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Passing of TCH Member Karl Heckler

It is with great sadness we report the passing of long time TCH member, Karl Heckler of Goal Post Advertising. He was actively involved in TCH and chaired the Welfare Committee.

Karl’s service will take place at Houston National Veterans Cemetery on January 28 at 10:30am. More information will be posted on the TCH website when it becomes available.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Karl’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed.


Cris Lara
Transportation Club of Houston

Event Volunteers Needed!

We are currently in need of TCH Member volunteers for the following positions:

Greeter (Membership Committee)
?The primary function of a Greeter is often the first contact a new member/non-member has with TCH and hence, essentially is the face of TCH. The Greeter will greet members and direct them to the registration table.
Commitment Time:
1 – 3 hours a month

Registration Table (Membership Committee)
The primary function of a Registration Table volunteer is to make each member – old and new – get through the registration process smoothly and efficiently.

  • Will arrive 15 minutes prior to event to help set up table and badges.
  • Will identify a New Member or Guest and direct to Table Hosts.

Commitment Time:
1-3 hours a month

Table Host (Membership Committee)
?The primary function of a Table Host is helping our members and attendees feel welcome while attending our monthly luncheon.

  • The Table Host will engage the table guests with introductions and direct the conversation around the topic of the program. (if applicable)
  • If there is a new member or guest at the table be sure to answer any questions they have regarding TCH and make them feel welcome.

Commitment Time:
1-2 hours a month

To become a volunteer, please contact:

Karen Walker
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Email Karen

Brian Smalley
Membership Committee Co-Chair
Email Brian

Fall Golf Scramble Winners

2013 Fall Golf Scramble Winners

Thank you to all who attended our Fall Golf Scramble! The event was a great success.

Transportation Club of Houston Fall Golf Scramble
Congratulations to the following winners:

Overall Rankings
First Place Team — Dennis Bone, Mike Wadas, Peter Van Etten, Steve Miligan
Second Place Team — Shannon Greene, Jerry, Sinitiere, Barry Sherman, Jeff Herr
Third Place Team — Johnny Miller, Craig Pontiff, Richard Wilmot, Mike Hathaway

Individual Awards
Longest Drive Women — Kelly Gibbs
Longest Drive Men — David Epps
Closest to Pin Women — Kelly Gibbs
Closest to Pin Men — Mike Wadas

Click Here to View Photos from the Event >

Congratulations Excargo Services!

Congratulations Excargo Services!

We wish to congratulate long-time TCH member, Excargo Services, on their recent 2013 Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award. This award was presented by the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce.

The Outstanding Corporate Citizen award is presented annually to an individual, company, or organization that has contributed significantly to employment, capital investment or other activities beyond normal business operation.

Read more about this award here >

You’re Invited to the Fall Golf Scramble!

You’re Invited to the Fall Golf Scramble!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tour 18 Houston
3102 FM 1960 Road East
Humble, Texas 77338

Registration Starts: 11:30pm
Lunch: 12:00pm
Shotgun Start: 1:30pm
Awards Presentation and Dinner: 6:30pm

Member Earlybird Foursome – $400, After September 27 – $425
Member Earlybird Individual – $100, After September 27 – $125
Non Member Earlybird Foursome – $450, After September 27 – $500
Non Member Earlybird Individual – $125, After September 27 – $150

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Please RSVP by September 27, 2013

Golf Chairman – Frank Files (281) 825-9119
Transportation Club Office – (281) 435-9647

Danny Schnautz – TCH Member of the Year

2012-2013 Member of the Year

Congratulations to Danny Schnautz, the 2012-2013 TCH Member of the Year. Danny was honored at the 98th Annual Dinner for his dedication and commitment to the Club.

Danny Schnautz, TCH Member of the Year

“Thank you all very much for this award. It really gave me a boost. I was very surprised and still not sure how I was chosen. I’m very grateful for the people at TCH and for the kindness that is there.” – Danny

Congratulations 2013 Scholarship Recipients

2013 TCH Scholarship Recipients

The Transportation Club of Houston’s 2013 Scholarship Recipients were announced at the 98th Annual Dinner on May 14, 2013.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Leo Stupor Scholarship: Nicole Rawlins
Phillip G. Cohen Scholarship: Caryn Pyle
Joy Lloyd Scholarship: Jazelle Bumpus

Also pictured are newly inducted TCH President, Cris Lara and Past President, Joy Lloyd.