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					THE HERO
100 Club to Honor Law Enforcement and Fir efighter Heroes
The 100 Club will host our 52nd Annual Heroes Awards Banquet on May 18, 2006. This year the Club will honor a record breaking fortyseven Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters who have performed above and beyond the call of duty. In appreciation, each Firefighter will receive a Cairns “Sam Houston Model” Firefighter Presentation Helmet and a glass firefighter’s ax inscribed with The 100 Club logo. Law Enforcement Officers receive a Sig Sauer Model 229, .40-caliber semi-automatic Commemorative Pistol and an etched jade glass award. Narratives about the Award Recipients will be available on The 100 Club website, www.the100club.org, after the May 18th event. We congratulate each of the following award recipients.
Deputy Johnny Cantu Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Officer Robert “Bobby” Sanderson, III Friendswood Police Department Deputy Johnny B. St.Clair, Jr. Grimes County Sheriff’s Office Officer Gregory M. Hernandez Brookside Village Police Department Deputy Carlon Christopher Davis Harris County Constable Precinct 3 Game Warden I Kevin Mitchell Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Game Warden Jonathan Heaton Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Trooper I Robert Rodriguez Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Landon M. Blum Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Officer Joe Benningfield College Station Police Department Special Agent Patrick J. Fransen Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Vanessa G. Walther Federal Bureau of Investigation Officer Chris Skendziel League City Police Department Officer Marty G. Adcock League City Police Department Officer Alfred Herdon Aldine ISD Police Department Deputy Paul L. Brinkley Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Corporal Billy J. Lalumandier Harris County Constable Precinct 3 Officer Gordon R. Bean Dayton Police Department Corporal II Steven Jeter Texas Department of Public Safety Deputy James Lewis Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Gregory G. Nason Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mark L. Alonso Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Vuong Harris County Sheriff’s Office Detective W. “Bill” P. Smith Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Antonio Gracia, Jr. Houston Police Department Sergeant Patricia D. Graham Houston Police Department Officer Jesus A. Cantu Houston Police Department Officer Dennis H. Domagas Houston Police Department Lieutenant Carlton E. Brown Houston Police Department Lieutenant Robert D. Cain Houston Police Department Firefighter L. Jay Barrera Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Dept. EMT-I/Firefighter Donney Guebara Richmond Fire Department Firefighter Josh Kettler Navasota Fire Department Firefighter Kevin L. Wood Waller Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Randy Reichardt Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Dept. Firefighter Clint Krenek Missouri City Fire and Rescue Firefighter Mike Morris Sugar Land Fire Department Captain Scott Lyons San Leon Fire Department Firefighter Daniel White Navasota Fire Department Captain Larry White Navasota Fire Department Fire Chief Mark Hundemer Latium-Wesley-Greenvine VFD District Chief Richard Cole Houston Fire Department Engineer Operator Tony Reed Houston Fire Department Firefighter Michael Gibson Houston Fire Department Captain Leonard Higgins Houston Fire Department Engineer Operator David Ward Houston Fire Department Firefighter Gerald Allen Matheaus Richmond Fire Department

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Volume 3, Issue 1 May 2006

Special points of interest: • 100 Club to Honor 47 Local Heroes • 100 Club not involved in Phone Soliciting • The 100 Club Website www.the100club.org

Inside this issue:
New Board Members 100 Club Website Not The 100 Club Calling Presidents Corner Golf Tournament Items of Interest Upcoming Events Application to Join 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4

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100 Club Welcomes 3 New Dir ectors to our Board
Tilman J. Fertitta, 48, a native Houstonian, is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and the largest shareholder of Landry’s Restaurants, Inc., one of America’s Tilman Fertitta largest casual dining and entertainment companies. He also devotes a lot of time to athletics being a minority partner in the Houston Texans and previously was a partner with the Houston Rockets where he still serves as an advisory director. Tilman devotes a substantial amount of time to civic service and currently serves on numerous boards. He is married with 4 children and in his spare time, enjoys snow skiing, and is a private pilot with a jet rating. Robert “Bob” Brooks, 63, is Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Amicon Plastics and Managing Partner/Founder of Equinox Group, LLC. Brooks began his professional career in Bob Brooks 1972 as an entrepreneur when he started his own CPA and consulting business. He then turned his focus to building equity value and the acquiring of manufacturing and distribution companies. Brooks is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Computer Science. He is active in numerous local service and social organizations. Brooks is married and has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. Robert “Ted” Lyons, 48, currently serves as Vice President of Investments with Wachovia Securities. He began his professional career in the transportation business where he owned Ted Lyons All State Trucking Co. Inc. When Ted is not dedicating his time to one of the many charities he is involved with, he enjoys hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and spending well deserved time with his wife and two children. A native Houstonian, He attended Kinkaid High School and went on to The University of Wyoming and The University of Houston for continued education. Ted, is the grandson of 100 Club Past President and Chairman of the Board R. T. Herrin (deceased).

