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Past Events and Photos - 2015
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Events Held in 2015

Event Name Date Location
Monet Exhibit January 15 Museum of Fine Arts
Wine Tasting January 20 Rice Hotel Crystal Ballroom
Financial Seminar 2 February 19 Marriott - Energy Corridor - Inc tax planning
Spring Luncheon March 12 Marriott EC. Congressman Mike McCaul
Bush Library Tour March 28 Bus to College Station - includes lunch at C&J BBQ and tour of Messina Hof Winery
Mercury Orchestra April 11 Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Golf Tournament April 14 Cypresswood with Northwest Club
Financial Seminar 3 May 8 Marriott, Energy Corridor - Estate planning
Barbeque Luncheon May 13 Houston Farm and Ranch Club
Astros Game May 20 Hosted by Shell Alumni NW club
Wine Country Trip May 18-22 Sonoma, California
Astros Game July 21 Minute Maid Park
Motown the Musical July 26 Hobby Center - Sarofim Hall - sold out
Annual Luncheon October 7 Lakeside Country Club
Golf Tournament October 13 Cypresswood with Northwest Club
Winery Tour October 17-18 Texas Wine Country
Wine Tasting November 3 Plaza Club - Fine cuisine and wines
Financial Seminar 4 November 5 Marriott, Energy Corridor - Investments
Dinner Theatre November 14 Queensbury Dinner Theatre - T&C
Holiday Event December 8 Northgate CC with Shell NW Alumni Club

 

"Magical" Christmas Brunch - December 8
 

The Shell NW Alumni Club invited SAAGH to participate in their FIRST EVER Christmas Brunch at the beautiful Northgate Country Club. 26 SAAGH members attended and had a great time that included fellowship, fantastic food and even a little Magic thrown in to add to the festivities. Magician Ben Jackson mingled with guests performing various illusions during the social time and later performed his magic on stage. Pictures from the event are shown below:

Dinner and Theatre Event - November 14

Thirty four Shell Alumni and their guests attended the performance of Frederick Knott�s Wait Until Dark at the new Queensbury Theater (formally the Country Playhouse) in Town and Country Center on November 14th. The new theater has a state-of-the-art 250-seat main stage.

Financial Seminar 4: �Investing in Turbulent Times� - November 5

This is the fourth in a series of seminars on financial and benefits information which were areas of interest from the recent SAAGH Member Survey.   Willis Johnson & Associates  provided an informational seminar on investment strategies for volatile markets like we�ve recently gone through.  They discussed how to avoid making emotional decisions that may reduce long term performance. 15 Shell retirees attended the seminar.

Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Dinner - November 3

In 1976 an event occurred that had a profound effect on the wine world.  In Paris a blind tasting was organized between some of the finest French wines and a group of upstart wines from California.  Much to the chagrin of the French the California wines came out on top.  Was this a fair contest?  To find out, the Shell Alumni Club of Greater Houston conducted it�s version of �The Judgment of Paris�.  They blind tasted four flights of wine; each flight had two wines one French the other American.  Each flight was paired with small tapas style portions of food to allow comparison of the wines with and without food. The California wines won three of the four flights to confirm the 1976 event!!! Thirty nine Shell Retirees attended this event.

Texas Wine Country Tour - October 17-18

Twenty one Shell Alumni and their guests went on a tour of the renowned Texas Hill Country wine region near Fredericksburg during Texas wine month.  They enjoyed an afternoon of wine tastings and tours, followed by a relaxing evening and dinner at Kerrville's historical Inn of the Hills, where they spent the night.  The next morning they enjoyed the resort facilities and made one last winery visit to toast the weekend before returning home. 

Golf Tournament - October 13
 

SAAGH Members; Charles Larry, Paul Johnson, John Bowser and Guest-John Estorge, participated in the Shell Northwest Alumni Club Fall Golf Classic at Cypresswood Golf Course October 13, 2015 and took 1st Place!

Congratulations to all winners and participants. Great job by SNWAC and Mike Maier and many thanks for inviting SAAGH members and guests to play. Special appreciation for Willis Johnson & Associates for anothergreat lunch and Fidelity Investments for the refreshment cart.

Annual Luncheon - October 7

Over 230 Shell alumni attended the Annual Fall Luncheon held at the Lakeside Country Club on October 7, 2015.   Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Company and Director Upstream Americas business, was our featured speaker.  

Spring Luncheon - March 12

Our Spring Luncheon, held at the Marriott Energy Corridor Hotel on March 12, was attended by 87 Shell Alumni. Congressman Mike McCaul, representing  the 10th Congressional District and Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, reviewed the many challenges the nation currently faces in addressing terrorist threats. 

Ted Fitzpatrick, a Shell Retiree and WWII veteran, discussed "Honor Flight Houston", a project to raise money to provide trips for veterans to visit the World War II and other Memorials in Washington, DC.
 

Rice Hotel Wine Tasting - January 20

On Tuesday, January 20, 16 Shell Alumni attended the spectacular tasting at the elegant Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel hosted by Spec's at which about forty-five French chateau owners, directors and/or wine makers presented over sixty Cru Class' (mostly) wines all from the 2012 vintage.

          

                    Wine tasting at the Rice Hotel                                This is selection #12, only 48 more wines to taste!


Monet Exhibit - January 15

On Thursday, January 15, 57 Shell retirees met at the Museum of Fine Arts  for a viewing of the Monet exhibit led by Shell alumnus and MFAH docent, Eric Timmreck. Following the Monet tour the retirees enjoyed visiting during happy hour. Many thanks to SAAGH Directors, Leola Hancock and Vaughn Philips, for hosting this event.