Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
On Saturday, Sept. 14, more than 50 beautiful women attended the second annual open house party at Lorie Boughton’s photography studios. Enjoying the Stacy’s Sweets Cookie Truck, mini-makeovers by Kaylen Gilmore, and chair massages by Lifetime Fitness Kingwood were many familiar local faces. Saying “Cheese” for the camera and getting a fun souvenir photo were Helen Weesner, Mar Webb, Celida Cone, Amanda Garnsay, Stacy Thomas, Karen Boughton, Dawn McClendon, Ester Ross and Cindy Frost as well as everyone else in attendance. The wine bar, sweets buffet and custom cookies rounded out a very unique, fun party, not to mention a table full of door prizes. The beautiful flower centerpiece by Flowers of Kingwood was one of the top prizes and Lorie Boughton Photography gave away one complimentary photo session which included hair, make-up and wardrobe consultation. Sign me up for next year, please!
Lake Houston’s future leaders met at the Clubs of Kingwood Aug. 27 to learn more about what they’d signed up for. The 22 leaders make up Class 9 of the Lake Houston Chamber’s Leadership Lake Houston who enjoyed bites from the Clubs of Kingwood kitchen served at the spectacular Pavilion, just a short walk from the main clubhouse. Tracie Mieth and Liz Harden, both Leadership grads, gave the new Leadership recruits a quick verbal tour of what they can expect over the next year. Every second Tuesday of the month, they’ll learn what makes Lake Houston unique. Adam McAlpine and Natalie Cras, also Leadership grads, will guide these future leaders through topics such as quality of life, business and economic development, government, justice and public safety, education, health care, social services and community leadership. They’ll begin with a retreat in September at Camp Allen in Navasota led by Kent Hutchinson, senior partner with CJ Baxter Group. He’s inspired every one of the previous eight classes. Class 9 is comprised of Juan Aybar, Frost Bank; Dr. Teddy Farias, San Jacinto College; Meca Grant, Communications Essentials; Talybra Hollins, Lake Houston Family YMCA; Krystal Hopton, CHI St. Luke’s Health; Jennifer Karlstrom, HAAM; Mike Kelvin, Edward Jones; Melinna Lopez, Humble ISD; Jessica Penney, Family Promise; Clarissa Perez, Houston City Councilmember Dave Martin; Jonathon Siedhoff, Citizens Bank; Matthew Smith, Humble ISD; Kaci Woodrome, Harris County Precinct 4; Burnice Bebich, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood; Jennifer Carney, Carney’s Tutoring; Heidi Dix, The Dix Team, JLA; Brittany-Kay Martinez, Frontier Title-Lake Houston; Dr. Leslie Moore, Memorial Hermann Northeast; Jenny Page, City of Humble; Dianett Solis, Harris County Judge Laryssa Korduba; Chigo Uzoigwe, McCord Development; and Kim Worsham, Insperity. Cheering on the new class were members of the Leadership Steering Committee, Nancy Shortsleeve, Austin Bird and Tom Broad. Incoming Lake Houston Chamber Chair Terry Vaughn described how attending Leadership steered him into community volunteering at HAAM and the chamber. Chamber President Jenna Armstrong congratulated Class 9 “… Because not everyone can be accepted for this class. You are part of a very special group.” Armstrong added, “Not to put any pressure on you but our community’s future is in your hands!” One final bit of advice from Mieth and Harden when the class beds down for the overnight stay at Camp Allen in September, “… Bring your own pillow!”
Apex Estate Sales has joined the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber and the chamber’s Thirsty Thursday at Nico’s Bar and Grill was the first outing Daniel had been able to attend. Chamber master Mark Linabury, along with the lovely Cheri Huber, co-hosted the event along with Nico’s Greg and Emmy Lee. Enjoying the nibbles and drinks were Robin Martinez, Sevala Benton, Cheryl Johnson, Donna Ballard, Michele Dykstra, Greg Mielke, Tamara Paul, Juanita Zavala, Ruben Lizalde, Rodney and Jeannie Youngblood, Pam Dickinson, Judy Cox, Tracy Erwin, Kristy Tamayo and a whole Nico’s bar full of thirsty chamber members.
Speaking of Nico’s, Greg and Emmy Lee also hosted a FamilyTime Women of Achievement social at the bar and grill. They rolled out a wonderful spread including a nacho station, cheeseburger egg rolls, pizza egg rolls and fettucine Alfredo. Attendees toasting this fine bunch of women included Janet Huberty, Colin and Jennifer Carney, Cheri Huber and Toby Grebe, Gwendolyn Crawford, Kay and Jim Pass, Kaaren Cambio, Tammy and David Broussard, David Welch, Eileen Booher, Diana VanHorn, Bonnie Longnion and Kelly Paull.
I hope you all stayed as dry as you could these past few days as the rains kept coming. For those of you that need help, there is an army of your neighbors, friends and colleagues around who are ready, willing and able – please reach out: #kingwoodstrong.