No there won’t be fireworks, but “Chamber54” is the exciting theme for this year’s Gala. Members and guests are encouraged to bring the theme to life with fun clothing and accessories that take us back to the “Disco” days of the 70’s!   By the late 1970’s, most major U.S. cities had thriving disco club scenes and one of the most famous was the renowned Studio 54 in New York City. Extravagant and sexy fashions were the popular choice of celebrities as they danced to music by the Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, the Village People, Michael Jackson and more.

The evening of September 20 at the Junior League Building brings a revival of those days as the Chairman’s Gala takes place that evening. Be sure to be there for all the fun, the drama in spirited silent and live auction bidding; placing your bets at the casino tables for a chance to win impressive prizes; and of course, a sumptuous dinner and entertainment. Be sure to purchase your $20 ticket for the wine raffle because that will give you a chance to win one of the 4 baskets filled with 12 desirable wines and other items. The complimentary reception beginning at 6:30, and ending at 7:30, offers plenty of time to review the silent auction treasures and enjoy cocktails with your fellow members

An impressive array of silent auction items awaits your bid. Just to name a few, there are:

An antique white gold & diamond ring (donated by Houghton’s Jewelers),  a private Penguin Tour Encounter for four at Moody Gardens (from Moody Gardens and Houston Highway Credit Union), a Home and Garden Apple 4K TV (donated by Houston Highway Credit Union), two orchestra tickets to Houston Ballet’s: Forged in Houston (donated by the Houston Ballet Foundation), Happy Hour at Harold’s for six (provided by Harold’s in the Heights), an Island Paddle Experience for 5 (provided by Island Paddle, LLC), a Camrose & Kross replica of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Howlite Necklace and Bracelet (donated by Jessica Leone). More awaits you so plan on winning your item during the silent auction.

Get ready for even more exciting prizes that will be auctioned off live by the auctioneer. There is sure to be one that you want because this year’s items include:

Comprehensive Chefs Package for Your Kitchen

Where to begin? This array of kitchen aids is one-of-a-kind beginning with a KitchenAid Artisan Design, Pearl Silver Mixer and stand. Complimentary items included are various attachments of all types, bakeware sets, stainless steel and glass bowls, oven mitts, kitchen towels, baking mats and KitchenAid recipe binders, best recipes book plus a useful 17-gallon hot dipped steel tub to hold party beverages. Package generously donated by Matt Kelly of Memorial Hermann, Brian Gilbert of Members Trust of the SW Federal Credit Union and Ricky Hurst of CenterPoint Energy.

Sports Lovers Swag PackageTruly designed for the sports fan who loves Houston sports. Beginning with our two-time NBA Champions Houston Rockets, your Toyota Center tickets will let you watch the team and its new player Russell Westbrook embark on its 53rd season. Then going “small ball,” you will watch all the action at the Houston Open Golf Tournament to be held at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble. So, after being inspired by the pros, you will enjoy a series of golf lessons from a professional instructor. Step up to the plate and make the winning bid. Package contributed by Jessica Leone of Frost Bank, MaryBeth Wegner of SendOut Cards and Jason Cantrelle of State Farm.


Disney “Aulani Resort” in Exotic Hawaii

What a way to kick off 2020 with a 5 day and 4 night get-away at the fabulous Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii. A party of two will depart Houston on February 17th with $1,500 in an airfare allowance ($750 per person), and airport transfers of $100. Besides sunning on the beach, other amenities include two restaurants serving: “The Bounty of the Islands” and Contemporary Island Cooking, 3 lounges, live entertainment by Hawaii’s renowned musicians and storytellers, a fitness center, Laniwai Spa, stargazing, and of course pools, waterslides and more.  Enjoy a gift basket getting you ready for the beach where you will find towels, sunscreen, towel clips and a beach bag. Package courtesy of Teresa Briggs and Craig Atkinson of Houston Highway Credit Union, Dee Farino of Third Coast Impressions and Jack Van Pelt of JVP Jewelers & Jewelry.


Night on the Brew Tour Package

Ok party folks, here’s a package for you and your 5 guests. The tour package begins with 3 rooms for 1 night at Sara’s Inn. Leave for the tour on a Saturday afternoon of your choice, and subject to Sara’s Inn room availabilities. Take with you $150 in Uber gift cards and a gift card from The Creek Group for dinner. Uber delivers you to the brewery which can be either Karbach Brewing Company or Eureka Heights Brew Company. Beer tokens and swag from each brewery will accompany the enjoyment of a variety of beers sure to please.  Try out the suds as you take this Houston brew tour. Package sponsored by Tony Allman, PrimeWay Federal Credit Union, Taylor Woodard of Raymond James, Amy Ritter of Allegiance Bank and Sara’s Inn, Eureka Heights Brew Company, Gary Mosley of The Creek Group and Karbach brewing Company.