December 1, 2017

The Misconception of Grand Jury Service

El Matha Wilder
Jill of all Trades, Master of Some

The Misconception of Grand Jury Service (Burden of Proof )
The selection and service process of the Harrris County Criminal Courts Grand Jury.

El Matha Wilder
2630 Bissonnet #5207
Houston, TX 77005

713-208-0033
elmatha@comcast.net

December 8, 2017

Latin American Glamour Trend

Geraldine Boyer
Owner

Latin American Glamour Trend
Founded by Geraldine Boyer, Collectivo embraces Latin American talent by hosting collections purely made by Latin American designers, both established & emerging. Collectivo is the first concept store (and location) of its kind in the U.S. Collectivo is located on the second story of the Westheimer Oaks development.

Collectivo
4310 Westheimer Rd. Suite 250
Houston, TX 77005

832-831-8818
gb@collectivointernational.com

December 15, 2017

The Advent of a Global Exchange

Joan Fithian Quintana

The Advent of a Global Exchange:
A New Approach to Building Vibrant Communities and Strong Economies

Joan and her husband Jose hosted us at their Sead Gallery in Bryan. She will share more about their life and experiences and about how they are growing a community and sharing that with other small communities that would like to grow their community economically, technologically and educationally

Adventgx
216 W 26th St.
Bryan, TX 77803

979 216 0548
joanquintana@adventgx.com

December 22 & 29, 2017

Off for Holidays

Off for Holidays
Return on January 5th 2018

November 3, 2017

Something Old, Something New

Eva Archer Smith
Executive Coach/Consultant/Keynote Speaker

Something Old, Something New
Eva will share some brand new brain research about how to stay motivated; and lead us through an exercise using old wisdom to keep us focused in today's changing world.

713-528-7020
eva@evaarchersmith.com

November 10, 2017

Turning Harvey Crisis into Positive News

Kim Mathes
Director of Marketing

Turning a Harvey Crisis into Positive News
Kim will discuss the challenges of crisis communications. Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain in our community, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division was committed to the care and improvement of human life of more than 2,900 patients. The communications team quickly mobilized to share the positive news stories of each of our hospitals in the most difficult circumstances. www.hcagulfcoast.com

HCA Healthcare/ Gulf Coast Division
3737 Buffalo Speedway, Suitee 1400
Houston, TX 77098

832-294-1064
kimberly.mathes@hcahealthcare.com

November 17, 2017

Negotiating for Your Life

Lee Mayfield, JD, CFP
Financial Advisor

Negotiating for Your Life
Negotiation and reciprocity form the core of our social experience. In spite of this, the average American avoids explicit negotiation whenever possible. Why do people shy away from negotiation? What do they fear about it?

Lee Mayfield will draw upon his experiences in the military, law, and finance to discuss these and other questions, to empower us to take charge of our negotiations.

The talk will center around;
When to talk and when to walk
Strategies we overlook
How to tilt the playing field in our favor
How we can use negotiation to pursue just outcomes

Please join us for this discussion.

OWLFA
1601 Westheimer Ste. 140
Houston, TX 77006

713-300-0676
lmayfield@owlfa.com

November 24, 2017

Off-Thanksgiving Holiday

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October 13, 2017

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October 20, 2017

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October 27, 2017

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September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend

Happy Holiday

September 8, 2017

An Update on Oil...

Meagen Smekar
Market Intelligence Manager

An Update on Oil: Macro Trends
Meagen will share an update on macro-economic drivers and their link to oil's outlook.

BP
501 Westlake Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77002

+1-832-619-2811
meagen.smekar@bp.com

September 15, 2017

Low Earth Orbit

Stephanie Murphy
President, Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance

The Commercialization of Low Earth Orbit
Stephanie will talk about the commercialization low earth orbit and the utilization of the International Space Station National Lab.

Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance
930 Gemini Ave.
Houston, TX 77058

832-915-5400
stephanie.murphy@alphaspace.com

September 22, 2017

Retreat Weekend

Retreat Weekend - No Speaker

September 29, 2017

Shooting to be the Best

Michael Maskell
Olympian & Instructor

Shooting to be the Best!
Michael is a five-time Olympian for Barbados in International Skeet; his talk will focus on his Olympic experiences.

Maskell's Shotgun Academy
3788 Savannah Lane
Spencer, IN 47460

812-322-6905
maskellshotgunacademy@gmail.com

www.theshotgunacademy.com

August 4, 2017

Basics of Business Immigration

Karina Gonzalez
Owner, Law Offices of Karina Gonzalez, PLLC

Basics of Business Immigration
Karina Gonzalez is a native Houstonian and born from immigrant parents. After obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology & Hispanic Studies from Rice University, she earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. Her legal practice focuses primarily on seeking affirmative immigration benefits for clients.

