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Ted Keyser and Chris Janawicz—Helping Hand Home for Children

November 28, 2017

Our speakers were Ted Keyser and Chris Janawicz from the Helping Hand Home for Children, who discussed the work of the Home, the oldest continuously operating residential childcare agency in Travis County.

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Johnnie Johnson—Moving Families Initiative

November 21, 2017

Our speaker today was Johnnie Johnson, who started the Moving Families Initiative to better the lives of children under the age of 19 years old who are confronted with the challenges of being uprooted and relocated for various reasons.

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Stefanie Herdman—Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas

November 14, 2017

Our guest speaker was Stefanie Herdman from the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas, who shared her personal story about living with epilepsy.

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Jon Beall—Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Global Warming

November 7, 2017

Our speaker was Jon Beall of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby who spoke on Climate Change. Jon is a former Rotary Club of Austin member (1990-2002) and is very active in conservation issues in Central Texas.

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Ashish Gadnis—Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin—The Humanitarian Case

October 31, 2017

Past President Harold Ingersoll introduced Ashish Gadnis of BanQu ( who gave a lively high-level presentation on the disruptive technology called Blockchain and the humanitarian case for enabling bitcoin around the world.

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Darden Smith—Songwriting With:Soldiers

October 17, 2017

Reported by Allison Allen Sharon Golden introduced our wonderful speaker, Darden Smith, one of Austin’s most popular long time musicians. Over the past several years he has devoted much of his time to a project called Songwriting With:Soldiers. By chance, while doing a performance at a military hospital in Germany, Darden met a solider with […]

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Tuesday at 11:45 AM
St. David's Episcopal Church
301 E. 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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