COLLEGE STATION, March 14, 2017 — The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation will host U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and The Honorable Bill Archer for an evening lecture on “The View from Capitol Hill” on March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
Brady is the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, representing the 8th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. This powerful committee has jurisdiction over taxes, healthcare, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare. Brady has been repeatedly named a Hero of the Taxpayers, Small Business Champion and Super Friend of the Seniors. He has been hailed as having one of the top five spending cut agendas on Capitol Hill and has also been honored as an Outstanding Texas Political Leader of the Year.
Archer is retired from the U.S. House of Representatives following 40 years as a public servant to his nation in local, state and federal government. Archer served the 7th District of Texas when he won the seat previously held by Former President George H.W. Bush, and at the start of the 104th Congress became the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. In 2001, Archer founded the Archer Center—the University of Texas System in Washington, D.C. with a mission to educate the next generation of leaders for local, state, federal and international services.
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Year (1997-2017). For more information on this event and others marking this historic milestone, visit bush41.org.
To attend the March 24 lecture, RSVP is preferred (because of limited seating) by calling 979-862-2251 or emailing BushEvents@Bush41.org
Imagine a world where
- adults with Down syndrome have meaningful employment if they want it.
- friendships between kids with Down syndrome and their typical peers last well beyond high school instead of the typical separation in elementary school.
- medical staff give a diagnosis of Down syndrome to a new family with hope and confidence rather than fear and uncertainty.
- new parents find hope as they walk the journey with others who have gone before.
This is what the Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley strives to be and provide to our local Brazos Valley community.
Now imagine yourself at our 5th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Gala on Saturday, March 25th, at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in College Station! Come for the vision and the mission, but have fun being served by our celebrity wait staff while you enjoy dinner and dancing. We will have both silent and live auction, balloon pop, and raffle!
A table for 10 is $450 and individual tickets are $50. You may pre-purchase balloons and raffle tickets for $20. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.
There’s never been a better time to be born with Down syndrome, help make the lives of all the babies born today even better!
This event is open to all ages and everyone in the community. This is our 3rd year hosting the Flyin’ Hawaiian 5K and the first year we are offering a 10K option! The run will begin and end in Lot 50, and both the 5K and 10K will kick off at 8:00 a.m. Two Texas A&M student organizations, Texas Runners Against Cancer and Texas A&M MEDLIFE, are teaming up to fundraise for our respective causes: the American Cancer Society and MEDLIFE (Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere).
Race Website: Flyinhawaiian5k.weebly.com
Register at: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21490_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=633
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392059554487239
Race Day Information:
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Lot 50 on TAMU Campus (near Emerging Technologies [ETB] building)
Registration includes race entry, t-shirt, bib, lei, food, and fun!
Early registration- prior to March 12th
Late registration- March 12th-March 25th
We also have a t-shirt only option ($10) if you can’t make it to the race but still want to support our causes! This option is also found on the registration website.
Registration will be $25 (5K) and $30 (10K) the day of the event.
Want to register as a group? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our group rates!
About Us: TRAC and MEDLIFE
Texas Runners Against Cancer, or TRAC, is an organization at Texas A&M University that was founded in 2011 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This is achieved by running races in the Bryan/College Station area, collecting donations from local businesses/individuals and fundraising. If you’d like to know information about TRAC, visit our website: https://maroonlink.tamu.edu/organization/trac.
MEDLIFE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping poverty-stricken communities in five different countries by providing medical supplies and mobile health clinics. We also send students to these countries multiple times a year to assist in providing medical services and to work on mobile health clinics and complete development projects. If you’d like to know more about the MEDLIFE project of the semester, feel free to visit http://www.medlifeweb.org/blog/item/548-a-home-for-rosa.html.
COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 27, 2017 — The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will hold a Conversation in Public Policy with Robert Kaplan, the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Kaplan will discuss economic conditions and the role of monetary policy.
The event will be held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on Monday, March 27. It will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:30 p.m.
Robert Steven Kaplan represents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District and currently serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy.
