Happy New Year 2013
UPCOMING EVENT: JULY 19th - 21st
The Preserve of Texas & The Impact Center
Fun-n-the Sun Luau & Concert on the Patio
Special Guest Entertainers
Country Artist Rick Trevino & Angie Beck/
Including the amazing Cody Tillman & The Wicked Truth Band
We are opening our year with our 1st amazing event due to the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary. This situation has effected us all. You may were thinking what you could do to help so far away. NOW HERE'S A WAY! Look Below
January 8th- Impact Center Board Meeting- Location 81 Mckellar St Shepherd,Tx.
January 12th-Sandy Hook "Love Your Neighbor" Benefit
*This event will be to pray, honor the victims, awareness, and community unity. It does not
matter what community you are from. Details Below!
*Noon to 12:30
*Opening with prayer with Pastor Charlie Lacky & Zack Currie with Cowboy Church SJC
*Words from The Major of Shepherd G. Dillion
*Inspirational Speaker CEO Sol-Caritas**** Carlos Wallace
12:30 to 1pm:
Words from The Community & Children's Impact Center
I was so proud of the 8 youth that spoke @ the event
and expressed their thoughts on the Sandy Hook Tragedy
1pm to 1:30
*Community Church Choir
1:30 to 2pm
Guest Speakers: Chief Rex Evans @ Cleveland ISD & John Shannon Sgt. @ Cleveland ISD
Guest Speaker: Deputy Tommi Ashmore Harris County Pct 3
*Special Guest Mr. James Van Winkle and his special "Service Dog" Rouge & Complimentary
balloon art for the children.
*Magic show By: Cody Hollie
2:30 to 3pm
*Hear from Local Officers on subjects that the community needs to know!
*Shepherd campus Counselors.
3pm to 4pm:
The Awesome one man band Johnny Riley
4pm to 5pm:
Erik Burton with Poor Boys Catering and DJ Service. Karaoke time
5pm to 5:30:
Guest Speaker Shepherd ISD Superintendent Jodi Cronin
5:30 to 6:30:
Special Guest Inspirational Speaker and World Famous Boxer TERMITE WATKINS
Special family movie hosted and donated by Blanket Top Theater Dallas, Texas
8pm to 9pm:
*Prayer of Hope with local Pastor
*Here the voices of our local children on how the Sandy Hook tragedy effected them. Guest Speakers are
* 12th Grade-Lemeisha Ligions-Cleveland ISD *8th Grade-Hunter Benestanta-Coldsprings ISD
* 10th Grade-Alexis Autrey-Cleveland ISD *4th Grade-Dyanne Vasquez-Shepherd ISD
*11th Grade-Tamarlynn Wall-Cleveland ISD *7th Grade-Seth Carleton-Tarkington ISD
*Special candle light vigil (Please bring your candles, flashlights
*Make your cards, letters, or pictures. We are sending them to the victims families
to let them know East Texas Families have not forgotten them.
*Will have special guest singers Brook Paxton. Shayne Porter
May 17th, 18th & 19th
4th Annual Hug-A-Tree/Kiss-A-Fish
Richard Hanks Memorial/Youth 3 day adventure &
Youth & Adult Fishing Tournament
This year will be bigger & Better
than ever. Remember we need
you to rsvp this event. The
Liberty Lakes Resort has changed it's
name it is now "The Preserves of Texas"
Begins Friday at 5pm May 17th
Sunday May 19th 2pm
Cabins available must rsvp
for small fee
No fishing license required
Sponsors so far:
Preserves of Texas
Fishing Tackle Unlimited
American Red Cross-Philip Grantham
United States Forestry Service
The Impact Center
On Call PC Service
Texas Parks & Wildlife
United States Forestry Service
Activities & Guest
*Smokey The Bear
*Ricky Bretherton- From Billy the exterminator
*Dawn BellowsSearch & Rescue w her dog Bear
*United States Forestry Service
*American Red Cross Booth
*The Boy Scout Troops
*Biologist Chris Gregory (Maybe)
*3 day Fishing tournament
*A Plant For Life Program sponsored By____________________ waiting on sponsor!
