Upcoming events

    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • 9950 Memorial Drive
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    The Kiwanis Club of Houston
    August 16, 2018
    Speaker: James P. Bevill
    Topic: Financing the Texas Revolution

    is a Senior Vice President – Wealth Management in the River Oaks office of UBS Financial Services. He is the author of The Paper Republic: The Struggle for Money, Credit and Independence in the Republic of Texas, a non-fiction work on the social and economic history of Texas from the colonial period through the annexation by the United States in 1846. He served as guest curator for the TNA sponsored exhibit “Broadsides in the Gulf” at the Texas Seaport Museum and “On the Run” at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston. His book was named as the 2010 winner of the Summerfield G. Roberts literary award by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, and as the Best Specialized book on U.S. Paper Money by the Numismatic Literary Guild at the ANA World's Fair on Money in Boston.


      


             

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1030 Memorial Brook Blvd 77084
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    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • 9950 Memorial Drive
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    Kiwanis Club of Houston
    August 23, 2018

    Speaker: Dr. Jim Ray
    Topic: Bringing the War on Cancer to the Fight Against Alzheimer's

      

    Dr. Jim Ray is head of research for the Neurodegeneration Consortium. NDC is an initiative uniting MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine and MIT to overcome Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases of the brain. He collaborates with drug discovery scientists within MD Anderson's Institute for Applied Cancer Science to work on new, more effective therapies.

    He earned a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Dr. Ray has a wealth of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries where he led drug discovery programs in the field of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism and Parkinson's.

    Prior to his appointment at MD Anderson, he served as director of central nervous system research at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He also worked at Merck as a senior research biochemist and director of the Alzheimer's research unit and led multiple drug discovery projects. He was also senior director of neurobiology at Envoy Therapeutics.

    He has authored numerous papers published in leading academic journals and holds several patents. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ray.


             

    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • 9950 Memorial Drive
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    Kiwanis Club of Houston
    September 13, 2018
    Speaker: Nina Hendee
    Topic: Teaching Texas History


    Nina Hendee is a native Texan with a passion for the history of our great state.  She was born in Dallas, and developed her love of Texas history at a young age.  Nina and her husband, Edd, own and operate the Taste of Texas Restaurant which is in its 38th year.  The restaurant is ranked as one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. and has won numerous awards for their outstanding wine list, delicious menu and unsurpassed service.  Nina started her speaking career with area school children sharing her love of Texas and its rich history.  Approximately 13,000 Houston area students look forward to the Taste of Texas field trip each year where they hear great tales of our Texas forefathers, tour the restaurant, and enjoy a lunch, compliments of the owners. 

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • 9950 Memorial Drive
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    Kiwanis Club of Houston
    September 20, 2018

    Speaker: David Thompson
    Topic: Public School Funding

      

    David Thompson represents public school districts, junior colleges and other educational entities in the Gulf Coast area and across Texas. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of school law subjects at legal and educational meetings. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the NSBA Council of School Attorneys, a national organization of over 3,000 attorneys who represent public school districts.

    Mr. Thompson has been actively involved in matters regarding public school funding for many years. He represented 263 school districts in Edgewood ISD vs. Meno (Edgewood IV) challenging the constitutionality of the Texas public school finance system. Mr. Thompson represented Plaintiffs in West Orange-Cove CISD vs. Neeley, and successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Texas that the system violates the Texas Constitution. He also represented the Fort Bend ISD Intervenors in the most recent Texas Taxpayers and Student Fairness Coalition vs. Morath school finance lawsuit.

    Mr. Thompson serves as legislative counsel for the Texas Association of School Administrators, Houston Independent School District, other school districts and education organizations, and has been actively involved in most legislative activities affecting public education in the past 30 plus years.

    Previously, Mr. Thompson worked for the Public Education Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, as briefing attorney for the Ninth Court of Appeals, as associate executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, and as General Counsel for the Texas Education Agency. He also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, University of Houston – Clear Lake, Texas A&M University, and the University of Houston – Main Campus.

