Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee Tryouts on December 12
HBA's Lawyers for Literacy Committee will hold a "Spell-off" on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the HBA office, 1001 Fannin, Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77002. The Spell-off will select a team and an alternate to compete in the Houston Center for Literacy's Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, which is scheduled for January 17 at the Julia Ideson Library. HBA teams have won the Spelling Bee title six times and tied for first place twice in the last nine years. If you would like to compete for a spot on the HBA team, please contact Claire Nelson at 713-759-1133 or email@example.com
Donations Needed for HAY Center Foster Youth Holiday Party
The HBA's HAY Center Committee will sponsor a holiday party for HAY Center foster youth on Thursday, December 13. The HAY Center serves current foster youth and alumni ages 16 – 25 in transitioning from foster care to independent living. The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for these youth, who lack traditional family and social supports. With your help, we hope to again provide a festive party and gifts for the HAY Center youth and their young children. Monetary donations may be sent to the HBA, 1001 Fannin, Suite 1300 Houston, Texas 77002. Checks should be made payable to the HBF. Please contact Joy Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tree Planting Event in January at the Houston Arboretum
The HBA's Lawyers against Waste Committee is sponsoring a fund drive and special event to purchase and plant 1,000 trees at the Houston Arboretum. The HBA will work in conjunction with Trees for Houston to replace trees killed in last year's drought. HBA members can purchase a tree or multiple trees for $10 each. Approximately 250 volunteers will be needed for a special event to plant the trees at the Houston Arboretum on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Donations to purchase trees should be made payable to the Houston Bar Foundation and sent to 1001 Fannin St., Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77002. Click here
to register to volunteer through the Houston Arboretum's website. Please use password: HBA1000. Click here
for the donation form.
Upcoming Judicial Ceremonies
The Hon. Wesley R. Ward will be sworn in as a Judge on the 234th District Court on Friday, December 14, 2012 at noon in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Civil Courthouse, 201 Caroline, 17th Floor.
A portrait of the Hon. Jaqueline Lucci Smith will be unveiled in a ceremony from noon - 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, recognizing her service on the Civil Court at Law #2. The ceremony will be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Civil Courthouse, 201 Caroline, 17th Floor. Lunch will be served. All friends, colleagues and members of the judiciary are invited to attend both events.
Consider Donating this Holiday Season to the HBA's 16th Habitat Home
The HBF/HBA annual construction fund drive for a 16th Habitat for Humanity house will run through January 31, 2013. Donations can be made online at www.houstonhabitat.org. Click the "Donate" link on the left and choose "Houston Bar Association 2013 Home Build" as the recipient under "Donation Details." To donate by check, make checks payable to the Houston Bar Foundation and send to the Foundation at 1001 Fannin, Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77002. For more information, contact Claire Nelson at 713-759-1133 or email@example.com
HBA Member Discounts
HBA members can receive a 20% discount to the 2012-2013 lineup of Theatre Under the Stars programs. Offer is good through December 23. Use promotional code 'HBA' to access discounted tickets. Click here
for more information about upcoming shows, available dates and ordering information.
Lock in 2012 GlobalFit gym rates and start your 2013 resolutions early! Join GlobalFit in December and get three great savings for the new year. Click here
for more information and the discount code.