Child Advocates 2019 Christmas Home Tour

“Twenty-eight years ago, a group of volunteers, many of whom are still involved, opened their homes, decorated them for Christmas, baked some cookies and charged admission in an effort to keep Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s (CAFB) doors open,” stated Lisa Moore, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Development Officer and event chair. Thanks to those generous ladies and many others who have participated through the years, this event not only kept the doors open, but it has allowed the agency to increase its programming and staff in order to meet the needs of the Fort Bend community. Since its inception, the Christmas Home Tour has raised more than $4 million. CAFB is excited to include generous homeowners in Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation, Sugar Creek and Sweetwater who are planning to be on the Home Tour on December 13th and 14th.

The Christmas Home Tour features private homes in Fort Bend County […]

By |2020-02-19T08:26:09-06:00October 28th, 2019|Archives|

Santa’s Exchange/Toys for Tots

Santa’s Exchange and Toys for Tots have joined forces to provide toys to more than 5,000 children in Fort Bend County this Christmas.

Sugar Land Exchange Club, Sugar Land Rotary Club, and Fort Bend Exchange Club are partnering with Project SMILE, Toys for Tots and the community. You are invited to participate by donating a new, unwrapped toy at the office of First Colony Services Community Association, 4350 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, 77479. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deadline for donations is Tuesday, December 10th. If you would like to volunteer at Santa’s Exchange on Saturday, December 14th, please contact Doug Earle at dougesltx@gmail.com.

By |2020-02-19T08:26:01-06:00October 28th, 2019|Archives|

November Programs at First Colony Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, presents a variety of free children’s programs, adult computer classes, book clubs, and special programs for people of all ages each month. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the First Colony Branch Library (281-238-2800) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734). To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “First Colony Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2800, or by visiting the library. The November schedule is as follows:

LIBRARY CLOSINGS

  • Nov 11 – Veterans Day
  • Nov 28-Dec 1 – Thanksgiving

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • “Glass-Encapsulated Miniatures” Exhibit – Nov 1-Dec 31, Lobby Display Case. From the studio of Sugar Land resident Burton D. Reckles, the art pieces include a variety of miniatures encased in bottles, light bulbs, and pocket-watch cases. The collection […]
By |2020-02-19T08:25:04-06:00October 28th, 2019|Archives|

Vote to Make a Difference

You should have received or will shortly be receiving your ballot in the mail for the annual election for the Board of Directors and Neighborhood Representatives. There are three Board of Director positions available for the term beginning in January 2020. Directors serve a three- year term.

This year’s slate of Board of Director candidates includes current Board members Andrea Lewman, Phyllis Murray & Noel Mascarenhas. Other candidate is Naushad Velani. Information on the Board of Director candidates is included in the enclosed Voter’s Guide. For more information on the candidates visit the website at www.firstcolony.org under Services/Elections.

Each separate neighborhood may have up to three elected Neighborhood Representatives. They are elected annually by the property owners in their neighborhoods and serve a one-year term. Please do not write-in a name for a Neighborhood Representative on the ballot unless you know this person does want to serve.

The entire voting tabulation will be […]

By |2020-02-19T08:24:49-06:00October 13th, 2019|Archives|

Interested in Becoming an FCCSA Board Member?

Interested in Becoming an FCCSA Board Candidate?

The First Colony Community Services Association (FCCSA) Board of Directors governs the affairs of the Association and operates under FCCSA Governance Policies. The Board of Directors is a group of seven members, with three positions up for election this year. The term is three years, beginning January 1, 2020. The Board, in conjunction with staff, is responsible for participating in long-range planning and developing goals for the Association. Some other primary duties include:

• Determining an annual assessment
• Preparing and adopting the budget
• Development of Association policy
• Hiring/assessing the Executive Director

FCCSA recognizes that volunteering time for a Board position is a major decision. This is another excellent opportunity to become involved with the community and share in the decision-making processes of First Colony.

Members interested in becoming a Board candidate can visit www.firstcolony.org under Services/Elections to obtain a Board member application. Deadline for application is 5:00 […]

By |2019-10-13T18:35:01-05:00August 13th, 2019|Archives|

Board Candidate Needed for Plantation Settlement

The Plantation Settlement Board of Directors governs the affairs of Plantation Settlement and operates under the principles of Policy Governance.

Plantation Settlement is a community of 138 homes originally developed by Beazer Homes. These homes are within Plantation Settlement at First Colony Services Association, Inc. (PSFC) and owners are members of that association. Homes in Plantation Settlement are considered part of “First Colony” through a management agreement between FCCSA and PSFC, but the homes are not technically a part of First Colony Community Services Association. This is the only neighborhood within PSFC.

Interested in becoming a Board candidate for Plantation Settlement? Direction is from a five-member Board, three of whom are FCCSA Directors, and two are Plantation Settlement members. There is one resident position up for election for the term beginning in 2020. A term is two years. Requirements are:

  • You must be a member of PSFC
  • Submit completed application by September […]
By |2019-10-13T18:34:51-05:00July 15th, 2019|Archives|