Speaker Date Topic
Jimmy Yen - L. Ac, Chief Herbalist Oct 25, 2017
Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology
Chaplain Rabbi/Cantor Marie Betcher Nov 01, 2017
Swan Songs

Chaplain Rabbi/Cantor Marie Betcher

Chaplain Rabbi-Cantor Betcher was Ordained in 1999 as Cantor by Hebrew Union College in New York and later Ordained in New York as Rabbi in 2011. She has a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University School of Music and Florida State University School of Music, respectively. She was asked to join the Cedar Park Police/Fire Chaplaincy by Chief Sean Mannix in 2013. She was also sworn and pinned as Chaplain for the Austin Police Department. She is proud to be a Swan Songs Board Member and a ChaplainUSA Board Member and Lonestar Social Services Chaplain.

She recently left a Reform Congregation in Cedar Park after serving for 12 years so she could pursue Chaplaincy and other interests. She has served both Conservative and Reform Congregations around the country (including Congregation Beth Israel, Austin). She served as Jewish Clergy for ASH (Austin State Hospital). She lectures for and participates in Interfaith services and events throughout Texas and all the cities she has lived.

She was on the National American Conference of Cantors Executive Board and is on the  Advisory Board of C Werx (Charitable/Community Service sponsored by T Werx in Cedar Park) and The Interfaith Arts Council (IAC).

She and her husband, Jonathan (a former Austin Police Sr. Officer) are both members of the Jewish Rifle and Pistol Club of Central Texas and are both active in their community.

She will be honored at the upcoming Care Communities Gala at One World Theatre receiving the Guardian Angel Award for 2017. She is also Co-Chair for the upcoming Swan Songs Serenade Gala at Riverbend Concert Theatre, Oct. 18, 2017.

She is now a proud member of the Cedar Park Rotary Club

As an Operatic performer, she has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and many other venues. She has concertized in Italy and England and sung with many Symphonies, including the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Todays Talk will be on:  Swan Songs. www.swansongs.org


Matt Powell, Mayor of Cedar Park Nov 15, 2017
No Meeting This Week - Thanksgiving Nov. 23rd Nov 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Club Assembly Nov 29, 2017
Reports - Avenues of Service & Board
Officer David Amidon, Cedar Park Police Depatment Dec 06, 2017
Blue Santa
Ramona Kar - LISD Special Program For Kids Dec 20, 2017
Partnering with Leander ISD Vocational Services
Cody Mulla MS, CPP CHPA CHPP Physical and Cyber Se Jan 17, 2018
Cyber Security

Physical and Cyber Security, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Legislative Analysis

Emergency Management: Participate in PUC-related homeland security activities. Contribute to State Homeland Security Implementation Plan, State Preparedness Report, State THIRA, and Energy Annex. Participate in emergency management activities as lead of the Commission's Emergency Management Response Team during activations of the State Operations Center coordinating all communications between the State and Utilities. Participate in the acquisition and use of geographic information system (GIS) information on electric utility infrastructure and service areas. Participate in the management of telecommunications numbering resources. Verify that all submitted Emergency Operation Plans submitted to the commission satisfy rule requirements.

Physical/Cyber Security: Stay up-to-date on cyber security, physical security, emergency management, and other homeland security issues as they affect the electric, telecommunications and water and sewer utility industries. Participate in investigations and the preparation of reports. Coordinate with NERC, TRE, NARUC, and state entities to share information and develop an accurate threat picture. Developed relationships with the Texas Air National Guard Cyber Command to perform outreach to utilities. Member of the Private Security Advisory Committee, NARUC Critical Infrastructure Staff Committee, and ERCOT sponsored working groups.

Collaboration: Analyze infrastructure issues and policies, formulate alternatives, and develop recommendations for Commission and/or legislative actions. Participate in and lead rulemaking projects as part of a team and conduct workshops and discussions with industry and other participants. Participate in activities conducted by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), federal, and state agencies. Participate in legislative bill analysis related to physical and cyber security. Communicate with other State PUC staff to benchmark efforts in physical and cyber security.