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The Shell Alumni Association of Greater Houston (SAAGH) is a non-profit organization that promotes fellowship and volunteerism among Shell pensioners and maintains a connection between Shell and its pensioners. SAAGH’s
mission is to be a vibrant, attractive and relevant organization for
Shell pensioners by providing events, activities and services that
appeal to a wide range of interests, and keep people connected to each
other while having fun doing it.
2020 SAAGH Board of Directors
Steve Paul was re-elected
President of the Shell Alumni Association of Greater Houston for 2020 at
the November Board meeting. Kelly Lang is the Executive Vice President.
John Bowser is the Vice President of Volunteer Activities and Randy
Petty is Vice President of Membership. We welcome David Dudek, Carolyn
Yapp and Forrest Bjerkaas who
joined the Board as new Directors.
Many thanks to our
returning President, Steve Paul, who provided outstanding leadership for SAAGH in 2019,
and the other returning Officers and Directors. And much appreciation to Bob
Weiner, Vaughn Phillips, Ken Broussard, and Chuck Ingham, who completed their
for their many contributions to SAAGH over the years they served. For a listing of the Officers and
Directors for 2020, CLICK HERE.
The calendar of
events for 2020 is posted on the events page -
CLICK HERE. For 2020, we will strive
to expand our facilitation and increase participation in Shell sponsored
volunteer events. CLICK HERE
2020 volunteer activities.
Shell Benefits Site
The SAAGH Board would like to call attention to the
Benefits page on the Shell Alumni U.S. website.
This is the site for retirees with various question on
benefits to submit those questions and concerns to the
appropriate parties. Healthcare is an utmost concern
at the current time with COVID-19.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2021
Discussion on Houston's Human Trafficking Problem
On January 14th, SAAGH will host a deep dive discussion into
Houston's human trafficking problem This free, virtual
event will feature
Patricia Holmes, author of Searching for Pilar and
Minal Patel Davis,
Special Advisor to the Mayor on Human Trafficking for the
City of Houston. Patricia will discuss her motivation
for writing this story set in Houston. Minal will discuss Houston's efforts to eliminate human
trafficking and how Houston is viewed as a leader in
reducing human trafficking. To enhance your
experience, please consider reading Searching for
Pilar prior to the event. Click
here if you'd like to purchase a Kindle version of the
book for $0.99. Registration to the event will be
RECENT PAST EVENTS IN 2020
Post Election Webinar - Presented by Stavis and Cohen
On November 18th, 57 members accepted an
invitation from Stavis and Cohen Financial to attend a Post
Election Webinar. The webinar featured Jason
Trennert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Strategas Research Partners who discussed
the potential effects of the election on the investment
Mind Body Seminar
20th, 19 participants learned from Dr. Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, a
certified mind-body skills facilitator, the physiology of
the mind-body connection and practiced several evidence
based skills that reduce stress and anxiety and support
health and vitality in mind, body and spirit.
Fall Golf Tournament
On October 13th, 100 players participated in another great
SAAGH golf tournament. Congratulations to all!
Under these circumstances all of you are winners!. The
tournament was different, of course, with the limitations of
COVID-19, so a special thanks to each player for showing
your concerns for fellow players by wearing masks and
socially distancing. Well done! Looking forward
to Spring 2021 tournament!
Painted Churches Tour (pictures)
On October 10th 30 adventurous alumni made the trip to Schulenburg for a socially-distanced
tour of four beautiful painted churches, paired with an outdoor brownbag lunch.
We had an excellent local tour guide and learned a lot while enjoying a nice
Annual Fall Luncheon
September 29th, over 200 alumni
attended the Annual Fall Luncheon. The SAAGH president,
Steve Paul, provided an update followed by a short
presentation from Gretchen Watkins.
Recent Changes in the Oil & Gas Sector
On Wednesay, August 5th, over 150 SAAGH members and spouses
attended the Recent Changes in the Oil and Gas Sector
including the Impact of COVID-19 presented by Katie
Cottingim, VP of Investor Relations. A recording of the
webinar is available until August 19th. Click
to access the recording.
Houston COVID-19 Update
On Wednesay, July 15th, over 150 SAAGH members and spouses
attended the Houston COVID-19 Update provided by Marvin
On Tuesday, June 9th, Nick
Johnson of Willis Johnson and Associates presented Financial
Planning Strategies During the Corona Virus.
June 18th, Deborah Stavis of Stavis & Cohen Financial
presented Post Pandemic Estate Planning - The New Playbook.
Spring Member Luncheon - March 11th
Our annual spring luncheon on March 11th at the beautiful
Junior League of Houston was enjoyed by all attendees.
Khambrel Marshall, Meteorologist and Member of the KPRC 2
Severe Weather Team and host of Houston Newsmakers, gave an
inspiring insight to his life, career, love of the
Houston area and his personal outreach in making Houston a
better place for others. Khambrel is a very approachable,
kind and entertaining individual that spent time visiting &
talking with many of the luncheon attendees. John Bowser,
Linda Durant, Jose Solano and Carolyn Yapp were the
organizers. Thank you!
Spring Cooking Class - March 9th (pictures)
Another sold out Central Market
cooking event was held on March 9 where participants
explored an Italian Trattoria menu. A trattoria is a casual
Italian eatery where the menus are written on a chalkboard,
the food is served family-style, and service is casual. The
group learned how to make
Italian favorites and create
trattoria-style meals at home. Thanks to Steve Paul, SAAGH
and Carolyn Yapp, SAAGH Director, for
The Green Book at Ensemble Theatre - February 15th (pictures)
The Ensemble Theatre's adaptaion and performance of "The
Green Book" that was inspired by Victor Hugo Green’s
historical “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” the setting
takes place during a weekend when the Davis’ are celebrating
the arrival of Dr. W. E. B. DuBois for a lecture. The
appearance of a white visitor, who turns out to be a Jewish
Holocaust survivor, sets off a chain of events showing that
racism and anti-Semitism cannot be ignored. This play is an
investigation of the impact of Civil Rights on contemporary
Norman Rockwell Exhibit at MFAH - January 28th (pictures)
American Freedom is the first comprehensive exhibition
devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of the Four
Freedoms outlined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Freedom of
Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom
from Want. The presentation explores how Rockwell’s 1943
paintings came to be embraced by millions of Americans.
These works of art provided crucial aid to the war effort
and took their place among the most indelible images in the
history of American art.
2017 (Mostly) Cru Classe' Bordeaux Tasting - January
In the elegant
Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel, we joined a spectatular tasting
arranged by Spec's at which some French chateau owners, directors and
wine makers presented approximately 60 mostly Cru Classe' wines, all
from the fine 2017 vintage. This was our eighth year to join this
popular event which is an amazing value and special opportunity to enjoy
these well-known and highly regarded wines.