Socially Speaking – Michelle Anderson January 2018

| January 1, 2018

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Dear Readers,

All good things must come to an end… well, sometimes, at least! After a year of having an absolute BLAST covering all things social in our community, this will be my last column. It has been such a pleasure serving as your “Socially Speaking” girl! As a small business owner and mom of three children, weaving in events to an already busy calendar has been a bit challenging during this season of my life. Bill and Linda Anderson have been amazing to work for – their passion is seen in the quality of “craftsmanship” that goes into each publication! I will also miss working with my sweet co-workers… such a fun, supportive group of hard-working people!! This magazine will always have a very special place in my heart!!



Looking for a unique way to celebrate that special someone? I recently attended a birthday celebration that was so unique I had to share! Six couples from Katy gathered to celebrate Lewis White turning another year (younger!) by attending a food tour. A hostess scheduled a limo bus to drive the attendees from Katy into town and planned sample tastings at four “hot spot” Houston restaurants.  From sushi to southern bites, it was a fabulous night all-around!!


1) (L-R): Jason Walker, Elizabeth Walker, Rob Anderson, Michelle Anderson, Todd Randolph, Tracy Randolph, Kent Yee, Michelle Yee, Lewis White, Chakilla White, Jeff Robinson, Melinda Robinson

2) Tasty charcuterie platter!

3) (L-R): Lewis and Chakilla White

4) The guys enjoy some laughter before our next tasting! (L-R): Kent Yee, Todd Randolph, Rob Anderson, Jason Walker, Lewis White and Jeff Robinson

(Photo credit: Michelle Anderson)




The ladies of Ashton Gardens in Cinco Ranch got together to celebrate Christmas with a monthly luncheon and cookie exchange! Each guest brought homemade sweet treats to trade with another neighbor… it was hard to stay away from trying one of each!


1)  (Back row, L-R): Terri Foley, Sharon Wilkins, Ginger Hall (Middle row): Patti Wigginton, Mary Adamson, Sharon Dodson, Loretta Neighbors, Holly Burke, Pam Hartz (Front row): Geri Anderson, Mary Page, Corinna Chang, Georgia Al-Tayor

(Photo credit: Michelle Anderson)




Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hosts a “State of the Schools” annual luncheon to give constituents a snapshot of the health and direction of the public schools within their county. This year’s luncheon was held on Nov. 1 at Safari Texas Ranch. School districts included at the luncheon were: Stafford Municipal School District, Lamar Consolidated School District and Fort Bend ISD.

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1) (L-R): Local area Superintendents being recognized for their hard work and dedication to the school districts they represent.

(L-R): Dr. Robert Bostic of Stafford MSD; Dr. Thomas Randle of Lamar CISD; Dr. Charles Dupre of Fort Bend ISD

2) (L-R): Linda Adkins; Henry Dibrell; Elizabeth Walker; Jason Walker; Lewis White; State Representative John Zerwas, M.D.; Jacey Jetton, Fort Bend County Republican Party Chairman.




Did you know that our community offers local involvement in Young Life, a Christ-centered organization of student fellowship, through some of our area high schools? Katy and Fulshear offer three chapters… and growing! This year’s Young Life banquet gave parents the opportunity to hear more about the  program and how it is impacting the lives of local teens. Students in the program helped joyfully serve guests dinner and afterwards gave live testimonies and performed fun songs and summer camp-like chants for the main program. For more information or how to get involved, please visit



1) (L-R): Lisa Lamb, Chris Lamb, Cathy Harris, Tiffany Dagley, Kathy Resewehr

2) (L-R):  Lisa Egan, Sandra Hibbeler, Shane Hibbeler, Chris Egan

3) (L-R): Tiffany Loveless, Anne Reardon, Jennifer Hill

4) (L-R): Stephanie Whiddon, Annie Hilton, Meridith Struble, Heather McCutcheon

5) (L-R): Chris Lamb; Young Life Leader Joel Scott;

Lexi Abernathy; Brooke Lamb; Lewis White

6) Students perform one of their favorite camp-like songs, “Go Bananas!” for parents

(Photo credit: Michelle Anderson)



The Republican Women’s Club of Katy hosted our local elected officials for a panel discussion and summary of the 2017 Texas Legislative session. Questions were submitted by members prior to the event, which included a range of topics, and was moderated by Shara Fryer, Houston radio and television personality. The meeting also included passage of the club’s 2018 executive board slate by membership vote. Club meetings are held monthly from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Golf Club at Cinco Ranch. More information can be found at


1) (Back row, L-R): Rebecca Fox, Katy ISD Board of Trustee; Kathy Marshall; Delia Dibrell; Cindy Wingo, Club President-Elect; Larissa Plunto; Cheryl Stalinsky; Shara Fryer, event moderator; Laura Holt; Lesha Daniel; Lori Ann Belin; Kaye Goolsby, National Grassroots Chair for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz; Jennifer Haar. (Front row, L-R): Michelle Anderson, Founding President; Elizabeth Hanson, Club President; State Rep. John Zerwas, M.D.; State Rep. Michael Schofield; State Senator Lois Kolkhorst; State Senator Joan Huffman.

2) The “passing of the gavel” from the current club president to the president-elect.

(L-R): Cindy Wingo, President-elect; Elizabeth Walker, President (2016-17); Michelle Anderson, Founding President (2014-15).

(Photo credit: Michelle Anderson)



Inspiring Women, a nonprofit ministry organization helping countless women with mentorship, support and financial assistance through scholarships and grants, held its annual fundraising luncheon at the River Oaks Country Club on Nov. 10. Local Katy residents attended to learn more about this impressive organization and how it is making a global impact to improve the lives of women in the Greater Houston area. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Five Love Languages, was this year’s keynote speaker.


1) (Back row, L-R): Jennifer Haar, Kelly Litvak, Lori Ann Belin; (Front row): Kaye Goolsby, Elizabeth Walker, Jo McDonald.

2)  Author Gary Chapman

(Photo credit: Michelle Anderson)

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