Panhellenic fall tea kicks off new season

October 1st, 2015

Hostess Stacy Bush Lyon, and Panhellenic Fall Friendship Tea Co-Chairmen, Lisa O’Brien and Ondi Lyon, from left, get all the desserts in place as the crowd begins arriving for the popular annual event.

Hostess Stacy Bush Lyon, and Panhellenic Fall Friendship Tea Co-Chairmen, Lisa O’Brien and Ondi Lyon, from left, get all the desserts in place as the crowd begins arriving for the popular annual event.

Clear Lake Chatter By: Mary Alys Cherry

AS HAS BEEN the custom for many years, Clear Lake Panhellenic members launched the Bay Area’s fall social season with their annual Fall Friendship Tea.

Stacy Bush Lyon was hostess at her new Bay Oaks Home in Clear Lake Sept. 13 with Panhellenic President Kay Lee Benoit and Vice Presidents Rikie Bowker, Jill Reason and Ellen King welcoming the many members who dropped by during the afternoon.

Some of those you might have spotted in the crowd were Kim Barker, Peggy Clause, Diane Overman, Laurie Vaughn, Ann Gay, Kathie Wylie, Lisa O’Brien, Ondi Lyon, Sue Broughton, Karen McCorkle, Judie Ferguson, Jo Nell Hunter, Sheryl Williams, Ruth Beecher, Linda Kmjecik, Annette Dwyer, Ann Brady, Karen Malkey, Karen Douglass, Dewanna Norris and Judge Holly Williamson.

Clear Lake Panhellenic President Kay Lee Benoit, center, was at the door to welcome members to their annual Fall Friendship Tea, along with Jo Nell Hunter, left, and Second Vice President Jill Reason

Clear Lake Panhellenic President Kay Lee Benoit, center, was at the door to welcome members to their annual Fall Friendship Tea, along with Jo Nell Hunter, left, and Second Vice President Jill Reason

Ellen King and Karen Weber told of their plans for Panhellenic’s “Glamour and Glitz – Vegas Style” big fall fashion show Friday, Nov. 6, at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. No ticket? Better hurry or you’ll miss all the fun.

Fashion guru Lenny Matuszewski has been inked as producer of the show, and Ellen says we’ll once again be amazed at Lenny’s ability to pick the perfect runway fashions from Dillard’s for the show. Fashion show proceeds benefit the Crawford-Zbanek Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarships to women from local high schools attending Texas universities.

Reservations are $75 for general seating and $100 for a runway seat.  For information on seating, email Karen McCorkle at panhellenicreservations@gmail.com or call her at 713-582-5884. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early, she said.

Jackie Daley, Virginia Hosea, Betsy Salbilla and Ann Brady, from left, stop for a photo as they arrive at Bay Oaks for the BOWA style show luncheon.

Jackie Daley, Virginia Hosea, Betsy Salbilla and Ann Brady, from left, stop for a photo as they arrive at Bay Oaks for the BOWA style show luncheon.

Bay Oaks Women eye new fashions
TWO DAYS LATER on Sept. 15, Bay Oaks Country Club Women’s Association members got the season underway with their annual Fall Fashion Show Luncheon.

BOWA Vice Presidents Becky Hensley and Cambry Rogers chaired the event which included fall fashions from The Clotheshorse in League City – modeled by a number of pretty models, including Karen Reed, Janet Greenwood, Mary Colombo, Lea Bodie, Sue Broughton, Jody Schnabel, Tia Neyman, Emmeline Dodd, Judy Ferguson, Tia Neyman, Melissa McKinnie and Sarabeth McClintock.

Among the smiling faces we spotted at the always fun event were, Jackie Daley, Ann Brady, Pam Ploss, Carol Bobo, Diane Konick, Kay Lee Benoit, Judy Raiford, Judie Ferguson, Sharon Dillard, Joan Wade, Susan Franklin, Glenna Crist and Ebby Creden  — many catching up on each other’s summer news and all abuzz over the upcoming fashion show.