*Leave No Trace Behind Program
*Blanket Top Theater from Owner Jayson- A movie in the Woods WOW!
*3 day camp out
*Everything is free to the public. Sponsors are so important
January 5th- Board Meeting 6:30 Hot Biscuit Cleveland
January 10th- Meeting with Shepherd Fire Department
January 16th-Meeting with EFC about venture together on major event
February 2nd Impact Board Meeting 6:30 Hot Biscuit Cleveland
February 3rd- Youth Night- DJ, Karaoke, Games, singing, and lots of food
Take FM 223 out of Shepherd go aproximately 5 miles turn right on Mid Lane into the Lake Tejas Subdivision go about 1.5 miles to the 3rd road on the right Acorn Lane the first road to the left is Chipmunk Trail we are the first place on the left 203 Chipmunk Trail. The shop beside the house is where we will be. Looking forward to seeing everyone. PLEASE RSVP ASAP SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO PURCHASE!
February 11th-Impact Bucket Fill Fundraiser
March 1st- Impact Board Meeting Hot Biscuit 6:30 Cleveland
March 16th- Youth Night evening at City Park- Hot dogs & Games
March 17th- Walmart meet and greet fundraiser
March 24th- 30 of us are participating in Cleveland Clean Up
March 30th- We are participating in Cleveland Chambers Banquet
April 5th- Impact Board Meeting Hot Biscuit 6:30
April 7th- Easter Egg Hunt with the City of Cleveland be at Stancil Park 9am
April 20th- Youth Night location pending
April 21st-Livingston Walmart Meet and Greet
May 3rd- Impact Board Meeting 6:30 Hot Biscuit Cleveland
May 18th-Youth Night Cleveland's Old City Park
June 1st, 2nd and 3rd- 3day fishing and camping trip (FREE EVENT)
3rd Annual Hug-A-Tree/Kiss A Fish- Look under event for details
Richard Hanks Memorial Youth
Fishing Tournament (Liberty Lakes Resort) Details coming soon.
This event touches lives.
June 7th- Impact Board Meeting- Hot Biscuit 6:30 Cleveland
June 15th- Cleveland City Park
June 16th- Humble Walmart Meet and Greet
July 4th- Snoe cone station @Shepherd 4th event, Wate Station @Cleveland 4th Celebration
July 5th Board Meeting Stancil Park 6:30 Cleveland
July 20th- Youth Night
August 2nd- Impact Board Meeting Hot Biscuit Cleveland 6:30
August 17th- Canceled due to 2 upcoming events for the children
August 25thbegins construction on 6th Annual Maze of Madness;
Meet at New Shepherd Fire Department 10am:
3101 Hwy 59 Shepherd,Tx It's not far down on the right
past McClains Grocery Store
September 6th- Impact Board Meeting Stancil Park 6:30 Cleveland
September 15th "GOING THE DISTANCE FOR THE CHILDREN"
"Going the Distance for Our Children" Fundraiser”
Bicycle & Wheel Chair Races
September 15, 2012
PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE HEALTHY CHILDREN!
Location: Shepherd,Tx. Junior High track- 1401 S. Bird Ave
Physical address to be announced soon
11am to 4pm
*General Admission $2.00
*Contestant entry fee: Adults $5.00 Children $5.00
*Special Needs Competition: wheel chairs $3.00 entry fee (Parent Assistance is welcomed)
*Senior Citizens Competition: entry free $3.00
*This event is to promote Safety, Physical Fitness ,Healthy Living, Self Confidence.
*Our Motorcycle families will be bring out their Bikes & talk about Street Safety
*Join us for a fun day of education, activities, friendship, and community.
*We will need sponsorships for awards and snacks for the children.
*Vendors welcomed, snack, drink or business companies needed to assist with (Pit Stations)
*Your Business will be promoted on our web-site, local papers, and other news media outlets
Please contact Brenda Myers for sign ups and sponsorship(936)499-2632
Kalvin Doyle our Youth Board Member came up with this event come out and support our youth
September 21st - Youth Night canceled due to maze
Oct 4th- Impact Board Meeting 6:30 Hot Biscuit Cleveland
Oct 5th-Maze of Madness opens- In conjunction with Shepherd Fire Department this should be an amazing fundraiser for both entities
Oct 18th- Youth Night Canceled due to maze.
