T.C. Broadnax, Dallas City Manager

This past Friday at the KayCee Club, we had T. C. Broadnax, City Manager of Dallas. T.C. Broadnax began serving as Dallas City Manager on February 1, 2017. Prior to that, he served as City Manager of Tacoma, Washington since 2012, and has more than 23 years of local government management experience.

New Members

March 2,2018
Membership Director Jason Edgerton has announced that The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands has 6 new members. (Way to go Jason!)

They are —

CHRIS ADOLPH lives on Silvertree with wife Shnnon and a 2 year old daughter. He grew up in Kansas and attended Washburn University in Topeka. He is Vice President of Claims for Sompo International Insurance.

JASON BATES lives on Seagrove wirh wife Kaki and two children, ages 8 & 5.
He grew up in Rockwall and Dallas and is a Lake Highlands High School and Austin College graduate. He is a real estate agent with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. He was sponsored by Rick Kopf and Curtis Reese.

IVOR BON lives on Larchcrest with wife Staci and two children, ages 7 & 5. He is originally from Holland and came to Texas at age 15. He attended high school in Clear Lake, received a BBA from Stephen F Austin and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is VP of Supply Chain for GSM, an outdoor products company. He was sponsored by Jon Deats.

JAMES DEWITT lives on Shadyview wth wife Erin and two children, ages 6 and 1.
He grew up in Lake Highlands and graduated from LHHS in 2003 where he lettered in soccer and football. he attended Mary Hardin Baylor and Sam Houston State. He is employed by Vonnage a software and technology solutions company. He was sponsored by Jon Deats.

DAVID HARDT lives on Larchcrest with wife Tresa and two children, ages 15 and 9. He grew up in East Dallas and attended Bryan Adams, Texas Wesleyan and Texas A&M-Commerce. He was a teacher and coach for 10 years prior to becoming a real estte agent with Ebby Halliday 16 years ago. He was sponsored by Jason Edgerton.

AARON STEVENS lives on Oakpath Lane with wife Becky and two children, ages 4 and 2, He grew up in Irving and attended UTA. He is Director of Global Partnerships with Otter Products, an outdoor products company. He was sponsored by Jason Edgerton.

Please meet, great and welcome these new members!

Candidate Forum

This past Friday at the KayCee Club, we had our candidate forum for State Representative House District 114, which covers a large swath of North Dallas and includes the communities of Lake Highlands and Preston Hollow.

Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet

Andrea Hauglie is the Community Liaison at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet and has a second and fourth grader there. This is her first year on staff at the school, but she had been very active as a PTA Board member and Room Parent. She is currently in her first year (of two) as PTA Fundraising Vice President, balancing raising money directly for the school with raising money for the PTA.

Students of the Month -December 2017

Exchange  Club of Lake Highlands members honored exceptional students from Lake Highlands High School Friday and celebrated the teens’ achievements and grit.

LHHS Principal Dr. Joshua Delich, Javar Duckett, Avery Vaquera, Carson Brown, Nora Balli and ECLH VP Robert Walne

Nori Balli and Carson Brown were named Students of the Month for December, while Avery Vaquera and Javar Duckett received the Character Counts Award.

Balli dances with the Highlandette drill team, sings with the choir and volunteers as a Peer Helper. She is a leader in Mu Alpha Theta, serving as their secretary, and she teaches Sunday school at St. Thomas Aquinas. She’s headed to UT-Austin and plans to become a pediatric cardiologist.

Brown, a member of the City of Dallas Youth Commission, sings with LH’s show choir, Espree. Brown runs cross country and earned a spot in National Honor Society. He’ll study advertising at UT.

Vaquera will attend University of North Texas to study graphic design and computer programming. Already becoming well-known in the gaming world, she’s working on a YouTube channel, Instagram and Twitch account to build her brand.

Duckett manages the tennis team and dances as a Wildcat Wrangler, and he says his mentor is David Silva, father of deceased fellow teammate Austin Silva. He recently ran a half-marathon with David. Duckett will study business at Texas A&M before going to law school.

Congratulations students, and thank you Exchange Club!


Oktoberfest Results Announced


2016 , AN INCREASE OF 38%!


