Continental Societies, Inc., I am pleased to welcome you to our official webpage.
Continental Societies, Inc. is a unique organization in the
Greater Houston community and we pride ourselves on being the “go-to” organization for volunteer services for children. Our members are dedicated to the fulfillment of the mission of our illustrious organization and since our chartering in 2004; we have worked to establish a legacy of excellence and service. Our membership continues to proudly imple
ment relevant, award-winning programming in the areas of Health, Education, Employment, Recreation and Arts & Humanities. We remain committed as ever to being leaders of change through advocacy and support to address the needs of children in our community.
We hope you will peruse our webpage often for information about our programming and events that serve the needs of the children in the Houston area.
REGINA G. DEADRICK
Spring 2004 dawned with a freshness and energy for positive change in the Houston area. A core group of women, Cheryl Nelson Butler, Rhonda Arnold, Ashleigh Rosette, Dana Hollie and Keryl Morgan met and disused the possibility of organizing a group of women to apply for chapter affiliation with Continental Societies, Incorporated. Upon establishing contact with then National 2nd Vice President (Barbara Morgan), the small group was introduced to then Vice Regional Director, Doncella Milton, and the process began. By mid-summer, the interest group was fully organized and performing service projects.
On October 9, 2004, the Houston Metropolitan Chapter Houston Metropolitan Chapter became the sixth chapter in the Midwest-Western Region. Since it’s chartering, the chapter has made great strides in serving children in the Greater Houston area. Projects and programs have been successfully executed, impacting many, many children.
Regina Deadrick, Chapter President Bennette Davis, 1st Vice President
Rosie Williams, 2nd Vice President Asheley Griffin, Recording Secretary
Alisha Harrison, Corresponding Secretary Debbie Blair, Financial Secretary
Theresa Marshall, Treasurer Y. Kaye Brooks Brown, Historian
Stefani Farris, Chaplain Shannon Grigsby, Public Relations Officer
Lara Glasper, Sargent-at-Arms Rozeta Montgomery, Parliamentarian
Candice Alexander Judith Alexander Carol Barnes
Janice Hale-Harris Aretha Hill Sylvia Hillard
Nichole Hawkins Knight Doris Milliner Annette Mitchell
Angelique Moulton Stephanie Preston Vanessa T. Reed
Sierra Suggs Teiyanna Weatherspoon Dawnia Willis
These dedicated members, their family members and friends have enhanced the chapter in the most positive ways, affording the opportunity to truly live the motto “Our Children, Our Commitment, Our Concern”.
CHAPTER PROJECTS (Service to Children)
The Houston Metropolitan Chapter has delivered meaningful programming and assistance to over 17,000 children since chartering in 2004. The dedication and creativity of its members and an awareness of the specific needs of children in the community indicates that future projects will have a far-reaching and life-changing impact on Houston’s youth.
THE FIVE POINT NATIONAL PROGRAM
Continental Societies, Incorporated uses HEER + Arts and Humanities (Health, Education, Employment, Recreation and Arts & Humanities) as the framework for developing programs.
HEALTH is the key factor to a quality life.
Dental Screenings and Dental Education at Harvard Elementary School and Varnett Academy. (Partnering with our National Corporate Sponsor, Colgate/Palmolive and United Concordia Dental’s Healthy Smiles Program) EDUCATION is essential if youth are to be able to function in the society in which they live.
(Volunteers and Linda Lorelle Scholarship Winners; Poster/Essay Contest Winners at Carroll Academy)
EMPLOYMENT introduces young people to the world of work and is a top priority if youth are to become economically independent.
Youth Job Fair (Partnership with Houston Works)
RECREATION, the fourth dimension, is an essential part of the lifestyle of each individual – relaxing the mind and body- as she/he works to fulfill his/her goals.
(Phillip Cares “Holiday Extravaganza” and “Toys for Kids” w/Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee)
ARTS and HUMANITIES. ARTS and HUMANITIES will foster an understanding of the past and present through cultural expressions.
Colgate Van – 2016 (National Oral Health Initiative)
Texas Bowl – 2015 (35 students treated to collegiate bowl experience)
Skin Care for Teens Project (w/YWCA Houston)
2015 Scholarship Winners & Chapter Members (12 Scholarships awarded since 2005)