November 1st- Impact Board Meeting 6:30 Hot Biscuit
Nov. 9th- Youth Night early because we have another event to attend
November 10th- Fill the bucket to feed the hungry (Location pending)
November 19th-Deliver Thanksgiving Dinners
December 6th- Impact Board Meeting Hot Biscuit 6:30 Cleveland
December- Youth Night event - Christmas get together for the Impact Team
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A New Beginning
Hello friends and Impact team,Our meeting Friday night was awesome. I’m so sorry you missed it. I feel that we accomplished much. The voices of the youth were heard and through their thoughts and words we have decided to cancel our 3 largest events this year and get back to the basics to be able to spend more quality time with the youth.Here is a updated schedule of events.: Our town meetings every 3 Friday of the month will be turned into a fun night called
“Impact Youth Night”
and a chance for the youth to speak of what ever is on their minds. It will be from 6:30 till 9 pm. Beginning Friday 18,FEBRUARY 18TH, 2011
January 29, Come to Shepherd Community Center 10am and support the 2 Impact Flag Football teams. We will sponsor 2 teams one all males and 2 all females. We will be sponsoring these teams to help raise funds for Shepherd Little League.
February 1 - Impact Board Meeting- Canceled due to bad weather re-scheduled for Wednesday Feb. 9th.
February 18Impact Youth Night-
pajama night with games and activities-Bring your cards or any games to play. No video’s
March 1- Impact Board Meeting
March 2- Blood Drive American Legion 321- for a little boy with Leukemia. He needs our help. Tell them the Impact Team sent you up there. Thanks for saving a life. 9am to 6pm
March 4 - Chambers Banquet- Casino Night
$50.00 per person. You get $1,000 in chips, Buffet and a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas and many awesome prizes. Everyone encouraged to come. You can purchase a ticket from Brenda Myers
March 5 - Clean Up Cleveland 9am till 1pm. I need your shirt sizes asap to turn into Miss Kim
Call me asap to get on the Impact Team
March 18- Impact Youth Night- Video Heaven
Saint Patrick’s Day- Everybody wear green it will be a night of video heaven. Everyone bring their game sets and a tv. John Seifert will assist in setting up the video games. For the younger group we will have a coloring station and fun activities for them. Story books etc. Games must be approved by the Board.
April 5- Impact Board Meeting- OfficerTommi Ashmore got Hot Biscuit for this months meeting due to Dairy Day having the park.
April 15th Impact Youth Night- Cleveland City Park, Horseshoes, volleyball, and more. 6:30 to 9:30
Relay For Life April 15 5pm Cleveland High School Stadium
April 30 Diary Day Parade . The youth voted to participate so we need to think of a Theme. Starts at 10am Downtown Cleveland. Dust off your boots and find a cowboy hat.
May 3- Impact Board meeting- Tommi Ashmore will check Hot Biscuit for this meeting as well due to Dairy Day. 6:30 pm
May 14- Community Dance/ 211 Peach St Cleveland, Tx. Stancil Park
Hosted to benefit one of our local youth members Shayne Travis Porter. Shayne is only 15 and has gotten a VIP invitation to be excepted to Nashville School of Music. The Impact team will be hosting this dance to help raise funds to get Shayne into this school. We need your support.
*DJ & Karokee Contest 6pm to 7pm $5.00 entry fee. 1st, 2nd 3rd prize-
1st prize wins a karaoke recording session donated By: Eddie Nolder worth $800.00
*Dance 8 pm to 11pm (Band) $5.00 per person
*You can add your name to our t-shirt sponsorship for only $100.00. The shirt will have Shayne's photo and say "WE HELPED SEND SHAYNE TO NASHVILLE" Support your local youth and help them to succeed.