Lake Highlands Oktoberfest was held September 30th at Flag Pole Hill. We experienced another record year setting new marks for attendance, sales and revenue. Over 9000 people helped us reach ticket and wristband sales of over $208,000. Those sales in addition to the sponsorship income allowed ECLH to generate over $101,000 in net income after subtracting the event’s expenses.

I would like to thank the Oktoberfest committee – Patrick Brown, Tyler Deneault, Tate Gorman, Doug Hale, Eric Holmes, Mark Holmes, Jeff Jacobie, Adam Meierhofer, Chad Redell and Carlin Volkmer. Without their efforts and time commitment this event would not have been near the success it was.

Jeff Jacobie will be taking over as Oktoberfest Chair for 2018. Look forward to seeing everyone at 2018 Lake Highlands Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oktober 6, 2018.

New Members

Membership Chairman, Jason Edgerton, advises that The Board of Directors of The

Exchange Club has approved the applications of two new members. They are–


RICHARD DUGE  lives on Trailview  with  wife Heather and two children.  He is originally

from Waco and received his BBA from Baylor University and his MBA from UTD.

He is employed by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and was sponsored by Carlin Volkmer

and Mark Holmes.


DUSTIN ELDRIDGE  lives on Lanshire with his wife, Alli.  He has previously lived in New York

and Tampa and is a graduate of the University of South Florida.  He is a Financial

Planner with Carter Financial  Management.  He learned about the Exchange Club at



Please meet and get to know these new members.

Veteran’s Day: ‘What is a hero?’

Lake Highlands Espree with Ret. Colonel Tony Wood and Exchange Club President Patrick Brown

Retired Marine Corps Colonel Tony Wood shifted from Exchange Club member to honored speaker Friday as the group celebrated Veterans Day. All over the country, November is recognized as “One Nation Under God” month each year.

After the Color Guard of Lake Highlands’ Boy Scout Troop 890 led the pledge and LHHS’ Espree sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” Wood posed the question, “What is a hero?”

“Someone who is scared but goes ahead and does what needs to be done,” said the colonel, winner of numerous honors, including two Distinguished Service Medals, a Bronze Star and a Meritorious Service Medal. “I never met a Marine who wasn’t scared.”i

Wood spoke to the members and students on the need for moral courage, which he defined as “doing or saying what is right or needed, knowing it could be unpopular or even damaging to you.”

“Others sense moral courage in leaders, in parents and in comrades,” said Wood. “Courage is the centerpiece of leadership.”

Also on Friday, Mark Holmes reported on the club’s Packs 4 LH project, a collaboration with 100 Women of Lake Highlands and Knights of Columbus, which raised more than $41,000 – enough to buy a backpack full of healthy food for every student at Skyview Elementary. The groups will assemble more than 800 packs on Nov. 14th and deliver them to the school’s multicultural carnival on Nov. 16th.i

“We’re going to put some smiles on children’s faces,” said Holmes.

Students of the Month

Exchange Club VP Robert Walne, Zhanirina Hall, Matthew Hughes and LHHS Principal Dr. Joshua Delich

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands members recognized four outstanding Lake Highlands High School students Friday for their accomplishments and actions both inside and outside of the classroom.

Zhanirina Hall and Matthew Hughes received Character Counts Awards, and Katie Gray and Jacob Seddelmeyer were named Students of the Month.

Zhanirina is the daughter of Shalon Hall, and Matthew is the son of David and Beverly Hughes. Both students received high praise from LHHS Principal Dr. Joshua Delich.

Katie, daughter of Dawn and Andy Gray, serves as drum major for the Wildcat marching band. Seddelmeyer, son of Jonathon and Michelle Seddelmeyer, swims on the Wildcat swim team.

Exchange Club VP Robert Walne, Katie Gray, Jacob Seddelmeyer and LHHS Principal Dr. Joshua Delich

The Exchange Club recognizes four high-achieving students each month, culminating in their annual scholarship presentation each May. This year’s Oktoberfest fundraiser earned more than $100,000, resulting in more money for scholarships and other community projects by the club.

Police & Firefighter of the Quarter

On October 27, 2017, we honored the 3rd quarter’s first responders from the Police and Fire Departments.   Driver Engineer Dennis Richter (left in the picture) was presented by Captain Charlie Lopez (right).