March 2020 Newsletter
It might seem like this year is flying by but, March 1st is only the 61st day of the new year!
The Butterfly by Dan Western
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.

One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Until it suddenly stopped making any progress and looked like it was stuck.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, although it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man didn’t think anything of it and sat there waiting for the wings to enlarge to support the butterfly. But that didn’t happen. The butterfly spent the rest of its life unable to fly, crawling around with tiny wings and a swollen body.

Despite the kind heart of the man, he didn’t understand that the restricting cocoon and the struggle needed by the butterfly to get itself through the small opening; were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings. To prepare itself for flying once it was out of the cocoon.

Moral of the story:
Our  struggles in life develop our strengths . Without struggles, we never grow and never get stronger, so it’s important for us to tackle challenges on our own, and not be relying on help from others.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
River Oaks Brass Quintet
River Oaks Brass Quintet
March 29, 2020
4:30pm Quail Point
The majesty of an orchestra with its numerous woodwinds, strings, percussions, and brass, coupled with the exuberance of a conductor, is unmistakably dramatic and entertaining in its sounds and volume. However, not every city has a facility large enough to accommodate the more than 40 members that typically comprise a Chamber Orchestra.

That’s the beauty of, and the reason behind, the creation of the ROCO Brass Quintet, a five-person group created from the celebrated River Oaks Chamber Orchestra based in Houston, TX.

The ROCO Brass Quintet will perform a March 29 th concert as part of the Horseshoe Bay Cultural Enrichment Society’s third season. The concert begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be performed at Quail Point Lodge located at 107 Twilight in Horseshoe Bay. Tickets are $40 each and can be bought online at

The Quintet is an ensemble consisting of two trumpeters, one French horn player, one tenor trombone player and one bass trombone player that plays much of the same music the orchestra performs, according to trumpeter George Chase, the leader of the Quintet and a member of the group since they began 15 years ago.

“ROCO performs a hundred works of various composers from around the world. We’re an industry leader. All of us would love to come to Horseshoe Bay and perform. To make it easy for a concert to happen, having five people is easier than 40 musicians,” he explains.

The ROCO Brass Quintet will perform songs from a wide-ranging time period from the 1500s to the 20th century, Chase said. One difference between our quintet and an orchestra is that the Quintet doesn’t have a designated conductor, Chase says.

“You don’t have someone dictating to you to perform at a certain rate of speed,” Chase elaborates. “In the Quintet, we all take turns on who’s leading what and how fast we want to go and if we don’t agree, we talk about it.”

That’s another reason why quintet members also have personal friendships that allow them to communicate honestly because they know the goal is to give audiences the best concerts possible. Chase joked that their quintet has a’ no jerks’ policy. “We want to make sure everyone gets along,” he said. “Otherwise, our collaboration may not be as fruitful.”

Chase said audiences will truly enjoy this concert because of the variety of music that will be presented. Their repertoire runs from the Renaissance through Baroque, and all the way to modern dance and Duke Ellington.

“I think our programs offer a wide-ranging appeal to people,” he said. “We have our own repertoire, and I’m confident that our audience will have a great time with us at the performance in Horseshoe Bay.”

The Cultural Enrichment Society’s 2020 season kicked off in February with a sold-out performance by Johnny Nicholas, Kelley Mickwee and Bill Small. The Cultural Enrichment Society is a 501(c) (3) non-profit group offering culturally rich entertainment in music, the arts and education designed to enliven Hill Country audiences. Programming during its two previous seasons has included informative and educational lectures on wide-ranging topics and musical performances ranging from jazz and country to string quartets, soloists and pianists. The 2020 season includes blues, brass, comedy, original music, movies, Grammy winners, and a traditional Christmas performance. To donate to Horseshoe Bay Cultural Enrichment or to purchase tickets, please log on to .
Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 PM
(Doors will not open until 6:00 PM )

Coffee & Desert will be served at half time.
(If you are interested in donating desert on a BINGO night please contact Dianne Jones (830) 598-4528 to discuss details.)
Feel free to bring your own snack and beverage
while enjoying Bingo!

