HHGA Membership Mtg, Dec 4th at 4pm

HHGA will hold a membership meeting on Sunday, Dec. 4th at 4 pm, at the Black Labrador. Final preparations for the upcoming Burns Supper will be discussed along with any other general business.

A cash bar will be available. Members may order separately off the restaurant menu if they wish. Please let us know if you are attending at president@houstonhighlandgames.com

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Kirking o’ the Tartans, Nov 20th

From: George Webb
Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:01 AM
Subject: Final reminder: Kirking o’ the Tartans this Sunday at Palmer Church

Fellow Scots:

We hope to see you this Sunday Nov 20 at 11:00 AM for the Kirking o’ the Tartans at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church:

This ceremony honors the historic connection between the American and Scottish churches and includes a “Roll Call of the Tartans.” The award-winning St. Thomas’ Alumni Pipe Band (www.stapipeband.com) will play.

All are welcome and encouraged to wear their tartans.

Founded in 1929, Palmer Church is a historic parish located between Rice University, Hermann Park, and the Texas Medical Center. For a map and parking information, see:

And please contact me directly if you have any questions.

Ceud Mìle Taing / a hundred thousand thanks!

George Webb
713 269-5061 mobile

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HHGA’s Burns Supper Nicht, Jan 28th 2017

 Update… all seats sold as of Dec 30th!  – Add your name to “wait list” in case of cancellations.

Hosted at the Churchill Room, Black Labrador Pub, 4100 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX – 6pm – 10pm

Tickets available now!

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HHGA Kilted Afternoon – Oct 1st, 4pm

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HHGA Membership Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 7:00 pm St. Thomas Episcopal School, 4900 Jackwood, 77096

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Election Results of July 13th

HHGA’s Annual General Membership Meeting was held 13 July 2006 at 7 pm.  There were 22 in attendance: 17 members and 5 non/lapsed members.  The latter being only temporarily lapsed, of course!  The following actions were taken at the meeting:

Election Results for the 2016-2018 Term

  • President – Timothy Sanders
  • Vice President Competitive Events – Kelly Jamison
  • Recording Secretary – Courtney Burns Wyatt
  • Director at Large Position #2 – Norman Crawford
  • Director at Large Position #3 – Heather Smith Vacker

Resolutions submitted for vote consideration:

  1. Dissolve HHGA by Fiscal Year ending 31 July 2016 and dispose of assets per Article XI Section 5 –Motion FAILED
  2. Continue HHGA with a revised operational format focusing on creating/supporting smaller events and gatherings throughout the year (e.g. highlighting St Andrew’s Day, Robert Burns birthday, Tartan Day, whisky/whiskey tastings).- Motion PASSED
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Update: Slate of officer nominations 2016-2018 – Elections on July 13th 2016

  • President – Timothy Sanders
    • Joined HHGA in 2005 and assisted in Men’s Athletics. Elected Athletic Coordinator for the 2006 and 2007 Festivals. Elected VP-Site for the 2008 thru 2010 Festivals. Employed as staff chemist for the EPA since 1987. Resides Fondren Southwest Houston.
  • Vice President Competitive Events – open
  • Recording Secretary – Courtney Burns Wyatt
    • First heard about HHGA in 2013 and attended the 2014 games. Family believes in learning about their English and Scots-Irish heritage and instilling its values in their children. Resides in Katy with husband Kyle and three children.
  • Director at Large Position #2 – Norman Crawford
    • Formerly Construction Manager at GSA which included Federal, State and Local Government projects,  Member of Clan Crawford Assoc, currently serving as Asst Executive Secretary.  Has attended many Celtic related events over the years throughout the U.S. (games, festivals, dinners, etc). Resides in Porter, Tx.
  • Director at Large Position #3 – Joseph Spencer
    • General Manager of Barks 5th Avenue, LLC (FM-1960).  Member of the Board of Directors for the DAWG Foundation (provides companion canines for US military veterans).  Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of California-San Diego. Military veteran (1998-2004). Resides in Tomball, Tx.
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