Meeting Recap July 18, 2014
Our featured speaker was Wade Smith, 1999 graduate of Lake Highlands High School and Wildcat football player. Wade attended the University of Memphis and was an All Pro NFL player at several teams including the Houston Texans He currently lives in Houston with his wife, Chareta, and 3 children.
In 2012, he started the Wade Smith Foundation which has concentrated on the development of youth in the Dallas and Houston area. (In Dallas, he has been especially interested in the Lake Highlands area.)
The foundation provides support to youth and community programs in childhood literacy and education, and an annual scholarship program. (The Foundation provided $10,000 in scholarships this year for LHHS graduates through the Lake Highlands Exchange Club scholarship program,) LHHS and our community can certainly be proud of the work that Wade and his foundation have done so far. More information can be found at www.wadesmithfoundation.org
LHHS Coach Scott Smith, Wade Smith and several LHHS athletes
Coach Scott Smith. Wade Smith and ECLH President, Greg Duval
Meeting Recap July 11, 2014
Our speaker was State Representative Jason Villalba (also a club member.) He introduced his new assistant,Jennifer Burr and gave us his thoughts on the current Mexico Border problem and a preview of the upcoming state legislative session which starts in January. The three main items will be school finance, transportation, and Texas water supply needs.
Jennifer Burr, Jason Villalba, Gale Lewis, and Greg Duval
July 4th Parade a Huge Success
We had another great community turnout for our annual July 4th Parade and Carnival.
We owe a large round of applause for Phil Kendall who was in charge. There are many details to be taken care of to make this a great and worthwhile event--and Phil brought all of these together. Thanks also to his Parade Committee which included Mark Gray, Tommy Stacy, Mark Holmes and Todd Bowen. In addition, thanks go to the club members who signed up on the Sign-Up Genius for various specific jobs. These included Todd Bowen, Fred Grates, Brian Huddleston, Dave Littleton, Dale Conwell, Chad Strohl, Charles Recer, Jack Cleaveland, Chuck Curtiss, Bob Johnston, Patrick Brown, Chris Brown, Chris Halpin, Tyler Deneault, Tim Peach, Todd Hartgrove, Paul Elkjer, Bobbie Weir, John Dean and Carlin Volkmer. (And--others may have shown up to help.)
Parade Grand Marshal--Place 10 City Council Member,
Jerry Allen (and current ECLH member and past club president.)
The back of the Parade after it went by
Phil Kendall--The Man in Charge