Bingo will begin at 7:00 PM
Entry: $1.00
Card: $1.00/each
(for table/game setup purposes please RSVP)
Dianne Jones at 830-598-4528
Community Bunco
If you're interested in playing bunco in a casual and friendly community group, held from 1:00- 3:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month at Quail Point. This no-hostess group serves no food or drink, but fun, friendship, and laughter are always on the menu. Open to all area ladies.
Call Lulu Glass if you are interested.
Celebrating Small Business Week
Wednesday, May 6th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight

Horseshoe Bay POA will be hosting a Small Business Fair to celebrate and highlight how vital small businesses are to our economy and community. It will give local shoppers and consumers an opportunity to make connections with our small business owners and become familiar with their services, get to know them on a first name basis and rededicate themselves to shopping locally (statistic show that 93% of Americans value supporting small businesses and 90% of American businesses are family owned or controlled; according to SBA ).

Attendees be on the lookout for more information in the April Newsletter.
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Small Business Owner's
reserve your table today!
Call our office for more information!
Sunday, April 26th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Quail Point Lodge

Calling all Horseshoe Bay Artists to participate in the HSBPOA Spring Fling

Still looking for artist of different mediums
to display your artwork. Fill out the attached registration form if you would like to
participate in this exciting event.

Silver & Gold Band will be performing at the pavilion. Attendees will be able to sit and listen to great tunes while enjoying the lake view and spring time in Horseshoe Bay. Small snacks, water and tea will be provided. If you would like something stronger you may BYOB.

Contact Joan Matera for more information:
HSBPOA Spring Fling Artist Registration Form

Please complete this form and submit to the POA office at Quail Point or e-mail to . The form must be competed to reserve a spot in the Spring Fling Art Show. There is no charge for participation. You may just display or you may sell your work directly to the attendees. Artists are solely responsible for collecting any monies for the sale of their work and for the payment of any taxes and/or fees associated with the sale.

The participant is responsible for covering the table and for setting up and breaking down their display. Set up may begin at 12 noon on April 26.

Please complete the following information.



Phone: ________________________________

Email: ___________________________

Please tell us about your work:

Painting ___  Photography ____ Sculpture ____ Glass ____  Wood____

Ceramics___ Clay____ Mixed media _____ Fabric ____ Metal _____

Floral ___ Jewelry____ Other please explain___________________

Please tell us what you require for your exhibit.
            Table 6’         __________  Table 5’  ___________
           * Screen 3'X 7' __________  Electricity ___________
* (screen is for displaying purposes)

We are also looking for exhibitors that would be interested in providing photos of their masterpiece for the purpose of promoting this event. Yes ________
(please email photo to:
Disclaimer: All artists entries will be handled with all possible care, but the HSBPOA and their officers and volunteers will not be responsible for loss theft or damage for any cause. Work is submitted at the risk of the artist and registration indicates acceptance of all the above conditions.

Artist’s Signature _______________________________

Date ___________________

Notice of the Annual Meeting of Members of the Horseshoe Bay POA
Saturday, March 21, 2020 • 10:00 AM
Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight, Horseshoe Bay

If you are a member of the Horseshoe Bay POA then you should have already received your ballot to vote for the Board of Directors by now, regardless of whether you are voting by paper ballot or electronically. If you haven't received your ballot please contact our office at (830) 598-8795 and we will assist you.

Please consider signing up to vote electronically, if you haven't already. We are seeing a larger number in participation, not to mention the savings. Contact Andrea for assisting you with this transition of switching over to becoming an E-Voter.
Andrea (830)598-8795.

Did you live here in the 1970's and early 1980's?
Did you know that Horseshoe Bay will be celebrating its
50th anniversary in 2021?
If you fit in this category, please contact Linda Lambert at or 512-787-3329. 
We would love to have your input.  
12 oz. Double Wall Insulated Tumbler
(Customize or Personalize $25)
Purchase or place your customized order in the POA office at 107 Twilight or call with questions.
Area Events Section
  • Night Skies Over LBJ Ranch
Sat, Mar. 14th 6:30 PM (star gazing 7:50 PM-9:30 PM)
In Stonewall- More info.

  • Lantex Theater
Sat, Mar. 21st 8:00 PM $20.00
George Straight Tribute

  • Art Walk in Johnson City
Sat, Mar. 28th 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Downtown Johnson City