May 20, Impact Youth Night- Movie Night. Bring your favorite movie. Popcorn and drinks will be sold at the concession stand. Bring your favorite movie and we will draw straws to see which one we watch. Try to keep your choices something that all ages would enjoy. No rated R movies please. Invite all your friends and family. Join us in celebrating community, our youth and our commitment to bringing more joy to the youth.
May 21- Swim Party at Double Lakes Park & Recreation . We must have permission slips from all parents and we need adult volunteers to assist in this fun activity. The Impact Team will need assistance with some briskets and someone who can bar-b-q for us for the day. Join us for a day of family and friendship and a awesome day for the youth.
May 22- Benefit Brunch @ Backwoods for Shayne Travis Porter. Performers Shayne Travis and Cheyenne James. Cheyenne & Backwoods will donate 10% to Shayne.
June 7- Impact Board Meeting- Stancil Park 6:30 Please I need all Board Member, Directors, Officers and Youth Board to please attend. It is very important that our leaders attend these meetings. We appreciate you so much.
June 17-Impact Youth Night- Cleveland OLD City Park 6:30 .
June 25- Benefit fundraiser for Impact Center @ Backwoods Grill hosted by Jessica and Frank owners of Backwoods. Bike stands down @11 am entertainment starts @1pm and auction begins at 2pm. Briskets & Auction items needed
July 2- Kayacking classes for all Directors and youth team. Double Lakes 10am
July 4- 4 of July Parade in Cleveland the youth voted to participate we need a theme. Let’s think hard to be different.
July 5 - Impact Board Meeting & Committee Meeting for Hug -A-Tree Event- Hot Biscuit 6:30 Please try to attend. Together in numbers we can make a difference
July 16- THIS EVENT HAS BEEN INCLUDED WITH OUR JULY 30TH EVENTImpact Workshop- 10 am till 4pm- We need all adults to please put on your thinking caps. We want this event to be as awesome as the first time we did it. We are looking to teach our youth basic skills on every day life things. Dads bring your old junk cars out and teach the boys and girls how to change a tire, change the belts, grandmothers break out the cook books and teach the boys and girls how to use a measuring cup and make some goodies with them, all you craftsman bring out your best but easiest craft to build. Maybe a birdhouse or a rocking horse. Quilters and sewers this is a lost talent for our younger generation come out and share the gift with our youth. Anyone who has a talent of canning jellies or whittling, anything you would like to teach our youth this will be the day of giving back to them. Sharing time and a craft with them. Let’s create a last memory. Please call me to sign up. Brenda Myers (936)499-2632. Concession will be opened.
July 30th- Bands and Bikers for Babies "Awareness for Violent Crimes Against our Children" on Home Page look under the event.
August 2 - Impact Board Meeting & Committee Meeting for Hug-A-Tree Event
6:30 Hot Biscuit
August 12, 13, & 14- 2 Annual Hug A Tree/Kiss A Fish Richard Hanks Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament
*** FREE 3 day event. Fishing poles in the water as early as noon on Friday August 12 the tournament will end Saturday @ dark. Award ceremony begins at 9am Sunday morning must be on time to receive awards. We will have several categories, biggest fish, ugliest fish, most fish and most unique water creature, smallest fish etc. Games Wardens will be available for weight ins.
***Impact Team will furnish Dinner Friday night and breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Breakfast Sunday morning. Any extra snacks during the day the kiddos are welcomed to bring. Bring your tents, fishing gear, flash lights , bath suits and changes of clothes.
We need donations and sponsors to make this event spectacular
*** We will need signed permission slips
*** We need adult supervision
*** If your child has any medical condition we need to know before trip
*** We need donations for fishing rods, tackle boxes, and tackle for prize winners
*** We gave away a $1,000.00 Life time fishing license that was donated by: Larry & Caroline Morton last year for the grand over all winner for largest fish. We need your donations to offer this grand prize again this year. The children had a blast!
*** If you would like to donate food, fishing gear, tents or sleeping bags please contact Brenda Myers
*** There will be zero tolerance for alcohol or drugs in our camp area. This is a youth event.
*** Please bring bug spray and life preservers if you can not swim
*** We need donations for fishing bait
August 19- Impact Youth Night: We are open for suggestion on this night. 4 hours from 6:30 to 9 pm If anyone would like to adopt this night I would be grateful. Anything you think the kids would enjoy.
