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  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    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

    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

    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

    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!

  • Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    The 2016 HHWC Chili Cook-Off was fun and filling!  Seven teams entered seven unique chili recipes and thematic table decor. It goes without saying that everyone, including guests, came in Rodeo attire!


    The Inflation Beaters –Typewriter, 2-Buck Chuck, with northern style chili with cabbage served with green salad – Rosina “Scout”& Don “Ranger” Chevalier

    Firehouse Chili – Texas style chili with firefighter decorations and popper dip – Teresa Matlock (poor ol’ husband LT was late because he was stuck cleaning the kitchen)

    Heights Hobos – Hobo campfire and Frito Pies on meal trays with cabbage and cranberry salad, including peach cobbler crumble – Leah Braden & Sharon Balke, with help from Leah’s husband Bill and camp site designer Martha Holms.

    Jere’s Chili – a double batch of good ole Louisiana style chili and rice with Jere’s special corn bread side – Jere Pfister with serving help from her gracious husband, Ted.

    Texas Maagpies – White chile with carrots (really), plenty of hush puppies and pecan pie bites - Kathy Sandefer and neighbor Sid Moorhead with John Maag cooking

    Sidewinder Chili – Western style chili with delicious sweet cornbread – Niki Palmer and husband cook Matt

    Phil’s Phantastic Beanless Chili – Florida style texas (with small t) chili – Edda Tinis & husband cook Phil

    Chili Winners ...

    1st Place chili – Texas Maagpies

    2nd Place chili – Firehouse Chili

    3rd Place chili – Phil’s Phantastic Beanless Chili

    Table Decor Winners...

    1st Place table – Heights Hobos

    2nd Place table – Texas Maagpies

    3rd Place table – Sidewinder Chili

    The super cute spoon "trophies" were created by co-chair Kristin Netherland.  And for those that needed a break from chili, Lisa Cari provided baked potatoes and sides.

    Four lucky attendees took home the lovely centerpieces. – It was a big success!  Thanks to all cook-off participants and guests!

    You can find more pictures of the event on our FB page.


     Thank you for those that donated items for the Coalition for the Homeless’ Welcome Baskets.

  • Sunday, February 28, 2016 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Our first micro-chipping event was well received by the community! Approximately 30 attendees, including those out walking their dogs, stopped by to learn more about pet health via one on one time with our vets and sponsors. We chipped approximately 15-20 pets in just 2 hours! Facebook sensation, Pinky the dog made an appearance and drew a crowd of fans! 


               Thanks to members Rosina Chevalier, Rilla Askew, and Jihye Deveau for volunteering by helping us play with the doggies, register the chips and answer questions! 

    Many thanks to our sponsors that gave up their only day off to help our community be responsible pet owners.

    Thank you Dr. Lucy Faulkner and Dr. Christie Cornelius! 



    Featured in The Leader!

  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:31 PM | Anonymous
    On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, several of our members met at the clubhouse to stuff 100 toiletry bags for the women at Star of Hope Mission. The bags were delivered the next day to the SOH Distribution Center downtown.

    Over the past 3 years, as one of the club’s on-going community service projects, dedicated members of the HHWC have made and distributed close to 1,000 toiletry bags for the women at Star of Hope Mission. Members of both the Heritage and Evening groups make up the roster of this volunteer effort. There are 3-4 ladies that sew the toiletry bags while the remainder collect and supply the contents.

    This HHWC group, Sisters in Stitches, continues to work towards their goal of providing 100 bags to Star of Hope Mission each quarter. While the goal was achieved in the first quarter of this year with the delivery in March, the group needs our help as they have exhausted all existing supplies.

    Donations of needed items as well as cash donations to buy the needed supplies would be greatly appreciated. 

    Here is a list of the items needed to place into each bag:

    1. Travel size shampoo
    2. Travel size conditioner
    3. Travel size lotion
    4. Toothbrush
    5. Toothpaste
    6. Deodorant
    7. Travel size tissue
    8. Bar soap
    9. Razor
    10. Comb
    11. Prayer card

    To donate items or make a cash donation, please contact Anna Gay at

    If you are interested in joining Sisters in Stitches on this or other sewing projects, look for their next meeting date in our Events.
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:52 AM | Anonymous
    On March 6, the Houston Heights Woman's Club welcomed members, neighbors, and friends to the Clubhouse for an open house.

    As part of the HHWC's dedication to community service, the Club hosted a suit drive to benefit Dress for Success Houston, a nonprofit organization that provides interview-appropriate suits and career development to disadvantaged women seeking employment. Dress for Success Houston understands that if a woman doesn’t have a job, she can’t afford a suit. But, without a suit, she can’t get a job! By donating interview-appropriate suits to our Suit Drive, members and guests helped low income women in our community get on the road to success!

    More than 2 dozen suits, plus purses, blouses, shoes and scarves were collected. Additionally, there was $150 in cash donations that will help the organization buy suits in hard to find sizes. 
    The HHWC is thrilled that we were able to partner with a new organization to help women! 

    If you would like more information on Dress for Success Houston, please visit their new website at
    You may also view a suit drive video by clicking on the link


    If you would like to see more photos from the event, please visit the Facebook Album

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    Our neighborhood has some of the most lovely bike trails in town. 
    Member Ellen Patton would love for you to join her to explore them!

    Ellen is trying to form a small group of women who would be interested in bicycling the Nicholson trail 1-2 mornings a week as the weather improves. This would be for light exercise and enjoyment; more leisurely riding than high impact. (6-8 miles a ride)

    If you would like to join or have questions for Ellen about her idea, you can find her contact information in the Directory. 

    Not a HHWC member with Directory access? Email and we're happy to help!

  • Wednesday, January 08, 2014 8:00 PM | Anonymous
    Happy Hours have become one of the Club's most popular events! Held at restaurants in the Heights (most often at Shade on 19th Street), these casual gatherings are a great way to mingle with friends and Club members. Because there is no program or agenda, it's also a great event to bring friends who might be interested in joining. Prospective members can meet current members and find out more information in a fun, casual environment. 


    Happy Hours are posted on the events calendar here and also on our Facebook page

    Check out our photo albums for more great pictures of Happy Hour and other club events!

Upcoming events

Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:00 PM • The Clubhouse
Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:00 PM • The Clubhouse
Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:00 PM • The Clubhouse
Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:00 PM • The Clubhouse
Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:00 PM • The Clubhouse
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