Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our newest member!

Congratulations to Danika on the birth of our newest 'honorary' member!
Harrison Brock Morefield

We are happy to report that mom, dad, and baby are doing well.

Catching up.......

Over the last few months, the H3Oh's have been busy collecting donations for the community and networking together that there hasn't been a spare minute to post on the blog. Here is a recap of what's been going on:

August - donation of make up and lighted mirrors to the American Cancer Society Look Good...Feel Better For women peer group. This program is a community-based, free, national service. It teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

July - donation of diapers to the Rainbow Room. The Rainbow Room is an emergency resource center available to CPS caseworkers to help them meet the critical needs of abused and neglected children.

June - donation for the Family Abuse Center. Family Abuse Center (FAC) exists to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education. FAC provides shelter and services to victims of domestic violence in the following counties: Bosque, Hill, Falls,Limestone, McLennan, Freestone, Navarro
All services are provided to our clients free of charge.

We donated a New Beginnings Kit...

Helping the homeless: Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in ... Donations for our new friend, Jerry, who we have mentored and supported. Now Jerry sleeps with a roof over his head! We moved in furniture donated by John Deiterman. Kudos to Deborah Warner and Sara Coats for spurring this volunteer effort.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Reaching Out to Central America

A group of Baylor students under the leadership of the School of Education is reaching out to a small elementary school in San Jose, Costa Rica. Santa Elena School is so small that it's 100 students cannot be there to learn at the same time! So, the school has to stagger the times for the students to attend. The teachers also have to teach two grades. The state is hesitant to help them because this small school reaches out to an immigrant population of Nicaraguan families who have escaped to build better lives in Costa Rica. Last year the Baylor group went down and painted the school, poured over $900 worth of concrete, taught math and English and worked to clean up the school yard.

In order for the students to get to the school, most have to walk. And, due to the weather conditions, most students are unable to walk to school on rainy days. Donated panchos from the H3Oh group allow these students the ability to actually get to school on those rainy days – which are quite frequent in Costa Rica.

After celebrating the special presentation by Dr. Wood, the H3Oh's continued to celebrate at the Dancing Bear Pub and George's in honor of Karmen's birthday and St. Patty's Day.

Friday, January 28, 2011

January Meeting Minutes

Potential New members: Mindy Masten,Lindsey Wood, Trace Simons, Brittney Corley

New tradition implemented by the new pres, Jenny: The birthday girl of the month will wear a special birthday hat (with lights) at the meeting. Jenny continued with the raffle that Pres Danika started during her presidency. Sara won the prize that included, Justin Beiber tattoos, candy, and a grow your own boyfriend (who does not have any balls). Sara decided to pass the boyfriend on to Mel, and Mel very happily accepted.

Next month's meeting is tentatively scheduled for Feb 10 - more information to follow. The hosts for that month are Angie and Whitney.

It was decided that Karmen would serve as president-elect this year.

And just in case anyone forgot, Sara won our first ever powder puff fantasy football league. Karmen is working on a trophy and will deliver the $120 winnings to her soon! Sara wants to extend the challenge out to all other players to step up their game!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Making a Difference

The H3Oh's are making a difference, one month at a time! Today, Vice President, Jenny Breyer announced that the H3Oh's raised $450 for the American Cancer Society. The H3Oh's have a consistent history of giving back to the Waco Community. Jenny had this to say about this about the event: "The H3Ohs is a great group and they've come through for our community once again. The money we raised for the American Cancer Society will help to continue to save many more lives through the research efforts, treatment, and support they offer for the community. I am so proud of this amazing group of ladies and can't wait to see what we can do in the future!"

The H3Oh vision of personal and professional growth, fostering friendships and giving back to the community continues to blossom each month as the women give back to the community and help others while effectively facilitating and fostering friendships.

The H3Oh's will achieve the mission by striving to uphold core values:
- Cherish unity, friendship, and comrade
- Promote professional and personal growth
- Instill community responsibility

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We have a friend in need and when there is a friend in need, we drink!

“Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends.” J

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Who are the H3oh's?

The H3Oh’s, a small group of fifteen young women from Waco, began in 2010. These young professionals shared a simple, common bond: comrade and friendship. Their vision of personal and professional growth, fostering friendships and giving back to the community blossomed into the H3Oh’s Social Society. The mission of the H3Ohs is to give back to the community while effectively facilitating and fostering friendships.

The H3Ohs will achieve the mission by striving to uphold core values:
- Cherish unity, friendship, and comrade
- Promote professional and personal growth
- Instill community responsibility

The women fully embrace these ideals and continue to realize their potential as they meet each month to support each other and their community, laugh, and share knowledge and experience. You may see these working women around Waco cheerfully meeting after work for social/happy hour as they give back to the community and foster friendships.

Philanthropic activities and donations have included:
Gifts for granny and grandpa
Celebrated Valentine’s Day at a local nursing home
Donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center
Donated clothes to Mission Waco
Volunteer at the KidZoobilee
Donated formal, cocktail & informal gowns/dresses to the Spouses Club for Army Wives of Guantanamo Bay
Volunteered at the Waco Civic Theatre
Donated to Fuzzy Friends Rescue

The organization is pleased to have so many gracious and caring members.

Founding Members: Danika, Jenny, Sara, Lara, Deborah, Lindsey, Lora, Cheryl, Jen, Karmen, Mel, Whitney, Angie, Bree, Jennifer