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News for February 2011

Thanks to all our volunteers for offering their time and talent to promote Partners mission of “Bringing People and the Arts Together”.  

Congratulations – To Debbie Cain, Lisa Koetting, Karen Listak, and Kelly Messenger, who were recently elected to the Partners Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term.  Our new President, Diane Nielsen, will serve with Dixie Cope (Vice-President), Lyn Hullinger (Treasurer) and Keith Ferry (Secretary).  Their enthusiasm and creative ideas will be a great asset as we begin a new season. 

Mark your Calendars – The event volunteer orientation for new and returning event volunteers will be held on Saturday, April 16th.  Watch for more information in the March newsletter.

Membership Fees Due by March 1 – If you have not already returned your membership fee, please visit us online at for complete membership information.  The membership fee must be paid before volunteers may log on to the staff calendar or volunteer for an event.  Thanks for your support of Partners.

Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival - Approximately 1,000 volunteers are needed for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in Town Center on April 9-10, 2011.   Volunteers are asked to work a four hour shift and, in exchange, receive free admission to the festival and a commemorative t-shirt featuring artwork by Steven Potts .  Volunteer positions include artist relations, festival admissions, gate monitor & greeters, entertainment assistants, children’s art activities, souvenir sales and student art exhibit.  Volunteers must be 18 years or older.  For online registration form and other details, visit www.woodlandsartsfestival.comPlease indicate that you would like your volunteer hours to benefit THE PAVILION PARTNERS when you report for each shift.    Partners is one of the festival’s charity partners and receives a percentage of the WWAF community donation based on its volunteer hours.  You do not need to be an event volunteer or even a member of Partners to participate.  Event volunteers will receive one event credit per volunteer shift.

Please sign up for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival through their website and not The Pavilion event staff calendar.    

Membership Recruitment – It is time for Partners to invite new members to join our organization.  The best way to gain volunteers is to invite your friends, co-workers and family members.  Please invite interested guests to attend one of Partners information meetings.  These will be held on Wednesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Library – South Branch located at 2101 Lake Robbins Drive.  You are our best advertisement!

Recruiting Incentive – The Partners Board would like to encourage you to expand our membership this season.  Therefore, Partners will be awarded one opportunity to win dinner for two for each new member who joins Partners as an event volunteer qualifying for a 2011 season badge.  The drawing will be at the New Member Party in June.  In addition, event volunteers will receive one event credit for recruiting one or more qualified volunteers.   Let’s see if we can bring in 100 new volunteers.

13th Annual Wine Dinner -   Partners 13th Annual Wine Dinner will be held Sunday, March 27th on the main stage of The Pavilion.  Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dinner and premier wines while offering your support for Partners’ scholarship program and The Pavilion’s educational outreach fund.   It’s time to make your reservation by contacting Charlotte Weschler at  The ticket price is $200 per person and tables may be reserved to seat eight guests.   Seating is limited.

Auction items are needed for this event.  If you have access to sports tickets or memorabilia, condos for skiing, fishing or the beach, special golf packages, boat trips, spa packages, etc. please contact committee co-chairman, Randy Lowry, at  Donations are tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated.  

Woman of Distinction – Partners will honor Sylvia Caracio at the Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations 2011 Women of Distinction Luncheon on Friday, April 8, 2011.  “Celebrating 20 Years … Extraordinary Women doing Extraordinary Things” will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott beginning with a silent auction at 10:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon and program, “Petticoats to Parasols – A Walk Through Time in Fashion”.   The cost is $50.  To make a reservation, please contact Keith Ferry at by March 8.

Scholarship Committee  -  The Scholarship Committee will  conduct auditions for over fifty Partners Fine Arts Scholarship applicants on Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4.  Volunteers are needed from 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. to direct the students and judges during the auditions.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Cindy Notarainni at  Volunteers will receive event credit.

The Pavilion Buzz - Sign up to receive The Pavilion Buzz, your link to the nerve center of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Pavilion!  This periodical source of information will give you insight about “Hot” topics and events at The Pavilion.  To join, visit 

Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion and Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2011.



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