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HFCW is an intimate, non-traditional gathering of interesting, involved, multi-faceted women from varied business backgrounds, sharing information and solutions, meeting for more than 43 years.

Our meeting date is the last Wednesday of the month (except December)

Feel free forward invitation to those who might have an interest in this exciting meeting or our group

PLEASE RSVP TO MARY ABSHIER AT mabshier@comcast.net
Our space is limited, reservations are required!

Your lunch costs and gratuities at the restaurant are your responsibility. We strive to hold our meetings where separate checks are provided

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This dynamic professional group is comprised of women actively engaged in business, women retired from an active career and women still pursuing their education. Diversity is our greatest asset as membership is open to all professions. Learn more about the Houston Focus on Concerns for Women (formerly Houston Financial Council for Women) on the web at www.hfcw.org 


To become a member, join our email list or for more information about HFCW, please contact our Administrative Coordinator, Chris Rogers at 936-855-9033 or crnovelist@earthlink.net




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Our Purpose...

Houston Focus on Concerns for Women, formerly Houston Financial Council for Women, was founded in 1974 to advance financial awareness in women and to encourage, support and organize educational activities that promote financial awareness in women. Through the decades our focus has broadened to include our interests in professional development, business ethics, personal and professional growth, global and financial awareness and to support activities that encourage professional, ethical, civic and fiscal responsibility for executive and entrepreneurial women.

Through this web site, our goal is to help you learn even more about our Meetings, Membership Information, Member Businesses, and the Organization in general.

The Organization...

Dynamic professional group comprised of women actively engaged in business, women retired from an active career and women still pursuing their education. Diversity is our greatest asset as membership is open to all professions.

We are proud to have members representing a wide variety of businesses and professions: realtors, lawyers, financial consultants, published authors, real estate brokers, accountants, and executives in transportation, publishing, insurance, media, travel, and others. We exchange ideas, network and provide a supportive sounding board for our members



Luncheon and Program


Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:30 A.M.


Sorrento Italian Restaurant, 415 Westheimer Road, Suite 106, Houston, TX 77006 713-527-0609


Contact Mary Abshier at marketing@hfcw.org or 713-861-3371


The First Ladies of the United States of America and Their Cookies (continued)


From Laura Bush’s book, The First Ladies of The United States of America, two previous HFCW meeting programs have allowed us into the lives of Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Mary Lincoln, Dolly Madison, Elizabeth “Bess” Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson.

For January, we will look deeper into the world of Jacqueline Kennedy. Laura says that more than any other First Lady, Jackie turned the White House into a place of culture and elegance.

We will explore Jackie’s life as a child with her parents, John and Janet Bouvier. It is interesting that her relationship with her father parallels her relationship with John F. Kennedy. We will also delve into her family life with her stepfather, Hugh Auchincloss. Next to be revealed is Jackie’s interesting life as a schoolgirl and then as a career woman. Of course, we will look into her courtship and marriage to JFK as well as her years as First lady.

Lastly, we will examine Jackie’s life after Camelot and her marriage to Aristotle Onassis at which time she became known as Jackie O. The program will conclude with a tasting of another Presidential cookie. This meeting will offer the delight of exploring the life of this fascinating First Lady.

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Carolyn Tucker Myers and her family moved to a suburb of Detroit, Michigan where her father worked for General Motors. After five years of snow and ice, the family moved south. Texas was chosen because of Carolyn’s uncle in Dallas and friends in Houston. In 1951 her father opened a hardware store in Pasadena where both parents worked.

Carolyn graduated from Pasadena High School in 1955 and the University of Texas, Austin, in 1959, and married shortly thereafter. Her husband was in the Air Force stationed in Morocco, and after spending two years overseas, the couple returned to Coleman, in central West Texas where Carolyn taught elementary school for six years.

In 1977, Carolyn moved back home to Pasadena with her son, and joined the family business. After the death of her parents and 60 years later, Tucker Hardware was closed in 2011 thus closing a chapter in the Tucker family's history.

Carolyn’s interest in Presidential Libraries was sparked when she and her mother attended the hardware market in Atlanta, Georgia. They stayed an extra day to sightsee and toured the library of President James E. “Jimmy” Carter. At this time, her mother began a collection of Presidential plates which Carolyn now proudly possesses. Carolyn has continued the tradition by visiting more presidential libraries. She has traveled to see the libraries of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.


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