Meeting recaps

Brigadier General Paul Owen

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Last Friday 11/1/19, our members in attendance were treated to our annual ONE NATION UNDER GOD program.  This program is conducted by Exchange Clubs all around the country and seeks to honor the religious heritage of our nation and celebrate and honor the vital role our military plays in the freedoms we enjoy. The program began with […]

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Dr. Jeannie Stone

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Last Friday 10/25/19, Dr. Jeannie Stone, Superintendent of RISD, presented an update on the Richardson independent School District. She began by updating everyone on the storm response efforts across the district. As she noted, the RISD team was determined to get kids back in the classroom and provide as much normalcy as possible under the circumstances. […]

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City Politics

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Last Thursday evening 10/17/19, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough, Former Park Board President Bobby Abtahi, and Dallas Regional Chamber Senior Vice President Scott Goldstein provided an informative and entertaining look behind the curtain at their unique experiences in Dallas city government and local politics. Topics ranged from City Council elections and personalities to the quirks of a certain […]

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Nakia Douglas

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Last Friday morning 10/11/19, our program featured Mr. Nakia Douglas who has quite a distinguished career in education. Nakia currently works on staff at UNT Dallas as Executive Director of TRIO and Pre-Collegiate programs. He began by opening a copy of a Dr Seuss children’s book and reading… You have brains in your head You have feet in your shoes. You […]

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Students of the Month – October 2019

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Congratulations to our October student award recipients from our meeting last Friday. These young adults impressed all in attendance and are certainly deserving honorees! We extend our thanks to their families, teachers, coaches and administrators for their guidance in these students’ lives.   Character Counts Awards: Priscilla Beltran and Cody Taylor (pictured)Youth of the Month: Caleb Parker and Gracie […]

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Texas Rangers Baseball

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Last Thursday evening (9/19/19) we heard from Nick Richardson and Justin Henry from the Texas Rangers organization.  Nick is the director of business development focused on marketing the new stadium’s unique offerings for fans and sponsors.  Justin leads the efforts of the Texas Rangers Foundation in growing support for and development of the many good works in […]

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Students of the Month – September 2019

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Congratulations to our September student award recipients from our meeting last Friday up at the high school. These young adults impressed all in attendance and are certainly deserving honorees! We extend our thanks to their families, teachers, coaches and administrators for their guidance in these students’ lives.    Youth of the Month:  Sheila Ann Tume and Osadolo Osawemwenze Character Counts: Imari Jordan […]

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State Fair Update

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On Friday 9/6/19 we heard for State Fair of Texas president Mitchell Gleiber.  Mr. Gleiber reminded all that the 2019 version of the fair will open on Friday September 27 and run for 24 days. The Fair organization is a non-profit that is focused on Agriculture, Education and Community. (Chris Brown was a trivia winner […]

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RISD Update

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Last week 8/29/19 was our monthly Thursday evening meeting and we met at the Vetted Well inside Alamo Drafthouse. Our program featured our very own club member Justin Bono in a casual setting where he presented key information and was open to questions on any subject related to RISD and the work of the board. If you do not […]

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Turtle Creek Conservatory

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Last Friday 8/23/19 Gay Donnell Willis, President/CEO of the Turtle Creek Conservancy, joined us to present the past, present and future of Oak Lawn Park located in uptown just north of the central business district. Oak Lawn Park opened in 1909 and was 20 acres at that time. Leaders hoped the park would help to attract prospective […]