Having served the office since 2002, Humble Police Chief Gary Warman is the longest sitting police chief in the history of the City of Humble. Before that he was also a Marine having served in Vietnam and a Constable for both the Harris County Precinct 1 and Precinct 4 Constable’s Offices. Law enforcement friends and colleagues gathered to share stories, roast him just a little bit, applaud as he was presented with an official proclamation from U.S. Rep. Ted Poe and congratulate him on his retirement. Happy retirement, Chief Warman!

Geralyn Sullivan hosted a Delta Kappa Gamma event at Alspaugh’s Sterling Events displaying Kendra Scott accessories in a rainbow of colors. Last year, Delta Kappa Gamma raised enough funds to award three scholarships to high school senior girls who wanted to pursue a degree in teaching and education. Part of the proceeds from the event will help fund this year’s scholarships. I walked in just as Danell Fields was purchasing a fantastic silver cuff and bangle bracelet, sipped Champagne, nibbled on cupcakes and shopped while chatting with a whole host of other ladies – Michelle Parnell, Jane Painter, Betty Walters, Nancy Morrison, Kelly Sullivan, Carla Hopkins, Risa McCann, Angelica Lopez, Colette Marshall and Kathy Adkins, to name a few.

It was another successful Purple Ribbon Luncheon for FamilyTime as guests mingled with mimosas and slyly outbid each other on the silent auction tables while others added last-minute items to their guest-decorated tables – I’m looking at you, Modern Home Renovation (this year’s luncheon sponsor), with that spectacular multi-level display in silver and purple. Milling about the room were Dan and Janet Huberty, Charlie and Kyle Campbell, Linda Prator, Millie Garrison, Gina Remmes, Denise Krieger, Cheryl Johnson, Carol Sutton, Carolyn Wise, Tamara Paul, Diana Van Horn, Kelly Paull, Donna Wiener and Board Member Capt. David Escobar. Guest speaker Kathryn Griffin-Townsend spoke of her experience as a survivor of both domestic abuse and human sex trafficking. There was applause and a standing ovation when a very, very surprised Halene Crossman was honored as this year’s Woman of Excellence for her selfless contributions of time, talent and treasure to FamilyTime and our community.

From Purple Ribbon to In the Pink (I’ve had a colorful week). Devon Alexander and Lynette Calfee co-chaired this year’s Northeast Hospital Foundation annual In the Pink Luncheon which benefits the community programs of both the foundation and the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center Northeast. Melissa Wilson, of Fox 26, was this year’s speaker and she shared her son Caleb’s story of his battle with leukemia and her entire family’s determination to stay positive in the midst of it all. Norman Funderbunk was honored for all his work as president of the Northeast Hospital Foundation. Jill Curran was the big winner of both the raffle and silent auction with a trip to Mexico and one to Napa. Enjoying the delightful lunch were Patsy Oliver, Jill Henderson, Christi Harvey, Vivien Bond, Tom Broad, Heath Rushing, Barbara Mayfield, Claudette McKee, Guy Sconzo, Carol Hammack, Minda Kaltenbacher and Joyce White.

Seen under the red and white striped tent under cool October skies last week at the ever-popular Nico's Bar and Grill were a bunch of smiling supporters of the Harris County Republican Party and their new satellite office in Kingwood. Hosting the first-ever Sip and Wine (the liquid, not the verbal, kind) were Congressman Ted Poe and assistant Kim Brode, State Rep. Dan Huberty and Chief Casey Christman, Houston City Council Member District E Dave Martin and North Sector Manager Jessica Beemer, Judge Lincoln Goodwin and Chief Clerk Teresa Dubose, Mayoral Candidate Steve Costello, Thomas Mardik, field representative Harris County Republican Party Kingwood satellite office, Skippy Lupton, Alice Rekeweg, Halene Crossman, Susan Boggs, Cheri Huber and Dr. Janie Branham. Greg and Emmy Lee donated all the edibles and arranged for the wine to be donated also. Proceeds will go to a new sign at the satellite office in Kingwood.

Happy, happy birthday to my good friend Denise Krieger who is always up to helping out wherever, whenever and with whatever!

Kingwood Area Alumnae Panhellenic would like to extend a warm welcome to this year’s pledges:

At Ole Miss: Price Bennett, Jacqueline Russ and Landyn Burkes – Pi Beta Phi; Katherine (Katie) Monsen – Alpha Omicron Pi; Brianna Prucha – Kappa Kappa Gamma. At Oklahoma University: Elizabeth Gilbert – Kappa Kappa Gamma; Andie Matherne – Alpha Gamma Delta. At Stephen F. Austin: Meredith Drexler – Chi Omega. At Sam Houston State University: Ashley VanMeter – Zeta Tau Alpha. At Texas Christian University: Emily McAnulty – Alpha Chi Omega; Ashley Parnell (Hi, Ashley! Let me know when you’re ready for a care package) – Delta Gamma. At the University of Texas: Rachel Duncan and Brogan Neilsen – Zeta Tau Alpha; Ashleigh Friday – Delta Gamma; Hayley Griffin and Parker Lynch – Delta Delta Delta; Meredith Lutzak – Alpha Chi Omega. At Texas State University: Blair Bardwell, Madison (Maddie) Wenner and Haley Wilkerson – Zeta Tau Alpha; Madison Loeffler – Delta Zeta; Catherine Schaaf – Alpha Delta Pi; Siara Shoemaker – Alpha Xi Delta; Erika Uhrenholdt – Chi Omega. At Texas Tech: Morgan Brymer and Lindi Stuart – Kappa Delta; Layne Cherry – Alpha Delta Pi; Morgan Eichelsdorfer – Alpha Phi; Kristina Flematti and Brittany Kingston – Alpha Chi Omega; Morgan Livingston – Delta Delta Delta. At Troy University: Alexandra Mauk – Phi Mu. At the University of Houston: Brooke Zochert – Chi Omega. At Tulsa: Peyton Manning – Kappa Alpha Theta.

Congratulations, young ladies!