Unsung Hero Jeri Johnston and Meeting Recap

The Exchange Club honored Jeri Johnston as an Unsung Hero this morning for her work as creator of the Artists of Christian Talent (ACT) program at Lake Highlands Methodist Church in 1976, or some 39 years ago. She was nominated by club President Greg Duval.   About 2,500 area students have had the opportunity to participate in annual Broadway-style musicals at the church.  This year’s presentation is the Disney musical “High School Musical” which will open on February 13.  Jeri’s idea and foresight has resulted in a lasting legacy.  She and husband Bob are longtime Exchange Club members.

Read the entire Advocate article. 


Greg Duval, Bob and Jeri Johnston, Larry Engel, Paula Davis, Sabrina Hancock and Jill Jackson-Sears

Our featured speaker was Jim Fox, long time Fox Sports Network reporter. He is a friend of club member Tim Halwas.  Jim entertained the audience with various anecdotes about his career.

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Tim Halwas and Jim Fox

Our Unsung Hero, Sept., 2014

Brent Basden presented an Unsung Hero Award to April Gorman (Tate’s wife) and her “Little Stewpot Stewards” organization.  Founded by April, this group of young children raises contributions for the Stewpot in Downtown Dallas.  Founded by the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, the Stewpot provides meals and other services to the homeless. The children are from several area elementary schools. They recently completed a number of projects to provide cash and other contributions to the Stewpot. The club presented them with a plaque and a $150 contribution.

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Brent Basden, April Gorman and some of the “Stewpot Stewards”