This year’s Club Corp Classic Golf Tournament was another resounding success! Over 240 golfers swung for the three charities benefiting from the tournament – Humble Area Assistance Ministries, Augie’s Quest and the Club Corp Employee Fund. Special thanks were given to Effex, this year’s major sponsor. Seen out and about on the green and zipping about in golf carts were Larry Shiflet, Mike Byers, Darryal Chandler, Wayne Garrison, Jack Keith, Randy Finley, Vivien Bond, Patrick Pettit and Rick Darling.

New retiree Tom Broad is not looking back! He and partner John Denton spent two weeks on a work (John) and pleasure (Tom) trip to New Orleans, where they enjoyed many Krispy Kreme donuts and then on to Memphis. Tom reports that “We controlled ourselves – spending-wise – until we got to Graceland. I'm afraid we got carried away (on the other hand, we've got a lovely Graceland throw pillow, two Graceland Christmas ornaments, a pink Graceland hat for mom, and who knows what else). I need to learn to stay away from gift shops."

Danell Fields is hosting the last of this year’s Women’s Wellness Series at the Kingwood Country Club Sept. 10. It will focus on inner health and beauty and will feature educational presentations from a featured cardiologist, gynecologist, fitness trainer and nutritionist. There will be a chance to ask questions afterward for anything else you may need to know on how to keep your inside you healthy and beautiful.

Congratulations to Cyrese Jezek, who is celebrating 10 years in business and Lord knows, that is no easy feat! Her Kingwood shop, Cyrese and Company, is a FANTASTIC gift shop with the lovely and unusual. Cyrese is now sole owner since her longtime partner retired. Stop in, tell her congratulations and make a purchase to lend support for the next 10!

Kim Brusatori, founder and CEO of The Village Learning and Achievement Center, has always wanted to put on a family-friendly event, open to the community, that everyone of all ages can enjoy. This year, The Village is presenting the Lake Houston’s Got Talent Show, where a variety of acts from dances, musical performances, magic, martial arts and theatrical skits from community members get judged by a panel. The fundraiser also includes a barbecue dinner served by Hickory Hollow, games and a dessert silent auction with tasty treats provided by various local businesses. So definitely bring the whole family and enjoy a fun night for a great cause on Aug. 6 at The Nathaniel Center.

Gina, Bernie and Christina Remmes hosted a World Cup viewing party at their home the same night there was a suspect running through the neighborhood with a gun. Well,
their guests, the Poulsens from Denmark, asked if this was normal? Daniel and I told them it wasn't anything to worry about. In the meantime Jerry Paul along with wife Shelly were busy trying to follow his move through social media coming up with a picture of the suspect. Steve and Rita Hansen continued watching the game. Outcome for the night... U.S. Women’s National Team won the World Cup and the suspect was captured. We all went back to eating the delicious spread the Remmeses had laid out. All is well that ends well.

If you lunch at Amedeo’s for a week, you’re likely to run into most everyone you know (well, and gain some serious poundage). Over a few such lunches, who was there to be seen? Lynn Fields, Suzanne Monk, Jill Coogan, Carroll Allison, Geralyn Sullivan, Deb Tillet, Lynann Weaver, Vivien Bond and Evan Koch from Memorial Hermann.

A few months ago, a group of friends, over nachos and margaritas, were brainstorming new ways to raise money for some of our local charitable organizations. In our community, we are blessed with so many people who are always willing to donate and help, but we also wanted to make it fun for everyone with activities and events that are fresh and new. And so The FUNraisers was formed. Cynthia Calvert, Lynn Fields, Danell Fields, Gina Remmes, Denise Krieger, Geralyn Sullivan, Millie Garrison, Karen Boughton, Judy Luquette and I started throwing out ideas for our first FUNraiser and are very pleased to announce that on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m., we are hosting the famous musical shenanigans of Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar at The Nathaniel Center. If you’ve been to any of the Pete’s venues in Austin, Houston, Dallas or Fort Worth, then you know you’re in for a rollicking good time filled with laughter and music. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Nathaniel Center Foundation, the HAAM Empty Stocking campaign, Pets for Vets and Blue Star Moms. Tickets are available for purchase on our website thefunraisers.org, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Keep your eyes out for some exciting future events we’re also working on.

We now know the speaker for this fall's "In the Pink of Health" luncheon. It's Melissa Wilson, Emmy award-winning FOX 26 Morning News anchor. Tim Baker, local Executive VP of Independent Bank and president of the Northeast Hospital Foundation, revealed it at a recent luncheon and strategy session for members of the Host Committee of the Foundation's 2015 luncheon. Longtime community advocates Devon Alexander and Lynette Calfee – who were honored for their community spirit at last year's luncheon – will again chair the luncheon which is set for Oct. 16 at the Houston Airport Marriott. Lake Houston's finest were in attendance at the strategy session. Joining Tim, Devon and Lynette to help support the Foundation's community programs as well as Memorial Hermann Northeast's cancer program was Humble's First Lady Linda Aaron, who has been a "host" since the luncheon's inception eight years ago. Also enjoying the fine cuisine of Italiano's in Humble were Vivien Bond, Tom Broad, Angela Egbert, Carol Prince, Tricia Racine, Nancy Shortsleeve, Juanita Steagall, Liz Tise, Jonell Tomas-Haiola, LynAnn Weaver and Missy Williams. This year's honoree is Humble City Council Member and former longtime president of the Foundation board Norman Funderburk. Not in attendance but willing to work hard for the cause were Robin Ardoin, Carrie Brinsden, Cynthia Calvert, Lisa Collins, Dr. Susan Curling, Aggie Green, Rose Marie Hartley, Sue Hearnsberger, Erica Johnston, Dawn Koenning, Joanne Pike, Anna Reynolds, Jodie Robinson, Sara Rushing, Jennifer Summer, Kristi Williams and Michele Wolf. Baker tells us that Melissa Wilson has a compelling story to share – the diagnosis two years ago of leukemia of her 8-year-old son, Caleb. Get your seats by calling the Foundation at 281-540-7817, or go to their website, northeasthospitalfoundation.org, or to their Facebook page.