Cy-Fair Women's Club History

The Club was incorporated on October 29, 1982 as the Copperfield Women’s club for the purpose of providing public service programs to benefit the residents of Copperfield Area and Northwest Harris County. In 2005 the Club began operating exclusively as a 501( c )(3) chartable organization. In January of 2012 the Copperfield Women’s Club changed its name to Cy-Fair Women’s Club to better reflect the community that the club serves.

Cy-Fair Women’s Club is open to women in the Cy-Fair area. Our monthly meetings include a monthly program, philanthropy and fun. Shop ‘Til You Drop, the 2nd Saturday of September, is our fundraising event. Funds raised at this event support our area charities and scholarships.

Board of Directors

Laura Royer – President

Laura grew up in Tomball, TX and now resides in Cypress with her husband, Shawn, and their son, Trent. Laura and her husband own an expediting and consulting firm for the construction industry. She is a volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and is looking forward to volunteering at her son’s elementary school as he starts kindergarten this fall. Laura is currently on the Board serving as President; previously she was two term Vice President of Membership and the 2016 Shop ‘til You Drop Chairman for the Cy-Fair Women’s Club. In her spare time, Laura and her family head to east Texas to their lake house where they enjoy boating, swimming, wildlife and relaxing.


Patricia Swagerty – Interim Treasurer

Patricia is a graduate of from Mississippi State University and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration. Following graduation she began work with the Federal Government where she has remained for nearly 30 years. Her current role is as a Forensic Accountant with a Masters of Business Administration and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

In the past Patricia has shown purebred dogs and has been heavily involved in the sport, serving as Treasurer of a National Breed Club for Japanese Chin. She also organized and planned the club’s National and Regional Specialties. The challenge was to ensure the two events traveled to the different regions of the country to accommodate the membership across the United States. Organizing the events included hotel and convention center negotiations, negotiating and drafting contracts to hire judges, arrange transportation, and arranging receptions and banquets. As a member of their board, she helped author guidelines and policies to protect the organization.

In her spare time Patricia enjoys spending time with dogs, crocheting, going to estate sales, and cooking.

Melissa Edwards – VP of Programs

My name is Melissa Edwards, I am a native Houstonian. I am a full time Realtor. When I became an “empty-nester”, I searched to find an organization that I could belong to and have a way to give back to my community. I am very proud to be a member of CWC. I love that we help support other non-profits in our community and have plenty of volunteer opportunities. Being a CFISD graduate, I am very honored to be part of this organization that awards CFISD seniors with scholarships.

Janet Barber – VP of Membership

Janet is a native Houstonian growing up in Spring Branch. She now resides in Copperfield with her husband, Robert, and their three daughters. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelors of Business Administration, is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked for Texaco/Chevron for 31 years. Janet has been a member of the Club for 27 years. During that time she has served on multiple committees and was President for 2 years. Janet also currently volunteers her time with the Langham Creek FFA Booster Club and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World Championship B-B-Q Cook-off.