Weekly Bulletin for July 25, 2012

posted Jul 26, 2012, 8:40 AM by Fort Bend Exchange   [ updated Jul 26, 2012, 8:40 AM ]
Exchange Club of Fort Bend
Weekly Newsletter Week of  July 25, 2012
Exchange Club of Fort Bend
Dear Friends of Exchange,
Two meetings of information in ONE email! Keeping the intro short.....

Thank you for making the Exchange Club of Fort Bend great!
Floyds Cajun Seafood Logo

It's time for a social! Meet us TODAY for some food and fun atFloyd's Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse (where Pete and Shorty's used to be) at 5:30 PM. LetDebbie know you're coming so she can reserve enough tables. Thank you Debbie for planning another social!


Floyds Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse - Sugar Land 
16549 S W Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: 281.240.3474


See you there TONIGHT! 

Champions Kid's Camp Dinner - THIS FRIDAY

Fort Bend & Lone Star Exchange Clubs are joining together again and planning on serving dinner at CKC this FRIDAY, July 27!


Dinner served at 6 pm.

Champion Kids Camp Logo

Location is:

Victory Camp

1407 Victory Lane

 Alvin, TX 77511

(Campus Map)


We can try and car pool or caravan or both! Contact Mike for more carpooling info: Michael E. Reichek, CFP , 281-575-1145 voice, 281-799-0771 cell or 


NEC Foundation Introduces Ocean Campaign

"Just as an ocean is made up of many drops, your contributions, big or small, can make a real difference in the lives of children and families."


Goal is to ask every member who feels inspired, to place a dollar in the container once a month to support the work of The NEC Foundation to help children, families and communities. Of course, you are free to put in more but just a single dollar would be greatly welcomed and when joined with other member's dollars it can go a long way towards expanding programs. 


Watch the video.

Welcomed Guests

Casey Bullock, DC from Total Body Work joined us this week and has already filled in her membership application! She just started practicing in the area and relocated to Fort Bend (from Pearland) with her husband and six-month old daughter.  Dr. Bullock was referred to us by greatly missed, Dr. Alayna Pagnani, from our club that moved to XC of 1960. Thank you Alayna!

Last Week's Speakers
The Arc Fort Bend County

Special thanks to these three ladies for speaking to us about autism in our community.


Laura Lavigne

Director of The Arc


Kelly Bivens, M.Ed.

ABA Professional Services

ABA Professional Services

Darla Farmer

Hope for Three




Download or view 

the Meeting Handouts.

This Week's Speaker
The Arc Fort Bend County

Healthy Eating by Matt Tijerina

Download or view the promised Home Workout Guide or watch the youtube video shared with us.
Why You Got Fat
Why You Got Fat
3Q Dues Due

If you are a regular member of the Fort Bend Exchange, your quarterly dues are due!


The dues for are $175 per quarter. If you would like to prepay your door prize dollar, add $13 and send in $188 for the quarter.


You can give your dues check to me, Kelli Metzenthin, at lunch or please remit to the address below.


Fort Bend Exchange Club

P.O. Box 169

Sugar Land, TX 77487-1069


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In This Issue
Social - TONIGHT
Champions Kid's Camp
XC Ocean Campaign
Welcomed Guests
Last Week's Speaker
This Week's Speaker
3Q Dues Due
Member News
Anne Bulan
Gail Best
Duck Golf Classic
Quick Links
Our Club's Website

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*CORRECTED LINK*Our district has a new website! Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast 

Upcoming Events


Aug. 1st - Dr. Zhang will be tell us all about the health issues that acupuncture can help and a volunteer is needed for her to demonstrate acupuncture.


Aug. 8th - CEO/Chief Executive Officer Shannon Orsak of St.Michael's Emergency Room will be coming  to talk to us about when you should go to an ER.


Aug. 15 - The 100 Club's Rookie of the year for Sugar Land Matthew Shockey and the man (Sargeant Cornelius) who nominated him will be telling us why Matthew is the Rookie of the Year.


