"As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail. Like a generous host, she offers her brimming cups in endless variety, served in a grand hall, the sky its ceiling, the mountains its walls, decorated with glorious paintings and enlivened with bands of music ever playing."
- John Muir
bridgeBASH Kickoff Success
On Wednesday, November 7, over 300 Memorial Park patrons joined MPC staff and board for conversation, refreshments and music at Mosaic Houston, downtown at Bayou Place. The proposed pedestrian/bicycle bridge design was displayed. The winners of the RDA Partners Design Charette, Clark Condon Associates, shared their ideas and rationale for a bridge that will provide a measure of safety for pedestrians crossing the park and shift pedestrian traffic away from ecologically sensitive areas. Mobility and parking are major issues during peak times; weekday evenings and weekends. Parking facilities located south of Memorial Drive are under-utilized primarily due to inaccessibility and users must cross Memorial Drive at grade to access park facilities on the north side. At grade crossings create safety concerns for pedestrians particularly along Memorial Drive due to travel speeds (40 mph) and site distance at the west entrance where Memorial Drive and Woodway merge traveling eastbound.
This illuminating social event was chaired by Memorial Park Conservancy supporters, Lisa Lee, Divya Paralkar and Lauren Summerville. Our thanks to them for hosting a spirited evening of conversation in our honor. Nice work, ladies!
Lauren Summerville, Lisa Lee - Co-Chairs Christina Maple, Stephen Tumminello, Freddie Dahr, Sunita Biswas
Iliana Rodriguez, Aaron McClure, Heather Gilman Jennifer Mebane, Divya Paralkar, Cynthia Segeren
Join us again on January 26, 2007 at Houston Architecture Center!
Our thanks to the following donors:
A&E - The Graphics Complex
Architecture Center Houston
Bike Barn, bluestarcooking.com
Bob's Steak & Chop House
El Meson Restaurant
Group 1 Marketing
Jackson Place Condominiums
Moet Hennessy USA
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
SoVino Wine Bar & Bistro
Tri on the Run
On Monday, November 5, the Host Committee of the bridgeBASH met for a social hour at Bob's
Steak and Chop House. Here are a few photos from that evening:
Lisa Lee, Lauren Summerville and Courtney Ebeier
Ted Maa, Errol L. McLaughlin, Jr.
Randolph Wile, Lauren Summerville, Chris Brown, Lisa Lee, Scott Bremeister
Please join us on January 26th at the Houston Architecture Center for the bridgeBASH.
(For more info or to reserve your seat at this fun evening event, go to: www.bridgethepark.org)
We would like to thank our generous donors for supporting our efforts in community building and preserving Houston's premier green space.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Gibson
The Francis L. Lederer Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William Kelsey
Northern Trust Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Allen
The Brown Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Carter
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Hitchcock
Houston Distributing Company
Mr. and Mrs. William E. King
The Love Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGee
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sarofim
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J.N Taub
Mr. and Mrs Mathew Wolf
Mr. and Mrs. George Alcorn
Mr. Farshad Barvarz
Mr. Juan M. Bermudez
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bres
Clyburn McWilliams Fund
Mr. George Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fisher
Mr. James Galloway
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Hixon
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelsey
Edith H. and C. Hastings Johnson
Mr. V. Scott Kneese
Ms. Lisa Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Leonard
Ms. Donna Glic Lewis
Ms. Bessie J. Liedtke
Ms. Susan M. Lynn
Mr. Ted Maa
Ms. Christina Maple
Mr. Jimmy McCarroll
Mr. David Montgomery
Mr. Timothy Okabayashi
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Cathleen Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Shanley
Mr. and Mrs. Peter T. Shaper
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stanton
Mr. Anthony J. Stegman
Mr. Dominic Sung
Dr. and Mrs. Peter K. Thompson
Mr. Cliff Williams
(These gifts have been received between October 15-November 15, 2007. Our gratitude to those who have contributed since that date.)
Welcome New MPC Staff
Development Director - Janice Adamson
Janice joined Memorial Park Conservancy in November 2007. She has over twenty years of experience in fund development and has raised approximately $60 million for charities and educational institutions in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. She has created and completed successful capital and endowment campaigns and specializes in community events, galas and fun runs. She actively volunteered to place environmental groups in workplace campaigns through the Environmental Fund for Texas (now Earth Share of Texas) and has been a long-time advisory board member for the Endangered Species Media Project. She served as an Advisory Board member for Philanthropy World Magazine. She is currently volunteering on the Buffalo Bayou documentary project.
Volunteer Coordinator- Allison Grady
Allison joined Memorial Park Conservancy as a volunteer in June, 2007. In November, Allison
was hired as our full-time Volunteer Coordinator. Allison’s duties for Memorial Park Conservancy
include building partnerships with civic, corporate and private volunteers in our community, working with
HPARD for volunteer events, and acting as a liaison between civic and recreational activities for the
park. Allison will receive her Bachelors of Arts in Art History from the University of Houston in December
2007. Prior to volunteering for the park, Allison participated in numerous volunteer efforts for the
Salvation Army including working with the Area Command following tropical storm Allison and
volunteering on Christmas morning at Salvation Army Women’s Center.
Arbor Day Volunteers Needed
If you enjoy creative crafts and working with children, please join us for the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center's celebration of Arbor Day on
Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please contact Allison Grady at email@example.com.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Memorial Park!