Upcoming Events

    • April 21, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Civic Engagement - Where are we?

    Each of us are community trustees working to make this place we call home the best it can be. We are living in a time that has much more information, much more diversity of thought and a pace of change that continues to accelerate. Join us for a conversation as we explore civic engagement research and trends driving participation.

    About our speaker:

    Christopher Kennedy is a community engager focusing on building the interpersonal and communication skills that forge successful working relationships with clients, consumers, boards, public-private partnerships and community leaders. He is the CEO of Leadership Austin and is a small business owner. Before starting his businesses and working at Leadership Austin, he had a 22-year career at the Lower Colorado River Authority responsible for managing all administrative functions that supported the public utility needs in the 58 county Central Texas service area. He serves as Board Chair for Association of Leadership Programs nationwide and site on the advisory councils for the Austin Young Chamber, Young Women’s Alliance of Austin and the Junior League of Austin, a member of Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) and is an avid, some call rabid, Texas Longhorn fan.

    • April 28, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Texans Can Academies

    "We are firmly committed to the belief that every young person can learn. Our combination of a rigorous yet nurturing environment, outstanding teachers, and a unique teaching method allows us to help young people most would regard as the least likely to succeed."

    About our speaker:

    At Texans Can, Ponce has guided the school toward innovation and excellence, and is proud of Texans Can’s recognition as D CEO’s 2019 Organization of the Year at its annual Nonprofit and Citizenship Awards.

    For Ponce, Texans Can is a place where students find hope. Driven by a passion to reignite that hope, Ponce seeks to influence his staff and community to see how, through the mission of Texans Can, people change lives, change communities, and ultimately change the State of Texas.

    Ponce’s past community involvement includes serving in numerous roles with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, RGV Linking Economic and Academic Development Board of Directors, United Way of South Texas Board of Directors, McAllen Education Foundation Board of Directors and RGV Focus-Collective Impact Leadership Team.

    A three-time graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ponce earned a Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance and Management in December 1990, a Master’s in Educational Administration in December 1998, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration through the prestigious Cooperative Superintendency Program in May 2009. 

    Dr. Ponce currently serves as Scoutmaster for Troop 905, where he has served since 2009, is member of the Boy Scouts of America Circle 10 Executive Board, and volunteers as an assistant coach to the Grapevine Colleyville Target Team. He and his wife, Katherine, have three sons: Julian, Mathew and Gabriel.

    • April 28, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom after our meeting

    MBC 7th Floor Club Level  Zoom Rooms

    8:30 on Zoom after our meeting.

    Virtually ride up to the club level, the 7th floor of the MBC Zoom Rooms, following our regular meeting. Members only.

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    • May 05, 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Upcoming Speakers in May

    Our speakers are always engaging, informative, and insightful (and often inciteful). Our members are too! Become a member and make MBC your midweek pick-me-up every week.

     May 5th  Jo Karr Tedder Central Texas Water Coalition 
     May 12th  Admiral Bobby Inman The World According to Inman 
     May 19th  Christina Gorczynski Impact Austin 
    • May 12, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom after our meeting

    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by [Bill Gates]How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    by Bill Gates. Plan to join fellow MBC members for lively discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

    8:30 on Zoom after our May 12th meeting.

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