The 100 Club Website
As your 100 Club continues to grow, so does our goal of making communication with The 100 Club easier. Have you checked out The 100 Club website? The 100 Club website is a great tool that allows our members to renew their membership online, request decals, or just stay up to date on upcoming events within the organization. Also, for those of you trying to get your friends to join who might not be familiar with us, the website offers a lot of information ranging from the History of the Club, Membership Opportunities, Mission Statement and even FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). The website also has a special page dedicated to those heroes that have been lost in the line of duty in our 14 county coverage area. Consider adding www.the100club.org as a closing link in emails you send to family, friends, co-workers, and/or clients. Not only can a 100 Club Decal show your support, but now in the age of technology, a simple link can help promote an organization that helps our heroes when they need us.

www.the100club.org Tha t’s NOT The 100 Club Calling You!
We get calls at The 100 Club office periodically letting us know our attempt to solicit funds over the telephone weren’t appreciated, or that the person who called was very rude. THAT IS NOT THE 100 CLUB CALLING! The 100 Club does not solicit funds over the telephone. In our fifty-three year history, we have never solicited via telephone, nor have we used telemarketers to solicit funds. Remember, other non-profits exist that support Law Enforcement and Firefighters, and they DO CALL, But The 100 Club does not. We know that some of you may contribute to other charities for our law enforcement and firefighting communities, we just want you to be aware that The 100 Club does not solicit via telephone. However, if you are like most of us and just don’t want to be bothered, you may want to ask them to take you off their telephone list. Please Remember, THE 100 CLUB WILL NOT CALL YOU TO SOLICIT FUNDS!!!!!

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Pr esident’s Corner
100 Club President, Clarence F. Kendall, II
2006 will be a busy year for The 100 Club. Many of our Board Committees are busy at work looking at the organization and moving into discussions as to how we can better serve the law enforcement and firefighting communities. One of the many important questions that will be answered is, “Where do we want to be in five to seven years?” The Long Range Planning committee will be developing plans to carry the Club into the next decade with an emphasis on fulfilling the mission our founders began in 1953. Included in those discussions will be the size of the organization, both geographically and numerically, that allows us to provide our support to those brave Heroes who put their lives on the line every day. You can help The 100 Club by asking your friends and neighbors to join with us and become members. Contact the office at (713) 952-0100

Clarence F. Kendall

100 Club 18th Annual Golf Tournament
Plans are underway for The 100 Club’s 18th Annual Member Golf Tournament on September 25, 2006 at the Hearthstone Country Club. The 18 hole event will be a Florida Scramble with a noon shotgun start. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with lunch being served prior to the tournament along with the 19th hole and evening meal taking place after your round of golf. We are encouraging members to line up their foursomes early as registrations are expected to fill the event quickly. The tournament registration fee is $150 for members and $250 for non-members which includes one annual 100 Club membership. Please spread the word and get your friends and business contacts to join with us for a fun day at Hearthstone. Included in your registration is: golf, cart, lunch, dinner and beverages throughout the day. You will also receive a 100 Club grab bag that has been a hit for many years and this years will be no different. Our golf auction will be held after golf and anyone with items they would like to donate for the auction should call the office at (713) 952-0100. Additionally, there are a number of sponsorship levels ranging from a hole sponsor at $100 to a Chief’s Sponsorship package at $5,000 which includes; 2 foursomes in the tournament, 1 life membership and 7 annual memberships, hole sponsorship signage at the event and lunch with a police chief and fire chief. Look for tournament information to be mailed in July 2006.

Items of Inter est and Upcoming Events
Newly Elected 100 Club Officers In January at the Annual 100 Club Membership meeting, the following Directors were elected to serve as officers for 2006. Chairman of the Board, John R. Braniff, President, Clarence F. Kendall, II, Vice Presidents, Clair Branch, Patrick B. Collins, and Thomas E. “Tom” Pizzo, Jr., Secretary/Treasure, Randy Russell. Matching Gift Program Many companies offer programs to encourage their employees to donate to charitable organizations and in return the company will match their employees’ donations. We encourage you to check with your Human Resources Department to find our if your employer will consider matching your 100 Club Donation. Fishing Tournament The 100 Club Annual Fishing Tournament is open to all Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters. This years tournament is tentatively planned to take place in September. If you are a Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter that is interested in participating in this years tournament, please contact The 100 Club office to be placed on the tournament mailing list. The 100 Club Company Store Items with The 100 Club logo are available for purchase on our website www.the100club.org.

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