    In addition to his expertise concerning the general areas of school law listed above, Mr. Thompson has extensive experience in school finance matters, legislation, board/superintendent relations, contracts, conflicts of interest, nepotism, student residency and attendance, competitive bidding, school board policy development, and employment matters. Also, he and Dr. Mike Moses, former Texas Commissioner of Education, regularly assist school boards in searches for superintendents.

    Mr. Thompson is a partner in the firm Thompson & Horton LLP, and previously practiced law with Bracewell, one of the oldest and most prominent law firms in Texas.


             

    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Greater Houston Gun Club


    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • 9950 Memorial Drive
    Kiwanis Club of Houston
    September 27, 2018


      


             

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Forest Club
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    Kiwanis Club of Houston
    October 11, 2018

    Speaker: Stan Stanart 
    Topic: The Role of the County Clerk

    After graduation from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, Stan worked sixteen years in the aerospace industry. He focused his extensive computer hardware and software knowledge on technology in avionic testing, missile defense, real-time simulation and system testing for the international space station. In 1994 he joined Compaq Computer Corporation where he was a developer and advanced system architect and held numerous managerial positions utilizing his technical expertise in computer product design and development.

    In 2007 Stan joined the Harris County Tax Office as Manager of Hardware Information Technology. He was instrumental in advancing the technological abilities of that office improving services for the citizens of Harris County.

    Stan was elected County Clerk of the third largest county in the country in November 2010 and has made many improvements to the office which include:

    • The implementation of online document viewing capabilities
    • The redesign of the Marriage License and the creation of the “Certification of Marriage” Certificate
    • The implementation of electronic filing in County Civil and Probate Courts
    • Became a Certified Elections/Registrar Administrator (CERA) through the National Association of Election Officials
    • Found and directed the move into the new Election Technology Center after the 2010 warehouse fire
    • The implementation of online signature verification process for ballots by mail saving tax-payers over $100,000.00 every county-wide election
    • Implemented online filing capabilities for Campaign Finance Reports

    Stan continues to improve the office’s technology to better serve the public. He has far too many software certifications and accreditations to mention here along with solid budgeting, negotiating, and problem solving experience. Since 1996, Stan has volunteered many hours to our local civic and political process and was re-elected in November 2014.


    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Forest Club
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    Kiwanis Club of Houston
    October 25, 2018
    Speaker: Dr Albert Reyes
    Topic: Hope Shines Here

    Dr. Albert L. Reyes is President and CEO of Buckner International, a non-profit international ministry that transforms the lives of orphans, vulnerable children, families and elders.

    He is the sixth President and CEO of the 139-year-old organization based in Dallas, Texas. He previously served as President of Buckner International and President of Buckner Children and Family Services. Prior to his service at Buckner, Reyes was president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio.

    Reyes also has served as pastor of three churches and was involved in numerous roles within the Baptist General Convention of Texas, serving as its President in 2005. He currently is a member of the Board of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO).

    Reyes received a bachelor of business administration degree from Angelo State University and master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Andrews University.

    He is the author of “The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption” (Believers Press, 2015). Reyes and his wife Belinda have three adult children and belong to Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.


