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January 22, 2017

EWB Central Houston Top Golf Fundraiser

Come join us at Top Golf in Katy on February 25th from 2 to 5 PM to support the Central Houston Professional Chapter sponsored by Bechtel Corporation. 100% of proceeds will go towards supporting our active projects in Peru, South Africa, India, Ethiopia and more.

Admission includes 3 hours unlimited Top Golf, lifetime Top Golf Membership, and Chicken and Beef Fajita Buffet!!!

Tickets can be purchased HERE!

You can also find our Facebook Event page HERE to invite your friends!

Categories: Events
December 26, 2016

Congratulations Peru Team!

Great job and congratulations to everyone on the Peru team for implementing their rainwater catchment system project in Peru! The team is excited to have provided the Community of Payorote in the Peruvian Amazon with a rainwater catchment system. The community now has clean water to drink, wash, cook and clean and their health will improve with the reduction of waterborne illness. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, talents, money, energy, and anything else they chose to give in support of the success of this project. Each of our team members played an important role and we hope you all grew from this experience. We set out with a goal to implement this project within a year, and we met that goal! Yea!!! We especially thank our partners at Rotary and Amazon Promise. We would also like to thank our EWB chapter board for providing monetary support and our National organization for providing counsel and guidance. To our 20+ team members on the Peru team, you have made such an impact on our friends in Payorote. I’m proud of you. It has been so fun to work with you all! Thank you.

Below are some pictures of the completed project, the team and some community members, and a happy sloth.

-John Leonard, President

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Categories: Peru Uncategorized
December 12, 2016

End of Year Social

We hold monthly meetings to keep our chapter up to date. We also use meetings as a time to share what’s going on with our project teams as well as collaborate on issues and discuss special topics. Meetings are open to everyone, members and non-members, so come on out and get involved!

Our next meeting on December 14th at 7 PM, will be held at Taps House of Beers. It will be our end of the year social. Come and celebrate the accomplishments for the year as we look forward to next year. New board members for 2017 will be announced during this meeting. Also, our social, like our meetings will be open to everyone. Feel free to come and learn more about how to get involved.

Light appetizers will be provided by Taps House of Beer and a donation will be made to the Chapter based on attendance.

Categories: Uncategorized
October 17, 2016

EWB India Fundraiser

 

We are holding a yoga fundraiser to raise money for Engineers Without Borders Houston’s Chipiya Biogas Project in India 

On Saturday October 22nd at 11:00am @ Eureka Heights (941 W 18th St, Houston 77008)

 

Please visit link below for more information about the project and to make online donations: https://support.ewb-usa.org/chipiyaproject

Bring your own yoga mats.

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Categories: Uncategorized
April 25, 2016

EWB Happy Hour Fundraiser: Taps House of Beer

HHTaps Join EWB this Saturday, April 30th for a Happy Hour Fundraising Event!

$10 donation at the Door to receive a Free Beer, selection of Appetizers and other Drink Specials. Door Prizes will also be given away!

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Categories: Uncategorized
April 20, 2016

India Project Team: An Evening of Yoga

Come join us for an evening of YOGA!

Enjoy a free session of yoga with certified yoga instructors at Yoga EADO on April 29th!
Yoga session will be from 7:30 to 8:30 pm and is open to all skill levels.

Facebook Event Page: Click Here
Register: Click Here

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(Any monetary donation will be accepted to support the Central Houston EWB Chapter’s India Project)

 

 

February 3, 2016

India Project Happy Hour Fundraiser

Come join us for a Happy Hour fundraiser to support the Center Houston EWB Chapter’s India Project. Enjoy appetizers, drink specials, and the company of your fellow Houstonians while supporting a great cause at Midtown’s 3rd Floor bar.

Purchase a wristband from us on the day of the event at 3rd Floor and you will receive:
$3 – True American Light & True American Dark Beer Drafts
$4 – St. Arnold’s Seasonals
$5 – House Wines & Absolut Flavors
$2 off Craft Cocktails
Complimentary Drunken Focaccia Bread

Please come out to support us and spread the word! Invite you friends and family to attend this Happy Hour! 🙂

Visit our:
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/538795846296801/
EWB Donation Link – https://ssl.charityweb.net/ewbusa/pfp/ewbchipiyaindiaproject.htm
EWB India Project Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/ewbchipiya

EWB Happy Hour Flyer Feb 19 2016

Categories: Events India Project
January 27, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for EWB India Biogas Project (http://ewbhouston.org/projects/india/).

We are currently working to complete the Alternative Analysis (523 Form) Report to EWB.  But we need some help with completing the biogas plant design and completing the gas distribution option analysis.  As well as pricing equipments and material cost to select the final design.

Below are a list of our needs and personnel needed to accomplish them.  If anyone would like to help, Please contact me at gtamilse@bechtel.com.  Your help would be much appreciated!

  1. Need better awareness of & communication with potential local equipment & material suppliers, to refine cost estimate (pumps, portable gas bags, heater, piping/fittings, instrumentation, cement, & other raw materials) – Procurement Person
  2. Need pipeline design support – Pipeline Engineer
  3. Need digester vessel construction support, to make decision between concrete, brick, fiberglass or other options& refine the plant layout – Civil Engineer
  4. Digester cover & storage design support – HDPE & other options, sealing/interface design, safety considerations; currently using NRCS Waste Facility Cover Code 367 as guidance. – Tanks Engineer
Categories: India Project
September 1, 2015

South Africa Happy Hour Fundraiser

Come out and help us support the South Africa Project Team of EWB-USA as they seek to raise $40,000 to implement a clean-water project in the Bergnek Community, South Africa. The Team has designed a solution to provide the entire community with access to clean water and is raising funds for their October trip to implement this project. Your support will help us reach our funding goals and help us acheive EWB’s mission of “building a better world.”
The event will be Wednesday, September 9 from 6-9PM at Taps House of Beer located at 5120 Washington Ave. $10 at the door will get you happy hour drink specials as well as complimentary appetizers.
Come on out for a good time and a worthy cause and please help us spread the word by inviting friends, coworkers, neighbors, strangers, etc…Taps-HH-Flyer
Thanks and we’ll see you there!

August 9, 2015

South Africa Implementation Trip

Our South Africa team has plans to travel on their implementation trip later this fall and is seeking your support!

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The team will be expanding the existing water supply system of the Bergnek Community, a village of 1500+ people who do not currently have enough water to meet their needs. Specifically, the team install a new water well pump, upgrade an existing pump, and expand the water delivery system. Our team recently received approval on our Final Design paperwork and has just completed a presentation to the national EWB representatives, going over our plan and design. From a planning and design perspective, the project is nearly 100% complete. The only thing we now lack is funds.

And that’s where we’re asking for your help! The total cost of the project will exceed $40,000, and we still have much of that to raise if we’re going to be able to reach our goal of implementing in October. While we’re currently pursuing other fundraising, such as grants and events, we’re reaching out to those in our personal and professional networks to help us with small donations. Please consider supporting our trip and helping us bring clean drinking water to the people of the Bergnek Community!

Donate directly to this project

Finally, we’re asking for your help soon because all private donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, but our local chapter of EWB, the Central Houston Professional Chapter! This is only for a limited time, so please donate today! Also, please help us spread the word by forwarding this to your personal contacts and sharing our post on facebook!

We greatly appreciate any and all help you can offer to our team.

Sincerely,

The South Africa Project Team
EWB-USA Central Houston Professional Chapter

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Categories: South Africa