Karina's immigration career began in law school, where was a member of the Joseph A. Vail Immigration Clinic and a Legal Extern for the Tahirih Justice Center. At these non-profit organizations, she assisted clients with processing Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Special Immigrant Juvenile, U-Visa and Violence Against Women Act cases before various governmental agencies.

After passing the bar exam, Karina's practice shifted, and she began assisting clients with family and employment based petitions (immigrant and nonimmigrant) before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the National Visa Center, various U.S. Embassies abroad, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Since obtaining her license almost 7 years ago, Karina has secured appropriate work visas for many clients, obtained green cards for entire families, and successfully applied for U.S. citizenship for qualified applicants.

Law Offices of Karina Gonzalez, PLLC
433 North Loop W., Ste. 260
Houston, TX 77008

713-202-6440
kgonzalez@kg.legal

August 11, 2017

Empowering Students

Michelle Lenzen
Founder, Humans at Heart

Empowering Students to Solve Problems Using Human-Centered Design
Michelle Lenzen is a teacher, researcher, and writer using design thinking to help others understand the human side of life, marketing, and business. She runs an after school program at YES Prep Northside where she teaches high school students communication skills and creative problem-solving. Through her company, Humans at Heart, Michelle conducts qualitative market research and humanizes brands with words and creative copy.

Humans at Heart
Houston, TX

708-275-5700
michelle@humansatheart.com
www.humansatheart.com

August 18, 2017

A Fresh Approach to Transition

Angela Coughlin
Author, Psychotherapist, Life coach and Speaker

A Fresh Approach to Transition
The Art of Waking Up

Where do you want to change your life? What big transition is presenting itself to you at this time? Each day we write the story of our lives. Each day we have the opportunity to move our lives to match our desires. Join us for this inspirational talk to explore the unique ways to navigate and implement your transition.

Angela Caughlin LCSW
Houston Therapist
4010 Blue Bonnet, Suite 108
Houston, TX 77025

713-398-5251
www.angelacaughlin.com

August 25, 2017

Our Houston Zoo...

Rodney Honerkamp & Jillian Day
Both are Directors, Development for the Houston Zoo

Our Houston Zoo: Then and Now
Our city’s Zoo is a jewel within Hermann Park that’s become internationally known since we privatized in 2002. We are the largest conservation education organization in Texas and the second-most-visited zoo that charges admission in the nation (only San Diego Zoo has attracted higher attendance in 2015 and 2016). Our contributions to field conservation place us in the top 10 of zoos across the country. Under the direction of our new CEO, we recently completed an exciting strategic plan that will transform our Zoo over the next twenty years. Rodney Honerkamp and Jillian Day, both Directors of Development and members of our Zoo’s fundraising team, will share details about where we’ve been as an organization and where we’re heading.

The Houston Zoo
1513 Cambridge St.
Houston, TX 77030

713-533-6716
jday@houstonzoo.org

July 7, 2017

10 pounds, 10 years, 10 minutes a day

Donna Milstein
Fitness Trainer

"Lose 10 pounds and 10 years in 10 minutes a day"
Donna will teach, demonstrate and lead the group in simple exercises that will improve your posture and balance.

Donna Milstein Consulting
1707 1/2 Post Oak Blvd Ste 236
Houston, TX 77056

713-984-1242
donnamilstein@hotmail.com

July 14, 2017

The Food Bank's...

Fanny Brown
Strategic Gifts Officer

"The Food Bank's Latest Successes and Challenges"
The Houston Food Bank is a non-profit food distributor network that collects and distributes millions of meals a year in the Houston area to needy citizens of all ages. It is part of the Feeding America Network.

Fanny will share with us news on their new kitchen facility, their recent successes as well as current challenges they are facing,

The Food Bank Houston
535 Portwall St
Houston, TX 77029

713-223-3700
www.houstonfoodbank.org

July 21, 2017

Immigrants & Refugees in Texas

Terri Burke
Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas

Immigrants & Refugees in Texas
Miss Burke's talk will focus on what the ACLU does expecially in the area of immigrants and refugees. The ACLU has been working overtime on this specific area since the election. She will share their story.

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas
Houston State Headquarters P.O. Box 8306
Houston, TX 77288-8306

713-325-7003
tburke@aclutx.org

July 28, 2017

Chinquapin Prep

Tina Barr
Director of Admissions

Tina will speak about Chinquapin Prep, which is a non-profit college-preparatory school for grades six through twelve, primarily serving economically disadvantaged youth from the Houston area. Boys in grades seven through twelve live on campus Monday through Friday, while girls and 6th grade boys are transported daily.

Chinquapin Preparatory School
2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

281-426-5551 X151
tbarr@chinquapin.org