborhood.
What: Wesley Community Center
When:  December 8, 2021
Where: 1410 Lee Street

Join us as we take a tour of the Wesley Community Center. Wesley was founded in 1904, by a group of women from the nearby First United Methodist Church. Lunch will be at Fegen's Restaurant, 1050 Studewood.
What: Kids' Meals
When: January 5, 2022
Where: Clubhouse

Every day in Houston, there are 88,740 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.
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: Open
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.
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