More than 140 community leaders and public officials hit the greens in August at NHA’s Fourth Annual Golf Tournament. “The tournament woe a great success,” said Bobby Adams, tournament chairman. “I appreciate everyone’s participation.” The annual fundraiser brought in $22,000 to support Association programs and projects. The tournament’s honorary chairmen were Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole and Montgomery County Judge Alan Sadler.

Compaq Computer Corporation was the tournament’s gold underwriter for the second year in a row, and Houston Lighting & Power was the silver underwriter for the first lime. Southwestern Bell stepped up as the bronze underwriter. Participating public officials included Jim Adams, San Jacinto River Authority, Charles Bacarisse, Harris County District Clerk, Council Member Ray Driscoll, city of Houston, state Sen. Jon Lindsay and Warren Driver, Tomball city manager.

Golfers braved the heat as they warmed up at the driving range after registration was complete. They were all hoping to win the “Hole-in-One” prize – a 1998 Buick Riviera – donated by DcMontrond Automotive Group. Unfortunately, no one won the new car, but a number of golfers went home with prizes. Klein Bank wen first place team, and get to display the winner’s trophy at their office until the next tournament. Second place team went to JNS Consulting Engineers. Inc. and LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc. took third. There were a number of course contests to be won as well. Mark Froehlich and John Mays won the Chipping Contest, and Fred Caldwell won the Putting Contest. The Longest Drive prize went to Craig Thompson, and Monte Schauer was Closest to the Pin.

The tournament dinner also served as the annual meeting of the North Houston Association membership. At this meeting, Jim Royer, Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. agreed to remain chairman of the board for another year. Bob Moore, Compaq Computer Corporation, agreed to serve an additional term as vice-chairman, and James Curry, Hines Interests Limited Partnership, agreed to continue his work as secretary/treasurer of the board.

In addition to this renewal of terms, two new board members, Martin Basaldua, M.D., Methodist Health Services and Mark Froehlich, P.E., Pate Engineers were elected, (see related story) Association staff and membership took this opportunity to thank former NHA Executive Director, Marlisa Stanley, for her four years of service. Due to an addition to her family, Stanley has decided to step down as executive director. She now serves as a part-time staff member, as director of public relations. In this capacity, she writes press releases, edits the newsletter and handles all NHA communications.