EWB Rice Student Presentations

Please click on the following link for the Powerpoint Presentation given by Rice University EWB Students in October 2012. These students are seeking qualified mentors in the Houston area. Please contact wscott50@yahoo.com if you are interested in mentoring these students and/or accompanying them on assessment trips to Nicaragua (all expenses paid).

Presentation_121010_EWB Meeting – Houston Chapter C

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EWB-Central Houston Fundraiser on November 8th at 7pm at St. Arnolds Brewery

Please join us on Nov 8th at 7pm at the St. Arnolds Brewery at 2000 Lyons Ave near downtown. We will be raising funds for the EWB- Central Houston Professional group projects in Kenya, Bolivia and Uganda. Tickets can be purchased in advance at this website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/199042

Please come out and support the amazing work that is being done to provide clean water technology and more by your fellow citizens of Houston.

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September 21 Fundraiser Details

21 SEPTEBMER 2012 FUNDRAISER EVENING PROGRAM

6:00 Doors open
Scavenger hunt and engineering exhibits open
Digital dome (movies) begin (See detailed listing below)
Check out the EWB project slideshow (adjacent to T-Rex on the 1st floor)
All food and beverage areas are open

6:30 Silent auction opens
Building history tours begin (See detailed listing below)
Raffles begin Every Hour

7:00 Welcoming address

8:30 Silent auction closes

8:45 Scavenger hunt ends

9:00 Doors close
Exhibits and all food and beverage areas close

SCHEDULE:

Building History Tours

6:30 – 8:30 PM, FOR ALL TOURS: Meet Ms. Denise Norra near theTicket Table on the first floor at the Main entrance to the Museum

Digital Dome (Movies)

6:00 Saturn Ring World
6:30 Black Holes
7:00 The NEW Force 5
7:30 The Body Code
8:00 The Mayan Prophecy
8:30 Ice Worlds 2

In addition, please find A comprehensive list of the Silent Auction items below:

EWB Fundraiser – Science is “T” – rrific
Item # Item Description Actual Value, $ Starting Bid, $ Buy It Now Bid, $
1 Scentsy’s Sasha the bear + Zaky Nurturing Glove + Longaberger Hope Tote 110 55 100
2 Zaky Nurturing Glove + Bucilla felt craft kit + Body Art Tattoo Pen + Kids Animal Hat 115 60 100
3 Elements Massage + Candle Holder + Bath Set + 2 Cupcake Towels 150 75 130
4 Elements Massage + Mary Kay Basket + Yankee Candle + 2 Cupcake Towels + Logenberger Pink Scarf 205 105 180
5 Ladies Bag + Ladies Watch + Pandora Gift Certificate 135 70 110
6 James Avery Ring (Sterling Silver, Size 4, ladies) + James Avery Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet + Ladies Wallet 205 105 170
7 Scentsy Gift Basket 80 40 70
8 James Avery “True Love Waits” Ring (Sterling Silver, Size 4, ladies) + Bread Crock Pot + 2 Picture Albums + Faith Puzzle 135 70 120
9 Bistro, Café, Coffee Plate Sets w/holders + Wine Card 150 70 130
10 Blue Crystal Bowl + “And the 2 shall become 1″ Frame 175 100 160
11 Native American Hand Painted Plate + Australian Artwork 180 90 150
12 12 Ball Jars for canning + Cookbook + 2 Mixes 40 20 35
13 2-Logenberger Pottery Tomato Red Loaf Dishes + 4 Cook Books + Black Tote Bag “Product of Texas” 75 40 65
14 Potbelly Gift Basket 65 35 60
15 Brazos River Hot Sauce Collection/Basket 45 25 40
16 1 iLane clear email devices (for car) + Poker Chip Set 150 75 140
17 1 iLane clear email devices (for car) + WalletBe + Cross Black Personal Journal & Pen Set + Totes brand floating pen & paperweight 130 65 120
18 20 Hours of Private Tutoring in Math, Physics, Chemistry + AMC Theatre drink/popcorn for 2 200 100 180
19 One night at Drury Inn for 1 + Black Computer Bag + 1 Roundtrip Airport Limo ride (by MegaLimo) + Hot Shots DVD 430 215 380
20 Budget Car Rental Certificate for 3 days 135 70 120
21 Game Lounge Chair + Sprinkler + Wireless Rain Center + Men’s “Dunbrooke” 2XL work-jacket (w/Fluor logo) + Ceramic Plant Holder 170 85 145
22 Sweetwater Country Club Golf Round for 4 + Souvenir golf balls + 4 Women’s Golf Shirts 355 180 320
23 Zuma Fun Center’s 1 family fun combo + 4 unlimited adult passes 120 60 105
24 4 Astros baseball tickets + Parking ticket for 9/23/12 game, Section C “Diamond Level” 1530 800 1380
25 4 Texas Rangers Tickets – 2013 Season Section 32, Row 8, Seats 15-18 320 180 290
26 One cycle of Salsa Lessons for 2 + 2 Wine Card 180 90 150
27 Mia Bella Restaurant in Sugar Land Gift Certificate for 2 + Valet Parking 75 40 65
28 Outback or Carrabbas Gift Certificate 50 25 40
29 Perry’s Steakhouse $300 Gift Certificate 300 175 275
30 Hyatt in Sugar Land – Weekend Getaway for 2 (Fri/Sat with breakfast, movie & pizza) + Wine Card 250 150 225
31 Residence Inn Marriott in Sugar Land – Weekend Getaway for 2 + Wine Card 300 160 270
32 2 United Airline Tickets, Coach 700 350 630
34 Courtyard Marriott in Sugar Land – Weekend Getaway for 2 + Wine Card 300 160 270
35 KC Smoker 200 100 175
36 1 Red Glass Purse + 4 Silk Scarves from India 50 25 45
37 2 Tickets for Texans vs Ravens Game on 10/21/12 + Purple Blanket 100 55 90
38 3 Wine Cards 150 80 135
39 2 Framed Pictures – ‘Construction workers’ 200 100 180
40 2 Embroidered Table runners from Mumbai, 18″x40″ each 40 20 35
41 6 Silk Scarves from India 45 25 40
42 1 – 3′x5′ American Eagle quilt (homemade) 75 45 70
43 Mary Kay Basket 50 25 45
44 Timeshare in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for 1 week + Free Week at IAH’s Fast Park lot 920 850 900
45 One American Laser SkinCare Gift certificate 200 100 180
46 One American Laser SkinCare Gift certificate 200 100 180
47 One American Laser SkinCare Gift certificate 200 100 180
48 One framed autographed picture of Phil Mickleson + Autographed Golf Flag by Phil Mickelson + 2 Fluor logo hand towels 220 110 175
49 Les McDonald Artwork 300 80 120
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SCIENCE IS “T”-RRIFIC!!! Fundraising Event