Jodie Schnabel, left, and Tori Buttle look for their table at the Bay Oaks Women’s Association style show luncheon.

Jodie Schnabel, left, and Tori Buttle look for their table at the Bay Oaks Women’s Association style show luncheon.

As they mingled with the crowd, President Sue Broughton and Hospitality Committee members Ann Dooley, Angela Swint and Kay Lee Benoit were busy welcoming Jenny Frantz, Lisa O’Brien, Mary Smith, Diane Overman, Betsy Salbilla, Gayle Beaty, Gloria Wong, Ruth Beecher, Joy and Jill Smitherman, Sharon Christman, Betty Woodhouse,  Donna Crenweige, Lucille Terraso, Quaisra Shah, Jodi Schnabel, Angela Bivens, Badiha Nassar, Joy Muniz, Norma Ogletree, Katherine Kiesselhorst, Priscilla Ennis and Yvonne Perrin.

Along with Jordin Nolan Kruse, Janice Gornto, Lynn Smith, Bobbie Moutz, Trisha Gunn, Cynthia Villareal, Kathy and Linda Costanza, Margaret Vail, Allyson Jackson, Linda Herzfeld, Kim Steele, Virginia Hosea, Leigh Meza, Amy Roppolo, Peggy Sturiale, Becky Bryan, Julie Zamarripa, Danele Buehler, Priscilla Fletcher, Suzanne Sparks, Jo Nell Hunter, Tonia Wooldrige, Fran Gentry, Martha Kaminsky, Jean Hays, Patrice Sallans, Suzanne Leatherman, Sue Laabs, Marilyn Lunney,  Delores Hoover, Stacy Lyon, Sarah Beth McClintock, Linda Kelly, Tia Neyman, Sharon Phelps, Kimberly Weathers, Barbara Spencer and Carole Murphy.

Panhellenic style show to mark its 30th year

October 1st, 2014

10-1 Debby Reichert

Debby Reichert, from left, model coordinator for Clear Lake Panhellenic’s Fall Fashion Show Oct. 24, talks about plans for the event with Decorating Committee members Jill Reason, Michelle Richardson and Ellen King while at the Panhellenic Fall Friendship Tea.

Panhellenic style show to mark its 30th year

Nothing brings out the ladies or gets their attention quite like a fashion show luncheon and one of the Bay Area’s biggest is coming up this month – Clear Lake Panhellenic’s 30th annual fall fashion extravaganza, “Flashback 1964: 50 Years of Style.”

It’s on the calendar for Friday, Oct. 24, at South Shore Harbour Resort. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., guests will gather for a champagne reception to salute Panhellenic’s 50 years of service to the Clear Lake community.

Besides the fashion show, under the direction of Lenny Matuszewski and Panhellenic members showing off fashions by Dillard’s at Baybrook, there also will be a live and silent auction and raffle opportunities.

Judge Holly Williamson is chairman of the event with Sandy Records as co-chairman and Connie Zieba, Kathryn Vernau, Greta Mee, Laurie Vaughn, Debby Reichert, Claire Peters, Katy Wiley, Diane Overman, Lisa O’Brien, Sue Broughton, Barbara Dickey, Kelli Baliker, Judy Raiford, Michelle Richadson, Jill Reason, Ellen King and Jennie Hampton as their top lieutenants.

Many made plans for the event as they gathered Sept. 7 to kick off Clear Lake’s social season at Panhellenic’s annual Fall Friendship Tea at the home of Jenny Frantz.

Fashion show proceeds benefit the Crawford-Zbanek Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarships to women from local high schools attending Texas universities. The profits also fund the Reba Crawford Scholarship for adult women returning to college. Additionally, money is sent to many local high schools so girls can attend Texas Bluebonnet Girls’ State. Over $440,000 has been distributed to area women.

