This Week in Houston’s Buzz: Museum of Fine Arts Houston Rienzi Society Dinner 2018 and More!

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Rienzi Society Dinner 2018

Armando Sajche & Petra Martinez and Merit Lloret & Demond Monteilh pose with models

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Rienzi Society held its annual dinner that took place on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7 p.m. at Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas. On Tuesday evening, 75 Rienzi Society members gathered for an intimate black-tie dinner at Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts. The evening was sponsored by grand corporate underwriter Harry Winston. Proceeds from The Rienzi Society will benefit the MFAH’s collection of European decorative arts and paintings that are displayed in the former home of Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III. Members of the Rienzi Society are invited each year to participate in selecting pieces for the collection to be purchased with funds raised at the Rienzi Society Dinner. The evening allows members to preview the items available for acquisition and to enjoy a spectacular formal dinner in the Rienzi ballroom.


The Junior League of Houston Hosts 70th Annual Charity Ball “Une Belle Nuit”

                                         Bunmi Adetutu and Jayne Bank

The Junior League of Houston, Inc. continues to meet the evolving needs of its membership and the community. The Junior League of Houston recently hosted its 70th Annual Charity Ball “Une Belle Nuit” and raised more than $800,000 to fund the Junior League’s Community Program and other volunteer initiatives. Inspired by the magic of Paris, the glamour of the French Riviera, and the beauty of Versailles. This year’s theme captured the joie de vivre of the French spirit, celebrating the beauty in the lives touched within the League’s membership and throughout the community. Since 1949, the annual Charity Ball has been an integral source of funding for the Junior League’s Community Program and volunteer initiatives.

The Junior League of Houston partners with organizations to deliver services and assistance directly to those in need, delivering positive change through the efforts of its highly trained and empowered female volunteers. From addressing critical issues such as children’s health and education and abuse of women and children, to enhancing the community through cultural enrichment. The mentoring relationships fostered within many of these community projects and between League members cultivate civic leadership and a tradition of service. For more information, please visit or call 713-622-4191.


Meet the Candidates Forum

Joanna Lockridge, Richard Bonton, Charles Cunningham, Marilyn Burgess, Renae Jackson , Judge Don Coffey and Jenice Coffey

Meet the Candidates Forum took place in the home of Mr. Lonnie Jackson who graciously welcomed everyone. Mr. Lonnie Jackson, Joanna Lockridge, and Dr. Johnny O’Connor were the hosts of this forum. The candidates include Judge Don Coffey, Marilyn Burgess, and Richard Bonton.


The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s (GHWCC) Hosts 11th Annual Awards & Board Induction Luncheon

                                  City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s (GHWCC) recently hosted their 11th Annual Awards & Board Induction Luncheon at the Westin Galleria. The luncheon proceeds benefits the Chamber’s program of work in the community, which includes Houston on Board, an initiative to see more women serving on corporate boards, scholarships for deserving female students in area school districts, the Chamber’s Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, and STEAM Town USA. More than 300 guests attended. The 2018 Chair of the Board, Myrtle Jones was sworn in by the City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner followed by the 2018 GHWCC Board of Directors swearing in that includes: Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson, Elizabeth Brock, Whitney Whitmire, Claudia Hernandez, Cris Daskevich, TEACH, IBC Bank, PKF Texas, Allegiance Bank, and Erika Tolar.