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Mary Frances Doris
I hope your Halloween was happy! Boy, time is flying. Before we know it, the holidays will be here. There is still so much to do in the BLO too.
Let’s give those nine beautiful ladies in the fashion show a shout out! The fashions were gorgeous, and our wonderful Bentwater Ladies rocked them all! The Dillard’s shopping day was well attended and I, for one, bought a little too much! Don’t miss a bit of the next few items, there is a lot going on in the coming months.
First, the November 13th luncheon will feature Lisa Shumate, a local personality and author who will speak to us about rocking being over 50!!. Also, we will feature some of our own Bentwater Ladies who have a side hustle. There will be cooking items, makeup, wine, clothing, and jewelry items on display and available for purchase. Let’s support our members, so bring your wallets and get those Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.
Home Tour tickets will be on sale as well. They are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The Home Tour is Tuesday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 6th . Five beautiful homes will be on display.
November Mix and Mingle is early this month. It is Tuesday, November 14th so we don’t interfere with Thanksgiving week. The theme is a salute to Veterans - keep reading for all the details!
Next, I have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news is that the Holiday Dinner Dance is completely full for both Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th .It is going to be a sparkly and joyful event. The bad news is that we did not have enough interest in the Sunday date to justify the costs so it will not be happening on Sunday.
In December, the luncheon will feature the Lake Creek High School Choir. Also at this luncheon, your newly elected officers will be installed. Please join us for our last member event of the year.
As per our tradition, we provide home-baked cookies to the entire staff of Bentwater. Please bring your cookies to the December luncheon. Even if you are not attending the luncheon, we would appreciate your participation in this long-standing tradition. They do not need to be in a pretty container as after the luncheon, the cookies will be packaged and delivered to every department in Bentwater. We would prefer they be brought in something we can dispose of so that we do not have to return any containers to their owners.
See you soon and often at the Bentwater Ladies Holiday Activities.
EVENTS AND NEWS
NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON
GOOD MORNING BENTWATER! LISA SHUMATE PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND SPEAKER
Please welcome Lisa Trapani Shumate, MBA, Associate Vice President, University of Houston System and General Manager, Houston Public Media. She is a local personality and published author. Lisa will be speaking on the subject of "Fighting the Good Fight", being a woman over 50 (a lighthearted talk that covers the serious challenges we face at this time in our lives). If you need a holiday gift item, Lisa will have copies of her books for a book signing before and after the program.
Also, we will feature some of our own Bentwater Ladies’ creations in a Holiday Market. There will be cooking items, makeup, wine, clothing, and jewelry items on display and available for purchase. What a way to get some early Christmas shopping done! ______________________________________________ NOVEMBER 13, 2023 The doors to the Yacht Club will open early at 10:00 a.m. for this event and the luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Reservations are due by MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH. To make a reservation, use the Bentwater App, go online or call the Club at 936.597.6219. Please make sure you have a confirmation from the Club for your lunch reservation as you will be required to check in. This program will sell out, so make your reservation asap!
The menu for the lunch: Roasted Pork Loin with Apple Thyme Chutney, Butternut Squash and Roasted Potatoes Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake If you prefer the alternate meal, chicken cobb salad, make this request when registering. Lunch orders cannot be changed after the registration deadline above. A cash bar for wine and champagne is available.
Please wear your name tag so the many new members can get to know you.
MJ The Musical Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:30 - 11:30pm — Houston Hobby Center
The Broadway production of MJ Musical. Centered on the events surrounding his 1992 Dangerous World Tour. Michael Jackson, who many consider the greatest entertainer of all time, this production “just Beat it”, winning the most Tony awards of any new musical. It goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of MJ offering a rare look at his creative mind and collaborative spirit. Come share a “Thriller” of a show with the BLO. Cost is $146 which includes bus, driver tip, wine, water, snacks and theater ticket. Because of its understandable popularity BLO has a limit of 46 tickets. We will stop for dinner on your own dime beforehand, restaurant TBD.
TINA Thursday, January 4, 2024 - Houston Hobby Center Broadway
The Tina Turner Musical. From her humble beginnings in Tennessee to her eventual rise to be crowned World Queen of rock n roll, this stage production was presented in association with Tina herself. With her “Big Wheels Turning” it reveals the untold story of how Tina shook off the bounds of age, sex and race by not only breaking the rules but rewriting them. Pam saw her in concert a few years ago and comments, “the Lady still got it!”
