Weekly Bulletin September 10, 2012

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Exchange Club of Fort Bend
Weekly (or in this case monthly) NewsletterWeek of September 10, 2012
Exchange Club of Fort Bend

Monday, October 15, 2012
Pecan Grove Country Club
Registration - 10:30AM
Tee Off - 11:30 AM
Dear Friends of Exchange,
I can't believe it's already September! Now that school has started, everything seems to be back into full swing....
Reminder - Board Meeting is today Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:30PM at Colliers International, 15999 City Walk, Suite 250, Sugar Land, Texas 77479.

Thank you for making the Exchange Club of Fort Bend great! :)
Chase Community Giving - Voting has begun!

Out of thousands of charities across the nation, the Exchange Club of Fort Bend was chosen to be a part of the 2012 Chase Community Giving program. With your help, we may be able add $250,000 to our fundraising efforts.

This year, Chase customers and employees were asked to nominate charities that meant the most to them and Exchange Club of Fort Bend was one of them. Now that the nominations are in, the voting phase has begun.

Chase will be giving $5 million to 196 charities. Your vote could help Exchange Club of Fort Bend receive the top prize of $250,000. Voting goes through September 19! 

VOTE FOR US before September 19th to help us share in $5 million in grants!
Weekly Meeting Recaps

Brookwood Community


Aug. 22 - Mary Emerson from  Brookwood Community Center told us all about the programs they have, including the gift shop and their cafe (very good food)!



Aug. 29 - "Being Comfortable in an Uncomfortable Position: Finding the Humor in it All" with Angela Rae has been a news anchor for ABC in Florida and New York before moving to Houston and told us all about her experiences. 

Sept. 5 - Suzette Peoples topic was: "It's All About You". She is a local realtor and author.

Ocean Campaign - 1st of the Month Raffle Contributions

The first meeting of the month's raffle dollars haven been earmarked for NEC Foundation's new Ocean's Campaign. We've collected over $50 since July.


With Child Abuse Prevention as our National Project, National Exchange oversees a network of 75 community-based prevention centers, and informs and educates parents and caretakers about how to keep children safe from harm and help them to grow into strong healthy citizens. 

Social...Too Many Cosmos
Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Thank you Debbie Roberts for putting together another awesome social!!! :)

In This Issue
Weekly Mtg Recap
Ocean Campaign
Duck Golf Classic
Upcoming Events
FBCOC Events
Member News
Upcoming Speakers

Sept. 12 - Youth of the Month


Russell Gibson, 2012 Ft. Bend Country Fair President, will be speaking at the beginning of our meeting to give us an update on the Fair. Our main speaker will be Duke Sanderfur has been a professional screen writer since 1977. He will be telling us about his career and he will also tell us about his newest movie script that he has written - and the movie is coming out October 12th!

Sept. 26 - Mike Flory and Ron Castillo with Ft. Bend Corps will be giving us an update 
on Ft. Bend Corps


Quick Links
Our Club's Website

We're also social! 
Join us on:
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter

Our District Website - 
Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast 

Duck Golf Classic - UPDATE
Recruiting teams/sponsors!
Raffle Tickets - We have 2 tickets for each member to sell. Please get with Katina if you have not picked yours up yet.
Silent Auction - Please bring your items in by September 19th.


Thank You to Our Fabulous Sponsors...So Far!




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



Duck Golf Classic Save The Date
Bob Elberger

Upcoming Community Events
You'll find one or more of our members at these events:

9/15 - Richmond's 175th Birthday Celebration (10am-8pm)
9/20 - Catwalk on City Walk Fashion Show


9/15 - Sugar Land Rotary Fall Classic - Rock-n-Roll Party @ Constellation Stadium from 6:30-11:00pm
9/29 - Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal 10-2pm @ FBISD Mercer Stadium Parking Lot. Find out more at


10/6 - FBC Fair XCFB Gate Keeper's Volunteer Day from 3-7pm 

10/15 - XCFB Duck Golf Classic


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




Catwalk on City Walk Fashion Show


Fashion+ Girlfriends= TONS ofFun!


How does a night out with your best girlfriends sound? You deserve a night out with the girls! The Catwalk on City Walk Fashion Show (3rd Annual Fashion Show) is the perfect event to get out and socialize. The Catwalk Fashion Show is featuring Town Square fashion retailers and benefits Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's Pretty in Pink Cancer Fund.


Location & Time:             Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Ballroom

Thursday, September 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Advance online ticket sales only at

 "READY TO WEAR"General Admission - $25

 "HAUTE COUTURE"VIP Admission - $55


Don't miss the 3rd Annual Fashion Show in Town Square to benefit Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's Pretty in Pink Cancer Fund!


This will be a night to remember! 



Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Events

September 10, 2012 - Government Relations: Commissioner Richard Morrison

September 13, 2012 - Network Nites at Modern Spine

September 14, 2012 - Children At Risk

September 20, 2012 - Healthcare Innovation Expo

September 27, 2012 - Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference

October 4, 2012 - County Judge's Fort Bend Volunteers Awards 2012

October 12, 2012 - State of Higher Education

October 17, 2012 - Business & Professional: The Future of Marketing w/ Howard Spencer.


Government Relations: Commissioner Morrison

Monday, September 10 2012, 11:30am - 1:00pm 

Location : Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce - 445 Commerce Green Blvd. - Sugar Land 77478
Contact : Matthew - 281.491.0277 or





Child Advocate Creole Jazz Dinner
Child Advocates of Fort Bend, which is a nonprofit child abuse prevention agency supported by the Exchange Club invites all Exchangites to a Creole Jazz Dinner on September 15 at 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. to be held at a private home in The Retreat at Sovereign Shores.   Dinner provided by Chef Rey and jazz by Gregory "SaxMan" Daniels.  $100 per person.  For tickets or more information, contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or




Member News

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

Rebecca Maitland: Golf Cart Drivers for City of Richmond's 175th BD

As  you may know, The City of Richmond is celebrating their 175th Birthday in a very BIG way on Sept. 15, 2012. This will be a county wide event.  There is so much happening on this day, with a large parade, fashion show from the Titantic Exhibit, re-enactments all day, activities, a cookie contest, all day entertainment on the street and on the stage, a wine patio, over 100 vendors and so so so much more.  However, we need volunteers.

So if you would be willing to help for just two hours, it would be very much appreciated.  Again, your help will be very appreciated - plus, you'll be on site to enjoy the festivities !   The parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m.
Please let me know if you have any questions: 832.752.9645.
Rebecca Maitland
Cell: 832.752.9645
Dorothy Nall: Fort Bend County Fair

Dorothy has pre-sale tickets for the Fort Bend County Fair Wine Room for 25% off. Tickets will be on sale through Friday, September 28th. 

Anne Bulan: casa Christmas Home Tours

Anne passed out information regarding the 2012 Christmas Home Tours. For more information, visit

Gail Best: Performance Calendar 

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





Crissy Nolen
President 2012-2013
Exchange Club of Fort Bend


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