Speaker Date Topic
Corbin Van Arsdale, Mayor of Cedar Park Oct 24, 2018
Cedar Park

Corbin Van Arsdale was elected Mayor of Cedar Park in 2018.  He was first elected to the city council in 2014 and re-elected in 2016. Prior to serving on the council, Corbin served on the City’s 4B and Parks & Recreation boards. Corbin has also served as the City’s Mayor Pro Tem. The city council selected Corbin to represent the City on both the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) and the Executive Committee of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG), where he was elected Vice Chair for 2017 and Chair for 2018.

Corbin is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, where he served from 2003 to 2009 on the following committees: Calendars, Appropriations, State Affairs, Insurance, Judiciary, and Urban Affairs. 

While in the Legislature, Corbin helped pass landmark legislation on tort reform, fiscal discipline, government transparency, and economic development—which helped Texas vastly outperform the other 49 states in creating jobs and attracting capital and investment, a trend which continues to this day. 

Corbin is President and General Counsel of AGC-Texas Building Branch, a statewide trade association of commercial builders. Before that, Corbin was General Counsel of Boyer, Inc., a civil, electrical, marine, and mechanical construction firm in Houston – and an attorney practicing constitutional and maritime law at the Houston law firm of Fitzhugh & Elliott. 

Corbin currently serves on the following boards: Texas Civil Justice League, Texas Business Roundtable, and the Texas Comptroller’s Business Advisory Group.

Corbin is a fifth-generation Texan who attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned degrees in finance (BBA) and law (JD) and lettered in baseball. 

Corbin’s wife Stephanie works at Jakovich & Perry Capital Partners LLC, a commercial real estate investment firm. Stephanie formerly worked at Twin Lakes YMCA, Leander ISD, and Community Impact newspaper. Stephanie also worked on Congressman Michael McCaul’s first campaign staff and first congressional staff and was Congressman Kevin Brady’s campaign manager. Corbin and Stephanie have five children: Madeleine (21), Brooks (20), Dylan (20), Dawn (19), and Savannah (18).

Janice Hooks Oct 31, 2018
HEB Center Overview of Volunteer Fund Raising Opportunity For The Club

 

Janice was raised in an Army family, moved about 10 times to and from Germany growing with a mother who was German and her father an American soldier.  Janice continued the army life becoming an army wife of 35 years and still going strong.  They moved about 16 times to allow her husband to become the best Non Commissioned Officer possible as an Airborne Combat Engineer.  Janice started in the food and beverage division when the Cedar Park Center opened up as a NPO group for her daughters high school dance team. Vista Ridge HS.  Enough money was raised that year to send 40 plus dancers and support team to LA for a week, with flight and hotel/food included through our fund raising with Cedar Park Center. Thereafter, Janice was asked to work part time at the center with Aramark.  As a stand supervisor, floor supervisor, bar supervisor, scheduler. When RS3 was created in October 2013, Janice was hired as their scheduler at Dell Diamond and her position has evolved into what she is currently do today, HR Manager and NPO Coordinator. Janice has  a passion for what she does, and gets excited when she speak to NPO groups because it can help them raise the funds they need with a safe, easy and fun environment.

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.

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No Lunch Meeting Today Nov 21, 2018
Officer David Amindon Cedar Park Police Nov 28, 2018
Blue Santa Program
Anna Buereis Dec 05, 2018
Public Safety In Our Community

Anna Bauereis is passionately committed to making an impact in the lives of those she comes across each day.  She has dedicated her career to psychology, social work, and childhood development, and is also an expert in development, operations, and marketing management.

Anna experienced a tragedy no parent should ever have to endure, the loss of her son.  After losing her 14-year-old son, she relied upon her strong faith to get her through the pain.  Her strength and resilience in the face of adversity is evident in all her endeavors and a characteristic she brings to each engagement.

Her mission is to inspire others to grow to their full potential.  Anna aims to help all those in her community and beyond to develop and use their strength and perseverance and to bring hope into their daily lives.

