Texas Networking was hosted by Assistance League of Houston June 11-13 at the SpringHill Suites in downtown Houston. Linda Hall, chair of the event. Susan Dolan, National President, attended along with Twyla Carter, Houston Astros Foundation, as our keynote speaker. Nine Texas chapters were represented by more than 100 attendees. The event included networking opportunities, speakers, panel discussions and an open house at Assistance League of Houston Monday evening.
It had been over six years since ALH had hosted the regional conference and it was a success due to the hard work of wonderful and giving members such as Penny Son, President, Betty Puryear (registration), Judy Spinella, Louise Nuttall, Virginia Warnsman, Darlene Abdouch, Ellen Scippa, Jan Cobler, Linda Hall (Open House food & set up), Jeff & Louise Nuttall (grounds), Ray Scippa, Peter Veruki, Jeff Nuttall (wine bar & set up), Alona Tezeno, Debbi Thomas, Marilyn Brooks & more (TS clean up), Melinda Colmenero (admin). The more than 100 members helped ALH celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Open House. A big thanks to Jaci Day for providing all the wine for the event.
The attendees enjoyed the downtown atmosphere and restaurants as they explored the streets of Houston.
The workshops focused on membership, OSB, TS best practices, Grants, Technology, Marketing, Leadership and Resource Development. Panel Discussions were newly added and included Advisory Councils, Strategic Planning and Legacy of Literacy. New friends were made and the Networking was invaluable.