December 2015 and January and February 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter for December 2015, and January and February 2016

Please, Please, Please, if you want to cancel an event before the cut off date, you MUST contact the host and not go through The host does not have access to the web mail at this address. Also if you cancel your reservations after the cut off date, you will not receive a refund. In most cases, the host has to purchase tickets at the cut off date to receive the quoted prices.

If you do not pay your dues for the coming year at the December Christmas Party, you may mail your check for $20.00 to MIke Garrett at 19414 Water Point Trail, Humble, TX 77346. The check needs to be made out to RECK.

Change in Leadership:
Out with the Old and in with the New: As December closes, so does the term for the old RECK Board. To Barb and Murray Fordree; thank you for your second time to serve on the board. To Bob and Peggy Dorrill; you didn’t know what you were getting into, but you did a great job. Thank you for your eighteen months of service to RECK. For myself; this is the second and last time I will be serving as secretary/ newsletter person.

Our new Chairmen are Judy and Bill Miles. The event coordinators are Kay and Herb Caffey. Claire and Michael Garrett will assume the Secretary/Newsletter position and the treasure/membership. We welcome these new officers to RECK and wish them the best in the coming year. Please help support the new officers by signing up and also hosting events.


Past Events:

August, 19, 2015
How could we know that the number 13 could be so lucky? The Astros went thirteen innings to finally win against Tampa Bay Rays. We watched great pitching and fabulous plays by this young team. Who could have predicted this game was just the next step to winning the Al wild card against the New York Yankees. Thanks to Cass and Judy Zabinski for arranging the event.

September, 11, 2015
The RECK group spent an entertaining evening at the Stages Theater watching “Driving Miss Daisy”. The evening began with an Italian dinner at Vincent’s restaurant then on to the theater. Everyone was amazed at the quality of the acting. The makeup for the star as Miss Daisy was outstanding. Thanks go to Kay and Herb Caffey for the arranging the great tickets and making the dinner reservations.

October, 10, 2015
Saturday was definitely a WINE day. With October designated as wine tasting month, Barb and Murray Fordree arranged a fantastic wine tasting trip along the Blue Bonnet wine trail. This was a brand new event for our group and everyone seemed to enjoy the fall bus ride and lunch at the near by Pizza Shack and we have to mention the great tasting Texas wines we sampled.

New Events:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Christmas Party at the Kingwood Country Club

Please mark your calendars to join us at the Kingwood Country Club on Wednesday December 9th for our Annual Christmas Party Dinner and Dance. The fun begins at 6:15 PM when each attendee will be presented with a ticket good for one drink on the house courtesy of RECK.

Dinner will consist of your choice of either #1 Seafood cakes and grilled shrimp over rice pilaf, #2 walnut encrusted chicken with goat cheese and Berry coulis or the ever popular #3 prime rib of beef as jus. Of course there will be spinach and mushroom salad and the Chef’s choice for a plated dessert. When you sign up to attend the party, please be sure to specify which main course you prefer.

For your dancing pleasure, music will once again be provided by Tom Ashbridge. The cost of the dinner will be $47.00 per person or $94.00 per couple. Host for the event will be the RECK Board. Please mail your check to Barb Fordree 3918 Haven Pines Kingwood TX 77345. The last day for reservations will be November 28, 2015.

There are round tables for seating, so if you want to set with anyone, couple, or group, please send in your request or call Barb Fordree (281-361-3455) early to insure you have your choice of seats.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Galveston Opera House: Oak Ridge Boys

On Saturday January 23, Herb and Kay Caffey are hosting a RECK trip to see the Oak Ridge Boys at the 1894 Grand Opera House. The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs will inspire you. The deep baritone voice of one of the men is amazing. Songs, such as “Elvira”, “Bobby Sue”, “American Made” and “In the Sweet By and By” will transform you to a by gone era. This group is a Country Icon and has received the 2015 Faith, Family, and Country Awards nomination, and will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

There are two different seating prices. The first and second tier seats are $68.00 and the third floor seats are $48.00. Call Kay Caffey at 281-358-8037 or e-mail her at to select your seat preference.

We will eat dinner at “Shrimp and Stuff” located in downtown Galveston. You will have your choice of three entrees #1 Gulf Shrimp Dinner (grilled or fried), #2 Pirates Choice which includes shrimp and fish (grilled or fried) #3 Grilled Chicken Breast with citrus butter. All the food is served with sautéed new potatoes and a vegetable medley. The dessert will be a choice of bread pudding or key lime pie. The cost of the meal will be approximately $30.00. Coffee or tea is included in the price and there is a cash bar available. Members will be responsible for their meal and drinks.

The bus will leave the KUMC Outreach center at 3:00 pm and we should arrive in Galveston for a 5:00 pm supper. The show will begin at 7:30and the bus should return to Kingwood around 11:30pm. Send your checks to Kay Caffey 22109 Camelot Grove Drive, Kingwood TX 77339. Your checks should reflect your choice of seats. Cut off date for reservations will be December 23, 2015.

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Puffabellys in Old Town Spring

Enjoy a fun filled evening with friends along with down-home food combined with an Old West Melodrama at Puffabellys. The old west melodrama is $18.00 per person ($36.00 per couple) and does not include the meal. The meals range from $12.00 to $19.00. Drinks will be extra. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the money for the play must be paid in advance. If you cancel your reservation, we cannot refund your money unless there is a waiting list. This evening is always so much fun so get your reservations in early. Please register for this event by signing up on the RECK web site and make checks payable to your host, Judy Miles, and mail to 20419 Sunny Shores Dr. Humble, TX 77346-1777. Cell: 281-381-3934 if you have any questions or concerns.
The last day to sign up is January, 27, 2016. The last day to receive checks is February 1, 2016. If you must cancel, cancellations must be received by February 1, 2016 by sending an e-mail to and receiving an e-mail acknowledgement of your cancellation. There will be a limit of 31 members for this event. The Precinct 4 bus leaves the parking lot across from the United Methodist Church on Woodland Hills at 5:30 p.m.

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