April 5, 2019

Members Meeting

Pam Szabo
Executive Vice Pres.,
CTO & Cofounder of Stone Bond Technologies

From Toe Shoes to the Cloud
WHO is Pam Szabo and what does she do? You will be surprised by her journey to her present career. Pam is always bright, creative, refreshing, with a shade of notorious, the perfect example of a Praeclarus member.

Stone Bond Technologies

April 12, 2019

Education at HISD

Holly Flynn Vilaseca
Trustee Board of Education for HISD

What's happening in education at HISD?
Holly will talk about the challenges the HISD Board is faced with this year and how they're trying to overcome them - including ways to work with the Texas legislature.

Houston Indepemdent School District
4400 West 18th Street
Houston, TX 77092-8501


April 19, 2019

Off Good Friday

April 26, 2019

Blaze a Trail

Raj Salhotra

Issues Facing Houston
Raj is running for Houston City Council at Large-Position 1.

Houston, TX


March 1, 2019

Members Meeting

Donna Milstein
Consultant & Fitness Leader

Who am I
This “Who am I” riddle game is designed by Donna Milstein in order to learn more about our fellow members. We have added several new people since we last played an identification quiz. This will be a chance to get to know interesting life facts about our current members. Some are quite hilarious, others are shockingly surprising, while others should have been left unrevealed.

Each table will work as a team to solve the “Who am I” riddles. The team with the most correct match-ups will win a prize.

Donna Milstein Consulting
5100 San Felipe ST, Unit 223E
Houston, TX 77056


March 8, 2019

Aging Gracefully

Daniela Burchhardt, MD

Aging Gracefully - with a little help
What procedures to get at what age. Discussion of skin care and plastic surgery options.

Yeung Institute
1103 Banks St.
Houston, TX 77006


March 15, 2019

Harnessing the Power of Emotions

Anna Tsui
Leadership & business coach; founder, The Intuitive Business School

Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Achieve Your Goals
In this interactive talk, Anna will share what goes on in the background of our subconscious mind and how to use emotions and energy to "supercharge" our goals and desires. She'll speak about the difference between the logical operating system and the energetic operating system and how these different parts influence our decision-making.

Anna Tsui International, LLC


March 22, 2019

Blaze a Trail

Adrienne Murphrey, J.D.
Family Outreach Coordinator, Office of Dean of Students, UT Austin

Blaze a Trail
Adrienne will speak on the steps she took reinventing herself through the lens of her experience as a Houston trial lawyer, a dog resort small business owner (current) to her newest project with The University of Texas at Austin, Sorority & Fraternity Life Outreach Coordinator.

The University of Texas
1 Bradford Court
Houston, TX 77024


March 29, 2019

Movement and Neuroplasticity

Nancy Mathe'
Group Exercise Coordinator & Active & Functional Aging Specialist

Movement and Neuroplasticity
What if you could improve your memory through light exercise and cognitive drills? Come find out about Neuroplasticity, the latest anti-aging trend in fitness presented by Nancy Mathe', Functional Aging Specialist at River Oaks Country Club. A short active demonstration will be made.

River Oaks Country Club Health Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd
Houston, TX 77019


February 1, 2019

Members Meeting

Katherine Cabaniss Parsley

My New Career in Welding!  Reinvention at Any Age....
With a successful career in Law, most recently as a Criminal Court Judge, and a new marriage, Katherine will talk about moving forward in her Career and Personal life! 

302 Pine Shadows
Houston, TX 77056


February 8, 2019

Sustainable Farming

Catherine & Tanner Klemcke
Owners, 1915 Farm

Sustainable Farming
915 Farm is a small sustainable farm located outside of Victoria, Texas that raises pastured pork, pastured poultry, and grass-finished beef.

The goal at 1915 is to take the confusion out of the many meat label claims at the grocery store, rather it be "natural, grassfed, organic, cage free" - and help educate the consumer on the importance of knowing the farmer that raises your food.

We enjoy sharing our story with our audience of how and why we raise animals on our farm, and are lucky enough to ship our meats all across Texas, directly to families door steps.

To learn more visit: www.1915farm.com

February 15, 2019

Cheese Tasting

Lindsey Schechter
Founder/CEO Houston Dairymaids, Inc.

Cheese Tasting with Houston Dairymaids
From a farmers market stand to a thriving wholesale business supplying cheeses to restaurants and a European-style cheese shop in the Heights Houston Dairymaids has changed how Texans taste cheese. Lindsey Schechter, a Rice graduate, was owner/chef at a restaurant on the coast of Maine, moved back to Houston with an idea, and is credited with introducing the world of cheese mongering to Texans.

Houston Dairymaids
2201 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77009


February 22, 2019

For Your Eyes Only

Tina Ozcelik
Owner of The Eye Gallery

For Your Eyes Only
Tina will talk about her business and also the high quality lens The Eye Gallery provides.

The Eye Gallery
1806 Westheimer Rd and 1700 Post Oak Blvd. Place, Suite 110
Houston, TX


January 4, 2019

No Meeting

See you on the 11th

January 11, 2019

CFISD's Mental Health Intervention

Mission of CFISD's Mental Health Intervention Team
Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, the third largest district in Texas which is currently serving 116,249 this school year, has a newly implemented Mental Health Intervention Team. The "MHIT" is comprised of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Psychologists and Mental Health Police Officers who have recently begun the undertaking of their vital mission: "To promote and support the mental health and well-being of CFISD students, families, staff members and community through prevention, intervention and safety." More information on their formation, mission and work within the school system will be shared.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD
10300 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77065


January 18, 2019

2018 Tax Law Changes

Dawn Sabo

Dawn Sabo's accounting practice and some 2018 tax law changes
From Corpaorate Accounting to Public Accounting and the Journey that helped define my niche of working with small business owners and not-for profits.

Dawn Sabo, CPA
2323 S. Shepherd, Ste. 970
Houston, TX 77019


January 25, 2019

Family Medicine

Felicity Mack MD
Director of Telemedicine Services.

Family Medicine: Where It Has Been, and Where It Is Headed.
Our health care system in America has changed so dramatically over the years and is continuing to change in front of our eyes. Some of the aspects of change and how it relates to all of us will be presented. From team based approaches to telemedicine, Dr. Mack will present the landscape of current Family medicine care.

Rodom Medical Consulting, P.A.
1708 Elmen Street
Houston, Texas 77019