Event Details:
What: SCIENCE IS “T”-RRIFIC!!! – An EWB USA Central Houston Professional Chapter Fundraiser
When: Friday, September 21st 2012, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science (13016 University Blvd. Ph: 281.313.2277)

Tickets:
$25/Adult (18yrs +)
$20/University Student (requires a valid college ID at the door)
$10/Teen (15 – 18 yrs)
$5/Child (2 – 14 yrs)
FREE (under 2 yrs)

Ticketing Link: Science is T-rrific!!! Tickets
(Trouble accessing the link? Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ and search for “Science is “T”-rrific!!!”)

Purchase your tickets before Friday August 31st and earn first dibs to bid on 4 Houston Astros Game Tickets and 4 Sugar Land Skeeter Baseball Tickets! Several other fabulous auction items to be announced soon!

How You Can Help:
1. Purchase your own tickets now!
2. Share the flyer with your family, friends and colleagues!
3. Share the flyer with your company’s corporate communications’ team and request them to send out the flyer/event details officially.
4. Print the flyer and pin it to your company/community bulletin boards!
5. LIKE the EWB Houston Facebook Page, RSVP on the SCIENCE IS T-RRIFIC!!! Facebook Event and share with your friends!

Sponsorships:

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Bronze Sponsor is one who donates a minimum of $250.
Silver Sponsor is one who donates a minimum of $500.
Gold Sponsor is one who donates more than $1000.
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We are honored to have the following sponsors:

Gold: Fluor Corporation, KPMG Fluor Project
Silver: United Airlines, Debra Blackmon
Bronze: Brookstreet Bar-B-Que, Vincent Winkler, Perry’s Steakhouse, Residence Inn Marriott, Courtyard Mariott, Kangaroo Care, and Stephen Rabb.

We sincerely thank all sponsors for their support and generous contributions:

Here is the full sponsor list, in alphabetical order:

1 Aguirre & Fields, LP – Sugar Land, TX
2 Arci Martinez – Houston, TX
3 Artemio Villarreal – Houston, TX
4 Bahadur Agha – Houston, TX
5 Body Design Boot Camp – Sugar Land, TX
6 Brazos River Provisioning – Houston, TX
7 Brookstreet Bar-B-Que – Sugar Land, TX
8 Buffalo Wild Wings – Sugar Land, TX
9 Cafe Goo Yen – Sugar Land, TX
10 Carino’s Restaurant – Sugar Land, TX
11 Cindy Taitano – Houston, TX
12 Courtyard Mariott – Sugar Land, TX
13 Debra Blackmon – Houston, TX
14 Drury Inn Hotel – Sugar Land, TX
15 Earl of Sandwich – Houston, TX
16 Ernie Althaus – Houston, TX
17 Firehouse Subs – Sugar Land, TX
18 Fluor Corporation – Sugar Land, TX
19 Hyatt – Sugar Land, TX
20 Intercontinental Hotel Group – Houston, TX
21 Kangaroo care – Sugar Land, TX
22 Kozas – Sugar Land, TX
23 KPMG Fluor Project – Sugar Land, TX
24 Kristi Lenfield – Houston, TX
25 Kroger –Houston, TX
26 Lasagna House, Town Center – Sugar Land, TX
27 Marco Luzuriaga – Houston, TX
28 Marilyn Havens – Houston, TX
29 Mark Locasio – Houston, TX
30 Mia Bella Restaurant, Town Center – Sugar Land, TX
31 Mickie Kamp – Sugar Land, TX
32 Nakeisha Davis – Houston, TX
33 Nancy Kralik – Houston, TX
34 Nora Anne’s Flower Shop – Sugar Land, TX
35 Olive Garden – Sugar Land, TX
36 Perry’s Steakhouse – Sugar Land, TX
37 Potbelly Sandwich Shop – Sugar Land, TX
38 Residence Inn Marriott – Sugar Land, TX
39 Scott Williams – Houston, TX
40 Stadia Grill – Sugar Land, TX
41 Stephen Rabb – Houston, TX
42 Sue Bucknell, DVS Promotions Advertising – Sugar Land, TX
43 Summer Anderson – Houston, TX
44 Sweetwater Country Club – Sugar Land, TX
45 This and That Designs – Sugar Land, TX
46 United Airlines – Houston, TX
47 Vincent Winkler – Houston, TX
48 Yard Sprinkler – Houston, TX
49 Zuma Fun Center – Houston, TX

For more information about the event, email the fundraising team at fundraising@ewbhouston.org. All funds from the event will directly benefit the projects we support.

We hope to see you all there!

– EWB Fundraising Committee

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New El Salvador Project

*New Project Alert*
EWB has approved a project in El Salvador to assess the failure of a water well pump and design improvements. The community’s electrical cost to pump the water has significantly increased, and they can no longer afford the bill. The pump is being proposed to upgrade from a 3HP pump to a 5HP pump. It is taking 18 hours to fill the water tank when it previously took only 8 hours.

If you would like to get involved with this project please contact Nancy Kralik at njkralik@yahoo.com. An assessment team will be traveling around the Thanksgiving holiday for an assessment trip.

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Thank You for attending Haba Na Haba

It has been about a week since we successfully had the Kenya Fundraiser “Haba Na Haba”. The EWB-Central Houston Chapter is very thankful to have hosted over 100 guests at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

Thank you to:

Lineart Studio (http://www.lineartstudio.n​et/) for helping us with our website and flyer.

Lance at Sliced Bread Photography (https://www.facebook.com/S​licedBreadPhoto) for designing the flyer artwork and offering to be the photographer at our event.

Ten Thousand Villages (https://www.facebook.com/T​enThousandVillagesHouston) for donating $40 of merchandise.

Ziad Noshie and Family at Almaza Jewelers ( www.almazajewelers.com) for donating wine for our silent auction.

Aaron Brothers Art & Framing (www.aaronbrothers.com) for donating some ethnic frames for our raffle.

Randalls (www.randalls.com) for donating to our fundraiser.

Will, (http://www.etsy.com/shop/l​ittlewillie?ref=ss_profile) for providing a painting for our silent auction.

Space Montrose, the store right next to Cafe Brasil (www.whosinspace.com) will have a vendor table, selling some really cool stuff, with a portion of the proceeds going to our project!

Houston Museum of African-American Culture (http://www.hmaac.org/) for donating the use of your facility for our event!

Central Market for donating a gift basket for our raffle!

Luda Baklanova for bringing one of your paintings to our silent auction!

Francis Totter for bringing 3 paintings to our silent auction!

And thanks to everyone who participated as a volunteer and came to the event.

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Ways to be Involved with EWB Central Houston Chapter

Are you thinking about joining EWB Central Houston Professional Chapter, but do not know how you can be of assistance? Below are our current needs. Please contact any of the EWB-Houston members for further information.

People Needs: Capacity Actual Need
Board 11 11 0
Kenya Water 12 9 3
Power 12 8 4
Bolivia 10 8 2
New Program 1 12 12 0
New Program 2 12 0 12
Fundraising 8 0 8
Outreach 5 0 5
Technology 10 0 10
Communications Newsletter 2 0 2
Web Site Rebuild 5 2 3
Other 0 0
Houston Engagement
GBRC Display 3 0 3
Rain Garden 8 4 4
ISD- Furr 5 0 5
Project Tethys 5 3 2
other 5 0 5
Quality 6 0 6
Training 6 1 5
Mentoring 6 5 1
Totals 143 63 80

 

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