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Jerry Patterson — Texas Land Commissioner (Retired)

Posted by on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Reggie Nisbett I was on the top floor of the parking garage when I heard the roar. I looked up and four F-16 fighter jets were screaming fast and low right over the top of St David’s. WOW, they must have been in honor of our speaker this week. The former Senator, Marine […]

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Ginger Goodin — Autonomous Vehicles

Posted by on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 in Blog

Reported by Phil Thoden President Julie called the first meeting in 2019 of the Rotary Club of Austin (RCA) to order, Past President Pete Meeker led the pledges, Todd Coleman gave our invocation of the day, and Mary Reynolds led us in saying the Four Way Test. Ray Kang greeted each member and guest as […]

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Take 5 — Holiday/Live Music Program

Posted by on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 in Blog

Reported by Ann Marie Ellis President Julie Benkoski called the meeting to order at noon. Rob McCarthy led the pledges and Jim Bryce gave the invocation. Past President Sherry Workman led us in reciting the Four Way Test. Richard Payton was our greeter and Myron Burse, our host. President Julie and Bill Davies collected ballots […]

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Robert Henneke — Texas Public Policy Foundation

Posted by on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 in Blog

Reported by Margaret Curtis President Julie Benkoski called the meeting to order, and members recited our Club’s vision statement with feeling. Rod “No Microphone” Simonsen led us in the Pledges, Rich Fikani delivered the Invocation and Past President Dale Lowe led the Four Way Test. Carl Noble introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians, and Manny […]

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Warren Wiedler — Texas Task Force 1

Posted by on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 in Blog

Reported by Margaret Curtis President Julie Benkoski called the meeting to order with member recital of our Club’s Vision Statement. Jim Gdula led us in the Pledges, Michele Heyman delivered the Invocation and Past President Mary Bird Bowman led us in the Four Way Test. Carl Noble introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians, and New […]

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Chief Chance Collins — Texas Rangers

Posted by on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 in Blog

Reported by Dick Brown President Julie Benkoski called the meeting to order at noon and led in reciting the club’s Vision Statement. Mary Reynolds led the pledges and Past President and Past District Governor Ronney Reynolds gave the invocation. Harold Benkoski led us in reciting the “FOUR WAY TEST.” Mary Reynolds was our Greeter at […]

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Austin Rotary Club Foundation — How Does Our Club’s Foundation Work?

Posted by on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 in Blog

Reported by Dick Brown President Julie Benkoski called the meeting to order at noon and led in reciting the club’s Vision Statement. Past President John Braziel led the pledges and Ann Graham gave the invocation. Past President Dick Brown led us in reciting the “FOUR WAY TEST.” Mary Reynolds was our Greeter at the top […]

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Chris Del Conte — UT’s Director of Athletics

Posted by on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 in Blog

Reported by Phil Thoden President Julia called the Rotary Club of Austin (RCA) lunch meeting to order. Kimberly Gdula led the pledges, Past President Ron Mullen gave our invocation of the day and Past President Pete Meeker led us in saying the Four W ay Test. Margaret Curtis greeted each member and guest as they […]

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Speaker Larry McMannis, Economic Development

Posted by on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 in Blog

Larry McManus is with the Governor’s Office Economic Development and Tourism department. Before 2003, the Economic Development efforts were originally independently run and not part of the Governor’s office. After their efforts in 2003 to attract a Toyota plant in San Antonio, it was recommended they combine forces with the Governor’s resources. Since then, the department has grown into various divisions including the recent inclusion of the Texas Music Office and Women’s Commission.

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Deeda Lovett, Community Impact Newspapers

Posted by on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 in Blog

Deeda Lovett is the General Manager for the Central Austin edition of the Community Impact newspaper. After developing her talents as a tornado and wildfire chaser in Oklahoma, she came to Austin and worked in the weather department at KEYE. After a few years, she transitioned to Community Impact.

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