Our speaker Friday, August 18, was Michael Pazzaglini, Executive Director for the Diocesan Council of Dallas, Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Michael was a program director with the IBM Corporation in Austin, Texas, and recently retired after a successful career spanning 35 years. He brought with him extensive experiences in hi-tech development, project, process, and people management.
On August 25, our speaker was U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling. First elected to Congress in 2002, Jeb Hensarling is a recognized conservative leader in Congress and an outspoken advocate for economic opportunity, individual liberty, and religious freedom.
As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb is a leader in promoting consumer choice, competitive markets, and smart regulation in our financial markets. He was the only member of Congress to have introduced comprehensive reform legislation for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the credit crisis, lauded in the media as “a concrete plan for fixing Fannie and Freddie.” Jeb was recognized by The New York Times for “leading the GOP Vanguard against the Bailout,” and was the only member of Congress to have introduced a legislative alternative to TARP during the heart of the credit crisis, which would have minimized taxpayer exposure and the politicization of the market. A lifelong conservative dedicated to advancing the principals of faith, family, free enterprise, and freedom, Jeb was chosen by his congressional colleagues during the 112th Congress to chair the House Republican Conference—the fourth ranking leadership position in the House.
June 23rd, 2017 :: Kaycee Hall
Last Friday morning, we welcomed back State Representative Jason Villalba, to give us a recap on the state legislative session and what he expects during the special session. We appreciate Jason’s time with us on Friday and for all his efforts on behalf of the constituents in District 114.
June 2nd @ The KC Hall
Last Friday, we welcomed Ms. Lisa Schmidt of Big Thought to speak to us. We learned that Big Thought has a presence in Lake Highlands by helping kids that have fallen into the criminal justice system with their programs significantly reduce their chances of committing further crimes. We thank Lisa for her time with us and for Big Thought’s efforts in our community. www.bigthought.org
April 14 we welcomed our friends from Family Compass to help us kick off child abuse prevention month. Ona Foster and Amy McShane updated the club on their programs and their efforts to make brighter tomorrows for the children of Dallas and Collin counties. We thank them for their time and their efforts in preventing child abuse and neglect. www.family-compass.org
Friday, Feb. 3, we welcomed RISD school board and club member Justin Bono to update the club on the latest RISD developments. Additionally, club member Mike Mata from the Dallas Police Association gave us an update on the happenings around the Dallas Police and Fire pension. http://dallaspa.org/ We thank these members for their time and service to our community.
On November 7, we partnered with Grub Burger Bar for a Give Back Event. 20% of the profits for the day will be donated back to the club. Thank you to Todd Overstreet for putting together another great way to support our club.
November 4th, 2016. For our One Nation Under God program, we welcomed Army Brigadier General (retired) Tom Kula. Also part of the program, we had Boy Scout Troop 890 present and retrieve the colors and the LHHS Espree Choir join us for a musical presentation. We thank all of them for their contributions to that program.
Thanks to Todd Overstreet for organizing the Oak Highlands Give Back event on Saturday october 22 benefiting the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. It was a great day of weather, friends, family, food and football. We thank Oak Highlands Brewery for their sponsorship and support.
Past President Greg Duval, Karen Brown, Gale Lewis, and Ric Moseley participated in a local Stop Hunger Now Event in which they helped pack 34,000 meals on Saturday, October 22. Stop Hunger Now’s mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. We thank them and other members that took time on Saturday to represent our Club and perform good works on our National Exchange Day of Service.