August-September 2014 Newsletter

A Message from RECK Chairpersons:
Greeting from your new RECK Chairpersons for 2014 and 2015. Our first meeting for the new board was held on August 11, 2014 to discuss plans for the next year. We would appreciate receiving any new ideas, interesting trips for the group or complaints that should be addressed. Please forward them to me at
The new members of the board bring a lot of experience and fresh ideas to the RECK organization. The new members are:

Chairpersons Barbara & Murray Fordree 281-361-3455
Social and Event Coordinators Peggy and Bob Dorrill 281-361-7874
Secretary/Newsletter/Web Judy Richeson 281-358-2840
Treasurer/Membership: Janet & Walt Schroeder 281-358-1425

We want to express a very hardy thank you to the former board for a job well done and their multiple years of service.
DUES: A reminder that the annual dues will be collected in Dec. at the Christmas event instead of Sept. The fiscal year has been changed to run from Jan. to Dec.
We are pleased to report that a number of new members have joined RECK and we welcome them to our group. They are encouraged to become active in our group by attending events and are reminded that new members are responsible for hosting an event. If you would like to know more about hosting an event please contact Bob Dorrill at or at 281-361-7874.
This will be our 27th year for the Retired, Energetic Couples of Kingwood club
so let’s keep it going. We look forward to seeing you at the Sept. event which will be held at the Over Look, the former Atascocita golf club, on the Sept.10th.
REMINDER: When you register on the web, the software we use to produce the newsletter and the registration automatically says to print your ticket. We can not change this function and you do not have to print your ticket. The only people that need the coupon are those people that do not register on line.
Also please note that checks for any event are not cashed until after the cancellation date.
Past Events:
July: Houston Astros
Astros Win! Astros Win! This was a rare treat for the RECK Club. Twenty-two die hard fans celebrated the 8 to 1 victory over the AL West division leaders. We had a great time and really enjoyed the comforts of the club level seats. Thanks to all who signed up and attended.
August: Galveston Opera House and St. Mary’s Basilica
Off to Galveston for a visit to the restored St. Mary’s Basilica and then to the ever popular Opera House. We lunched at the fabulous Willie G’s restaurant. We braved the heat and great fun was had by all.
Did you know that anyone 70 and over can ride Metro bus and train for free? You need to go to the downtown Metro station with and ID and apply for a “Q” pass. For anyone interested in taking a trip to the Metro and obtaining a pass, pleas e-mail Kent Richeson @

New Events:
September 10, 2014
Dinner at The Overlook
Please come join your RECK friends on Wednesday, September 10th for a night of dining and dancing. We have a new venue this year and it is The Overlook, the former Atascocita Golf Club, located at 20114 Pinehurst Drive, Atascocita. The bar area and dining room have had a major renovation and the outdoor veranda overlooks the golf course and pond. We will meet for drinks and appetizers in the bar and veranda area at 6:00 PM – the first glass of wine is on RECK. A buffet style dinner will be served at 7 pm. You will have your choice of a garden salad or traditional Caesar Salad, followed by two entries, either grilled breast of chicken or carved cracked pepper roasted beef. Vegetables will include pan roasted seasonal vegetables, grilled asparagus and three cheese au gratin potatoes. Dinner Rolls, water, tea and coffee are also available. Additional drinks from the bar will be for your own account.
While eating we will be entertained by Robin Janson of Rockn’ Robin fame. He promises to bring his karaoke monitor for those of us who wish to try out our vocal chords.
The price for the dinner including the first glass of wine and the entertainment is $45.00 per person or $90 per couple. Please sign up on the web and mail your checks to Bob Dorrill, 2318 Crimson Valley Ct., Kingwood, TX 77345. The deadline for signing up is Friday August 29th. Enjoy the end of summer as we relax in this beautiful facility just around the corner from where most of us live.
Friday October 17, 2014
26th Annual Harvest Festival, Heritage Village, Woodville TX.
The Harvest Festival, held the third weekend in October, celebrates the heritage of deep East Texas. Heritage Village is a “working” museum with a forge, general store, school house, railroad station, newspaper, doctor’s office, jail and assorted other displays. The Village also boasts of an extensive antique buggy collection. During the festival weekend artisans bring these exhibits to life. There are blacksmiths, shingle splitters, soap makers, candle makers, bodlers, and many other offerings. All the participants are dressed in period costumes and they use period tools to demonstrate the skills of the time. There are musical offerings such as dulcimers and bluegrass. The trip includes a meal at the Pickett House that is served family style and includes fried chicken, chicken and dumplings with all the trimmings. It’s all you can eat with plenty of sweetened or unsweetened tea, fresh buttermilk, and coffee. Please dress comfortably and wear shoes for uneven terrain. The piney woods is a lovely location this time of the year. Cost of $18.00 per person, which includes, entrance fee and lunch. Please register on line and send checks to Send checks to Jim Jinnette, 21099 Williams Creek Dr., Porter TX, 77365. Cancellation date is October 3, 2014. The bus will leave the parking lot at Kingwood U.M. outreach center at 8:30 am and will return @ 4:00pm.
Future Events:
November 12, 2014 Wine Dinner at Deerwood Country Club
December 10, 2014 Dinner Dance

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