We would like to offer you a warm Waller welcome!
The Waller area encompasses the Waller Independent School District and covers over 320 square miles. Most visitors don't know, but the area includes the communities of Waller, Hockley, Fields Store, Rosehill, and Pine Island. This geographically diverse area extends into both Harris and Waller counties.
The City of Waller is located about 45 miles west of Houston just down US Hwy 290. About half of the town is in Harris County and the other in Waller County. Out here small town charm is still alive in both the area and it's people.
Next time you are on you way to Austin or Bryan / College Station, stop by and have lunch or take a tour of the area.
For more information visit http://www.visitwallercounty.com/
The Waller Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) established in 2000, is an organization made up of local businesses, organizations and community members serving the Waller, Texas area. The WACC Board with the support of the Chamber members created a scholarship opportunity in support of the educational goals of our youth and since 2009 has presented 57,550.00 in scholarships. The scholarship is offered to High School students in their senior year that plans to pursue higher education or technical studies and must be employed by a Chamber Member, child of a Chamber Member or their parent is employed by a Chamber Member. The ideal candidate demonstrates exceptional leadership skills, character and a solid academic standing. Through this award, the WACC Board proudly honors those accomplishments.
To fund our scholarships, the Chamber is licensed by the State of Texas Lottery Commission to host up to 6 Bingo events a year and attempts to host Bingo once a quarter. Bingo has rapidly become a community event and we are very grateful for the community’s support. Bingo is a family fun event with concessions, adult beverages and up to $2500.00 dollars in cash prizes. In an effort to provide as much money to the scholarship fund as possible, the 2500.00 in prize money is donated by generous businesses or individuals and the Chamber pays the taxes on the prizes. Our next Bingo event will be held June 14th pending a license.
The Chamber Board has selected five retired Educators as non-partial judges to rank each application: one is located in Waller, two from the Cypress area, one from Katy and one from Tomball. Each judge has a scoring criteria and after thoughtful consideration provides results back to the WACC Board. For the Class of 2019, the Chamber was able to provide 10 scholarships totaling 13500.00. In a tie for 1st place: $2500.00 each to Aubrey French (Individual Member Evan French) and Charles David Sons (Individual Member Deborah Menefree), 3rd place for $1500.00 to James Colby Boettcher (San Bernard Electric) and $1000.00 each to Payton Coursey (FNB of Bellville), Michael Evans (Marine Toys for Tots), Madyson Guidry (Waller Rustic Furniture), Jacob Plata (Waller Rustic Furniture), Makensi Rape (Prosperity Bank), Madison Roberson (Timothy Gaffrey, DVM), and Piper Slone (Individual Member Corey Slone). The Chamber of Commerce is very proud of these students and wish them the best of success.
Congratulations to out Educators of the Month!
Schutlz Jr High School Teacher Ashley Gonzales who was named Educator of the Month. Pictured are Anthony Edmonds WACC President, Carole Nemec, WACC Vice President, Teacher of the Month Ashley Gonzales, Hannah Gates, Schultz Principal and Kevin Moran WISD Superintendent.
Waller Jr. High Educator of the Month - Amy SImon. Pictured are: Instructional Facilitator – Paula Garcia, Anthony Edmonds WACC President, Carole Nemec, WACC Vice President, Teacher of the Month Amy Simon and Kevin Moran WISD Superintendent.
Opportunities for Sponsorship
Sponsor a door prize or Silent Auction item - Annual Dinner in January
Sponsor a Teacher Recognition Gift - Monthly Luncheons
Sponsor a door prize - Monthly Luncheons
Sponsor an "After Hours" event - any time
Sponsor "WACCy Wednesday" meal - monthly
Sponsor a raffle item for "Lucky Draw" Raffle - July
Sponsor a door prize at the New Teacher Luncheon in August
Advertise in the New Teacher Luncheon Program
Sponsor a bicycle at the Waller Christmas Festival "Tree Lighting' in December