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Katy ServeFest 2011 Important Updates!

Calling all Katy ServeFest Volunteers!  If you are looking for information for tomorrow, look no further!

YMCA Camp Cinco

Hello Campers!  Just a few reminders before Camp starts tomorrow.

– Arrive at 8:00am

– Park at Creech Elementary – 5905 S. Mason Rd,  you will ride the YMCA shuttle to the Camp location.

– If you are under 18 bring an adult with you and you must have a signed release from your parent

– Wear your work clothes

– Bring work gloves

– Lunch is provided

Please bring non-perishable food and personal care items to help support Katy Christian Ministries.  There will be a truck at the Creech Elementary Parking lot to accept donations.

Krause Children’s Center


Final tips before tomorrow’s ServeFest:

– Please arrive at 8:00

– 25752 Kingsland Blvd

– Lunch is provided

– Please wear clothes to paint in

– If you are under 18 you must come with an adult

Please bring non-perishable food and personal care items to help support Katy Christian Ministries.


KCM’s first weekend was such a success that we completed all the work at the KCM locations!  Please join us at the YMCA or Krause ServeFest Locations!

We look forward to serving with you!  Any questions please email diane@compassionkaty.org

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Katy ServeFest 2011 Registration Now Open!

It’s time to register for Katy ServeFest 2011!

Dates are February 26 and March 5 at the Katy YMCA’s Camp Cinco, Krause Children’s Center and Katy Christian Ministries.  Lunch will be provided thanks to a generous donation from Chick-fil-a and coffee provided by Kosmos Coffee.

Go to the Katy ServeFest Registration page at the top of the page under the Katy ServeFest drop down to sign up!  We can’t wait to see you there!

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2011 Katy ServeFest Leadership Opportunities

Compassion Katy will be holding our 6th annual Katy ServeFest in early 2011.  February 26 and March 5, 2011.  Our main location will again be at Katy YMCA’s Camp Cinco, Krause Children’s Center and Katy Christian Ministries.

We are looking for people to volunteer on the pre-planning side of this event.  We need people with several different skill sets: project planning, construction, administration and hospitality.  If you are interested in getting in on the Katy ServeFest Leadership team, email diane@compassionkaty.org for more information.  Online event registration will open soon.

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Katy Heritage Society Volunteer Opportunities

We’re looking for volunteers!  The Katy Heritage Society has been protecting and preserving historic resources in the Katy area for over 30 years. It is important work and right now we have opportunities for new volunteers. If you’ve been thinking you might like to get more involved in the Katy community, make some new friends and do something important, we’d like to hear from you!

Current opportunities:

Docents – volunteers who work at the houses when they are open the first weekend of every month. Requires a commitment to work one 3 hour shift at least 3 times a year. You will learn about our local history, can sign up to do this with a friend and enjoy some time in our beautiful historic homes.

House Chairmen – this person is responsible for one of the homes. You will visit it regularly to check on inventory and let us know of any repairs needed. House chairmen also decorate their homes seasonally, rotate inventory and participate in special event planning. This is another great job for someone who wants to do it with a friend or two.

Newsletter – this person will write and mail our newsletters. We’ll give you lots of information and all the details on distribution. This is a great job for someone with a creative flair who is proficient with computer publishing.

Special Events Chairmen – Want to take on just one event? We have events at Christmas, Easter, July 4 and would love to do more. We’d like to bring back our free park concerts and are open to new ideas. Take on being the chairman one event or volunteer to help.

Katy Community Cemetery Chairman – We’re working to have this location listed as a Texas Historic Landmark. As the only link to our black history in Katy, it is a significant project that needs someone who will work on the paperwork with the state and help us raise funds to do more work there.

Writers – We submit an article of historic interest for publication in a local magazine every month. Do you enjoy writing? Why not sign up for this and see your name in print?

VERY IMPORTANT: We will also be voting on a new Board of Directors in November. If you have board experience, or just want to help with the governance of this great group we’d like to visit with you about this very important job.

Thinking you don’t have time? It takes only the time you’re willing to give us, and your work will be appreciated by the entire Katy community and thousands of visitors. Please consider getting involved with the good work of the Katy Heritage Society.

Please respond by email to katyheritage@aol.com so Katy Heritage Society can call you to set up a tour of the park and discuss your area of interest.


The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch, Volunteer Training

The Way of The Master Evangelsim Training Class

“The Way of the Master” is an eight-session Basic Training Course which will teach you to overcome your fear of sharing your faith by using a proven, powerfully effective way to communicate the gospel to those you care about. Learn to bypass the intellect (the place of argument) and speak directly to the conscience (the place of knowledge of right and wrong)-—the way Jesus did. You’ll be able to step out of your comfort zone to reach your loved ones for Christ.

Tuesday Mornings

6:15 – 7:45 am – Class begins September 14

Led by: Alan Litvak

Cost: $8

10 Week – Coed Study

No childcare provided

Thursday Evenings

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Class begins September 16

Led by: David Ruzicka

Cost: $8

10 Week – Coed Study

Childcare provided

For more information or to register, go to The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch website at http://thefellowship.org/pages/connect/life-university/topical-classes/

Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training Class- “When Helping Hurts”

A Non-denominational Study of the Impact of Christian Missions on:  The Served & The Server

What: “When Helping Hurts”

When: Thursdays – 9/16/10 to 12/16/10

Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Kosmos Coffee 22765 Westheimer Parkway @ South Peek Road

(located at The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch)

Discussion Leader: George Puig

713.202.3237  G.PUIG@PKVENG.COM

Co-leader: Stephanie Hruzek

Contact George if you plan on attending or have any questions.

Sponsored by Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church

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KVPAC Volunteer Opportunities

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center is looking for volunteers!  Parents, friends … don’t be shy!  If you have the time, we have the project!  KVPAC needs YOU!  Here are some of the many volunteer opportunities at KVPAC.

KVPAC needs a new Volunteer Coordinator for 2010!  Do you love to take charge and coordinate tasks? Is executing activities and motivating helpers your forte?   If so, then KVPAC is the right place for YOU to be. Become an integral part of KVPAC today!

KVPAC Golf Tournament Fundraiser– Assistance needed to help launch this event scheduled for April 12th.

Adult Community Theatre

The following offstage volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Costumes – should have ability to sew

Backstage tech crew

Hair and stage makeup

Front of house volunteers (ushers, box office, concessions)


Love the smell of popcorn??? Want to see a show for free???  We need help with concessions for our upcoming theatre productions.

Come for one show or more!

Contact Lisa Connolly at lconnolly@kvpac.org to inquire more about these amazing opportunities to serve our community and have a rewarding experience at KVPAC.

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Katy Challenger Baseball Volunteers Needed

Be a Baseball Buddy to help challenged children play the game. Buddies can be any age adult or Junior or Sr High Student. No special training is required.

A Buddy’s job is to simply be a friend: engage the child in a conversation, if possible; help him/her hit, throw, catch the ball, if needed; keep the child’s attention on the game and make sure no one gets hit by the ball. This is a truly rewarding experience for both the players and the buddies. The best part is that buddies free up the parents, who can then take a much-deserved break and sit in the bleachers and cheer for all the children.

Games are held on weekends at the Katy American Baseball Complex at 24927 Morton Rd, Katy 77493.  Buddies need to show up 30 minutes prior to game time so they can be divided up among the teams.

More information and sign ups are found on the Katy Challenger Baseball website at http://www.katychallengerbaseball.com/baseballbuddies.html