October Meeting & 2019 Houston Highland Games Survey

We’d like to thank all our athletes, members, judges, clan representatives, vendors, performers, and guests, for a successful 2019 Houston Highland Games! You can see plenty of pictures from the games on our facebook page. If you attended the games, please complete this survey to help us make next year better: 2019 Houston Highland Games Survey

Our October Membership meeting is this Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Lyndon’s Pit Bar-B-Q located at 5320 Hollister St, Houston, TX 77040. We will gather to eat at 6:00 pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm.

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Houston Highland Games Schedule of Events & Upcoming September Membership Meeting

Greetings from the Houston Highland Games Association!

1) The return of the Houston Highland games is just 2 weeks away! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 21st, 2019, at the Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex located at: 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, Texas 77338. Come enjoy a one day Highland Games event with athletic competitions, clan tents, and vendors.

for more detailed information including athletic registration (athlete registration ends 9/15/19) , please visit our website: https://houstonhighlandgames.com/sept-21st-games/


Schedule of Events ***(Updated 9/17/19)***

8:30-9:00 am Athletes check in

9:30 Games begin- 3 stations simultaneously

Class A,B,C

Men

Masters Women

Masters

Novice

9:40 St Thomas Pipe Band

10:00 Gillian Thain School of Highland Dance

10:30 Houston Highlanders Pipes and Drums

11:00 Godfrey’s Rangers

11:30 Sisters-Ella Forel and Celia Homer

12:00 St. Thomas Pipe Band

Clan Parade

12:30 Godfrey’s Rangers

1:00 Royal Scottish Country Dancers

1:45 Houston Highlanders Pipes and Drums

2:15 Celtic Chorus 3:00 Sia Beaton

3:30 Clan Kelley School of Irish Dance

4:00 St Thomas Alumni Pipe Band

Dagorath medieval live action role play available throughout day
Children’s table with crafts and games.

Sack race contest: 10:45 am

Rope tug of war contest : 1:45 pm


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2) September Membership Meeting

Our September Membership Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Lyndon’s Pit BBQ located at: 5320 Hollister St, Houston, TX 77040

Please note that because Lyndon’s closes at 8:00 pm, we have moved up the meeting time. We will gather and start eating at 6:00 pm and our meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm

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Election Results and August Meeting Information

Greetings from the Houston Highland Games Association!

1)At our recent July Membership meeting, we elected officers for 2019-2021. The results are as follows:

VP site coordination 2019-2021 – Ron Ammons
VP Ways & Means 2019-2021 – Robin McLeod Ingram

Membership Secretary 2019-2021 – Jeanette McBee-Douglass
Treasurer 2019-2021 – Michelle Belanger
Director-at-large, Position #1 2019-2021 – Max Triola

2) Our August Membership Meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Lyndon’s Pit BBQ located at: 5320 Hollister St, Houston, TX 77040

Please note that because Lyndon’s closes at 8:00 pm, we have moved up the meeting time. We will gather and start eating at 6:00 pm and our meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm.

3) Rescheduled Houston Highland Games
The 2019 Houston Highland Games have been rescheduled for Saturday, September 21st, 2019, at the Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex located at: 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, Texas 77338. Come enjoy a one day Highland Games event with athletic competitions, clan tents, and vendors. Entertainment schedule TBD.

for more detailed information and for Athletic registration, please visit our website: https://houstonhighlandgames.com/sept-21st-games/

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July Meeting and Elections

July Membership Meeting and Election
Our July Membership Meeting and Annual Elections will take place on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, at

Lyndon’s Pit Bar-B-Q
5320 Hollister St
Houston, TX 77040
Fairbanks/Northwest Crossing

The meeting will start promptly at 7 pm. If you plan on eating, please go through the line between to get food prior to the 7 pm start time. There is no table service.

Our nomination committee has been hard at work and our slate of nominees is listed below. Additional nominations can be made from the floor at the meeting with prior approval from the nominee. To vote in the election, you must be a current HHGA member for at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the meeting. There is no proxy or absentee voting. For more information on election bylaws, please see the HHGA Bylaws available on our website: https://houstonhighlandgames.com/hhga-bylaws/

HHGA 2017-2019 Board positions nominated for 2019-2021:
·         Vice-President for Site Coordination 2019-2021 – Ron Ammons
·         Vice President for Ways & Means 2019-2021 – Norm Crawford
·         Membership Secretary 2019-2021 –  Jeanette McBee-Douglass
·         Treasurer 2019-2021 – Michelle Belanger
·         Director-at-Large, Position #1 2019-2021 – Max Triola

Rescheduled Houston Highland Games
The 2019 Houston Highland Games have been rescheduled for Saturday, September 21st, 2019, at the

Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex
8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, Texas 77338

Come enjoy a one day Highland Games event with athletic competitions, clan tents, and vendors. Entertainment schedule TBD. This event was rescheduled from April 13th due to weather.

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Humble Civic Center Arena & Expo Building – 21 Sep 2019

A contract with Humble Civic Center Complex was signed on 24 May 2019.   Our contract is for Saturday, 21 September 2019.  HHGA will utilize both the Humble Civic Center Arena & Expo Building, at 8233 Will Clayton, Parkway, Humble, Texas 77338  http://www.humblecc.com/arena.html

This is a re-scheduling of our rained-out April 13th event.

 

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Cancelled April 13th Games

Update as of 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 11th

Our April 13th event has been cancelled by the city of Sugar Land. We are in the process of rescheduling the Houston Highland Games.

As advised by the City of Sugar Land: “Based on the detailed forecast… rain is likely Friday evening and all day on Saturday. Because of this, we will need to reschedule the Highland Games event due to weather safety concerns and also the potential of unreasonable damages to the site due to the event activities and/or parking of cars on the wet ground.“

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April Newsletter

Greetings from the Houston Highland Games Association!

From our Entertainment Committee: 
Our Highland Games on April 13th will include the finest Bagpipe bands, Celtic bands, and dancers from throughout Texas. A tentative entertainment schedule has been posted to our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1912469502135874/  . Because of the festival seating arrangement, we are also requesting tables and chairs. If you can borrow tables and chairs from your church or another source, and have them transported. Then please contact Janice Rae at jrnice22@aol.com.

April Membership Meeting is Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Spaghetti Western 2. The address is 1951 W TC Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008. In order to cast your votes, please make sure your membership is up to date at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. You can renew your membership through our website here: https://houstonhighlandgames.com/join/joinrenew/

The Houston Highland Games will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land, Texas, starting at 9:00 a.m. This one day event will include athletics, clans, and vendors. There is also a schedule of entertainment including bagpipe bands, Celtic dancing, and Celtic music. Children’s events and Dagorath Live Action Role Playing will run throughout the day. This is a festival site, so please bring a folding chair or picnic blanket for your seating. Tickets are $5 at the door for anyone over the age of 13.

Thank you to Robin McLeod Ingram for making this great video featuring our participation in Houston’s 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Paradehttps://youtu.be/pWWOC8FkIEA

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