September 6 - Impact Board Meeting Hot Biscuit 6:30
September 17- Impact Youth Day- Sports Event - We need a outdoor , lighted up location where we can play football, basketball and maybe even a softball game. If you have any suggestions please let me know. It will be from 10am til 4pm. Bar-B-Q plate fundraiser. We will need donations for briskets and trimming and a awesome bar-b-q team to help. This will replace our Impact youth night ON 16TH
We will need your help with equipment if you can let us borrow or donate gloves, 3 footballs, 2 basket balls, softballs, bats and some good moms and dads for umpires. These events will take team work from a lot of people. I know there are enough of us out there that will make this event spectacular.Concession stand help will also be needed. Thanks for caring.
October 1st-Bands and Bikers for Babies 2 "The Mission Continues" Kingwood Harley Davidson 111 North Pines Dr 77339. Look under event for details.
October 4 - Impact Board Meeting- 6:30 Hot Biscuit
October Impact Youth Night canceled because of major event
October 22- Impact Masquerade Ball: "THEME WILL BE LYBRETH THE MOVIE"
This event location is still unknown we are hoping to have it at the Cleveland Civic Center. This will be a spectacular night to remember. The youth wants the theme to be cartoon characters or your favorite movie character. Details to come soon. Start looking for your costume now. We will need sponsors so please open your hearts to To bring joy to these children.
November 1- Impact Board Meeting6:30 Hot Biscuit
November. 18-Impact Youth Night- Open for suggestions
November 19 -we hope to spend time with our senior citizens. Details will come soon. We hope to spend some time with the seniors as well as doing some clean-up’s for them before the holidays. We will start a list in August to determine how many yards we can do.
December 3 - Hometown Christmas Parade- We took first place 2010. Thanks to all of your hard work. We will be participating again 2011
December 6- Impact Board Meeting: 6:30 Hot Biscuit
December 16-Impact Youth Night- Due to large event next day I would appreciate all youth attendance to go over details of event. It will also give our youth time to visit and interact with each other for a few hours. I will probably already be at park decorating.This will not have a planned theme or activity just a time to visit.
December 17- Gift of Giving Event- Last year was spectacular. We helped so many children have a wonderful Christmas and it was because of people like you. Let’s start early this yearevery time your in the store pick up a small toy and a hygiene item for the homeless and by Christmas we can have it almost done. Thanks so much to all participate this past year.Special thanks to The Boozefighters and The Christian Lone Star Riders and Bikers Against Child Abuse Houston Chapter and all of you who adopted families.
MORE EXCITING DETAILS
The Impact team will be going over details of our Zero’s to Hero’s program where our youth can take their leadership skills to the next level by doing some things in the community to make it a better place to live or to take responsibility of bringing joy to others through their actions and chooses.
Here’s all you have to do:
#1 If you or your child is a Impact member they will receive a form each month with a list of things they can do to make a difference. The youth who receives the most points will win a chance to be the Top Youth of The Month, which will hopefully include a certificate from Keep Cleveland Beautiful.
#2 If you have a youth in your community you would like to acknowledge you can request a form through our web-site contact page www.impactcenter.vpweb.com or contact Brenda Myers @ email@example.com. You will fill the form out send it back to us. We will chose as a Board from all entry’s who will be Top Youth of the month.
#3 If you just want to let us know something special about your child or feel they deserve the Top Youth of The month and would like them recognized we want to hear from you.
#4 If you are between the ages of 8 and 21 and you have a topic or something you feel needs to be addressed in your community and you are welling to go on tv and talk about it, we would like to hear from you. This would be your chance to have a voice.
You must send in your letters or stories to “Impact Center".
*** We also will be adding a few dates during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday’s to go to the Senior Citizens building and bring some joy to the many guests who could use some cheering up. Thanks Officer Tommi Ashmore for bringing up this wonderful suggestion.
We need donations and sponsors to make these events spectacular