Past events

09 Aug 2018 Luncheon - Charles Foster (Guests Welcome)
28 Jul 2018 Kiwanis Leadership “I-Lead” Training
27 Jul 2018 CCSC Back to School Moving Night
26 Jul 2018 Luncheon - Speaker: Chris Tomlinson (Guests Welcome)
23 Jul 2018 Bowling Night
19 Jul 2018 Luncheon - Bryan Dehan
12 Jul 2018 Luncheon - Councilman Dwight Boykins (Guests Welcome)
30 Jun 2018 Kiwanis Patio Pool Party & Picnic - RSVP Required
30 Jun 2018 Paint the Franklin Elementary School Library - A Service Project - June 30th, 2018
28 Jun 2018 Luncheon - Eugene Hall
21 Jun 2018 Luncheon - Annual Meeting - Members Only
14 Jun 2018 Luncheon - Matt McCracken
24 May 2018 Luncheon - Paul Bernhard
17 May 2018 Luncheon - Phil Bedient - Hurricane Harvey: The Impacts and the Aftermath
10 May 2018 Luncheon - Judge Ed Emmett - Guests are welcome!
04 May 2018 Kiwanis Annual Golf Tournament
26 Apr 2018 Luncheon - Paul Layne -
21 Apr 2018 Annual Spring Picnic
12 Apr 2018 Luncheon - Larry Spasic - San Jacinto Museum of History
22 Mar 2018 Luncheon - Steve Cook - Founder and President of Fieldstone Partners
15 Mar 2018 Luncheon - Nathan Jones - The Bryan Museum
08 Mar 2018 Luncheon - Dr. Bryant Boutwell - Two Bachelors and the Texas Medical Center: A Brief History
22 Feb 2018 Luncheon - Ed Kaminski - Winners and Losers Under the New 2017 Tax Act
15 Feb 2018 Luncheon - Patrick Jankowski - Greater Houston Partnership – 2018 Economic Outlook
08 Feb 2018 Luncheon - Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney
25 Jan 2018 UPDATE: Luncheon - Jackson Gillette - The Blockchain & How It Will Radically Transform Our Economy
18 Jan 2018 Luncheon - Paul Connor - 2018 Houston Real Estate Forecast
11 Jan 2018 Luncheon - Speaker: Matthew Zeve - Harris County Flood Control District
21 Dec 2017 Luncheon - Father Bob Wismer - Santa, Grinch and Baby Jesus: Making Sense of the Crazy Christmas Season (Open to Guests)
14 Dec 2017 Luncheon - Bill King - Houston Flood Prevention (Open to Guests)
30 Nov 2017 Luncheon - Lieutenant General Douglas H Owens, USAF - Lone Star Flight Museum (Open to Guests)
16 Nov 2017 Luncheon - Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, Business Consultant and former U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar (Open to Guests)
09 Nov 2017 Luncheon - Chris Tomlinson, Writer for the Houston Chronicle on Business, Energy and Economics for the Houston Chronicle (Open to Guests)
26 Oct 2017 Luncheon - Guest Speaker Dr. Michael S. Wong, Chair, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University (Open to Guests)
21 Oct 2017 8th Annual Kiwanis Fall Classic Bike Ride "Pedal for Pie" Benefiting the Eliminate Project (Open to Public)
19 Oct 2017 Luncheon - Guest Speaker Dr. Alfred Mansour, UT Health Science Center (Open to Guests)
12 Oct 2017 Luncheon - Guest Speaker Ryan Sitton, Texas Railroad Commissioner (Open to Guests)
28 Sep 2017 Luncheon - President's Roast
21 Sep 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
14 Sep 2017 Member Only Meeting
24 Aug 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Aug 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
10 Aug 2017 Member-Only Meeting
27 Jul 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
20 Jul 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
13 Jul 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
22 Jun 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
15 Jun 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
08 Jun 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
25 May 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
18 May 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
11 May 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
05 May 2017 Golf Tournament - Healing Hearts with Kiwanis
27 Apr 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
20 Apr 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
13 Apr 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Mar 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
16 Mar 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
09 Mar 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Feb 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
16 Feb 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
02 Feb 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Jan 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
19 Jan 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Jan 2017 Luncheon - Speaker
15 Dec 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
08 Dec 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
01 Dec 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Nov 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
10 Nov 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Oct 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
20 Oct 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
13 Oct 2016 Luncheon Meeting
29 Sep 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
22 Sep 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
22 Sep 2016 Program Committee Meeting
15 Sep 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
08 Sep 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Aug 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Aug 2016 Program Committee Meeting
18 Aug 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
11 Aug 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
28 Jul 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
28 Jul 2016 Program Committee Meeting
21 Jul 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
14 Jul 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Jun 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Jun 2016 Program Committee Meeting
16 Jun 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
09 Jun 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
26 May 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
26 May 2016 Program Committee Meeting
19 May 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
12 May 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
28 Apr 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
28 Apr 2016 Program Committee Meeting
21 Apr 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
16 Apr 2016 Kiwanis Tennis Tournament
14 Apr 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
24 Mar 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
24 Mar 2016 Program Committee Meeting
17 Mar 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
10 Mar 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Feb 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Feb 2016 Program Committee Meeting
18 Feb 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
11 Feb 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
01 Feb 2016 UH Circle K Club and Kiwanis Joint Social Event
28 Jan 2016 Program Committee Meeting
21 Jan 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
14 Jan 2016 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Dec 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
11 Dec 2015 Holiday Party
10 Dec 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
19 Nov 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Nov 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Nov 2015 Program Committee Meeting
