Speaker Date Topic
Rashedah Quarles, VP & Branch Mgr. CoAmerica Bank Aug 22, 2018
Identity Theft

Rashedah Quarles is Vice President and Branch manager of CoAmerica Bank in Cedar Park.  Rashedah is an experienced banker with a demonstrated 20-year history of working in the banking industry.  She prides herself in building long-term relationships with clients and providing solutions to meet both clients and community needs.   



Tara Gray, Candlelight Ranch Aug 29, 2018
Overview of Candlelight Ranch Services

The Barr family had a dream to provide special needs and at-risk youth the opportunity to experience the peace and magic found in nature. In 1999, Don Barr and his wife, Jeri, along with Don’s brother, Randy Barr, turned their mutual love of children and nature into a mission called Candlelight Ranch.

As a former summer camp counselor, it was important to Don, in particular, to share his love for the outdoors by giving youth outdoor opportunities that instill respect for themselves and for the land.

Jeri helped organize the first Board of Directors and served as President of the Board for five years. She was instrumental in establishing the early programs and reaching out to the first organizations to visit the Ranch. Sadly, Jeri passed away in 2008 from breast cancer, but not before she witnessed the fruits of her labor at the Ranch.

Randy continues to be the leading steward and caretaker of the land and ranch property, spearheading a variety of ranch improvement and construction projects.


Both Don and Randy are very involved with the execution of their original vision for the Ranch.


Tiesa Holloway, Executive Director HCCM Sep 05, 2018
Hill County Community Ministries - Services

Founded in 1983, Hill Country Community Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, a coalition of churches assisted by area businesses, civic organizations, service clubs and concerned individuals that provides food, clothing and other assistance for people in crisis and those living in poverty in southwest Williamson and northwest Travis counties. Our goal is to serve our clients with dignity and compassion in an atmosphere of neighbor helping neighbor.


HCCM operates a Food Pantry that stocks nonperishable food and essential personal care items. The Clothes Closet provides serviceable, gently-used clothing for children and adults, including coats, jackets, new socks and underwear, and blankets. Other assistance includes new shoes for children. 
HCCM actively refers clients to other agencies for access to additional community resources to help stabilize their situation



Karen Baker Sep 19, 2018
To Be Announced
Luke Legate Sep 26, 2018
State of Oil and Natural Gas in Texas, Energy Security
Pipeline, Refining, Exports 

Luke Legate represents the oil and natural gas trade associations and travels the state speaking to civic groups, GOP leaders, chambers as well as serving on numerous board and committees promoting the Texas Oil and Gas Industry.

Luke advocates for the Texas energy sector as part of the Statewide Joint Association Oil & Natural Education Initiative.  Members include the Texas Oil and Gas Association, Texas Pipeline Association, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owner, South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable, Texas Royalty Council, Permian Basin Petroleum Association and Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association. For more information, please visit www.oilandnaturalgasintexas.com

Greg Downing Oct 03, 2018
Top Costly Mistakes New Medicare Clients Make
Troy Hill, Mayor Leander Texas Oct 17, 2018
Corbin Van Arsdale, Mayor of Cedar Park Oct 24, 2018
To Be Announced Oct 31, 2018
Randall Malik, Asst. Dir. Economic Development Nov 07, 2018
Overview of Economic Development in Cedar Park

Randall Malik, Assistant Director of Economic Development

Randall Malik is the Assistant Director of Economic Development for the City of Cedar Park and is primarily focused on business retention and expansion, business attraction, and entrepreneurship. Malik has ten years of experience in economic development.  Prior to holding his current position, Malik served as the Economic Development Director for the City of Rosenberg (TX) and Executive Director of the Cuero Development Corporation.

Malik is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council. He is an active member of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) and International Economic Development Council. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Administration from Texas State University.


Contact Information

No Lunch Meeting Today Nov 21, 2018
Officer David Amindon Cedar Park Police Nov 28, 2018
Blue Santa Program
To Be Announced Dec 05, 2018
To Be Announced Dec 19, 2018
No Lunch Meeting Today Dec 26, 2018
To Be Announced Jan 02, 2019