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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March Newsletter (part 2)

Greetings from the Houston Highland Games Association! This month we are marching in Houston’s 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we have a membership meeting on March 20th, and, we are still accepting entertainers, clans, and athletic participants for our Houston Highland Games on April 13th!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
We are a walking group in the 60th Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade this coming Saturday, March 16th, 2019. We are in Section B, entry # 37. Please line up on Franklin between Congress and Bagby on the South side of the street by 10:30 am. Wear your Scottish pride with tartans, kilts, sashes, and tams! We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like more detailed information regarding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade or you’re looking for people to carpool with, please email Kelly Elliott at Kelly.Corrigan.Elliott@gmail.com

Another March Membership Meeting
As our Highland Games loom closer, we are having another membership meeting next week on Wednesday, March 20, 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. You can renew your membership through our website here: https://houstonhighlandgames.com/join/joinrenew/

Call for Entertainers
We have a nice line up for entertainment for the Houston Highland Games this year, however, we still have room for a few more performances or demonstrations. If you would like to come out to perform, or you have a friend who is a musician or dancer, then please contact Jean Pirtle at jeanpirtle1949@gmal.com or Janice Rae at jrnice22@aol.com. We look forward to seeing all of you on April 13th.

The Houston Highland Games Association will be participating in the Kemah Boardwalk Celtic Festival on March 30th & 31st, and we are looking for volunteers for our booth those two days. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Jean Pirtle at jeanpirtle1949@gmail.com

If you are interested in participating in sponsorship and fundraising activities for HHGA, or you are aware of any businesses which would be interested in sponsoring our events, please email Norm Crawford to join or notify our fundraising committee. Norm can be reached by email at nwcrawfordtx@gmail.com

The Houston Highland Games will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land, Texas. This one day event will include athletics, clans, and vendors. A more detailed schedule of events is pending. For more information, contact us by phone at 713-871-0061, or by e-mail at president@houstonhighlandgames.com

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March Newsletter (part 1)

Due to multiple conflicts with the first Wednesday in March, our “March” membership meeting is this Wednesday, February 27, 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.

Thank you to all the competitors and judges from our Solo Piping Competition on February 9th! A complete list of results can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yTpMXx2vB2pXRbCVlvr8PxT6MdsGpHlRUnzfDCN1_Jo/edit#gid=420858928

The Houston Highland Games Association will be marching in the Downtown Houston St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 16th, 2019. If you are interested in walking in the parade with us, please e-mail Kelly Elliott at kelly.corrigan.elliott@gmail.com

The Houston Highland Games Association will be participating in the Kemah Boardwalk Celtic Festival on March 30th & 31st, and we are looking for volunteers for our booth those two days. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Jean Pirtle at jeanpirtle1949@gmail.com

If you are interested in participating in sponsorship and fundraising activities for HHGA, or you are aware of any businesses which would be interested in sponsoring our events, please email Norm Crawford to join or notify our fundraising committee. Norm can be reached by email at nwcrawfordtx@gmail.com

The Houston Highland Games will be Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land, Texas. This one day event will include athletics, clans, and vendors. A more detailed schedule of events is pending. For more information, contact us by phone at 713-871-0061, or by e-mail at president@houstonhighlandgames.com

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