29 Oct 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
29 Oct 2015 Program Committee Meeting
22 Oct 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
15 Oct 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
08 Oct 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
24 Sep 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
24 Sep 2015 Program Committee Meeting
17 Sep 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
10 Sep 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Aug 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Aug 2015 Program Committee Meeting
20 Aug 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
13 Aug 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Jul 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Jul 2015 Program Committee Meeting
16 Jul 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
09 Jul 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Jun 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Jun 2015 Program Committee Meeting
18 Jun 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
11 Jun 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
28 May 2015 (copy) Luncheon - Speaker
28 May 2015 Program Committee Meeting
21 May 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
14 May 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
01 May 2015 Kiwanis Spring Golf Tournament
23 Apr 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Apr 2015 Program Committee Meeting
16 Apr 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
09 Apr 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Mar 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Mar 2015 Program Committee Meeting
19 Mar 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Mar 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Feb 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Feb 2015 Program Committee Meeting
19 Feb 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Feb 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
22 Jan 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
22 Jan 2015 Program Committee Meeting
15 Jan 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
08 Jan 2015 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Dec 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Dec 2014 Program Committee Meeting
10 Dec 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
03 Dec 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
19 Nov 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Nov 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
05 Nov 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
29 Oct 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
29 Oct 2014 Program Committee Meeting
22 Oct 2014 Foundation Wine Tasting - Fundraising Event
22 Oct 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
08 Oct 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
24 Sep 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Sep 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
10 Sep 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Aug 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Aug 2014 Program Committee Meeting
20 Aug 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
13 Aug 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Jul 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
16 Jul 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
09 Jul 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Jun 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Jun 2014 Program Committee Meeting
18 Jun 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
11 Jun 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
28 May 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
28 May 2014 Program Committee Meeting
14 May 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
07 May 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
06 May 2014 Spring Kiwanis Golf Tournament
23 Apr 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
16 Apr 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
09 Apr 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Mar 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Mar 2014 Program Committee Meeting
19 Mar 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Mar 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Feb 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Feb 2014 Program Committee Meeting
19 Feb 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
05 Feb 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
22 Jan 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
22 Jan 2014 Program Committee Meeting
15 Jan 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
08 Jan 2014 Luncheon - Speaker
18 Dec 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
18 Dec 2013 Program Committee Meeting
11 Dec 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
04 Dec 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
20 Nov 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
20 Nov 2013 Program Committee Meeting
13 Nov 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
06 Nov 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
23 Oct 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
16 Oct 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
09 Oct 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
25 Sep 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
18 Sep 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
11 Sep 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
28 Aug 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
21 Aug 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
14 Aug 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
24 Jul 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Jul 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
10 Jul 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
26 Jun 2013 Program Committee Meeting
26 Jun 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
19 Jun 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
12 Jun 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
29 May 2013 Program Committee Meeting
29 May 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
22 May 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
08 May 2013 Annual Club Meeting
24 Apr 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
17 Apr 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
10 Apr 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Mar 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Mar 2013 Program Committee Meeting
20 Mar 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
13 Mar 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
27 Feb 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
20 Feb 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
11 Feb 2013 Wine Tasting - Membership Social
30 Jan 2013 Luncheon - Speaker
30 Jan 2013 Program Committee Meeting
23 Jan 2013 Luncheon - Speaker


Luncheon meetings are held at the Forest Club (a private club)

9950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024

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