I am finally done being tethered to ESPN for the World Cup. Welcome back, Wilson Calvert, who watched it live at several stadiums while visiting 10 Brazilian cities. Wilson serves on the board of the Houston Dynamos supporters and had a fantastic time. I have to remember to talk to him about taking me with him when the World Cup heads to Russia in four years.
There was quite an ovation when Jan Pfizer’s name was announced as a finalist at the Lake Houston Chamber’s Salute to Health Care luncheon at the overlook in Atascocita a couple weeks ago. That’s because Jan brought her own cheering section – seven longtime friends – to share the special moment. Jan, a nurse at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, was one of six finalists in the annual event which selects the area’s top nurse and medical professional for Nurse of the Year and Medical Professional of the Year. Enjoying the festivities and cheering Jan on were Addie Wiseman, Beth Battles, Pam Danielson, Kim Riley, Madison Oswald, Kathy Whalen and her daughter, Leah Pfitzer.
State Representative Dan Huberty had a couple of surprise awards at the recent Lake Houston Area Chamber Luncheon. He presented Memorial Hermann Northeast CEO Louis Smith a gavel used in Texas State House proceedings commemorating Louis’ service as last year’s chair of the Lake Houston Chamber. He then presented a framed resolution to Memorial Hermann Northeast’s Tom Broad that will be read on the House Floor during the next session honoring Tom for receiving the Spirit of the Chamber award.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this year’s Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital Foundation In the Pink of Health Luncheon, themed “Skin Tight Genes” and scheduled for Oct. 17 at the George Bush Airport Marriott. Longtime volunteers and luncheon co-chairs Lynette Calfee and Devon Alexander will also be honored at this year’s event for their years of outstanding service. The event also marks the departure of Foundation President Norman Funderbunk, who has been elected to the Humble City Council, and the installation of the new president, Tim Baker. The busy bees of the Host Committee, which include Rose Marie Hartley, Anne Reynolds, Joanne Pike, Tricia Racine, Nancy Shortsleeve, Carrie Brinsden, Jennifer Summer, Susan Curling, Robin Ardoin, Lisa Collins, Vivien Bond and The Tribune’s very own managing editor, Patsy Oliver, have been working hard organizing volunteers, sponsorship, and what’s sure to be an amazing display of raffle prizes.
Sunday afternoon was the perfect day for Jessica Heuer's baby shower held at the home of Karen Boughton, our local soon-to-be a great-grandmother. The hostesses – Julie Valadez, Alex Heuer and Karie Lynn Rogers – pulled out all the stops with this over-the-top party. From a beautiful multilayer, handpainted cheetah cake complete with pink bows made by Glenna Artripe "Finale" to the floral arrangements by Robin Martinez's Flowers of Kingwood. Pom Poms and bows adorned the entire house along with cute clothes lines of Baby clothes. As usual, Karen Boughton wowed the forty plus guests with wonderful foods and beautiful presentations of her unique menu items. A few of the guests enjoying the festivities were; Jill Curran, Karen Gray, Kerri Wieckert, Aurora Pitt, Pat Himel, Jessica Lyman, Amy Travioli, Angela Grady, Donna Acosta and a surprise guest, "The Delivery Stork" AKA Diane Heinricks in a darling, custom-made costume! Seriously, THE cutest costume. Several of the guests also showed off their artistic abilities by making baby headbands at the headband craft bar. And everyone signed a diaper with a cute saying! All the guests sent in their own baby photos and the best game was to match the most babies with the correct adult party guest, Sylvia Flores was the winner. Good job! All the guests were winners with a party favor bag of a pair of cheetah sunglasses and Sense' lip balm.
The Community Resource Credit Union in Atascocita held a very successful Open House and Meet and Greet with special guest, U.S. Congressman Ted Poe. Everyone seemed to be having a great time chowing down on Pulled Pork Sliders, digging into Mini Banana Puddings, taking photos with the Congressman and admiring the very sleek and beautiful space. Branch Manager Monica Zubia (looking gorgeous, by the way), and Community Development Officers Yvonne Silva and Macie Shubert, official hostesses of the evening, outdid themselves according to guests Sharon Lewis, Danell Fields, Patsy Oliver, Darryal and Connie Chandler, Lake Houston Chamber president Charlie Dromgoole and a host of others. My surprise for the evening was noticing a tall and beautiful blonde at the sign-in table and realizing it was none other than Tammy Winders daughter, Audrey, who is interning this summer for the Congressman. They DO grow up fast!