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JULY MEETING
(Reminder:  not Thursday, not at HRC)
"Wacky Tacky White Elephant Gift Exchange"
Wednesday, July 17th

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Mary Holmgren's Home
(Please car pool - limited parking)

Greetings from The President

      

Arnetta Meekins'
June 2019
President's Message

When I think of June, I naturally think about Summer and all that comes with the season… longer days, maybe more drinks with umbrellas, Beaches and Vacations, just to name a few. Then I wondered about the significance of June AND women.  I dug around to find a few facts:

- June 1, 1993 – Connie Chung becomes the second woman to co-anchor the evening news (Barbara Walters was first)

- June 10, 1963 – Equal Pay (for women) Act enacted

- For sports fans, June 21, 1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) plays its first game.

Being around such powerful and talented women in PWEG, I’m convinced that we too can affect history. I leave you with this thought… Whether amongst your families, locally, or globally, strive to be intentional with the mark you leave on the World. What impact could you make THIS JUNE that establishes your legacy?


Arnetta

Your 2019 Leadership Team

Position  Name

President

Arnetta Meekins

Programs

Pam Moore

Lori Thompson

Treasurer

Emily Forsythe

Social

Vicki Martin

Carole Alm

Membership

Mary Holmgren

Suzy Barbee

Communications

Brenda Bowers
Marilyn Drane

Website Admin

Sandra Crook

Secretary

Eva Geer

President Elect

Kathy Garza

Past President

Rebecca Maddux

  
July's Social Meeting
"Wacky Tacky White Elephant Gift Exchange"
  
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This is intended to be a 'fun event'!  The gifts should be funny, a re-gifted gift, or some hideous gift you have received to make this fun.  So, please do not go out and buy some expensive gift or anything like that.  Just try to find something fun and funny that you do not need or want any longer.  You know the old saying:  "one person's junk, is another person's treasure".  So, keep this in mind.

Gifts should be wrapped or in a gift bag of some sort.

Parking is limited, so please try to meet up and car pool if you can.  Mary's address will be published in the e-mail for the meeting reminders as this web page is public.

The food will be catered by Maggiano's.  Water and tea will be provided.  BYOB!!

We will plan on eating around 5:00 - 6:30 with the White Elephant Gift Exchange starting at 6:30. 

"RULES"

The idea of a tacky white elephant gift is to bring something that is incredibly ugly, stupid &/or very humorous.  We often have something in our house that was perhaps gifted to us that is really “not our thing”.  If you don’t have anything and don’t know a friend who does, you can buy some inexpensive, tacky item.  All gifts should be wrapped - gift bag or whatever -  but no name should be on it at all.  We draw numbers at the party, and #1 chooses one of the gifts to unwrap.  We all see what it is & then #2 selects a gift or steals #1’s gift.  It proceeds in this way until everyone has opened or stolen a gift.  Once a gift has been stolen 3 times, it is “off limits” & can’t be stolen again.



         New Member Recruitment Contest!!!
Rules

What: Membership Recruitment Drive

When: From now until the end of 2019

How: Get the most new members to join our club. The normal membership rules apply (must visit 3 meetings, only 1 person per industry, etc.)

Why: We need to grow AND the winning member gets a free quarter of dues ($100 value) applied to the first quarter 2020 dues.





SAVE THE DATE - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH!!!!!
The social committee is working on arrangements for our PWEG annual Holiday Party.  Please save the date; Memorial City Churrasco's Private Room; additional details to follow.
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         July Birthdays

Member
Birthday

Melodie Dudley
Rebecca Maddux
Patricia Vice
Kathryn van der Pol
6th
11th
26th
29th

             MEMBER NEWS/ARTICLES  

 

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Congratulations to our very own, awesome free-lance writer, Nan McCreary for her "Honored Feature" in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's 2018 Golden Quill Awards.  

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                                 Thank You's
As we discussed at January's Members Only meeting, in addition to allowing time periodically throughout the year for formal 'thank you's' to our members, the com-munications team will also offer a monthly opportunity for you to share your Thank You's so they will be received timely.  This will be done for members only and a reminder will be sent with the monthly e-mail to notify of the meetings; and then your Thank You's will be included in the 'reminder'e-mail for that month's meetings as a link.  Please send your Thank You's to Brenda Bowers and Marilyn Drane for this purpose.

MEMBER BUSINESS CARDS 
If you are interested in having your business card published here each month for all who access the website to view, please send a copy of your business card to the Com-munications Team - Brenda Bowers and Marilyn Drane.  Your card will be published on a first-come, first-serve basis for the remainder of the year.  The cost is $100 and needs to be paid (not eligible to be paid on the website) to Emily Forsythe, our Treasurer.

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MEMBER ACTIVITIES


2019 PWEG RETREAT - SOUTHSHORE HARBOR - FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE POOL
(Thank You Carole Alm)

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2019 PWEG RETREAT - FRIDAY DINNER - VILLA CAPRI
(Thank You Vicki Martin)

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2:30 A.M. - TORNADO WARNING!!!  ALL PHONE ALERTS GOING OFF AT SAME TIME!!!  

2019 PWEG RETREAT - SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST  - FLYING DUTCHMAN
(Thank you Jane Lehto for organizing; Mary Jane Roeder and Nancy Wilfong for presenting)

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2019 PWEG RETREAT - GRAND FINALE

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The Professional Women’s Exchange Group of Houston provides women an opportunity to promote their business.  Our purpose is to offer support both personally and professionally through the exchange of ideas, friendship, and the sharing of resources.