Aug. 22 - A representative from theBrookwood Community Center will telling us all about the programs they have, including the gift shop and their cafe (very good food)!


Aug. 29 - Angela Rae has been a news anchor for ABC in Florida and New York before moving to Houston and will tell us all about her experiences. 



7/26 - XCFB SOCIAL @ Floyds Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse @ 5:30PM. Let Debbieknow your coming!
7/27 - Champions Kid's Camp Dinner @ 6pm. Let Mike know if you want to carpool.
8/7 - Fort Bend Family Health Center's Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Richmond Center - 400 Austin Street @ 5:45 PM (Invitation)
8/11 - Fort Bend Family Health Center - 2012 Back-to-School Health Fairs - In need of volunteers from 9AM-12PM. Contact Kelli.
8/24 - Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee ("X" is for XC of Fort Bend)


10/15 - XCFB Duck Golf Classic


Have something to add to the calendar? Email it to Katina at


2012-2013 Board
Crissy Nolen

Immediate Past-President 
Mike Reichek

Katina Scott

Vice President 
Bill Russell

Kelli Metzenthin

Charlie Huber

Board Member - 1 Year
Barbara Piazzo
Bill Leavitt

Board Member - 2 Year
Kaelyn Bujnoch
Rebecca Maitland


Member News

Please  send your member news to to be included in the weekly newsletters.


Anne Bulan: casa Christmas Home Tours and FREE summer help

Two weeks ago, ANNE passed out information regarding the 2012 Christmas Home Tours. For more information, visit


Anne also passed out a flyer about free summer help:


"Do YOU want to make a difference in the life of a foster care youth this summer?

Do you have a business in Fort Bend County that you could offer summer employment for youth?


Through a special program, teenagers currently in foster care can work for you this summer - AT NO COST TO YOU! It is so important for our youth to get jobs skills, learn responsibility, and make some money while school is out for the summer. Their earning will be paid for by the HAY Center which provides resources, training, and programming fr youth in foster care.


Some of these youth have worked in attorney's offices, some with lawn services, some as receptionists at car dealerships... and on and on. But there are many youth in Fort Bend County who have yet to find employment.


If you want to make a difference, help a young man or woman, and at no cost, please contact:

Metoyer Martin

Child Advocates of Fort Bend 



Thank you for helping out the kids!"

Gail Best: Performance Calendar

I'm very excited about my new venues.   I am fortunate to be singing at some of Sugar Lands Best Restaurants.   

You deserve a break today... so mark your calendar and makes plans to come out and enjoy some great food and an evening of music.


Every Friday  7:00 to 10:00ish   Fernando's Steak House

14135 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, TX 77478.  Come enjoy an elegant dinning experience complete with music and a dance floor.  

(281) 494-9087

Be sure to ask for the Gail Best Special for two.


Every Monday at 12:30 I do a sing along with the Seniors at Mamie George Community Center in Richmond... Thanks to the wonderful folks at ARTreach and MGCC! It's free! Mamie George Community Center1111 Collins Rd., RichmondTexas   Please spread the word to the seniors in your life so we can keep this wonderful project going.  It's FREE!!!


Hope to see you there!   Come have some fun!!!   

ARTreach brings the ARTS to the underserved.   Visit their website for more information about their wonderful program.


Gail Best  CMP

Certified Music Practitioner



" I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service.  I acted and behold, service was joy." ~Rabindranath Tagore

Duck Golf Classic - UPDATE
Duck Golf Classic Save The Date 
Thank You to Our 2012 Sponsors



The Marjorie E. Evans Foundation


Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc


David Williams






McDonald's of Richmond/Rosenberg

Locally owned and operated by

Judy, Mike, Tracey and Mark Schmid







Download 2012 Sponsorship Presentation

Americanism * Youth Programs * Community Service
Our National Project--The Prevention of Child Abuse





Crissy Nolen
President 2012-2013
Exchange Club of Fort Bend