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!

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.

Welcome New Members

new members-may 13, 2016

Front row – Left to right
Colonel Anthony Wood
Lives on Windy Crest Drive. Has three grown children. Likes to hike, loves history and old cars. Born in Corpus Christi, spent 34 years in the marine corp. Sponsor is Sherman Burns

Brian Hasenbauer
He lives on Winding Ridge and has two children, ages 10 and 7.  Went to work at EDS and was transferred to Plano many years ago.  He works for LeadG2 as a marketing and sales consultant.  He is interested in the Spring Auction, and Oktoberfest.

Michael Bosco
Michel Bosco is being sponsored by Chris Halpin.  He lives on Club Glen Drive.  He has an 18 year old and an 8 year old.  He works for Safe Haven Pest Control.  He is interested in Community Service Projects, and Oktoberfest.

Scott Daniel
Scott Daniel is being sponsored by Jeff Jacobie and Jon Deats.  He lives on Winding Ridge.  Graduated from Lake Highlands High School and went to Texas A&M University (whoop).  He works for Lone Star Photography.  He is interested in Community Development and Press & Publicity.

Back row – left to right –

John Nicholson
John Nicholson is being sponsored by Mark Holmes.  He lives on Club Meadows Drive.  He serves as Secretary for the Moss Farm Alliance.  Enjoys golf, baseball, running/biking and attending any sporting event.  He works for PWC.  He is interested in Community Service Projects, and Spring Auction.

Jim Dudlow
Lives on Club Meadows.  Has two children, 7 and 5 years old.  He is from Roswell, New Mexico.  He went to Stanford undergrad and received his Masters at Southern Methodist University.  He is a professor at Brookhaven College.  Interested in helping with July 4th and Community Service Projects.

Not pictured who were not able to attend:
Eugene McNeil, Mike Mata, Russ Kaufman


New Member Welcome

John Howell Nicholson and his wife Shannon live on Club Meadows Drive. John is from Dallas and attended Jesuit High School.  He attended Boston College and has a master of accounting from TCU.  He works as a manger in the tax division for Price Waterhouse Coopers.  He enjoys gold, baseball, running/biking and loves to attend Dallas sporting events.  He is sponsored by Mark Holmes.

Daniel “Scott” Booth and his wife Ginny live on Winding Ridge.  He is an owner and photographer for Lone Star Photography.  He attended Lake Highlands High School and Texas A&M University. He loves to tr+avel and is interested in helping out with publicity for the club.  He is sponsored by Jeff Jacobie and Jon Deats.

Welcome New Member

Keep you eyes open for new member Geno McNeil.  He is a real estate agent with Briggs Freeman.  He has a five month old, Tripp Mcneil.  He is from St. Louis MO and attended Benedictine College in Acktinson, KS.  He played basketball in college.  He is involved in the community and does youth mentoring.

New Members-Richardson Literacy-Oktoberfest Recap

New Members

ten new members

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands installed 10 new members at its meeting on October 30th. New Members–Left to right- front row, Joe Theriot, membership director; Raymond Fischer, Ken Riney, Alan Badger, Back row–left to right- Brian Till, Rahul Yodh, Adam McGill, Eric Barnhart, and Dwight Fletcher. Not Present–Darren Wilcox and Christopher Spartz.

Oktoberfest Recap

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands announced the results of Oktoberfest at its meeting on October 30th. This was the  fifth year that the club has sponsored this event which was held on October 3rd. Event Chairman, Carlin Volkmer , advised that it produced a net profit of $75,051, a 12% increase over 2014. This was the second year that Carlin was Chairman.  Blessed with great weather, there were paid admissions of 5,322 .  Coupled with about 1,000 volunteers and vendors, approximately 6,300 attended. The club was very pleased with all the food and beverage vendors and event sponsors. Proceeds of the event will be applied to the club’s annual scholarship awards to Lake Highlands High School graduating seniors and to the clubs many community service projects.

Ofest Volkner

Carlin welcomes any comments or suggestions regarding next year’s Oktoberfest.  He would also like to here from you if you are interested in being a volunteer next year.  Contact him at

Richardson Adult Literacy Center

We certainly enjoyed listening to and participating with this past Friday’s speaker, Ms. Katie Patterson, the Executive Director of the Richardson Adult Literacy Center.  Ms. Patterson began her talk by engaging our members in a simulation exercise where each of us as United States citizens were forced to leave the states and move to Russia.  She had us arrive at a Russian airport with our families, and with no language skills, and walked us through the unique and unsettling experience of navigating a new terrain while performing daily functions such as shopping for groceries, finding a job, enrolling our kids in school, and helping with homework — all while trying to communicate and assimilate to a different language and culture.  This is a reality for 17,918 of our neighbors in RISD who not only speak a language other than English, but live under the poverty level.

The Richardson Adult Literacy Center was founded in 1990 and at that time was primarily engaged in one on one tutoring.  Today 75 tutors are focused on providing classroom instruction for 600 to 700 adults.  The first such class within the Lake Highlands area began this fall and meets at the Audelia Branch library.  The desire and goal of the group is to continue to expand its presence in our area as funding becomes available and the organization’s service territory mirrors the RISD boundaries.

Ms. Patterson mentioned that there are volunteer tutor opportunities available.  Training is provided and a two hour per week commitment is desired.

RISD Adult Literacy

Truitt Matthews, club President, Ms. Katie Patterson, the Executive Director of the Richardson Adult Literacy Center., and Robert Walne, club Program Director


Welcome New Members

Membership Director Mark Holmes is pleased to announce the following new Members.  Please take time to welcome our new Members and find out more about them in their Member Directory profile.

Patrick Allen went to the University of Georgia and SMU and is a VP at Deutsche Bank.  He and his wife Jennifer live on Aldwick Drive and have three children, Charlie, Collier and Julia.   Patrick was sponsored by Reed Wilcox.

Kerri Jones went to Ouachita Baptist University, Henderson State University and TAMU-Commerce and is Principal at Forest Meadow Junior High.  Kerri and her husband Nathan live on Lynn Drive in Wylie and have one child, Parker.  Kerri was sponsored by Greg Duval.

James White went to UT Austin and the University of Wisconsin and is Director of Sales at Accudata Technologies.   He and his wife Fran live on Creekspan Drive.   James has two children, Sarah and Zoe.

New Member for February 2015

Membership Director Mark Holmes advises that the Board has approved the application of a new member.  Dietrich Knabe lives on Parkford with wife, Sarah, and two children, ages 4 and 6.  He graduated from LHHS in 1996 and from the University of Texas in 2000. He then attended Brooklyn Law School and worked as a prosecutor in New York City. Dietrich is currently an Assistant Public Defender in the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office.  He was sponsored by Tom Lochry.


New Member

At our February 6, 2015 meeting, Membership Director Mark Holmes announced that the Board approved membership for Steven (Steve) Anderson. Steve graduated from Plano Senior High, received a BA from the University of Texas and an MS degree from the University of West Florida. He is Vice President of Strategic Solutions with Cross Country Healthcare. He lives on Danbury Lane. Please greet, meet, and welcome this new member.

New Members Inducted

Membership Director , Mark Holmes inducted 10 new members at the 10-31-14 meeting.


new members


Front Row–l to r–Mark Holmes, Membership Director; Reverend Jill Jackson-Sears,

Daniel Sibley, Michael Cedillo, Jimmy Putnam, and Todd Overstreet

Back Row–l to r– Cliff Whisant, Jason Kendall, Frank Miller, Robert Walne, and

Paul Reyes


What a good looking group!