April 2019 Highland Games announcement and January Membership Meeting

Greetings HHGA members and friends! We hope you had a very Happy Hogmanay.

The Houston Highland games is proud to present a Premiere Athletic Competition on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land, Texas. This one day event will include highland game heavy 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

January Membership meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY, January 9, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Spaghetti Western 2 at 1951 W T C Jester Blvd, Houston, Texas 77008. We look forward to seeing you there!

Save the date, February 9th, 2019, for the Houston Solo Piping and Drumming contest sponsored by the Houston Highland Games Association to be held at St. Thomas Episcopal School. We’re planning an EUSPBA sanctioned event – entry form should be available soon. We’ll post them as soon as they are.

In preparation for our upcoming event in April, Ron Ammons, our VP site is requesting volunteers for our site coordination committeesThe following committees are under the VP Site.  Each committee is needed for us to have a successful event.

Grounds Committee – This committee shall be responsible for overseeing the preparation of the games site, including setup of tents, equipment, stages, dance platforms, public address systems, first aid, and restrooms.  The committee shall allocate space, and arrange for security, clean-up and such other services as may be necessary for the smooth operation of events on the day of the Games. (This committee is basically in force now, but we could use some others to help.  Main help will be needed during the weekend of the Games.)

Special Attractions Committee – This committee shall be responsible for arranging for groups and individuals to participate on the day of the Games.

Clans and Societies Committee – This committee shall be responsible for arranging for Clan and other Celtic Societies to participate on the day of the Games.

Vendors Committee – This committee shall be responsible for choosing commercial enterprises and food concessions to participate on the day of the Games.

Please contact Ron Ammons at txcambron@yahoo.com  to lead or help with one of these committees. Remember, it takes engaged involvement from all our members to have a successful games!

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