Who We Are
The Conroe Service League is comprised of approximately 40 active members and almost 200 sustainers (past members that are still considered part of the League). There are over 500 local women who have been a part of this program since the Conroe League’s inception in 1955.
“It was a small town, there was really nothing here, just the square,” said Karron Fowler, a Conroe native, who was a preschooler in the mid-1950s. Back then, the Crighton Theatre was still showing movies and a trip to Houston was required for any exposure to the arts. And the sick, needy and families in crisis in the area had nowhere to turn to for any type of assistance.
So in 1955 a group of 12 enterprising Conroe women came together and sought to fill those community needs and many others through the creation of the Conroe Service League.
“This group was probably formed over coffee after their kids got to school,” said Cheryl Fullen, former Conroe Service League president. “They talked about how there was a need for this type of group.”
Those 12 charter members were: Mrs. Henry Bell, Mrs. Jack Clarke, Jr. (President), Mrs. A.L. Moore (Vice-President) Mrs. Mark Everett, Mrs. Seth Gibson, Mrs. J. Sam Hunt, Mrs. Oliver Kneisley, Mrs. J. Ross Martin, Mrs. Sanford Pitts, Mrs. Russell Tickner, Mrs. Charles Tigner, Mrs. C. Lee Williamson.
In 1956, their first year of service, they admitted 11 provisional members: Mrs. Karl Fisher, Mrs. Phillip Kay, Mrs. Russell Law, Mrs. Dan H. Madeley, Mrs. Sam D. Mann, Mrs. W.C. McClain, Mrs. High Moser, Mrs. Jack Nelson, Mrs. J.L. Pitts, Mrs. Kenneth Swain, Mrs. Irvin M. Watson.