“The Bush School and the Mosbacher Institute are pleased to welcome Mr. Kaplan to our campus,” said Lori Taylor, director of the Mosbacher Institute. “Many of the current administration’s plans and policies—tax cuts, spending increases, and renegotiated trade agreements—could create inflationary pressures, and it will be important to understand the range of possible monetary policy responses. President Kaplan’s discourse will surely prove to be enlightening to our students, faculty, and community members.”
Prior to serving at the Dallas Federal Reserve, Kaplan served as the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and senior associate dean at the Harvard Business School and was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Kaplan also serves as co-chairman of Project ALS and co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that invests in developing nonprofit enterprises dedicated to addressing social issues. He is also a board member of the Harvard Medical School.
The Conversations in Public Policy lecture series brings a prominent policymaker and a subject-matter expert together on stage for an informative, public discussion of their common interests. The Mosbacher Institute serves to produce innovative policy research and top-quality education and training and is named for Robert Mosbacher Sr., who served as secretary of commerce under President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1992.
The event is open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit http://bush.tamu.edu/kaplan/.
Workshop 2: Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This is the second of 6 monthly workshops that will address tips for a healthy lifestyle. Get recipes, giveaways & healthy food samples! For more information contact the Nutrition Education Coordinator at AnnieW@bvfb.org or 979-779-3663 ext. 109.
Health for All is hosting HATS OFF TO BRA ART! This fundraiser will include the auction of HEALTH COUTURE ART (both HAT ART & BRA ART) to help raise money for their free clinic serving the uninsured of the Brazos Valley. It will be a fun and unique way to make a difference. Join them for music, entertainment, belly dancers, and of course the live and silent auction of HEALTH COUTURE ART. All Bras and hats will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to Health For all to help with local health needs.
For tickets or more information visit www.hlth4all.org/Bra-Art or call Amanda at 979-774-4176 x117.
All entries are currently displayed at the Village Cafe and online bids are welcomed.
Details of Program: Perennials are defined as plants that return to our gardens each year from the same root part. Unlike annuals that last just one season, well selected perennials can be a permanent part of your garden. This program will help narrow your choices for the Brazos Valley. Dr. Welch will discuss ten of the best perennials for your garden, where they grow best and how to increase their numbers so that you can share them with your friends and family. The public is invited at no charge.
Presenter: Dr. William C. Welch is Professor and Extension Landscape Horticulturist in the Texas A&M University Department of Horticulture Sciences. He is a three degree LSU alum, has written columns for Southern Living magazine and is the author of Perennial Garden Color and Antique Roses for the South. He is also co-author of additional books including The Southern Heirloom Garden, The Bountiful Flower Garden and The Bulb Hunter. Dr. Welch will have copies of his books available for sale at this program and all proceeds benefit his scholarship funds in the Texas A&M University Department of Horticultural Sciences.
“Funding Nemo” to Provide a Therapy Dog for Abused & Neglected Children Currently in Crisis
Date, Location: – On March 29, 2017, Labs for Children is hosting a 24 hour fund raising blitz. The event, “Funding Nemo” will pay for the training and placement of “Nemo” as a therapy dog this fall. “Nemo” is a 10 month old British Labrador Retriever that loves to cuddle and adores children (pictured below). Once he is trained & placed, he will touch the lives of thousands of children. Nemo will accompany children into forensic interviews, assist therapists working with abused children and also work in the court room on occasion, assisting the district attorney in cases of child abuse.
This event is being sponsored by Delta Gamma at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
This event will include an online donation drive, t-shirt sale and other local events. The main event page is https://www.crowdrise.com/funding-nemo/fundraiser/FundingNemo and will be the central place to donate. More details to follow on other components of the event.
About Labs for Children: Children that have been abused feel alone and scared. They lack the courage to tell their stories. Without the courage to speak, these kids shut down with investigators, on witness stands in court rooms and in forensic interviews at child advocacy centers. Therapy dogs provide abused children a safe place to seek comfort, refuge and strength. They give a child the courage to tell their story. Founded in 2017 and based in Austin, Texas, Labs for Children helps abused & neglected kids currently in crisis by placing dogs with forensic interviewers and into court rooms. Labs for Children is the only non-profit in the US focused specifically on placing facility dogs to help abused and neglected children that are currently in crisis.