Upcoming Breakfasts

    • April 24, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Ireland, Brexit, and the Future of the EU

    As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Ireland’s Consul General in Texas will discuss how Brexit will impact Ireland, Northern Ireland, the future of Europe, and transatlantic relationships.

    About Our Speaker:

    Consul General Farrell is Ireland’s first Consul General to Texas (and Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas/Kansas City, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma).  The Irish Consulate General was formally opened by Irish Prime Minister in March 2015. Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s new Prime Minister visited Austin in March 2018.

    Consul General Farrell was born in Dublin, Ireland and has a twenty year diplomatic
    career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland. He previously
    served on the team that opened Ireland’s Embassy in Ankara, Turkey in 1999.  He was posted as Press and Information Officer at the Irish Embassy in Berlin, Germany from 2005-2010.  Between postings abroad he worked on the EU policy team in Dublin at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of the Taoiseach, including during Ireland’s Presidencies of the EU in 2004 and 2013.  He was also seconded to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec) in 2014.

    Farrell holds a degree in European Studies and a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Dublin (Trinity College).

    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

    • April 25, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Antonelli's Cheese Shop


    Whether you're new to Austin or a native Austinite, you've likely heard of Antonelli's Cheese Shop.  Join us for a tasting event in their lovely 105 year old Cheese House and mingle with MBC folks in a more casual setting.  

    Named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the top cheese shops in America, Antonelli's Cheese events have been lauded by Austin Monthly as one of the best things to do in Austin.

    Doors will open at 5:15pm for mixing and mingling. (Should you arrive prior to 5:15pm, please feel free to visit the Cheese Shop across the street for a complimentary tasting.) Throughout the course of the evening, we’ll taste four perfect cheese pairing bites, with two wine pairings. For each of the rounds, a cheesemonger will regale us with mini-stories of how the cheese is made, who made it, and why it’s special. The first tasting will start at 5:30pm and we’ll conclude by 7pm. There are parking spaces in the Cheese House parking lot, the lot behind the cheese shop, and nearby street parking on Avenue H and Barrow Ave. (Note: The Cheese House is located at 500 Park Blvd 78751; however, the parking lot is accessible off Duval Street.)

    Click here to register. Space is limited, so don't wait!




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    • May 01, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Face of Hunger Isn't What You Think

    The Central Texas Food Bank serves 46,000 people each week in 21 Central Texas counties, along with a slew of chickens. Find out how they do it - and how you can help.

    About Our Speaker:

    Derrick Chubbs joined the Food Bank in November of 2016, coming to us from the American Red Cross, where he served as National Vice President of Humanitarian Services for Disaster Workforce Readiness.

    Prior to that Derrick served in various leadership roles for the Red Cross, including Division Vice President for the Southwest and Rocky Mountains Division, and CEO of the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

    Before that, Derrick spent 20 years in the for-profit technology sector at companies such as IBM, Pervasive Software, and Dell.

    He has served on the Board of Directors (including two years as Chair) for Easter Seals Central Texas, the Advisory Board for the Pinnacle Campus of Austin Community College, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Management Department of Austin Community College.

    Derrick is a graduate of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and has earned certificates in Project Management and Managerial Leadership from the University of Texas at 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

    • May 08, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Q & A with the Fire Chief

    Joel Baker took over as Chief of the Austin Fire Department only a few short months ago. What has the the transition been like? What are the latest happenings in Austin's Fire Department? This is your chance to find out!

    About Our Speaker:

    Appointed by Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk as Fire Chief of the Austin Fire Department in December 2018, Atlanta native Joel G. Baker began his professional fire service career with the

    City of East Point Fire Department (Georgia) in 1986. In 1988, he joined the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, rising through the ranks to Fire Chief, a rank he held until his retirement in February 2018 after 30 years of service.

    Chief Baker holds several degrees, including an Associate of Applied Sciences in Fire Science Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Policy Studies from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University; he is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executive Education in State and Local Government program. Chief Baker is a designated Executive Fire Officer from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, a program designed to provide senior officers and

    others in key leadership roles with enhanced executive-level knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead, conduct research, and engage in life-long learning.

    Recognizing the importance of community service, Chief Baker served in numerous organizations in Atlanta, including as Chairperson of the Atlanta Regional Commission/Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative and as a Board Member to the State of Georgia’s 9-1-1 Authority Advisory Board. Chief Baker’s commitment to the fire service and the citizens he serves has garnered him numerous recognitions from various public and private organizations throughout his career. 

    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

    • May 15, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Circuit of the Americas - Under the Hood

    Circuit of the Americas is the world's premiere destination for motorsports, racing, and entertainment. Join us for a rare behind-the-scenes look from Founder & Chairman Robert Epstein!

    About Our Speaker:

    Robert (“Bobby”) Epstein began his business career as a fixed income analyst, studying the U.S. bond market.  In 1992, Mr. Epstein founded Arbour Financial Corporation, a mortgage-backed securities specialist focusing on institutional clients. He later established Prophet Capital Management, where he remains as the Managing General Partner.

    In 2011, Mr. Epstein joined several other community leaders to raise global brand-awareness of Austin and Central Texas, through the creation of a premier destination for world-class sports and entertainment.  Using the Formula One United States Grand Prix as the cornerstone, Circuit of The Americas and the Austin360 Amphitheater were launched to begin fulfilling this unique vision.  Since its inception, the venue has attracted over five million visitors and reached more than 600 million viewers around the world.

    Mr. Epstein holds a B.A. degree from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas.


    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

    • May 22, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    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

    • May 29, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Interested in how your fellow MBC members and guests are advancing their careers and building their businesses? Or perhaps you've always wanted more time at MBC to explain your work and the benefits you bring to the Austin community? Join us for a morning of enhanced networking where we’ll engage in structured conversations and games spanning a range of different topics. This is your chance to go beyond exchanging business cards and make stronger, more personal connections in an effort to build long-lasting relationships. 


    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Member and guest engagement activities begin

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • June 05, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Re-Cap of the 86th Texas Legislative Session

    Want to catch up on the Lone Star State's most recent legislative session? Join us as Representative Donna Howard takes us through what happened, including political highlights, setbacks, and what we can expect in the future.

    About Our Speaker:

    Born and raised in Austin, Donna Howard graduated from Reagan High School and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing (1974) and a master's in health education (1977), both from The University of Texas.

    She has worked as a critical care nurse at Brackenridge and Seton hospitals, served as the first hospital-based Patient Education Coordinator in Austin, and helped get the Seton Good Health School off the ground. She has served as president of the Texas Nurses Association (District 5) and was a Health Education instructor at UT.

    A strong advocate for public education, Howard served on the Eanes ISD board in West Austin from 1996 to 1999, and is certified as a Master School Trustee by the Texas Association of School Boards.

    First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006, Rep. Howard currently serves as Vice-Chair for the House Administration Committee and sits on the Appropriations and Higher Education Committees.

    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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