Around Town October 2015
KEVIN BRADY HELPS CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MCABW – Montgomery County Association of Business Women celebrated its 10th anniversary on Aug. 25, with over 100 people in attendance at the monthly lunch meeting. The Honorable Kevin Brady presented MCABW’s founder and executive director, Carol Gooch, with an autographed copy of the Congressional Record dated July 29, 2015, of the Proceedings and Debates of the 114th Congress, First Session, whereby he honored MCABW on the floor of the Congress for 10 years of excellence in serving Montgomery County.
After graduating from Leadership Montgomery County in 2003, Gooch decided to form a group so that women could network their business. The group was one of the first women’s networking associations in Montgomery County and its success has spurred the creation of many similar groups.
MCABW provides a forum for business women to develop and enhance professional and personal relationships with their peers and also actively works to improve Montgomery County. MCABW has helped many non-profit organizations in Montgomery County and they award college scholarships to Montgomery County High School females.
The women of MCABW represent all walks of life. There are members returning to the world of work, young members who are just starting their careers and seasoned professionals willing to pass on their wisdom and knowledge. MCABW also offers a complimentary mentoring program for its members.
As Brady stated in the Congressional Record, “I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Montgomery County Association of Business Women.”
For more information, visit mcabw.org.
CYPRESS-WOODLANDS JUNIOR FORUM HUMANITARIAN PEANUT BUTTER CANNING PROJECT – Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum volunteers filled 6,000 peanut butter jars and boxed them for distribution to the Houston and Montgomery County Food banks. The peanuts are Texas grown and processed locally at Houston Peanut Butter Cannery, one of only six remaining canneries in the United States. The Humanitarian Peanut Butter project and cannery are part of an outreach program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum is a nonprofit assistance organization and recognized chapter of Junior Forum, INC. This growing women’s group is dedicated to providing volunteer services and philanthropy to enrich the communities in North Harris and South Montgomery counties. For more information on joining or donating, call 281-379-1391 or visit cwjuniorforum.org/.
COOPER HONORS MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS AT HOME FOOTBALL GAME – The John Cooper School Dragon Booster Club sponsored a tribute on Sept. 11 to the first responders in our community who work to keep us safe on a daily basis. Booster Club President-elect Kara Teuscher organized the tribute. Emergency response vehicles were on hand and officers gave demonstrations before the game. The evening began with a moment of silence in recognition of the lives lost on 9/11/2001, followed by the singing of the national anthem by senior Natalie Holley.
Sixteen officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Montgomery County Precinct 3, The Woodlands Fire Department, the Cypresswood Fire Department, Montgomery County Hospital District EMS and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, were in attendance. Representatives from each division joined the players, coaches and referees on the field for the coin toss. At halftime, all first responders in attendance were invited to join Head of School Mike Maher and Athletic Director Mike Cooper at midfield to be recognized.
Announcer Rae Moses said the following: “Here in Montgomery County, these emergency responders set examples on a daily basis — of service, duty, loyalty, love and self-sacrifice; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This evening we offer our sincere thanks.” The recognition concluded with junior Emily Moses singing “God Bless America” and the cheerleaders greeting the emergency officers as they left the field. The Cooper Dragons finished the game with a 14-0 victory over Rosehill Christian.