The Lakewood Forest Civic Association Works for You
You might have noticed from the front page that this newsletter is brought to you by the Lakewood Forest Civic Association, but do you know what else this group does for you? Your civic association is a busy group of volunteers planning lots of activities that help make Lakewood Forest a great place to live. Here are some of the things we do:
July 4th Patriotic Parade – Though we got rained out this year, the civic association has organized and hosted this annual parade for many years in conjunction with the Lakewood Forest Fund (HOA) and the Lakewood Residents Club.
Food Truck and Splash Bash – All Lakewood Forest residents are invited to this friendly event on September 15, 4 to 8 pm, at the Lakewood Residents Club. Enjoy good food and good company with your neighbors.
National Night Out – Join us at the Lakewood Residents Club on October 6 to meet your neighbors, visit our information booths, and meet the first responders who serve our subdivision.
Coffee With a Cop events – We host these events so that residents can get to know the law officers that serve our subdivision, and ask questions about keeping our residents safe.
Breakfast with Santa – The association hosts a breakfast with Santa Clause for the children of the subdivision.
School donation programs – We make monetary donations to schools serving Lakewood Forest.
Scholarships – We award monetary scholarships to high school students who are pursuing higher education opportunities. We also support the projects of candidates for the Boy Scout Eagle Scout Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award, as well as the Summer Day Camp Program for children living in Lakewood Forest.
Residents Directory – We collect information for and publish a directory of the households in Lakewood Forest every two years.
Welcome Guide – The association produces a Welcome Guide for new people who move into Lakewood Forest.
Military care packages – We send care packages to our residents who are away from home serving their country.
Curb painting – We coordinate the painting of house numbers on the curbs throughout the subdivision.
Subdivision garage sale – The association helps organize and advertise a subdivision-wide garage sale twice a year. The next one is coming up in November.
And there’s even more going on in Lakewood Forest that your civic association helps with. To learn what else we do, reach out to any of the association members listed on page 2.
Lakewood Forest National Night Out Event
Our Lakewood Forest National Night Out event on October 6th was enjoyed by all who attended it. The Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department demonstrated their truck’s fire hose capabilities, and even coaxed a few of us residents to operate that hose; some of us got slightly wet from the air borne spray (LOL). Our Precinct 4 Constables brought us over to their very tall high-water rescue truck. When we asked about the number of Harris County residents rescued in PCT 4 during Hurricane Harvey, the response was thousands were rescued by PCT4 Constables, fire departments and the Cajun Navy. The Constables K9 team then had an in-depth discussion about their K9 dogs, and held a demonstration of his ability to take down a pretend bad guy (portrayed by an unlucky PCT4 constable). All of these excellent demonstrations and discussions earned our local First Responders several rounds of applause.
We finished up our National Night Out event with free Mini-Jimmy sandwiches (provided by Jimmy Johns), chips, cookies, and refreshments. Lastly, we handed out door prizes consisting of donations from the following local businesses.
Jimmy Johns (10850 Louetta Rd) – two $20 store credits, and certificate for a party platter
Brio Tuscan Grille (1201 Lake Woodlands Drive) – two $25 gift cards
Black Walnut Café (10623 Louetta Rd) – One $25 gift card
Rudy’s Grille and Cantina (11760 Grant Rd) – Four $20 gift cards
Chick-Fil-A (21622 SH 249 at Jones Rd) – We handed out dozens of gift cards (for free sandwiches to our attending first responders and LWF residents
LWF resident and Keller Williams realtor Nicole Dixon raffled off a nice fire pit
We are grateful for the above National Night Out sponsors, and want to encourage all of our Lakewood Forest residents to support those specific businesses by visiting them in the near future.
Tables were set up within the Lakewood Residents Club for the following groups: Lakewood Forest Civic Association, Lakewood Forest Fund, Lakewood Forest Garden Club, Lakewood Residents Club, Cypress Emergency Response Team (CERT), Keller Williams realtor Nicole Dixon, Lakewood Forest Brownie Scout Troop 111109, and our PCT4 Constable. We offer our thanks to all of those wonderful table volunteers.
We hope that more of our Lakewood Forest Residents will consider joining us at our next LWF National Night Out in October 2019.
Community Outreach for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Looking for all Eagle Scout/ Girl Scout Gold Award Candidates in Lakewood Forest!
Are you a LIFE ranked Scout looking to complete your Eagle Scout Project or a Girl Scout working on your Gold Award by December 31st, 2018?
The Lakewood Forest Civic Association in partnership with the Lakewood Forest Fund have created a sponsorship program to assist any Eagle Scout candidate or Gold Award Candidate who is a resident of Lakewood Forest, with some of the expenses of their project.
To apply for sponsorship from this program, simply send a text/email to Community Events Chair Sandy Matto at 281-814-7495, firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in sponsorship.
A presentation to the Civic Association Board Members detailing your project is required.
Board of Directors
Michael Lindauer, President
Open Position, Vice President
Jodi Cole, Recording Secretary
Barbara Ward, Corresponding Secretary
Mary Ales, Treasurer
(1) Doug Hissong
(2) Pat Justice
(3) Jasmine Hurey
(4) Linda Musthaler
(5) Open Position
(6) Lori Estepp
The Civic Association serves the neighborhood in numerous ways such as hosting the Fourth of July Parade, scholarship award program for graduating high school seniors, donations to local schools, care packages to military members, publishing of a Monthly Newsletter, Resident Directory and Newcomer Guide, curb number repainting, and hosting several family oriented community events for our residents.
Lakewood Forest Civic Association and Lakewood Forest Fund (the HOA) are committed to serving the residents of Lakewood Forest. While these are two separate non-related entities, they work in tandem through volunteer board members to manage the affairs of the association. The Civic Association advocates for the community by providing improvements to the neighborhood from the voluntary dues collected from residents in addition to promoting the civic spirit of the community. Every year, the Civic Association organizes and co-hosts numerous community events with Lakewood Forest Fund (the HOA). Other ways the Civic Association serves the neighborhood is by conducting a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors, donations to local schools, care packages to military members, publishing of monthly newsletter, resident directory and newcomer guide, curb number repainting, and assisting the HOA with unexpected expenses. Lakewood Forest Fund (the HOA) also known as “The Fund”, is the entity responsible for running the daily operations of the community which includes assessment collection and deed restriction enforcement. Through the dedication of the volunteers serving on each board, Lakewood Forest continues to be a premier neighborhood in northwest Houston.
Lakewood Forest Civic News
Lakewood Forest Civic Association, Inc.
13121 Louetta Road, PMB #1025
Cypress, TX 77429
Lakewood Forest Fund Inc.
Lakewood Forest Fund Inc. - 12415 Louetta Road - Cypress, Texas 77429