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 – Presidentimage6

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.





Alice Bennett – Treasureralice_bennett

As a native Houstonian and now a retired accountant, Alice graduated from South Texas College with a Bachelors of Business Administration and has 45 years of business experience.

Alice has lived in the Cypress area for over 35 years, and been married for 37 years to her husband Michael. Her daughter Michelle attended Cypress Falls High School and graduated from University of Houston. For the last four years Alice has been an election judge in her precinct, and helped to register voters in the community.

For the last three years she has enjoyed volunteering in the Cypress community as a member of the Cy-Fair Women’s Club.

Alice and her husband enjoy traveling, cruising and taking care of their two dogs.




Patricia Swagerty – Membership

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 travelled 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.



Crystal Swagerty – Secretaryimage

After moving to Houston several years earlier, Crystal was in search of a way to get involved in her community. She attended Shop ‘Til You Drop and learned about Cy-Fair Women’s Club and joined at the next meeting. She was elected VP-Programs shortly thereafter and currently the treasurer.

Crystal enjoys learning about her community, traveling, reading and crocheting.




Kristin Chesnutt – Programs (Co-Chair)VP Programs 2017

Born and raised in Houston and a proud second-generation Aggie, Kristin has been volunteering for the Cy-Fair Women’s Club as a non-member as long as she can remember. Her mother has been a member for over 20 years; her father and brother also volunteer at events where extra help is needed. Kristin officially became a club member at the start of 2016.

Though typically introverted and a quiet contributor, Kristin accepted a co-chair nomination for the VP of Programs position for 2017 in the hopes of bringing new fun and informative speakers to club meetings.

In her spare time Kristin enjoys reading, scrapbooking, cooking, taking classes at the UFC Gym, relaxing at her family’s house on Lake LBJ and learning new things.

Debbie Dinderman – Programs (Co-Chair)

Debbie Dinderman has been a member of the Cy Fair Women’s club for 12 years. Besides Programs, she has served on the board as treasurer. Debbie has three children, Dalton UT Engineering graduate, Danae UT Tyler Nursing student, and Dani Baylor Engineering student.

When Debbie isn’t spending her day as an 8th grade counselor she enjoys her Bunco and Book Club and CWC groups. Her hobbies are non-digital scrapbooking, weaving, sculpting with clay and painting.