Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Krewe of Olympus Announces Ball XLI Charities!

The Krewe is proud to announce that the following groups have been selected as beneficiaries for the 2010-2011 fiscal year:

The Art League Houston, through it's Healing Art's program, provides art classes and services to individuals with chronic illness, including HIV/AIDS.

The Colt 45's Houston AIDS Trouble Fund has provided rent and utility assistance for PWA's for many years, as well as service to the community through participation in events, fund raisers, and other functions.

The Lesbian Health Initiative provides mammograms and health screening to lesbians in a private, non-threatening environment. They save lives by detecting health problems that might go undetected without their programs.

We hope you will join the Krewe at our many activities throughout the year as we prepare for Ball XLI in support of the worthy beneficiaries!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Great Garage Sale!

Miss Kitty had a great time at the garage sale today, and the Krewe got a great start to its' fund raising year!! Big thanks to everyone who contributed "stuff", bought stuff, and hauled stuff to make it a success!
Special thanks to Chef Bill and Sous Chef Robert for cooking of some delish grub!!! And big thanks to Ben and Bill for hosting!!
Miss Kitty heard someone say that you have to be willing to "go down" at a garage sale, but luckily we didn't have to drop prices to move a lot of stuff!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mark Your Calendars!!

Krewe Garage Sale: April 17th, and the home of Ben and Bill!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's Time to Get Started!

The FUNd raising year has already begun, and even before the board's first meeting, it's time to think about our first event! We usually start with a Garage Sale, so why break tradition?! The FUNd Raising Director is in search of the perfect space to house our emporium of desirables, and once that's been secured we'll publish the date!

Meanwhile, the Ball Captain is finalizing his underwriting levels, and we hope to begin preparing the mailing this weekend! If you know of any additions, deletions, or updates to the mailing list, please email or otherwise contact George or Kaylynn before Friday!!

After the first Board meeting, we'll be adding a FUNd Raising Calendar to this blog to keep everyone up-to-date on what's happening in the community!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Krewe Appreciate's It's Supporters!!

Lots of fun was had by all today as the Krewe ended its' fiscal year with an Appreciation Party to show gratitude to our supporters and to distribute checks to our worthy charities!

The Krewe presented checks in excess of $5,000 each to the following community groups:

PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Fund
Colt 45's AIDS Trouble Fund

So now the old year is over and the new year is ready to begin!! The new officers are already busy at work preparing for this year to big bigger and better than ever!

We have begun the process of membership renewal and recruiting! If you know anyone who would enjoy membership in the Krewe, please pass along this link!
Among the first orders of business for the new board will be to organize the charity selection process for the new year. If you know of a worthwhile charity, please comment on this post or send them this link!

And most importantly, the officers will begin planning the budget and funding required to stage this fabulous spectacle! Our underwriters fund the lion's share of the ball expenses, so that 100% of our charity collection can go to the charities themselves. If you are interested in underwriting, please send an email to ggrant008@aol.com so our Fund Raising Director can be sure you receive all of the information and mailings!!!

Thanks to everyone in the community for their support!

The Countdown Has Begun!!

Back in February, the Krewe revealed the Royalty for our 40th year, King Dwane and Queen Randy! Their year has begun, and this blog will count down the year, in real time, until the Reign over Ball 41, the pinnacle of their year! Best wishes to our beloved Royalty!!

Our static website will remains as your official source for "all things Krewe" at http://www.mardigrastexas.com/. This blog, http://ballxli.blogspot.com/, will be the Krewe's face for social networking, community interaction, and just plain fun! Bookmark them both, and create a free Blogger account if you wish to "follow" the Krewe and take advantage of all of the features this blog will offer!

Yesterday, the Krewe elected officers for the coming year. They are:

President- Weldon Hickey
Vice President- Annie Couch
Ball Captain- Bill Barrow
Treasurer- Andy Griffin
Secretary- Kaylynn Burn
Fund Raising Director- George Burch
Activities Director- Mary Beth Carnathan
Float Lieutenant- Blaine Manuel

Captain Bill also named his Ball Lieutenants:
Kaylynn Burns
John Weinland
Bob Alban
Blaine Manuel

Today, the Krewe will show it's appreciation to the community for it's support with a party at JR's beginning at 1pm! Hope to see everyone there!