Austin | Dallas | Houston
Shelby's Social Diary

One funny lady shakes things up at River Oaks Country Club as champions of caring are honored

Enlarge
Slideshow
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, David Wuthrich, Tara Wuthrich
David and Tara Wuthrich served as honorary chairs at the Family Services of Greater Houston fundraiser. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
News_Shelby_Family Services luncheon_Melinda Spaulding_Dawn Fitzgerald_March 2013
Luncheon emcee Melinda Spaulding, left, and luncheon chair Dawn Fitzgerald at the Family Services podium. Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Carol Beck, Steve Mach, Joella Mach
Carol Beck, left, and Steve and Joella Mach were among Family Services of Greater Houston supporters. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Greggory Burk, Tim Moloney, Christi Sullican
Supporters of Family Services of Greater Houston included Greggory Burk, left, Tim Moloney and Christi Sullivan. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Joan Dunlap, David Dunlap
Joan and David Dunlap were among Family Services of Greater Houston supporters at River Oaks Country Club. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Lousie Parsley, Melinda Spaulding
Lousie Parsley, left, was guest speaker and Melinda Spaulding was emcee at the Family Services of Greater Houston luncheon. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Susan Martin, Tom Martin, Madeleine Sheehy
Susan and Bob Mansell and Madeleine Sheehy, right, joined the Family Services event. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Kelly Lutz, Matt Garcia-Prats, Cathy Garcia-Prats
Kelly Lutz, left, and Matt and Cathy Garcia-Prats were in the Family Services luncheon crowd. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, David Wuthrich, Tara Wuthrich
News_Shelby_Family Services luncheon_Melinda Spaulding_Dawn Fitzgerald_March 2013
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Carol Beck, Steve Mach, Joella Mach
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Greggory Burk, Tim Moloney, Christi Sullican
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Joan Dunlap, David Dunlap
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Lousie Parsley, Melinda Spaulding
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Susan Martin, Tom Martin, Madeleine Sheehy
Family Services luncheon, March 2013, Kelly Lutz, Matt Garcia-Prats, Cathy Garcia-Prats

Author and speaker Louise Parsley is one funny lady. Just ask those attending the Family Services of Greater Houston annual "Champions of Caring" luncheon at River Oaks Country Club.

She kept the audience chuckling with her wry and witty comments on raising children and then nodding in approval as she shared words of passion about Family Services programs for individuals and families in need.

Dawn Fitzgerald chaired the luncheon that honored three former board chairs — Tom Amonett, Bill Carter IV and Bryan Wimberly. Stepping in as honorary chairs were Tara and David Wuthrich. Fox 26 news anchor Melinda Spaulding served as emcee.

The luncheon group included the honorees' wives Claire Amonett, Jill Carter and Carolyn Wimberly plus Famly Services president and CEO Nyla Woods, Joella and Steve Mach, Gene Graham, Lisa and David Pitts, Carolyn and John Young, Susan and Ron Martin, Joan Lee and Joan and David Dunlap.

Newsletters for exploring your city

Daily Digest

Houston news, views + events

The Dining Report

News you can eat

Insider Offers

Curated experiences at exclusive prices

Promo Alerts

Special offers + exclusive deals

We will not share or sell your email address