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4/18/17 - Jon Beall addressed the club,  providing a presentation on the Citizen’s Climate Lobby.  Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) is a grassroots organization seeking support to stop climate change.  They are laser-focused on a specific piece of legislation – the passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend.  This is a solution that economists and scientists say is the ‘best first-step’ to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.  The presentation included facts concerning global warming.  CCL has chapters world-wide, with several in the Austin area.  We enjoyed the opportunity to hear what they are working on, and how they hope to affect change.  They also let us know how we can get involved!
 
4/11/17 - The club met at the Lake Travis Middle School for Jenny Mashburn’s presentation concerning the annual event at the South Austin Marketplace.  We participated with our DAP grant to help fund the event, providing bags with toiletry items, as well as socks, food, and coffee to men at South Austin Marketplace, as well as homeless men near that facility.  The truck was loaded with enough provisions for 100 men!  The students attending with Jenny are there to help serve, and offer community to the men.  Jenny gives so tirelessly of herself, and inspires the students to do the same! 
 
3/24/17 - Philippe Bochaton, CEO/President Baylor Scott & White, Lakeway. Philippe was pleased to have the opportunity to speak to the club about the positive changes happening with the Lakeway location! He spoke about the commitment to customer service, quality of service, as well as being a community partner.   He showed plans of adding retail space, and building out the rest of the site.  Philippe also mentioned that there is room for growth with the number of beds being offered, as that need grows locally.  It was a great opportunity to hear firsthand the great changes taking place with Baylor Scott & White locally!
 
2/21/17 - Marie Lowman, Bee Cave City Council member, spoke to the club about growth and development in the area.  She was able to speak about current projects and progress, as well as planned developments being presented to the Council for approval.  She has also filled the position of Commissioner for the Bee Cave Planning and Zoning, so brings a depth of knowledge of her subject.  She spent time answering questions from the club, making this a very interactive morning!
 
2/7/17 - Barbara Hathaway, Director of the Bee Cave Public Library, spoke to the club on Feb. 7th.  She shared how the library has changed over the years, it is no longer simply a place to ‘borrow’ a book! You can still, of course, take a book home, but you can also access the digital library on your hand held device!  They can share access via TexShare with libraries across the state, gaining access to databases touching on a host of subjects!  They, of course, have computers available to use, and can help with research needs you may have.  The library is such a community partner…they have a monthly book club, knitting club, summer reading program for all ages, they work with high school students with volunteer hours, the list is long! If you haven’t visited in awhile, you owe it to yourself to spend some time with them.  The incredible staff is there for assistance, and will welcome you in.
 
1/17/17 - Thatcher Freund spoke to the club about his profession, writing, utilizing his journalism background to help people write their memoirs.  He feels it is important to share our stories, that we are nothing except our memories, and every memory is a story.  Thatcher interacted with us by giving us a topic, and how each of us recalled a memory around that topic, and what feelings were associated with the memory. He spoke with passion for his subject, and inspired us to share stories with others. 
 
12/13/16 - Dr. Lancaster, Superintendent of LTISD, spoke to the club on Dec. 13th.  His presentation included a  look at our past enrollment numbers , as well as the growth we have experienced and are expected to have in the coming years.  He addressed some of the issues facing school districts in the state regarding “Robin Hood” laws, as well as how districts handle the homestead exemption. When not sharing numbers with the club, he shared the excitement about the football team’s upcoming State game, while the swim team was celebrating in another room at Mimi’s! 
 
12/6/16 - Ross Tomlin, grandson of Homer Thornberry, spoke to the club on Dec. 6th regarding the book he wrote about his grandfather.  His talk was not only about his writing process, and the publication process, but about his grandfather, Homer Thornberry.  He was open and honest about the process, and shared some tips for anyone wanting to research and write a book!  He certainly held our attention as he talked about Texas History!
 
9/20/16 - Erich Schlegel, local Photojournalist, gave a presentation covering his career and travels, as well as shared some of his work with us.  We were treated to photos ranging from his love of water with some amazing underwater shots, to fantastic bird photos, to an odyssey down the Rio Grande.  And those words don’t do justice to what he is able to capture in images! While Erich earned a degree in Business from SMU, he has been fortunate enough to follow a passion of his by making a living with his photography.  He has covered numerous sporting events (12 Olympics and 4 Super Bowls, to name a few), as well as conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Albania, Zaire, and Sri Lanka.  He has won numerous awards for his work, both nationally and regionally.  
 
11/10 - Cassandra Richards and Cathleen McBurney from the American Cancer Society spoke to the Bee Cave - Spicewood Rotary club on Nov 10. Cathleen told her amazing personal battle and miraculous recovery from inoperable stage-4 cancer. Cassandra described the many programs and services that are available to cancer patients and care-givers. They announced the Relay For Life fundraiser that will be held locally at the Lake Travis High School in April, 2016.
 
 
10/6 - Texas Representative Paul Workman of District 47 spoke to our club. He provided an excellent overview of relevant topics including the Texas Budget, Rainy Day Fund, funding for more border patrol, education and a new grading system for schools, upcoming road projects (including FM 620!), property tax relief, and water. 
 
9/ 22 - Sarah Junkin Woodard, a member of the Ciudad Sandino Rotary Club was our special guest on September 22. She described the work of the Center for Development in Central America on sustainable economic development, agriculture, health care, and education in Nicaragua.  
 
9/22 - Jim Williams of the Advisory Board for the Bee Cave Comprehensive Business Development Plan addressed our club.
 
9/15 - Audrey Cochran from the NW Austin Rotary Club described the Belizean Solar Light Global Grant Project they are driving. Her presentation included pictures of her recent visit to remote villages in Belize with her husband, Jack, where the solar lights are distributed.
 
