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FBHRE Executive Board Members


About Us

We are active, involved, retired educators who meet monthly to...

  • Encourage the economic, intellectual, social, and physical well-being of our members.

  • Promote educational excellence by providing books for children.

  • Encourage volunteer opportunities.

  • Support legislation favorable to retired and active school personnel.

  • Enjoy each other's company.

We meet on the second Thursday of the month, August -May,


Sugar Land Methodist Church
431 Eldridge Road
Sugar Land, TX 77478 

We meet in The Venue on the south side of the church next to the Children's Bldg on the second Thursday of the month at 1 P.M. unless otherwise noted.                             

Local Officers

President:  Kathaleen Eppler

First VP: Evelyn Smith

Second VP/ Public Relations: 

   Roberta Prater

Secretary:  Pat Larson

Treasurer:  Cathy Duvall


  Mary Ann Dolezal

Historian:  Evelyn Smith

Committee Chairs

Children’s Book Project: 

   Sue Bridges

Community Volunteers:

  Susan Jones

East Fort Bend Human Needs:

  Mary Crochet

Foundation: Ann Thompson

Health and Safety: 

Debbie Reynolds

Hospitality:  Mary Mouret

Legislative: Mary Ann Dolezal

Membership/ Directory: 

  Gilda Williams

Member Benefits: 

 Evyann Fariss

Member Care/ Church Liaison:

  Peggy Norman

Retirement: Education: 

  Carla Meuth

Social:  Tricia Fridye

Technology:   Arleigh Kalinowski


First FBHRE President:  

  Pat Toland, Jan. 2001              

Fort Bend-Harris Retired Educators is actively involved in the community. Participating in the TRTA Children’s Book Project, the unit selects an FBISD elementary school to receive new books purchased during the year.   Members also engage in various volunteer services in Fort Bend County.  



Regular Meetings 1 PM in The Venue

Luncheon Dates 11 AM with Business Meeting

Sept 8 @ 1 pm Fort Bend County Water Management/Bad Weather Preparation

Oct 13 @ 1 pm FBISD Update with Supt. Christie Whitbeck

Nov 10 @ 1 pm Tx Retired Teachers Foundation Raffle

Dec 8 @ 11 am Luncheon in the Great Hall instead of the Venue; Grandma's Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet

Jan 12 @ 1 pm Neptune Society

Feb 9 @ 1 pm FBC Animal Adoption/Support

March 9 @ 1 pm Master Gardner: Summer Gardening

April 13 @ 1 pm Scams-Senior Medicare Patrol

May 11 @ 11 am Luncheon in the Great Hall instead of the Venue, speaker Angela Hodge of Fort Bend Family YMCA

Our Mission

Fort Bend Harris Retired Educators' mission is to promote the professional, economic, intellectual, social, and healthy well-being of retired school personnel.  It stays in touch with its members through telephone calls, e-mails, newsletters, and personal invitations to all its activities.  Fort Bend Harris provides information about retirement, TRTA state projects, and new progressive programs and activities for its members. Programs at monthly meetings during the year include the following:  reports and information on TRTA's legislative actions and planning for retirees, TRS-Care Insurance, TRTA benefits, financial planning, recreational and vacation planning, health, retirement education, luncheons, special entertainment, and fellowship.  

TRTA Dues:  $35   Local Unit Dues:  $10 = $45

Dues are payable to FBHRE

Mail to:


 7131 Trailbrook Dr

Sugar Land, 77479 TX

Or, make payment at a meeting


Please encourage your fellow retirees, friends, and colleagues to become members of TRTA as we work to protect your TRS Pension Program and your TRS-Care health insurance program.  Your spouse or someone who is interested in education and desires to promote the interests of TRTA and FBHRE may also become a member of TRTA and FBHRE.

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