Don’t just read about Houston Greeters on this website or on Facebook. Become a Greeter yourself! If you are an outgoing, extroverted person who is enthusiastic about our city and loves showing it off, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you.
The process of becoming a Greeter is simple. Just go on our website, http://www.houstongreeters.org, and fill out an application. Then we’ll set up an interview with you and notify you when our next orientation is scheduled.
If you want to talk with someone to get a first-hand idea of what volunteering as a Greeter is like, call Kitty McKinney in the Greeters’ office (713-473-3837) or send her an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). She can arrange for you to talk with one of our great Greeters.
Archive for July, 2012
Rice University (then known as Rice Institute) first opened its doors on October 12, 1912. Thirty-five students received their undergraduate degrees from Rice Institute’s first graduating class. By 2010, those figures had risen to 775 undergraduate degrees and 785 graduate degrees. Today, 100 years later, the University is one of the country’s premier institutions of higher learning.
Beginning on October 6, 2012, and continuing through October 17, the campus and other venues around Houston will be bustling with special celebrations to mark this milestone in the life of Rice.
If you would like a tour of Rice University during this exciting time, please click on “Request a Greet.” It will be our pleasure to set something up for you.
There’s a new animal at the Houston Zoo — a male Masai giraffe. Mom, Tyra, “went into labor at approximately 4:40pm on Saturday, July 14 and delivered her baby boy at 7:48pm,” said Houston Zoo Hoofed Stock Supervisor, John Register. The calf was born at the McGovern Giraffe Exhibit at The African Forest following a 14-month pregnancy, and he was standing on his own and nursing by 8:27pm.
If you would like to see the new baby and the rest of the Houston Zoo, please “Request a Greet” here on the website and one of our volunteers will contact you.
By the way, the Zoo is holding an online naming contest for the newest addition to the giraffe herd. Visit the Houston Zoo Blog to cast your vote for your favorite choice from a list of names chosen by the Zoo’s giraffe keepers.