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Christopher Calicott—Blockchain

Posted by on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in Blog

Our speaker was Christopher Calicott, the managing director of Trammel Venture Partners, an Austin based Venture capital firm focused on investing in highly technical seed- and early stage startups.

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Ted Keyser and Chris Janawicz—Helping Hand Home for Children

Posted by on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 in Blog

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

Posted by on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Blog

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

Posted by on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in Blog

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

Posted by on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 in Blog

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

Posted by on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 in Blog

Past President Harold Ingersoll introduced Ashish Gadnis of BanQu (banquapp.com) 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

Posted by on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 in Blog

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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Craig Nehrkorn—Drones, Part 2

Posted by on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 in Blog

Past President Harold Ingersoll introduced our speaker, Craig Nehrkorn, who gave Part 2 of a
presentation he gave in August on drones and drone technology.

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Mickey Batsell—Medicare

Posted by on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 in Blog

Our speaker was Mickey Batsell, an experienced industry professional specializing in long-term care, retirement planning and surrounding issues including Medicare, Medicaid, home healthcare, and others.

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State Representative Paul Workman—2017 Legislative Session Update

Posted by on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in Blog

Past President Ron Mullen introduced the speaker State Representative Paul Workman, also Past
President of Austin Rotary.

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