Most recently, Anna devoted her time and energy as owner and Executive Director of Brain Balance of Austin and Cedar Park.  She used her knowledge of childhood development to help young students overcome barriers that are associated with learning, processing, and behavioral disorders to help to soar academically and socially.  At Brain Balance, Anna worked to find solutions to the pain, struggle, and financial burdens many families experience.

Anna continues to study functional neurology and is a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.  She is also an active member of the Austin, Texas community, serving in volunteer roles with Ballet Austin Guild, Women Symphony League, Vision Zero ATX, Vision Zero Texas, and Farm and City.

 

Carmen Davilas Buck - Author of Just See Me Dec 19, 2018
Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia


 

No Lunch Meeting Today Dec 26, 2018
No Meeting Lunch Meeting Today Jan 02, 2019
Susan Meredith Jan 16, 2019
ECOCAMPAIGNS

TOPIC – ECOCAMPAIGNS

Reducing energy use and waste saves money in organizations as well as homes. The efficient use of resources is also good for the environment. But sustainability can be deceptively complex. A search for motion sensor lights yields 102M results!  And habits take sustained effort to change.  Susan will share information from her study on Inhibitors and Motivators to sustainability and how EcoCampaigns can move us up the engagement curve of sustainaibility in an affirming way.

BIO

Susan is the author of the award-winning book “Beyond Light Bulbs: Lighting the Way to Smarter Energy Management,” cofounder and ex-CEO of Go Green Squads, an energy efficiency provider for thousands of properties, and founder of EcoCampaigns to accelerate sustainability solutions.  Previously, Susan worked at IBM as a manufacturing engineer, marketing representative and manager where she received technical and managerial awards.  She then founded Human Excel, a corporate education firm, where she helped organizations improve efficiencies, reduce wastes, and save energy. She has taught and mentored Process Improvement projects, with an estimated $250 Million in savings. Susan has an engineering degree from University of Illinois and an MBA from University of Texas.

 

 

Mark Willis,Leander Economic Development Director Jan 23, 2019
Overview of Economic Development in The City of Leander

Mark Willis

Economic Development Director

Economic Development Director, Mark Willis, has been with the City for three years. During his tenure the City has secured commitments from St. David’s Hospital to construct a 50-acre medical campus, the Texas Bullion Depository, a number of smaller projects and launched the Old Town Incentive Grant program

Mark came to Leander with almost 25 years of economic development experience. Immediately prior to accepting the Leander position he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Wyoming Business Council, that state’s economic development agency, for seven years and directed that organization’s Business & Industry Division for three years before being promoted to the COO position.

Prior to his Wyoming experience, he has managed programs in Johnson County, Texas, and Ada, Oklahoma. He has a B.S. degree in Journalism and an MBA from Texas A&M University (College Station).

https://www.leandertx.gov/

Dave Swanson Jan 30, 2019
An Inspiring Story About Grit!

Dave Swanson identifies and activates hidden potential in individuals and processes.  Through public speaking, writing, seminars, and coaching, he motivates and empowers change.  Through his work with medium to large sized organization, Dave works through management to develop unlikely leaders at all levels.  Dave also reaches high school and college students to help change the attitude and path of those labeled as under-performers.  

Cindy, Smiley, Smiley Law Firm Feb 06, 2019
The Law As It Relates to Service Animals
Gloria Dholakia Feb 20, 2019
Hanger, Inc. Empowering Human Potential

 

Dr. Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia is the Executive Director of the Hanger Foundation.  She worked previously as the Executive Director for the Leander Independent School District Educational Excellence Foundation, working to improve academic outcomes for all students in the Leander ISD. In her new role, she leads the mission of the Hanger Foundation to advance our communities by supporting 501c3 organizations that help people with physical challenges live life as fully as possible. Gloria is looking forward to sharing with us information about the various programs the Hanger Foundation supports, how non-profits can apply for grants, and how the Rotary can get involved.  For more information visit the hanger Foundation website:


http://http://www.hanger.com/thehangerfoundation

 

Donna Gunn Feb 27, 2019
3D Limb Project

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Kelly Barr, PHD Mar 06, 2019
Rotary's Fight Against Polio
Kendal Esteves Mar 20, 2019
Foster Parents
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