9/8 - Tim Osburn, honorary member of the Lakeway/LakeTravis Rotary Club and a member of the Board of Directors for ShelterBox, addressed BCSR on September 8. He gave an overview of ShelterBox and described his recent deployment to Nepal, reacting to the 2015 earthquake as part of a ShelterBox response team.
 
9/1 - Ogie Shaw addressed the BCSR on fitness and nutrition.
 
  
 
8/18 - Members of the District 5870 PR team addressed our BCSR club on August 18th. They identified resources that are available to clubs for promoting themselves and events along with conveying many great ideas for getting our messages out to the public. Pictured are Amber Scarborough, Mike Bates (BCSR president), Celeste Wade, and Patrick Harrison.
 
8/11 Lenna Barr spoke about building membership
 
8/4 - DJ Rosebaugh of Lighthouse Solar presented solar energy alternatives for residential and commercial environments.
 
7/21 - Dr. Candice Ackerman -  Licensed psychologist Dr. Candice Ackerman described her growing Bee Cave practice, specializing in treating trauma and anxiety disorders, using both traditional psychotherapy and equine-facilitated psychotherapy.


7/7 - Barbara Hathaway  - Barbara Hathaway, Library Director at Bee Cave Public Library, will highlight the collections, programs, and services offered by our local library and explain why 100,000 people a year value the library as a community center.  From business databases to digital magazines to lunch-time seminars for adults, it’s not your father’s library anymore! 
 
Speaker Book Donations:
 
Date
Speaker
Donated Book
Author
Published
7/7/15
Barbara Hathaway
The Nature of the Beast
Louise Penny
August 2015
7/21/15 Dr. Candice Ackerman Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease John Palfreman September 2015
8/4/15 DJ Rosebaugh 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History Jay Winik September 2015
8/11/15 Lenna Barr The Secret Chord Pulitzer-winning author October 2015
8/18/15  Amber Scarsborough, Celeste Wade & Patrick Harrison  Martha Stewart’s Appetizers Martha Stewart October 2015
9/1/15  Ogie Shaw Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now Max Lucado September 2015
9/15
Audrey & Jack 
Cochran
 
House of the Rising Sun James Lee Burke December 2015
9/22  Jim Williams Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America Dick Cheney September 2015
10/6
Paul Workman
 
Golden Age  Jane Smiley October 2015
10/13
Bee Cave Mayor, Carolyn Murphy
 
The Crossing Michael Connelly November 2015
10/20
Travis County Constable Adan Ballesteros
The Miseltoe Inn Richard Paul Evans November 2015
 
Lakeway Mayor,
Joe Bain
Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency
 
Bill O’Reilly
September 
2015
11/10 Cassandra Richards and Cathleen McBurney; Am. Cancer Society Super Genes:  Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being Deepak Chopra
November 
2015
11/17 Cory Hawkins A song of Shadows: A Charlie Parker Thriller John Connolly September 2015
12/1 LTISD Superintendent, Dr. Brad Lancaster Unstoppable:  Harnessing Science to Change the World Bill Nye November 2015
12/8 Suzanne Stone Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Mitch Albom November 2015
1/12 Marina Wasko 100 Recipes:  The Absolute Best Ways to Make the True Essentials America's Test Kitchen March 2015
1/16 Jenny Mashburn Fresh Start:  The New You Begins Today Joel Osteen December 2015
2/16 Jim Gentil Come Rain or Come Shine Jan
Karon
September 2015
2/23 Jim Hopping NYPD Red 4 James Patterson February 2016
3/8 Mariah Wilde Remembrance Meg Cabot  February
3/15 Jennifer Young Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business Charles Duhigg March
4/5  Lucy Hansen Precious Gifts Danielle Steele December
4/12 Andrea Greig A Girl’s Guide to Moving On Debbie Macomber February
4/19  Vince Luchsinger, Maj. General, USAF Ret. The Secret Chord Geraldine Books October
5/3 James Youngblood Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man Shatner, William February
5/24 Susanne Wilson Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World Grant, Adam M February

 
6/23 Lt. Adam Griggs  - Lieutenant Adam Griggs, Fire Inspector/Investigator for the Lake Travis Fire Rescue (www.ltfr.org) addressed the Bee Cave - Spicewood Rotary Club. The informative presentation focused on fire prevention in the shadow of the catastrophic Bastrop wildfire just a few years ago. He described ground brush clean-up efforts in natural brushy areas as a means to remove ground fuel for potential fires in wooded areas.  
 
6/9 - Scott Cronk - Scott Cronk from the LTYA (Lake Travis Youth Association: www.ltya.org) spoke to the BCSRC about his organization's philosophies, history, sports, facilities, expansion plans, and challenges of the area's premier youth sports organization. He described the organization's growth from a 55 member soccer club in 1978 to over 4500 young athletes participating in 9 different activities today. 
 
6/2 - Laura Mitchell  - Laura Mitchell is the President of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. She addressed the Bee Cave - Spicewood Rotary Club on June 2 and described the vital work the chamber does to promote economic development in the area, including a study on the economic impact of low water levels in Lake Travis. Laura served as the President of the Bee Cave Rotary club and chartered the club in 2010. She now serves as a Rotarian in the Lakeway/Lake Travis Club.
 
5/19 -  Josh McKay - Josh McKay has been a Bee Cave entrepreneur for 12 years and is now a general partner of Hill Country Indoor. On May 19, Josh gave the BCSRC an early look at this state-of-the-art sports complex being built on Bee Cave Parkway.
 
5/5 - Vince Luchsinger - Vince Luchsinger addressed the BCS Rotary on May 5 on the topic of Sustainability, the long-term view to solutions and resources to provide beyond the needs of the current generation. 
 
4/28 - Zanell Dorsey  - a foster care, adoption specialist with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.