Upcoming Breakfasts

    • September 26, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Talking About Gun Violence Prevention (without making it partisan)

    Following the mass shootings at high schools in Parkland, FL and Santa Fe, TX, Ed Scruggs was the only gun violence prevention advocate to participate in Gov Greg Abbott's round table discussions of gun violence and school safety. 

    He will share with us the proposals to come out of the round tables and following hearings on school safety. We will learn about the school Marshall Program, as well as the very loose and often unspoken of “Guardian System” and where these things stand now with districts like AISD.

    About our speaker

    Ed Scruggs is a Realtor, Community Organizer, former journalist and 27 year Austin resident who ran for Austin City Council in 2014. He is currently an appointed member of the City of Austin's Public Safety Commission.

    Ed joined the board of Texas Gun Sense in 2015 and currently serves as Vice Chair and Media Representative. 

    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

    • October 03, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    New hope for those with Alzheimer's Disease

    Recently, scientists announced that an anti-amyloid drug may protect the brain from the progression of Alzheimer's Disease. Amyloid is the protein that builds up in the brain which can lead to sticky plaques that compromises nerve cells. The studies showed the drug decreases the amount of amyloid in the brain after 18 months, potentially slowing the progression of Alzheimer's.

    Dr. Tom Zodo will discuss on recently announced advancements in clinical research as well as look at how management of daily living, i.e., exercise and diet, can impact Alzheimer’s development and progression.

    About our speaker

    Tom Zoda, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President and General Manager, CNS, at Syneos Health, and has been with the organization since 2015.

    Previously, Dr. Zoda was with INC Research. He completed his doctoral degree in microbiology, specializing in immunology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, followed by postdoctoral work at Dartmouth Medical College.

    Dr. Zoda has extensive experience overseeing research studies including design and direction of multiple Phase II and III studies including those focused in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, insomnia, chronic and acute pain, and various psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. 

    Dr. Zoda previously also worked for Tanox Biosystems, Inc., overseeing the development of therapeutic antibodies and vaccines for the treatment of allergy.

    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

    • October 10, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Beyond Beto: What You'll See on a Long November Ballot

    There's more than high-profile Senate races on the November ballot. In fact, local initiatives will have an equally important impact. So what's on the ballot this year? Join us for an important election preview with Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan. He'll talk about what you need to know about, including bonds, charter amendments and ballot petitions.


    About our Speaker

    Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan was sworn in to serve the people of Austin City Council District 6 on January 6, 2017. As a small business owner and community advocate, he brings over a decade of experience in service and leadership to his northwest constituents and the council dais.

    He first moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, where he launched his small business, Site Street, building websites for student organizations. His experiences as a small business owner led him to a lifetime of advocacy. He expanded his civic interests to work on traffic solutions, pedestrian safety, and raising the level of civic engagement in Northwest Austin. He has served as president of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and regional chair of the national organization, as member of the Austin Chamber’s Transportation Committee, and as co-founder and lead organizer of the Northwest Austin Coalition which launched the successful Anderson Mill Road Corridor Study, resulting in funding to fix the highly congested road.

    As an elected official, he reaffirms his commitment to results over ideology and partisan politics. He currently serves on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board (CAMPO), Economic Development District Board, and Area Council of Governments Clean Air Coalition Subcommittee, as well as Vice Chair of the Austin Mobility Committee, among other appointments. 

    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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