Cost is $145 which includes bus, driver tip, wine, water, snacks and ticket to the show. As with MJ, tickets are limited so the BLO has only 46. Each paying their own way, we will go to dinner before TINA, restaurant TBD.
TO SIGN-UP FOR THE ABOVE TRIPS Contact Pam Gallagher via email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime or text 832.724.6200. Tickets may also be purchased at August’s Mix and Mingle or at the September luncheon. NO RESERVATIONS will be accepted without immediate payment. Spouses are welcome but all other plus ones must be members of BLO. In person you may use a credit card or check payable to BLO. Online sign ups may drop their check payable to BLO into the box on Pam’s stoop, 115 Sarasota Circle, S or N same home. All payment will be verified in some format.
MIX AND MINGLE
VETERANS DAY Continued at Bentwater Join us to honor and celebrate veterans and thank them for their service. Show your patriotic spirit! CRESCENT GRILLE Bentwater Country Club Tuesday, November 14, 2023 4 to 7 PM Please support Wreaths Across America-Houston by purchasing a wreath to be laid on a Veteran’s grave during the holiday season. Coushatti Trace Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will be there selling wreaths for $17 by check, cash, or credit card. ______________________________________________
Hosted by the Bentwater Ladies Organization (BLO), the Men of Bentwater (MOB) and the Bentwater Civic Association (BCA). New residents receive a welcome gift bag and membership information will be available. If you have one, wear your name tag, and if you plan to stay for dinner, reservations are recommended ______________________________________________ October Mix & Mingle Door Prize Winners:
1. Bottle of Chardonnay with Silver Table Wine Chiller From: Terrie Martin – Medicare Specialist “Your Medicare Made Easy” Terrie@YourMedicareMadeEasy.com (281) 468-6506 Winner: Jackie Lookabaugh
3. Seasonal Pumpkin Décor with Candy-Dipped Pumpkin Pie flavored Pretzels and an Apple/Pumpkin scented Candle From: Bentwater Life Winner: Diane Lund
4. Two Gifts Cards Provided for Local Wine Walkthrough. Also, provided a Bottle of Wine and Assorted Gift Bag with Bottle of Champagne etc. From: Mandi Gerner – Director of Operations - Garcia Real Estate Group 2201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (936)238-7122 email@example.com or (713) 557-1404 1st Winner: Sherie Bischoff – won Gift Card & Bottle of Wine 2nd Winner: Lynn Watkins – won Gift Card & Gift Bag with Bottle of Champagne, Tool Kit, and Yeti Cups
5. Yard Flagpole with Solar Light and American Flag - “God Bless America” From: The Lake Conroe Group (Realtors: Vinny Sinisi and Bruce Sellers) 2200 North FM 3083 Road West, Conroe, TX (877) 918-9026 or Bruce@TheLakeConroeGroup.com Vinny@TheLakeConroeGroup.com Winner: LuAnn Banks
The Bentwater Ladies Organization appreciates the sponsors that support our organization throughout the year. Each month we will spotlight one or two of our valued sponsors. Please support these sponsors with your business.
2023 BLO STEERING COMMITTEE
President Mary Frances Doris
Vice-President Treasurer Tracie deRoulac Kelly Beavers
Membership Secretary Kim Clendenin Margaret Hudson
Communications Programs Terri Levert Cheryl Campbell Judy Love Julie Schouest
Parliamentarian Special Projects Valerie Gerbino Jenifer Miller
Bentwater Ladies - Calendar NOVEMBER 9 - Nutcracker Market Bus Trip 13 – Luncheon: Lisa Shumate, Motivational Speaker/Author 15 - MJ The Musical Bus Trip 21 – Mix and Mingle DECEMBER 5/6 -Holiday Home Tour 8/9 -Holiday Dinner Dance 11 – Luncheon: Christmas Program, Lake Creek HS Choir JANUARY 4 - TINA Bus Trip Dates are subject to change. Please check bentwaterladiesorganization.com for updates. Dates are subject to change. Please check bentwaterladiesorganization.com for updates.
Bentwater Ladies Organization, Inc. P.O. Box 1204 Montgomery, TX 77356 A registered Non-Profit 501 (c)(7) organization firstname.lastname@example.org