Houston's Brightest Take Bows

A room full of H-Town notables gather to celebrate selection of haute leadership

Room full of H-Town notables gather to celebrate a select few

News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Steve Mach, Joella Mach, Cora Sue Mach, Harry Mach
Steve Mach, Joella Mach, Cora Sue Mach, Harry Mach. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Scott Evans, Warner Roberts, Jeff Henry
Scott Evans, Warner Roberts, Jeff Henry. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Kristina Somerville, Monica Hartland, Deborah Duncan
Kristina Somerville, Monica Hartland, Deborah Duncan. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Joanne Wilson, Welcome Wilson, Kristi Schiller
Joanne Wilson, Welcome Wilson, Kristi Schiller. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Tony Gracely, Mary Gracely, Terri Havens, John Havens
Tony Gracely, Mary Gracely, Terri Havens, John Havens. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Kim Moody, Makell Moody
Kim Moody, Makell Moody. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Fred Zeidman, Lily Foster, Charles Foster
Fred Zeidman, Lily Foster, Charles Foster. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Linda Gayle White, Mark White, Barbara Hurwitz
Linda Gayle White, Mark White, Barbara Hurwitz. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Jake Nyquist, Judy Nyquist, Scott Nyquist
Jake Nyquist, Judy Nyquist, Scott Nyguist. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Nino Shbeeb, Danielle Shbeeb, Sami Shbeeb
Nino Shbeeb, Danielle Shbeeb, Sami Shbeeb. Courtesy of The Social Book
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Steve Mach, Joella Mach, Cora Sue Mach, Harry Mach
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Scott Evans, Warner Roberts, Jeff Henry
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Kristina Somerville, Monica Hartland, Deborah Duncan
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Joanne Wilson, Welcome Wilson, Kristi Schiller
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Tony Gracely, Mary Gracely, Terri Havens, John Havens
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Kim Moody, Makell Moody
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Fred Zeidman, Lily Foster, Charles Foster
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Linda Gayle White, Mark White, Barbara Hurwitz
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Jake Nyquist, Judy Nyquist, Scott Nyquist
News, Houston Treasures, Dec. 2015, Nino Shbeeb, Danielle Shbeeb, Sami Shbeeb

If there was ever any doubt that H-Town is brimming with admirable community leaders, The Social Book's "Houston Treasures" announcement dinner puts that notion to bed. Witness the recent "Bright Lights of Houston" dinner where the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Houston was filled with those who make a positive difference in our city.

For the 13th consecutive year, The Social Book honored individuals and couples representing each of the 12 months of the year, their photos and bios to be featured in the 2016 edition of the social calendar/resource guide.

Applauded for their philanthropy, volunteerism and leadership were Donna and Bob Bruni, Fran Fauntleroy, Lily and Charles Foster, Nancy Gordon, Terri and John Havens, Betty Hrncir, Pam Lockard and Ron Sterlekar, Joella and Steve Mach, Kim Moody, Judy and Scott Nyquist, Linda Gale and Mark White and Joanne and Welcome Wilson.

Welcoming the heady throng were The Social Book's publisher Scott Evans, editor Jeff Henry and partner Sami Shbeeb; Houston Treasures founder Warner Roberts; and Hyatt Regency Houston GM Tom Netting.

Among those attending were Kristi Schiller, Nino Shbeeb, Fred Zeidman, Angie and Cliff Roberts, Deborah Duncan, Monica Hartland, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Mary and Tony Gracely, Annette and George Strake, Carolyn Farb and Gordon Strobeck.