Reservations are $100 for a runway seat and $75 for general seating.   For information on seating, e-mail Kelli Baliker at clearlakeareapanhel@gmail.com or call her at 281-488-3943. Make your reservation check out to C-Z Scholarship Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 58355, Webster, Texas  77598-8355. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early.

Bay Oaks Women’s Association Secretary Sue Broughton, left, and Past President Janet Greenwood, right, are happy to see new mom Jennifer Simmons, also a past president, as they enjoy the Fall Fashion Show Luncheon.

Bay Oaks Women’s Association Secretary Sue Broughton, left, and Past President Janet Greenwood, right, are happy to see new mom Jennifer Simmons, also a past president, as they enjoy the Fall Fashion Show Luncheon.

Bay Oaks Women kick off season

Many got a look at the latest styles Sept. 9 when Bay Oaks Country Club Women’s Association members kicked off the season with their annual Fall Fashion Show Luncheon.

Among the smiling faces we spotted were Jacque Daley, Lucille Terraso and her daughter, Gia Warner, Mary Callier, Melissa McKinnie, Sue Ellen Jennings, Marilyn Lunney, Jo Nell Hunter, Carol Bobo, Jennie Hampton, Diane Konick, Kay Lee Benoit, Courtney Atchley, Judy Ferguson, Danette Spriggs, Joan Wade and Jennifer Simmons.

As they were all abuzz over the upcoming style show, Hospitality Chairman Carlene Langford and President Annette Dwyer were busy welcoming Mary Smith, Diane Overman, Chris Howland, Amy Schweers, Rita Johnson, Betsy Salbilla, Karen Reed, Erin Melillo, Nan Kimball, Nancy Sanders, Sharon Phelps,Lisa Ramsey, Sue Laabs, Betty Woodhouse, Sandy Lantz and Bobbie Moutz while Sharon Dillard, Eileen Hult, Sharon Christman and Ruth Beecher signed them in.

BOWA Vice Presidents Becky Hensley and Cambry Rogers chaired the event which included fall fashions from six area boutiques — Back Bay Boutique, Casanova’s Downfall, Melinda’s Boutique/Grand Central Station, The Clothes Horse, Adelaide’s and Christina Marie’s – modeled by a number of pretty models, including Lelia Sprague, Grace Cameron, Veronica Hernandez, Mary Colombo,  Jennifer Simmons, Lea Bodie and her daughter, Olivia.

Prospective new members of the Assistance League, from left, Cheryl Widner, Valerie Staples, Doreen Nall and Sharon Shung, get together for a photo during reception in their honor at the home of New Member Chairman Jill Williams Lammers.

Prospective new members of the Assistance League, from left, Cheryl Widner, Valerie Staples, Doreen Nall and Sharon Shung, get together for a photo during reception in their honor at the home of New Member Chairman Jill Williams Lammers.

ALBA welcomes new members

Assistance League members welcomed four new prospective members when Jill Williams Lammers hosted a reception at her Bay Oaks home.

Jill, who is the new  member chairman, and Peggy Heinrich, her co-chairman, joined President Brunella Altemus and President-elect Peggy Clause in welcoming everyone to the event.

Former CL resident on Best Dressed List

While many Bay Area residents are among Texas’ Best Dressed, none have ever made the International Best Dressed List – that is until a famous former resident did.

She is Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark, who attended Clear Lake City Elementary School years ago when her father, John Dalgleish Donaldson, came here from Australia to work at the Johnson Space Center.

The princess, nee Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, is married to Prince Frederick of Denmark and lives in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. They have four children including 3-year-old twins.

Good Skipper Luncheon Oct. 3

Boys & Girls Harbor will host its Good Skipper Luncheon at noon Friday, Oct. 3, at Lakewood Yacht Club to honor the 2014 “Good Skippers” — Keels & Wheels Chairman Bob Fuller and Co-Chairman Paul Merryman. Tickets for the luncheon are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight guests. For more information contact the Harbor Director of Development and Communications Richard Gruen at 713-688-6262, ext. 301.