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  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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    On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, select the Houston Heights Woman's Club from the list of eligible organizations.

    Thank you for your continued support of our historic club! 

  • Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Members and friends beat the heat at The Presidio for our June Happy Hour. Laughter permeated the patio as our crowd enjoyed catching up with each other!  
    Special thanks to Kristin Netherland, Alina Schrom, and Erin Silva
    for coordinating this event. 

  • Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A huge thanks to all who came out and rolled up their sleeves to spruce up our beloved clubhouse! In record time, chairs and tables were repaired, cleaned and felted, and  our antiques sconces received a much needed polishing. Thank you Melissa Bauman, Kelly Caraway, Lisa Cari, Rebecca Marek, Barbara Mercer, Marlo Pettigrew, Jennifer Reese, Carrie Schadle, Alina Schrom,Marian Szczepanski, MaryBeth Wegner, Magdalene Vulkovic, Sandy Zeutschel, and Isabela Rosales and friends of the Leading Ladies! 
    Special thanks to Facility Manager, Lisa Cari, for coordinating the effort and
    treating the volunteers to Margaritas and TexMex!

  • Friday, May 26, 2017 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cohen Plaza Park on Heights Boulevard Update! The dedication to our beloved member, Melvalene Cohen, has begun; see the progress on Heights Boulevard at 11th Street.

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our first Book Club & Tea was a huge success and attended by 30 students, and their teachers and counselors! After reading and discussing the memoir written by Texan teenager, Maya Van Wagenen, Popular:How a Geek in Pearls Discovered the Secret to Confidence, the students hope to make this an annual tradition!
    Esteemed member and author Anne Sloan (a graduate of Hogg Junior High herself!), opened the program with a brief history on the importance women's book clubs and how they changed the face of American history for women since 1865. HHWC members filled the roles as moderators and engaged the students in thoughtful discussion including how the author's experience relates to their struggles to fit into junior high. Students also enjoyed an elegant presentation of tea sandwiches and baked treats. 
    Special thanks to Anne Sloan, Karen Adams, Melissa Bauman, Lisa Cari, Debby Johnson, Linda Navarro, Rita Neagli, Andrea Ledoux Richards and Teresa Matlock for making our favorite tea time edibles!

    More pictures can be viewed HERE

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We covered past and present events; we also discussed future efforts and initiatives for participation. Please scroll down to view some amazing programs and reach to the respective Chairs to help! 

    We also elected our 2017 Board Members! Special thanks to
    Carrie Schadle, Nominating Committee Chair, and the Nominating Committee (Jila Bakker, Anna Gay, Ginnie McConn and Marlo Pettigrew)
    for their efforts.  

    Please welcome our newly elected and appointed board members: 

    President - Kelly Caraway

    1st Vice President, Programs/Speakers - Kristin Netherland

    2nd Vice President, Membership - Susan Marsh

    Treasurer - Teresa Matlock

    Recording Secretary - Edda Tinis

    Past President - Ginnie McConn

    Corresponding Secretary - Anna Gay

    Parliamentarian - Heather Williams

    Historian - Magdalene Vulkovic 

    Members at Large -  Lisa Cari, Jihye Deveau, and Erin Silva 

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Ice Cream Social and Graduation Luncheon were a blast for the students and they are so grateful for HHWC's members participation. They enjoyed an Ice Cream Bar layout that would make Willy Wonka envious, thanks to Linda Navarro and her festive decorativing skills! The Graduation Luncheon was sponsored by Olive Garden and Dacapos Pastry Cafe; HHWC's members, Karen Adams, Lisa Cari, and Linda Navarro baked desserts for all to enjoy. 

    Nearly 60 students attended the gatherings and received door prizes, and one special student received a $1,000 Scholarship! 



    Special thanks to all that donations to make this a fun, successful event. 

    GNLProfessional Painting, FiestaMart, LaMadeline, Olive Garden, Decapos Pastry Cafe, CarolSedgwick. And members, Jila Bakker, and Teresa Matlock. 

    View more pictures on our FaceBook Page

    What is Communities in Schools (CIS)?

    CIS is an organization at Reagan that helps students succeed in school and in life.

    If you would like to continue to help CIS Students next Fall, Contact Jila Bakker.  

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At our 9th Founders' Day event, we recognized Marie, Rivera-Diaz, a deserving, female law school student at South Texas College of Law with a scholarship award. We strive to honor a student with a demonstrated commitment to public service and social causes, who embodies the spirit of Hortense Sparks Ward. Ms. Ward wrote the charter for our organization over 100 years ago and tirelessly advocated for women's rights for many years.


    The HHWC Board was pleased to present Rebecca Hall and Bonnie Hall with lifetime memberships recognizing their avid support of Founders Day and their legacy as maternal great-granddaughters of Hortense Ward. 

    Being an election year, this year's Tribute Table focused on Texas Suffragists! 

    Our speaker was the Honorable Alexandra Smoots-Hogan of the 164th Civil Court in Harris County. She has served as judge for 10 years and shared with us some of her back story, including why she decided to run for Judge, and how she is trying to make a difference in the lives of children. To thank her, Sameera Mahendru presented the Judge with a copy of Rough Road to Justice: The Journey of Women Lawyers in Texas authored by member, Betty Trapp Chapman. 

    Special Thanks to our Sponsors & Donors:



  • Monday, March 07, 2016 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More than 50 attendees gathered at the clubhouse to honor our local area schools (and their libraries!) that have embraced this amazing initiative to spark interest in the minds of young girls. Nine Schools: Hogg, Travis, Browning, Harvard, Helms, Field, Reagan, Love and Hamilton received more than 90 books on women and their achievements! Their selected books were presented in an specially designed WSLI tote bag. 

    Anne Sloan, our featured speaker, walked us through the history of women's studies and how one of our founders, Hortense Ward, played a vital role in the advancement of Texas women. Melvalene Cohen then highlighted a special award received by Anne - read more below. President, Ginnie McConn, thanked the school representatives (librarians and principals) for embracing this initiative as she helped distribute the books. 

    Jila Bakker and Gretchen Himsl provided fresh cut flowers and women's interests' books donated by KABOOM for our centerpieces; a few lucky attendees were able to take them home! Lisa Cari designed the tote bag and WSLI tribute table to honor women from all decades who have made significant scientific, technological, engineering advances. Many thanks to our hospitality team Teresa Matlock, Erin Silva and Susan March, Laura Thorp, Cyndi Loper and Special Thanks to our Sponsors Paco Tech and Information Network International that made it possible for us to toast with Champagne!  


  • Sunday, February 28, 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the annual Houston Heights Association Awards Dinner on Sunday, February 28, 2016, our very own HHWC Member and founder of the Evening Group, Anne Sloan, was honored with the President's Award! Anne currently chairs the HHA's Education committee, but has served this organization and the Houston Heights for many years: she has been recognized previously with the Citizen of the Year Award (2009) and the Marcella Perry Award (2000)! Her tireless volunteer work in education, the Heights and our Club make her an invaluable member and neighbor; congratulations Anne!

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Upcoming events

Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:30 PM • AG Antiques, 313 W 19th Street
Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:00 AM • The Clubhouse
Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00 AM • The Clubhouse
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 7:00 PM • Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101
Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:00 PM •
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