News for August 2010

The summer heat is upon us, so don’t forget to drink plenty of water and protect your skin from the sun when you are working or attending an event. 

New Event Volunteers – We would like to recognize our new event volunteers:  Alan Braaten, Theresa D’Abate, Brenda Eames, Luana Golden, Judy Merritt, Peg Reiter, Steve Reiter and Kara Richmond.  They have completed their orientation and are ready to begin working their first events.  Please be sure to greet them and make them feel welcome.

Thanks to the Social Committee – A big thank you goes to Debra Dozier and the social committee for planning Partners’ summer socials.  Those who visited Main Event for bowling had a great evening getting to meet other Partners.  Congratulations to Andi Cuellar, Vicki Huebler, Chris Steinke and Tina Wiggins, our high scorers.  The trip to Old Town Spring for the Melodrama was fun too!  Watch your email for announcements of future events.  Thanks in advance for your response to the evites which helps the committee plan for our guests.

Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Committee –  Are you interested in serving on The Partners Scholarship Committee?  Nancy Watts and Lisa Koetting, co-chairs, would like to invite volunteers to join their committee.  The committee is responsible for advertising the scholarship program, soliciting and reviewing applications, and selecting the recipients who will receive Partners Fine Arts Scholarships.  The first committee meeting will be on Monday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. in The Pavilion conference room.  Please contact Nancy Watts at [email protected] for more information. 

15th Annual Children’s Festival - Join the fun!  The next planning meeting for the Children’s Festival Committee will be on Wednesday, September 15th at noon in The Pavilion Conference room.    Committee members help in the planning for the Activity Tent, Arts Alley, Healthy Kids Zone, Community Stage, Fun Zone and Partners Hat Booth.  If you are interested in serving on the Children’s Festival Committee, please contact Cindy DuBois by phone at 281-364-3010 or by email at [email protected].

Volunteers Needed – Volunteers are needed to help cut out art projects for the Children’s Festival Arts Alley.  We will gather in the Woodforest Bank Club on Wednesday, September 15th between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  One event credit will be given.  Please bring a pair of scissors for cutting paper.  To volunteer, please contact Keith Ferry at [email protected]

KISS – Partners will host a pre-concert dinner and fund-raiser on Friday, September 17 in the House of Blues Hospitality Tent at The Pavilion.   The cost is $200 per person which includes  a social hour and buffet dinner before the show, a VIP Club Pass and reserved seating for the KISS performance.  A live auction and silent auction will be held featuring hotel, dinner, travel, sports and theater packages and more!  Proceeds from this event will benefit The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs.  For additional information contact Charlotte Weschler at [email protected] or 281-364-3010.

KISS Pre-Concert Fund-raiser Committee – Would you like to be part of this exciting event?  The next committee meeting is on Wednesday, August 25 at noon in The Pavilion conference room.  The committee is responsible for planning the decorations, logistics, live and silent auctions, invitations, underwriting and table sponsorships.  Please join Dixie Cope and Kelly Messenger, co-chairs, for this fun committee.  For more information contact Dixie Cope at [email protected].

Auction Items Requested –  The Pre-Concert Fundraiser committee is looking for live and silent auction items.  We are looking for spa packages, sports items or tickets, golf packages, home décor items, etc.  The deadline for donations is September 1st.  If you wish to make a donation or have suggestions for items, please contact Charlotte Weschler at [email protected] .

Event Volunteer Incentives-  The Partners Board of Directors approved the following incentives for the 2010 season.  Volunteers who meet the eight event requirement will receive this season’s volunteer pin.  Those who work above the requirement will receive a Partners logo hat for nine events, a 2011 club pass for ten events, and four 2011 lawn chair coupons for those working fifteen or more events.  (Those qualifying for the hat will receive a hat only the first season they qualify). The club pass and lawn chair coupons may only be used by Partners serving as an event volunteer during the 2011 season.

Hours Worked - This season volunteers will periodically receive an update listing the number of shows and hours worked.  Please check the update against your own records for any discrepancy.  If you are having trouble signing up for your events, please Contact Charlotte Weschler, [email protected] for assistance. 

Live From the Woodlands, It’s Saturday Night! – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will host Saturday Night Live with musical guests, The Blues Brothers featuring Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.  The gala benefits the Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.  Additional details are available by visiting and clicking on the Saturday Night Live icon.  For reservations contact Christine Scully at 281-210-1102 or email [email protected].

Audi Raffle begins in September – Audi will be raffling off a 2011 black A5 convertible to benefit The Pavilion’s gala.  The cost of each raffle ticket is $100 and only 750 tickets will be sold.  The tickets will be offered for sale at each Live Nation concert beginning in September and will remain on sale through February 26, 2011.  Partners’ event volunteers are invited to sell raffle tickets.  One event credit will be awarded for each concert worked.  If you enjoy selling raffle tickets and wish to participate, please contact Charlotte Weschler at [email protected].

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Again, thank you for your loyalty and dedication to The Pavilion and Partners looks forward to your continued support in 2010.

Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | The Howard Hughes Company Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Texas Children's Hospital Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Aramark Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Sewell

Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light Sponsors | Saint Arnold Brewing Company Sponsors | Nissan