Special Events & Speaker Series
Kinkaid holds various events every year that are open to the entire Kinkaid community.
The two annual fundraising events, the Zack Semander Memorial Golf tournament in the Fall, and the Sporting Clays Benefit, in the Spring. These fun-filled events are open to the entire Kinkaid community and are enjoyed by parents, former parents, grandparents, alumni, friends alike.
Zack Semander Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday, October 7, 2013
BraeBurn Country Club
In 2000, the Kinkaid Alumni Association chose to name Kinkaid's annual golf tournament the Zack Semander Memorial Golf Tournament, in remembrance and to honor Zack Semander, a beloved math teacher and coach at Kinkaid for more than thirty years. Held in the fall, the tournament is welcome to alumni, parents, former parents, grandparents and friends of the Kinkaid community. The tournament steering committee holds the tournament at a Houston-area golf course where players enjoy lunch, a full round of golf and the awards reception following the tournament. Proceeds from the golf tournament support the Zack Semander Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Tom Wey Scholarship.
For more information about the Semander tournament, please contact Georgia Piazza at email@example.com or 713-243-5078.
The Kinkaid School Sporting Clays Benefit
Friday, March 28, 2014
Greater Houston Gun Club
Now in its 12th year, the sporting clays benefit is held every spring and alumni, parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to register and shoot in the tournament. Hosted by the event steering committe, the shoot takes place at a local shooting range and typically begins with a noon lunch and games to be followed by the tournament. Afterward, participants and volunteers enjoy snacks and beverages at the awards ceremony.
Proceeds from the Sporting Clays Benefit go toward the Steven Hetrick Interim Term Scholarship Endowment, established in 2001 in memory of Terry and (Nurse) Bonnie Hetrick's son. This fund was created to help deserving students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate fully in the programs offered during Interim Term.
For more information about becoming involved with this event, please contact Jennifer Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-243-5056.
J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker Series
On Tuesday, September 17, The Kinkaid School welcomed Douglas Brinkley as the J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker. Check back soon for the video on YouTube. Save the date for our next speaker, Dr. Larry Temkin on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Douglas Brinkley is an American author, professor of history at Rice University and a fellow at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. Brinkley is the history commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazines Vanity Fair and American Heritage. A public spokesperson on conservation issues, Brinkley serves as an editor at Audubon Magazine. He joined the faculty of Rice University as a professor of history in 2007.
Mr. Brinkley will be presenting "The Legacies of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt."
J. Barry Moss
The Series is named after Mr. Moss, a beloved former teacher, debate coach, Upper School principal and Dean of Faculty, who was a prominent part of life at Kinkaid for over 40 years until his death in 2005. The focus of the Series is Civil Discourse in a Democracy, a topic that includes a number of the skills and values so important to Mr. Moss as a teacher: clear and convincing written expression, public speaking and debate, the development of analytical skills, service to others, and the commitment to excellence. The Series will feature a broad range of speakers, including scholars, journalists, business leaders, and those in public service.
Former Moss Speakers
2011 J. Pittman McGehee, D.D., Diplomate Jungian analyst and the Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality
2010 Clark Kent Ervin, '77, Director of The Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program
2008 Dick Brass, inventor and technology futurist
2007 Edward Hirsch, author of The New York Times best seller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry
2006 David Finegold, Ph.D., ‘81, Dean of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
Many thanks to the J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker Series Committee Members
|Jeanne Alsup||John Germann||Malcolm Waddell ’70|
|Katie Mattingly Brass ’90||Frances Hopper Jeter ’74||Milton West ’71|
|Mark Breeding ’74||Carroll Robertson Ray |
|David Brill ’78||Marc Shapiro ’65|