Feel good golf
Great golf isn’t over after the 2009 Masters. Just ask co-chairs Rene and Kay Joyce and Ginny and Dennis Cahill, golfers and volunteers for The Women’s Home. On April 13, the 2008 PGA First Lady of Golf, Carol Mann, will host the second annual Carol Mann LPGA Players Invitational at Black Horse Golf Club with proceeds benefiting The Women’s Home. The team event for men and women will tee off in Cypress at 1 p.m. and conclude with an awards dinner at the club’s pavilion with celebrity hosts and auctions. For information about sponsorships and participation information, contact Marcia Tapp at 713-328-1975 or (email@example.com) mtapp (at) thewomenshome (dot) org.
Calling all ladies
Chairs Joanne Naponic and Stephanie Milam want you to gather all your girlfriends and head over to the Hilton Americas – Houston for a fun night of shopping, massages, makeovers, dining, and gambling! The annual Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun event will be held March 31 at 6 p.m. Celebrate the Ronald McDonald House Houston’s mission by purchasing a $100 raffle ticket for a one in 1,000 chance of winning a 2010 Lexus RX 350. Contact Leigh Savage at 713-795-3585 or (firstname.lastname@example.org) lsavage (at) rmhhouston (dot) org for ticket information.
Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston board members Nora Law, Vicky Jones, president Ruth Nocella, Darlene Marmottin, Sandi Ward, and Maureen DeJongh (not pictured) welcomed new friends at their monthly luncheon. NNGH, formerly Memorial Newcomers, is a social club for women who are new to Houston or long-term residents. A variety of regular monthly activities are offered. The program for March will be a talk by MFAH’s Bayou Bend and Gardens and a silent auction is planned for April in aid of the Covenant House, a safe house for homeless children. For more information visit www.nngh.org.
Legacy of service
The eighth-graders from Memorial Middle School have put “service to others” at the top of their list of things they want to leave as their legacy. What started as a small idea several years ago has turned into a large scale volunteer project. Some 90 eighth-graders pair up with first- through fourth-graders at Pine Shadow Elementary to read to them as part of the Reading Buddies program. Pictured here, Alonso Acosta reads to Juan Martinez and Wilifredo Pena.
Wanna be a rock star?
This year’s Frostwood Elementary rock star-themed auction is sure to be a success. Committee co-chairs Melissa DeAyala, Missy Balleza, Diana Chenoweth, Julie Stratton, Gretchen Patterson, Karen Odegard, and Cari Kerns have started the fundraising early this year with the “Frostwood Flock” rock band. This crazy group of flamingo rockers is on tour throughout nearby neighborhoods to raise money for the PTA. If your yard gets “rocked” by the flock, just make a donation to the PTA and the band will move onto its next venue. These rock stars are quite a hit!
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