December 2017

From Your New STTI BB Webmaster!

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Hello! My name is Shanae Williams, BS, RN.  I am a recent TWU graduate. I was inducted into this lovely organization in April 2017.
Determined not to just join, I decided that I wanted to be an active part of the organization. So when Dr. Mary Anne Vincent sent the email regarding becoming the webmaster I swiftly responded due to my love for nursing and computers.  Dr. Vincent will be retiring from her webmaster position and I will be taking over as the new webmaster for Beta Beta Houston Chapter starting December 2017.
There will be no big changes to the process as it stands today. I will continue to use the sttibbwebmaster@gmail.com email address and I will maintain the website and the newsletter.
I am very honored to be your new webmaster! I aspire to be as wonderful and skillful a webmaster as my predecessor and mentor. So during this transition and afterward, I would like everyone who has updates and information to continue to send it all to this email address and to give me at least five (5) business days to update the website and/or newsletter. There will be times when I can do it faster, however, expect to see the changes within at least five (5) business days.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, then feel free to email them to me at sttibbwebmaster@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Shanae Williams, BS, RN 
Beta Beta Houston Webmaster

Important Note About the Website

If you have been sending us material to post on the website but have been frustrated because you are still not seeing it on there, please know that Dr. Vincent and I share your frustration — as we have been unable to edit it for a few weeks now. We have been in contact with STTI national about this. The central person who handles this is currently on maternity leave and her stand-in has been talking to the technology department about this problem. Thank you for your patience!

Monthly Chapter Meetings

The December 2017 meeting has been cancelled – our holiday celebration was held in November.

Regularly scheduled chapter meetings are on the 2nd Tues each month at 5 pm, at Lucille’s of HoustonThe address is: 5512 LaBranch, Houston IMPORTANT: There is a free parking lot across street.

Please RSVP your intentions to attend to:  betabetahouston@gmail.com

Community Baby Shower

Beta Beta Houston members participated in the Elnita McClain 3rd Annual Community Baby Shower at the Elnita McClain Women Center, 2223 Arbor in Houston on November 18th, 2017, from 10am -1pm.

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Honoring Our Soldiers

Please join us in raising funds for Wreaths Across America-Houston – and for our very own Beta Beta Houston Chapter. Raising money to place a live Maine wreath upon all of the almost 70,000 fallen hero’s grave sites at the Houston National Cemetery is a truly humbling experience. Part of the donations are given to the STTI Beta Beta Chapter.

Mark your calendars for the WAAHouston Laying of the Wreaths 2017 Event:

National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038

Saturday, December 16th, at 11:00 am

For more information, contact:  Akoci@twu.edu

Beta Beta Book Club News

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Have any exciting news you’d like to share with the chapter?

Send your news and any photos you would like to share to: sttibbwebmaster@gmail.com

News can be anything you wish to share, such as a promotion, a new job, a new certification, a wedding, a new baby, a new program of study you are pursuing, and anything else you want to share.  If you send photos and you would like to have the individuals in the photos identified, please add the names of each person and indicate where they are in the photograph.

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!  Happy Hanukkah! Happy New Year! Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy!

 

 November 14th Chapter Meeting Photos

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Lucille’s of Houston

5512 La Branch Street, Houston

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Good food and wine was served!

Photos courtesy of Dr. Sandra Cesario

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November 2017

President’s Holiday Message

The holiday season is almost upon us. Let us all pause and ask what we can do for our community. This year Beta Beta is involved in three service projects. We are also having a Holiday Celebration Dinner. We invite our members to join us in the festivities and community outreach work.

STTI Beta Beta Houston Holiday Celebration & Meeting

Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 pm

at Lucille’s of Houston  –  http://www.lucilleshouston.com/

5512 LaBranch, Houston — 713-568-2505

Free parking in lot across street.

RSVP to:  betabetahouston@gmail.com

Have a safe and happy holiday my friends.

Sincerely,  Wyona Freysteinson; President STTI Beta Beta Houston Chapter

Community Baby Shower

The need is always great for baby clothes and the Harvey Storm made this need even greater. If you would like to help by dropping of baby items, pampers, baby wipes, clothing (no furniture please)

Elnita McClain 3rd Annual Community Baby Shower

Elnita McClain Women Center

2223 Arbor, Houston, Texas 77005

November 18th, 2017, 10am -1pm

For more information contact Ojohnson@twu.edu

 

Monthly Chapter Meetings 

Chapter meetings are on the 2nd Tues each month at 5 pm, location is Lucille’s of Houston.

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Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

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They are called “pop-tops,” “pop tabs,” or “soda rings.”

Beta Beta-Houston continues to collect pop-tops to raise money for Ronald McDonald House. Bring your pop-tops to any of our meetings or activities.

Honoring Our Soldiers

Imagine 400 motorcycles followed by ten 18 wheelers entering into the Houston National Cemetery while hundreds of people stand waiting to put 75,000 wreaths on our soldiers’ graves. Last year Beta Beta Houston provided 737 of those wreaths. Our goal is to increase that number to 1000 wreathes this holiday season.                                              

Since 2011 our STTI Beta Beta Houston chapter has partnered with Wreaths Across America Houston (WAAHouston) whose mission is to honor our military as they “remember, honor, teach.” It is a privilege to partner with WAAHouston in this service project and place a wreath on each veteran’s site at the Houston National Cemetery.

Please join us in raising funds for Wreaths Across America-Houston – and for our very own Beta Beta Houston Chapter. Raising money to place a live Maine wreath upon all of the almost 70,000 fallen hero’s gravesites at the Houston National Cemetery is a truly humbling experience. Part of the money donated to this cause is given to the STTI Beta Beta Chapter.  Here is a link to that webpage.

Mark your calendars for the WAAHouston Laying of the Wreaths 2017 Event:

National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038

Saturday, December 16th, at 11:00 am

For more information, contact:Akoci@twu.edu

 

Beta Beta Book Club News

The Houston Beta Beta STTI Chapter has a multi-professional, multi-STTI chapter book club that meets every month at The Raven Grill, 1916 Bissonnet in Houston. The November book is entitled, The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP to betabetahouston@gmail.com[Click here for a flyer.]

 

Help Wanted!

BB Houston needs SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS for Twitter, Instagram, a Facebook page, and LinkedIn. You are welcome to only manage one of these if you prefer. Also, you can represent us on a social media platform that is not listed here, just let us know.  Those interested should contact Mary Anne Vincent at  mvincent2@twu.edu