Historical Society of Helotes

JANUARY 2019

NEXT GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This meeting is open to the public.


WHERE: Gardens at Old Town Helotes 15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes

GUEST SPEAKER: Susan Beavin, President, San Antonio Conservation Society

PRESENTATION: Update on the SA Conservation Society–Legacy and Programs

Susan Beavin, a long time member of the Historical Society of Helotes, was elected president of the San Antonio Conservation Society in July 2017, after serving a two-year term as the Society’s first vice president. A native of San Antonio, she has lived in Grey Forest for many years where, as a member of the Scenic Loop - Boerne Stage Alliance, she worked on many projects that earned historical markers for Scenic Loop Playground and the Scenic Loop - Boerne Stage - Toutant-Beauregard Historic Corridor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a teaching certificate from the University of Houston. Susan will give a presentation on the legacy of the San Antonio Conservation Society and its current concerns.


LUNCH: Members - $10 / Non-members - $15 A deluxe box lunch from Jason's Deli.

Choose from three menu items. Make your meal order/reservation by February 3.

Purchase online @ www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org/Meetings (Scroll to bottom of page)


For more information, email info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org .

BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The HSH Bylaws call for the President to appoint a Nominating Committee to canvass membership for interest in a Board of Directors position. In February of each odd numbered year, the Nominating Committee shall nominate a candidate for the offices of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian, and Corresponding Secretary. This year, the names of the nominees must be reported to the President by March 15th (forty-five days prior to the May general meeting). We will vote for the 2019-2021 board at our May 7th meeting.


Currently, one board member is holding two positions: Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary/Membership. We’d like to fill one of these positions with an additional person.

Please consider volunteering for a board position. It’s fun and rewarding.


If you are interested in being on the nominating committee, or are interested in serving on the board, please let President Massey know. Email her at info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

2019 HSH FIESTA MEDAL & FIESTA MEDAL BASH

Thursday, March 21 • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Pedrotti’s Ranch 13715 FM 1560 N., Helotes, TX

Sponsor: Helotes Area Chamber of Commerce


Our Society's 2019 Fiesta Medal is now ready and will be available for purchase! We have secured a vendor table at the 2019 Fiesta Medal Bash. Stop by to purchase your HSH medals, while they last! Cost: $10 each.


We need volunteers to help at this fun event. If you can help, please email info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

HSH GALA: "KICKIN’ IT IN HELOTES"

Friday, May 17, 2019 • 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

WHERE: Gardens at Old Town15060 Antonio Drive, Helotes

ATTIRE: Denim & Rhinestones


Mark your calendars and join us for some rollicking fun at our fifth gala fundraiser, which celebrates Helotes’s dancing and musical heritage. Dance to DJ music on an old-fashioned vinyl record player and make requests for your favorite songs!


We’ll have a wine tasting with appetizers, followed by a BBQ buffet dinner, along with a photo booth complete with props. A silent auction, with interesting and valuable items, will be going on throughout the evening, and the "HSH Store'' will be set up to sell the Society’s products. Proceeds to benefit the Society and its museum fund.


We are seeking sponsors and volunteers to help with our Gala, and auction items are needed. If you'd like to donate items or help with the event, please contact Rick Schroder at: info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR MAP

A Historic Walking Tour Map of Old Town Helotes is now available on the HSH website. You will also find the maps in receptacles in Old Town. The map was co-produced by our Society and the City of Helotes.


To view the map online, go to: http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org/id26.html.

HELOTES POLICE DEPARTMENT DONATION

The Helotes Police Department donated $1300 to the Society at the December 13th City Council meeting, from a No-Shave November fundraiser. Our Society is deeply grateful for their generosity. Their donation funded our part of the printing of the Historic Walking Tour Map of Old Town.

IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019!

There are three memberships types to choose from:

Individual - $11

Family - $16 (includes spouses and children under 18)

Business - $26 (includes three people from your business

and your business website link displayed on our website)


To renew your membership, via Paypal, go to: http://www.historicalsocietyofhelotes.org/id2.html

(PayPal payments include a $1 fee for online payment.)


For more information about memberships, contact Melissa Guerrero at info@historicalsocietyofhelotes.org