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Call To Action!

Time to step into Mr. Peabody’s Way Back Machine and return to the year 1916 when Florence Terry Shaw Griswold founded Pan American Round Table of San Antonio… 

 and the reason for its inception. The need was great then, and the need is great now. Families fleeing persecution, violence and extreme unrest in their native countries, making life impossible for safety and any means of a normal life for the old, weak and poor.

Pan American Round Table was established to give aid, comfort and humanitarian relief for those fleeing Mexico because of the Mexican Revolution of 1914. It has become apparent to the Pan-American Round Table of Houston that it is time to go back to the original purpose of our organization by providing humanitarian aid to those who have been allowed to cross to the United States. 

At this time the Board has decided to take action by asking our members and friends to help provide some basic necessities to see them on their way. More actions to help will be given later.

Team Brownsville Team members pose with donations received to build care packages

Can you see yourself contributing financially to the purchase of items listed below? Donations will be accepted through May 23rd and will head out to be delivered to Team Brownsville on May 24th. Anyone available and willing to join our friend Elva on this trip and who can volunteer for the weekend would be a blessing. Please contact Flor at no later than May 20th if you wish to accompany Elva and volunteer for the weekend of May 24th through May 27th. 

Team Brownsville Team members sort through donations to build care packages

Please bring donations to the following address during normal working hours:
Leonel Castillo Community Center (Near Northside)
2101 South St.
Houston, TX 77009
Tel: 713.380.2255

Alternatively, you can purchase these items yourself using the Amazon wish list link provided below. Please be sure to mention that your donation is being made as a PART Houston member or friend. Florence Terry Shaw Griswold, founder would be very proud of the fact that we are looking back to give focus to the present and continue that focus on to the future, and Team Brownsville will be happy to see that they have supporters of their cause in members and friends of PART. Team Brownsville has a Facebook page for those interested in knowing more.

Items can be purchased and will be directly shipped to Team Brownsville. Please reference that you are a PART-H member when you make your purchased donation

For Kids or Infants (items marked with an * are nonessential supplies, but still appreciated):

  • Pedialyte
  • Tylenol (infants and children)
  • Cough medicine (infants and children)
  • Band-aids 
  • Neosporin
  • Car seats (parent’s are being fined for loading child into vehicles with no car/booster seats)
  • Booster seats
  • Formula (NIDO powder-this formula is only for children 1 year old or older)
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • *Coloring books
  • *Crayons
  • *toys (if you have any toys that normally come in happy meals those work!)

For Adults: 

  • Feminine products (pads and/or tampons)
  • Ibuprofen or Tylenol 
  • Undergarments
  • Sweat pants
  • Under shirts
  • shoes (new or lightly worn)
  • socks (new)
  • Deodorant
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • *shave cream
  • tri fold napkins (Costco on Bunker Hill has them)
  • Reusable cups
  • Trail Mix
  • Crackers
  • Calling cards
  • Notepad & writing utensil 

“One for All, And all for One”

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Thank You 2018!

PART Houston members celebrating the last Tuesday’s at Tony’s of 2018 with Houston restauranteur Tony Vallone


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are preparing to bring in a New Year in a fantastic way. I personally had a special Christmas and as always ate too much.

Since I became Director last June, it has been a whirlwind of activity. Our Member Event in August was such a success it gave some of our members an idea to hold an Artful Wednesday Sale which was also quite a success.  Many thanks to those who participated. We held our Latina Law and Order in October and honored a fantastic Latina in our community, Capt. Patty Cantu of the Houston Police Department. Then came our Posada at the end of November which was enjoyed by all who attended.  In the middle of all the events, six of our members and myself went to the Alliance of Pan American Round Table Convention in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The new board elected has three people from the Texas Tables.

I would like to acknowledge the last months of 2018 have been hard on some of our members, horrific auto accidents, illness or illness in their families and even some deaths. We are praying for those members and extend out a hand of friendship.

The board is planning our direction for the New Year.  We have some exciting events planned.  We encourage each of you to get more involved.  We are planning a Cultural Event in February so stay tuned for further details. March is Pan American Round Table of Texas Convention being held in Fort Worth. Then the Pan American Day Celebration in April followed by our Scholarship Award Event. The board is also evaluating ways to help the immigrant population at the border of Texas. Our founder, Florence Terry Shaw Griswold, started PART as a result of attitudes towards those fleeing the Mexican Revolution.  History is repeating itself.  We are not a political organization but we can assist in a humanitarian way. My hope for these events is to enjoy our time together, promote our organization, become involved, and pay forward.

In closing, I wish all of you a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Kaye Fraser

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2018 PART Posada

We Thank All who participated in our Silent Auction both in donations and purchases.

The silent auction featured a variety of special items from fine dining gift certificates, ballet tickets, hotel stay, wine baskets and a full bar set.  The evening began with the auction, cocktails and conversation.  Then our guests dined on a mediterranean buffet while enjoying the singing of Magallie Montiel, a 15 year old with a power voice.  Afterwards everyone enjoyed the Cuban band, El Rectorador del Son, and danced the night away. It was a wonderful night to start the holiday season.

Thank you to all of our silent auction donors:
Dr. Z.S. Kaylani and Mrs. Belinda Kaylani | Yvonamor Palix | Igor Kliakhandler | Katya Podossinnikova | Martha Innskeep | Kaye Fraser | Josie and Susan Houston | Anclamar’s W. Reception Hall | Barbara Van Postman | Charley Hall, Rose Hall Designs | Hotel Magnolia | Nguyen T. Nguyen | Beau Theriot | B&B Butcher’s | Rainbow Lodge | Tony’s

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event and stay up to date on the latest information about PART Houston. 

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Artful Wednesday

Art, unique jewelry, incredible clothes & delicious bites…Thank You for joining us at Artful Wednesday Pop Up Sale curated by Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts & friends. PART Houston was the featured non-profit and beneficiary of the sale hosted at a beautiful River Oaks home thanks to NAN Properties. The event featured a beautiful art exhibit by Houston Artist Richard E. Fluhr & the following vendors:

Carmen Armstrong’s Plata Del Carmen | Nancy Tennant | Odette’s Secret Closet | Manos Queretanas | C-Products | The Cookie Lady | Joy’s Biscotti 

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event and stay up to date on the latest information about PART Houston. 

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Latina Law & Order IV

PART Houston was proud to honor the first Latina Captain of the Houston Police Dept on Oct 4th.  Capt. Cantu headed two teams that went to our Sister Territory of Puerto Rico to aid their police force after Hurricane Maria. Ivette Mayo, owner of Yo Soy I am, served as the emcee of the night and many of Captain Cantu’s fellow officers attended in support of her. Students from Sam Rayburn High School and Austin High School (her alma mater) were present and Capt Cantu was able to speak with them as a group. A great time was had by all.

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event and stay up to date on the latest information about PART Houston.