Upcoming Breakfasts

    • October 25, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
    Register

    Just in Time for Halloween: Living Among Bats

    Bats are among the most poorly understood and feared of all animals -- but bat species across the world are beneficial to agriculture, forestry, tourism and medicine. Whether consuming vast numbers of damaging insect pests -- saving US agriculture an average of $22.9 billion a year -- pollinating plants important to local economies or dispersing seeds critical to restoration of rain forests, bats are undeniably important. But they are also under threat of harm from sources both old and new.

    Of all of the threats, human fear may be the most persistent one, based almost entirely on myth, exaggeration and misinformation.

    Come hear our speaker explain why bats should be viewed as highly beneficial, rather than as pests, what threats they face, and why knowing the facts about bats will prevent many problems up front.

    About our speaker

    Dianne Odegard studied graphic art in college, but has always been fascinated by bats and other urban wildlife, and by the various ways humans respond to them. For over a decade she served as Bat Conservation International’s urban bat specialist, advising the public about bats in buildings, bats and public health and artificial roosts. She coauthored publications on bat control in schools and on aspects of bats in human structures, and continues to present programs promoting bat conservation with her own non-profit, Austin Bat Refuge.

    She and her husband share their home with Zoey and Zuzu, African straw-colored fruit bats and, as state-permitted wildlife rehabilitators, with as many as 70 native Texas bats of nine different species.

    Note: This week MBC will meet on the 7th floor of the UT Club.

    MBC Celebrates Halloween

    Get your Halloween on 10/25! 'Cos YOU could be MBC's Halloween Spiffy Spirit Award winner! 

    Spooky yet ALSO true, one lucky MBC member will win a pair of the Paramount Theatre's Moontower Comedy Festival satellite badges.

    Cast Your Vote

    Attention, members: On October 25, 2017, the current MBC Board will present a slate of candidates for the next Board term. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. Voting also will take place on October 25. If you have questions, contact BJ Bludau, current Board President, or Garland Cole, Nominations Committee Chair.

    MBC Financial Update

    As part of our October 25 meeting, the MBC Board will present a review of our current financial metrics.  


    Agenda

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:00am - Breakfast Buffet (note early start time for October 25)

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements, Halloween Spiffy Spirit Award

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 01, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    How UT is Adapting to a Changing Texas

    In order to best serve the people of Texas, public higher education must understand the current environment and adapt to change. Tony Cucolo led the strategic planning effort for the UT System in 2015, assisting Chancellor Bill McRaven in his charting of the course for the largest public university system in the State. In doing so, data from 2015 was refreshed and re-examined this past summer to check trends and review the relevance of current strategy. Tony will present this particular view of Texas and how the UT System is focusing its effort to improve the human condition in Texas, the nation and the world.

    About our Speaker

    Tony Cucolo currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Leadership Development and Veterans Affairs at the University of Texas System. The University of Texas System is the second largest university system in the United States, composed of eight universities and six academic health institutions across Texas. His duties include leader development of students and employees as well as providing focused support for all veterans and military affiliated students serving in the System.

    Tony earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco. He and Ginger, his wife of more than 35 years, have three grown children, a devoted Great Dane, and recently made their 27th move to an 80-year- old fixer-upper in East Austin.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 08, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
    Register

    How YOU Can Preserve the Texas Hill Country

    We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve the special places of the Texas Hill Country. Our speaker, George Cofer, will explain the opportunities to work with many stakeholders throughout the Hill Country to preserve the creeks, streams, rivers, scenic vistas and rural heritage. He will also talk about why providing the general public access to nature and outdoors experiences is more important than ever in today’s hectic world and how we all can get involved.


    About our speaker

    George Hume Cofer, Jr. is Executive Director of the Hill Country Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust that marshals public and private resources to preserve the natural areas and scenic vistas, aquifers and springs, rivers and streams, working farms and ranches, and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy and cherish for generations to come.

    Mr. Cofer is a sixth-generation Austinite and fifth-generation Texas rancher. His love of the great outdoors and conservation of the natural environment come from being blessed by the opportunity to spend his childhood summers on a working cattle ranch along the Frio River in Uvalde County and from his outdoor experiences as an Eagle Scout.

    For fun, George surfs hurricanes.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 15, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
    Register

    How a 21st century urban library serves its community

    Stay tuned! More information on this program coming soon!

    Whether you're new to Austin or a native Austinite, you'll enjoy a great breakfast with energetic and fun people... no small feat for an early morning breakfast club! Come build relationships, expand your knowledge, and start your day with a smile.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 22, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    No meeting today!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones, and we'll see you back here on Wednesday, November 29.






    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 29, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
    Register

    Fake News -- Then and Now

    The term "Fake News" seems to permeate headlines, social media feeds, and water-cooler discussions in recent days but is hardly a new phenomenon.

    Dating back to ancient times, fake news has influenced everything from culture to politics to business, and even made a few heads roll – literally. So why do we feel so inundated with it today and why does it seem nearly impossible to overcome?

    Join us as university librarian, Brittany Rhea Deputy, explains the history and challenges in combating fake news and what you can do to help separate fact from fiction.


    About our speaker

    Brittany Rhea Deputy is the Librarian to the Moody College of Communication and the College of Liberal Arts Department of Linguistics. A native Floridian and Texas transplant, Brittany holds a MA in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida. In her role as a librarian, she offers teaching and research consultation services with specializations in finding data and statistics, analyzing current and historical print and broadcast news coverage, and utilizing research resources and specialized tools and technologies. Her previous employers include The University of Alabama, The University of South Florida - Health, and The University of Florida.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 06, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
    Register

    More information on this program coming soon!

    Whether you're new to Austin or a native Austinite, you'll enjoy a great breakfast with energetic and fun people... no small feat for an early morning breakfast club! Come build relationships, expand your knowledge, and start your day with a smile.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 13, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
    Register

    More information on this program coming soon!

    Whether you're new to Austin or a native Austinite, you'll enjoy a great breakfast with energetic and fun people... no small feat for an early morning breakfast club! Come build relationships, expand your knowledge, and start your day with a smile.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Seasons Greetings from MBC!

    No meeting this week -- we'll see you back on January 3, 2018! Enjoy the holidays!

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 27, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Happy New Year from MBC!

    No meeting this week -- we'll see you back on January 3, 2018! Enjoy the holidays!

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy


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