January 2015

President’s Letter

A Message from David Ojeman

A new year has arrived. We hope that you had a joyous holiday season. By now, all of you should have received the annual statement and invoice in the mail. Payment is now due. If you are not able to make the payment in full, please contact Brent Miller with Beacon Management to arrange a payment plan. Contact information for Beacon Management is within the letter provided with the annual invoice.

The annual meeting and election of officers will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 7:00PM. The location of the meeting will be as usual, Advent Lutheran Church, 5820 Pinemont Dr., Houston, Texas. Please plan on attending the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please fill out the proxy which you received in the mail in December and return it to Beacon Management.

Civic Committee News & Information

Residents gathered once again for our annual Holiday Party at the Forest West Community Center. Tom Demary cooked his famous gumbo, and many residents brought delectable treats and side dishes to go with the meal. Santa made a special appearance for our youngest residents. Children were able to share their wishes with Santa in the Community Meeting Room. Special thanks to Roy Smith for dressing up as our Santa this year!

The next Civic Committee meeting will be on February 24, 2015, 6:00PM, at 6202 Golden Forest Drive. RSVP to Elizabeth at elizabeth.fwcc@gmail.com or Kendra at kyarbrouc@gmail.com.

Do you enjoy social event planning? Do you want to improve the community you live in? Consider joining the Civic Committee! The Civic Committee hosts about six social events for the neighborhood per year.

We are a diverse group of both long-time residents and new residents, who want to make Forest West a connected and caring community. Please contact Kendra or Elizabeth, for more information, or to join the Civic Committee.

Garden Club News


Best Religious-
The Rivera Family,

Best Original-
Gail Mitchamore,
6139 Birchmont

Best Traditional-
The Hurta Family,
5806 Autumn Forest

Want to share your love of gardening? Need some help? The Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month, from September through May, at 7:00pm.

Learn the basics of composting at the next Garden Club meeting!

For more information, or to join the Garden Club, please call any of the following members:

Evelyn Miley: 713-682-3548
Charlotte Martin: 713-686-2378
Robbie Mouton: 713-681-0855

The next Garden Club meeting will include an informative session on composting. The meeting will be held at 6110 Autumn Forest, at 7:00PM, on February 10th. RSVP to one of the members listed in this article. We hope to see you there!

A Special Thank You to Our Block Captains

A note from Evelyn Miley

In the last newsletter delivered to your home, our Board advised newsletters will now be received by email or postal mail. This is excellent news! We had home delivery by block captains for many years; as your general distributor, I was so grateful for everyone’s help — and thank both past and present Block Captains. A special thank you for the following Block Captains for hanging in there all these many years: Cindy Bamisch, Gene Hall, Millard Peoples, Valette Carey, Anna Kinton, Robbie Mouton, Charlotte Martin, Margaret Oliver, Kirk Waldron, Cecil Burdick, Nan Whomes, Bob Kiber, Josephine Choy, and Ginger Garwood.

Forest West also wishes to thank you, Evelyn, for your many years of stewardship!


Forest West Neighborhood Events & Information

Proposed 2015 Civic Events in Forest West:

March: Rodeo season chili cook-off and dance party

TBD: Karaoke night at the Community Center

TBD: METRO NW management district

TBD: Ellen Cohen (longer session)

July 4: Annual kids parade

September: Election forum

October 6: National Night Out

October 10: Merchant Fair

December: Annual holiday party

Forest West is a deed-restricted community; restrictions are enforced. Deed Restrictions are available here or by written request to: FWCIA, PO Box 3732, Houston, TX 77253

Please plan to attend the Annual FWCIA Board meeting Feb. 3rd 7pm at Advent Lutheran Church