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Volume 5, Issue 8

Erin Baker's Project

Little Free Library

Cancer Support Group Meeting Erin Baker is a Cadette Girl Scout and a resident of Southdown Village. Erin is working to earn her Silver Award, which is the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can achieve. The project she has chosen is to establish a “Little Free Library” in our neighborhood. In case you have not heard of the Little Free Library, it’s purpose is to promote literacy and the love of reading and build a sense of community as neighbors share skills, creativity and wisdom through reading. The idea is simple “Take a Book, Give a Book”. The library will initially be set up with books that Erin has received from donations. The idea is that it will catch on and neighbors will begin taking books and replacing them with books of their own. It becomes a neighborhood book exchange. You can take a book and keep it, or simply return it when you have completed it so others can enjoy it. The library is currently under construction and will be showing up at the Southdown Pool in August so keep an eye out for it.

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Elisha Roberts Chapter

The wonderful ladies of the Elisha Roberts Chapter, NSDAR, extend an invitation to any female, 18 years or older, who can prove direct lineal descent from someone who either fought in or provided aid during the American Revolution. We are a family oriented group of ladies who promote patriotism, education and historic preservation. Our motto is God, Home and Country. If this sounds like you, please come and join us for a meeting. We meet the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Backyard Grill, located at 9453 Jones Road. Our next meeting will be on September 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the chapter Regent, Cheryl Partney at or by phone at 832-654-0306. We look forward to meeting you.



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The Northwest Harris County Aggie Mom’s Club wants to extend a big “Howdy” to all Moms of freshman Aggies and current Aggie students. Please join us for our HOWDY PARTY on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Houston Distributing Center, 7100 High Life Drive, conveniently located near Willowbrook Mall at the intersection of High Life Drive and Cutten Road. This fun-filled Aggie evening is a great way to meet other Aggie Moms, find out about upcoming events and Aggieland trips, buy care packages for your student and win door prizes! Enjoy light refreshments while you shop our Boutique for that one-of-a-kind Aggie treasure. Our hand crafted items celebrate the heart-warming TAMU traditions. Aggie Moms as an organization, encourages parents to become familiar with A&M during their student’s freshman year. Aggie Moms has been here for 25 years and we’re committed to helping your student and you enjoy the TAMU experience through graduation. The Northwest Harris County Aggie Mom’s Club meets August thru May on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at 7100 High Life Drive. All meetings are open to Aggies, future, present or past. You will also enjoy hearing from dynamic speakers throughout the year like, Brigadier General, Joe Ramirez, Commandant of the Corp of Cadets or a visit from the Texas A&M yell leaders! For more information on monthly speakers or upcoming events visit our website at or contact Shannon Eberle, Club President at We are loo king forward to meeting all our Aggie Moms!

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COPPERFIELD COURIER Girl Scouts Of San Jacinto Council

COPPER CREEK MEADOWS- The community is bigger now! Due to the administrative changes in San Jacinto Council, we have moved away from our service unit structure. The Copper Creek Meadows community has been created by merging the former Bear Creek, Copper Corners and Blue Bonnet Meadows service units. A team drawn from members of each of the three service units has been at work for several months during this transition process to create the structure for our new community. Membership is drawn from fourteen elementary schools and the corresponding mi9ddle and high schools. The elementary schools served are: Lieder, Metcalf, Wilson, Tipps, and Texas Christian School; Birkes, Fiest and Lowery; Horne, Owens, Hairgrove, Kirk, Lee, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Christian Life Center Academy. The plan is that more people and more resources mean more activities and more fun for all of us! You can read more about these changes in the Golden Link or on the Council website, An open planning meeting was held on July 14. Rally Days (when we recruit new members and leaders and form new troops) will be scheduled after schools are back in session. Look for more information soon!

Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5 (must be in kindergarten) through 18 who are willing to live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Girls may join at any level, and no previous Scouting experience is required. Home schooled and private school students are always welcome. We also need adult (over 18) leaders for our troops. We can’t form new troops without new leaders! You need a background check and a little training to get started, but lots more training is available. Our leaders are of all ages, both sexes, and a wide range of interests. You do not need to be Ranger Rick or Martha Stewart (though you may find yourself developing unexpected talents!). Don’t feel that you could make the commitment to be a troop leader? Do you have a special skill that you would be willing to share, or a willingness to help on a limited basis? Please give us a call-we’d like to talk to you! A special event may need YOUR particular talent or skill! Please contact Dianne Massie ( or call 281-550-9148. The council website is

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COPPERFIELD COURIER Kids’ Cross-Country Team’s Season Starts September 10th

The Northwest Flyers Track Club Youth Cross-Country Team kicks off the fall season with registration and a mandatory orientation for parents and athletes on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. Registration will be held at Cypress Creek High School, 9815 Grant Rd., Houston, TX. The first practice will be held at the Cypress Creek YMCA on Thursday, September 12. The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a member program of USA Track and Field (USATF), the national governing body for track and cross country. The club is in its 26th year in the northwest Houston area. Ages 6 - 18 may participate in the team, and both beginners and experienced runners are welcome. Contact Coach Eric Wentworth at, 281-961-6603, or Coach Donnell Carter at dcarter.nwflyers@, 281-467-4727, for more information. Email Coach Carter to get on the email list and you will receive a free running training video. Visit to get updates and learn more about the team.


