Offices open

Dear HIA members, 

please note that we have two offices currently open:

 

  • VP SIGs: Coordintates SIG programs, agenda, and schedule. 
  • VP Programs: Coordinates speakers and programs for HIA main program.

 

Currently these duties are being handled by volunteers who have helped HIA in the past. If you are interested in taking a leadership role, please contact our president Gus Salinas at 281-452-0614 GusSalinas@houstoninvestors.com and discuss your interests. I’m sure the current volunteers will continue helping with the duties, so it won’t be a burden. 

HIA can not exist without the efforts of its members; please consider taking a leadership role.

A Call to Service

Dear Houston Investors Association Members:

For almost 8 years I’ve enjoyed the being your program chairman and
it is with regret that I am resigning effective December 31, 2008. As I
noted to you in mid 2007, I found that my health affected how much
attention and focus I could bring to the position. In the previous note
mailed to you, the leadership team pointed out how HIA is a great
organization and an important one to keep you informed during these
uncertain times. The club was founded 27 years ago and for over half
those years I’ve seen it weather many cycles. We’ve seen a lot
of speakers volunteer to present to HIA and we really learned a lot from
each one of them. Authors and experts in their field, many had national
reputations, like Jim Rogers, John Mauldin, and some from our area, e.g.
Carole Coal who called our attention to the beginning of Enron’s
demise. I have also made a great many friends who have helped immensely
in the jobs at HIA and in my life.

I attended monthly meetings for quite a while before being “called
to service”, first in the support of the web site and then a year or
so later as a full time program chairman. For almost 8 years I’ve
worked along with many members of HIA to bring interesting programs. I
must admit that having the leadership in this area gave me the latitude
to bring in experts in my own area which is technical analysis and
modeling.

Speaking for the board, I hope you too will take the call to help by
volunteering to take this rewarding job for a while and bring “new
blood” and approaches to the club. I plan to help in the transition
by training and supporting the new Program Chairman as well having more
time to update the web site.

In gratitude,

Joseph E. Landry
15806 Manor Square Drive
Houston, Texas, 77062 – 4743
832-335-0353

HIA is seeking your involvement

Members of Houston Investors Association,
 
At uncertain times like these we all need reliable information on investing and financial planning, and opportunities to air our ideas and ask questions. We believe that Houston Investors Association is one of the best organizations available to you and our community for this purpose, and we hope you agree. However, as with all non-profit volunteer organizations, HIA relies totally on its members for energy, ideas, and leadership. We have no paid staff, no CEO raking in the megabucks, and no one to look to but ourselves to keep the club vital.
 
As we approach the annual time to choose officers and members of the board of directors, we are actively seeking “new blood” who have an interest in helping HIA achieve its mission. A number of positions and volunteer roles are open for consideration (we will detail these in a subsequent message). You don’t have to be a financial professional or an investing whiz-kid to play an important part in HIA; common sense, interest in the HIA mission, and willingness to devote a few hours a month is what we need.
 
The board of directors hopes some of you will consider taking a leadership role and helping HIA help the Houston community achieve financial security.
 
If you want to discuss opportunities, please contact our president Cleve Fontenot atclevefontenot@comcast.net or 713-956-6755.
 
Please let Cleve also know if you would like to suggest the names of other members that you feel would make great officers for HIA.  This is an excellent way to identify members you feel would help drive the organization forward. 

— 
Leigh Anderson
Houston Investors Association