S: KARE Scrapbook 2011-2012
FC: KARE 2011-2012
2: KARE Katy Area Retired Educators Officers 2011-2012 | PRESIDENT Betty Jo Watts 16518 Shimmering Lake Cypress, TX 77433 1st VICE PRESIDENT Betty Jean Mehmen 22223 Hockaday Katy, TX 77450 TREASURER Jean Shilk 2818 W. Elm Circle Katy, TX 77493 PARLIAMENTARIAN Lupe Camargo 3015 N. Saddlebrook Dr. Katy, TX 77494 | PAST PRESIDENT Luanne Zacek 6521 Patricia Dr Katy, TX 77493 2nd VICE PRESIDENT Aubrey Garner 19915 Brandon Oaks Way Katy, TX 77449 SECRETARY Gail Coveler 855 Silvergate Dr Houston, TX 77079 HISTORIAN Diane Strunk 326 Cheddington Dr Katy, TX 77450
3: Together.........we can make a difference. | Food, fun and celebration
4: "Play Hooky Day" - August 22 While our counterparts began a new school year, KARE hosted a reception to welcome new retirees to the world of retirement.
6: Fun, Food and Friends | 34 members and 28 guests attended this first (to be annual) event......
7: important stuff first: registering for lunch and door prizes...... | October meeting Our own "Sam Houston", KARE member Scott Griffin, star of the Sam Houston Documentary, spoke about the filming of the documentary, but.....
8: our star, Scott Griffin
10: November 8 | Aubrey Garner introduces our speaker, Carl Noon from the Houston Police Department
11: Door Prizes are always fun, and food is always great!
12: Christmas at Brookwood December meeting | While preparations are made, members wait patiently for the doors to open.....
13: Finally.....we're in!
14: Wishes for a great Christmas....... and time to explore the shop area!
16: January meeting | money for lunch, money for scholarships
17: collection for Convention "goody bags" | topic of the month--Senior Nutrition | food of the month........wonderful!
18: Speaker of the Month-- Shirley Chambers
19: Nutrition must include exercise.....appropriate exercise!
20: February | A great turnout for the Valentine's Silent Chocolate Auction and for the speaker on Estate Planning
21: Joyce did a great job of organizing the chocolate auction benefiting the scholarship fund.......over $250 was raised
22: March -- a very busy month | District members meet to fill goody bags for the state convention | a small fraction of the goodies for the bags
23: Retirees -- | Working Together
25: Nestled amid the rolling hills of Grimes County in Anderson, Texas, about 20 miles northwest of Washington-on-the-Brazos, Fanthorp Inn stands as a wonderfully preserved example of a 19th century stagecoach inn. Lunch was at Martha's Bloomers in Navasota.
26: We're here! | The Inn | The barn
27: Original cedar planks in the roof | Bluebonnets and horses--how much more Texan can you get? | The corn crib which provided the start to Fanthorp's prominence in Texas | Different views of the Inn
28: Our guide, Tom
29: Tom - cracking the whip! | original cedar planks next to the stairs
30: some of the original furniture and other period pieces | the post office desk
31: notice.....no veggies | the pantry
32: Lots of room in the inn.....
33: Group shot before heading to Martha's Bloomers for lunch | and home by 3 pm
34: TRTA State Convention - Houston, Texas | Opening night reception
35: Registration and volunteers everywhere
36: Opening Assembly - presentation of the colors by the Cane Island Volunteers
37: speakers, speakers, and more speakers.... | our own Brenda Ritter <-- | Main Speaker Joni Rodgers -->
38: Breakout sessions and speakers
39: Betty Mehmen with guest speaker Joni Rodgers | Who says TRTA is all work and no play? | Fun at the welcome dinner
40: April meeting | Master Gardener, Jane Gray
41: The meeting was called into session, and lots of members were ready to eat and find out about raising their own gardens.
43: May meeting Summer planning, Scholarship winners and Next Year's Officers | Patty McCarty was the speaker for the May meeting. Topic for the month--Traveling This Summer
44: Norene Lueders presented the two scholarship winners with their awards. | Lauren Hines from Cinco Ranch High School | Corrie Reese from Mayde Creek High School
45: Officers for the 2012-2013 year are ready to begin a new year.
46: and the summer begins!