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The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club meets at Hearthstone Country Club on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month at 12:15 for lunch and informative programs. For more information, call John Carroll at 281-463-0373, George Crowl at 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell at 281-304-7127. We invite you to be our guest at one of the meetings and enjoy the fellowship of Kiwanians from your community as you learn about our organization. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club is actively seeking new members who are interested in giving service to improve our community and our world. Visit the Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club and learn about the projects in which its members participate to enrich and improve life for citizens in our community. We sponsor the Key Clubs in the Cy-Fair, Jersey Village, and Katy communities and work with them in service to the Cy-Fair area. Internationally, both Kiwanis and Key Club are participating in the ELIMINATE

PROJECT aimed at the eradication of maternal/ neonatal tetanus. Businesses of the community are encouraged to support a representative for membership in Kiwanis. If you work for a business that is oriented toward involvement in community improvement and leadership, suggest to them that you would like to represent that business through membership and involvement in work with Kiwanis. We welcome business and organization as well as individual memberships. CHILDREN PRIORITY ONE is the motto of Kiwanis Clubs worldwide. The Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club sponsors nine Key Clubs and one Builders' Club in the Cy-Fair School District; sponsors the Kids Triathlon; Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and Sea Scout troops and activities; awards scholarships to outstanding Key Club members in our district; provides assistance to Cypress Assistance Ministries and Bear Creek Ministries; the Houston Food Bank; and many other nonprofit organizations. We look forward to welcoming you to our meetings.

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TWO FAMILIES RECEIVE KEYS TO NEW HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOME Thrivent Financial and area churches support affordable home construction Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County celebrated the construction of two more Habitat NWHC homes at a dedication ceremony on July 20, 2013 at 8:30am at Hamill Crossing, a completely designed and built Habitat NWHC neighborhood. The new homeowners, Katherine Garrett and Martha Turcios thanked all those who worked so hard to help them reach this goal and there was an open house of the newly completed homes directly following. Each Habitat for Humanity homeowner puts in what we call ‘Sweat Equity’ by working on the construction site to build their home alongside local volunteers. Ms. Garrett and Ms. Turcios were no exception and both put in well over the minimum of 350 Sweat Equity hours required by the program. They will both be closing on their homes the week following the dedication ceremony. Ms. Garrett’s home is unique because it was sponsored and built by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and area Lutheran churches. Sponsorship is the process by which a church, company or organization gives a financial donation that Habitat then uses to purchase the materials to build the house. This generosity helps increase Habitat’s ability to build more homes in its ongoing effort to eliminate substandard housing here in Northwest Harris County. Ms. Turcios is unique because upon closing on her home, she will be the oldest homeowner that Habitat NWHC has ever had. At 74 years

of age Ms. Turcios has never owned her own home or even had her own bedroom. Ms. Turcios’ home was also sponsored and built by area churches. Ms. Turcios and Ms. Garrett worked hard and formed a warm relationship with the volunteers that helped build their homes and the end result is two beautiful homes that their families can enjoy for many years to come. Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, Habitat NWHC was able to build the homes and sell them at an affordable price. Ms. Garrett and Ms. Turcios will purchase their homes with a no-profit loan, and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat houses. “It has been exciting to get to know these two neighbors during the construction of their homes and the completion of the Habitat program. I was talking to Katherine [Garrett] just the other day about how amazing it is that all these people that didn’t even know her before came out and worked so hard so that she and her family could have a decent place to live. It truly is an amazing and awe inspiring process.” said Karly Grilliot, Habitat NWHC Development Manager. If your company, church or organization is interested in partnering with Habitat NWHC please contact Karly Grilliot at or at 281-477-0460. For more information please visit

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COPPERFIELD COURIER Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded $866,000 in scholarships to 49 deserving high school seniors in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School district in May. Community Liaison, Jeanne Mason, is shown here at Cy-Springs High School. Jeanne says, “Thank You! to our community for their continued support with our fundraising efforts. It’s such a wonderful feeling to present scholarships to deserving students knowing full well that it will change their lives forever.”

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