Well, it’s HOT, HOT, HOT! I don’t know about you, but I feel like the main course at the earth’s barbecue. Our family got a little respite as we took the whole gang to Alaska for a week. The 50-degree days felt wonderful.
Yea! It’s Fall! It may not feel like autumn outside but for the BLO, the fun fall activities are in high gear. I hope you have signed up for the September luncheon, it will be a very informative one. Wear your red, white, and blue, as we remember our military, and our first responders. The luncheon will also be your next opportunity to sign up for bus trips, including the Nutcracker Market, MJ (Michael Jackson) the musical, as well as Tina, the musical.
You will learn about the upcoming Holiday Happenings as well. The Week of December 5-9 will be jam packed with the traditional holiday favorites. There are 5 beautiful homes on the home tour this year and the days are TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, this year, followed by the Holiday Ball on the Friday and Saturday evenings. Get the awesome details at the luncheon.
If you are a lady that has a side hustle and would like to showcase your items before the holidays, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to assess interest in and participation for a small holiday market at the November lunch. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can make sure I reserve the space.
We need tree branches…. if you are trimming any trees, especially crepe myrtles please let the Dinner dance team know. Email Julia at Juliatippie@gmail.com or let Ellie know at email@example.com. See you soon!
EVENTS AND NEWS
SEPTEMBER 11 WE WILL NEVER FORGET
September 11, 2001, reminds us of the many men and women throughout history that have given their lives and service to our country and our freedom. We are honored to have Jim Morris of Morris Home Builders as our guest speaker. He will share his mesmerizing and harrowing experiences during his service in a variety of roles across the globe. He is a true patriot and continues to stay current on local and world events. He provides pertinent information for our safety right here in Montgomery County. Please wear your red, white and blue and be prepared to be moved on this special day. __________________________________________
SEPTEMBER 11,2023 The doors to the Yacht Club will open early at 10:30 a.m. for this event and the luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Reservations are due by MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD. 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: Fried Chicken Breast, sauteed green beans, and mashed potatoes with country gravy. Dessert: Apple cobbler with ice cream. 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.
Houston Nutcracker Market Thursday, November 9, 2023 1:00 - 9:00 PM (latest) THE Christmas shopping extravaganza at NRG Center. Our arrival is timed as the crowds are streaming out to go home, so you will have a much nicer experience. If you can imagine it, you will probably find it here. The Christmas decorations alone run the gamut from the funny to the sublime and some you will find nowhere else. Shop for gifts for the whole family, pick up bling for the holidays, that perfect outfit or simply browse and relax….. Cost $55 includes bus, driver tip, entry ticket, pre-trip mimosas, wine, water. and snacks.
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
Crescent Grille Bentwater Country Club Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, 4 to 7 PM
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.
Another excellent Mix and Mingle event Tuesday night with approximately 65 guests in attendance. Jada, thank you for obtaining such fabulous door prizes for this event. In addition, Bruce and Vinny from The Lake Conroe Group made another prize donation of a Yard Flagpole with Solar Light and American Flag. Everyone certainly loved the prizes and had a wonderful evening.
Door prize winners:
1. Two Gift Vouchers provided for “one free Mosquito Barrier Yard Treatment up to ½ Acre.” Also provided a bottle of sparkling wine and mint Pralines. From: Mosquito Authority -Operated by Lacey and Rich Baker (346) 225-4352 1st Winner: Jeff Pavelka – won One Gift Voucher and a bottle of Sparkling Wine 2nd Winner: Lauren Bass – won One Gift Voucher and a box of Mint Pralines
2. A jar of Old Fashioned Corn Relish and a jar of Hot Pepper Jam From:Slice of Amish 401 College St., Suite 170, Montgomery, TX (936) 588-4340 Winner: Stan Reiners
3. Uline Compo Set – Stainless Steel Canteen with Four Drinking Cups From:M.O.B. – Men of Bentwater Organization Winner: Katy Bremer
4. 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: Shawn Breitenbach
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: Theresa Ross
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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.
Hello fellow Bentwater Ladies! Thanks for allowing me to contribute to your amazing group. Your origination has been a staple of the community for many years. Mary Frances, asked that I share a little about myself and our family. My husband, Cameron Conway, and I met my senior year at Texas A&M University, while majoring in Biomedical Science. We just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in February! We found, and fell in love with, and moved to Bentwater 19 years ago when our daughter was 8 months old. I remember pushing Caitlin’s stroller up and down the streets, hunting for playgrounds in the backyard in hopes of finding fellow families with kids! It makes me smile to see the kid population growing in our community. She is now 19 years old and starting her sophomore year at Texas State University. Our son, Cameron Conway Jr. (CJ), is 14 and starting his freshman year at Montgomery High School. He, like his dad, loves golf, fishing, hunting, football, and negotiating curfew times. After college, I dove straight into the Real Estate industry, earning my Real Estate Appraiser Certification and Brokers License. I owned a successful Real Estate Appraisal company from 2009 to 2015 and transitioned into Sales full time once CJ started 1st grade. Since then, we have been blessed to help many clients buy and sell their dream home(s), lots, acreage, and commercial tracts. Cameron and I consider ourselves very blessed to live in Bentwater and actively seek out ways to give back. I was elected and served on the Bentwater POA & Advisory Committee from 2015-2019. I am very proud to have helped our Bentwater POA transition from a Developer elected POA to a Property Owner elected POA. My daughter and I, later my son and I, served on the Bentwater Volunteer Families Board for many years. Cameron also remains very active in the MGA and has served as both MGA President & Vice President in years past. Thanks for letting me share a little about myself and my family. Through the years, we’ve gotten to know so many neighbors, and consider some of them our closest friends. We love being able to call Bentwater ‘HOME’. Sincerely, Sarah Conway
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
SEPTEMBER 11 - Luncheon: Patriotism, Jim Morris 19 – Mix and Mingle OCTOBER 4/5 – Golf and Gambling Bus Trip 9 – Luncheon: Fashion Show by Dillard’s 17 – Mix and Mingle 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 email@example.com