November Meeting

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

Ray and Joan Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive, Kerrville

Luncheon cost: $15 per person

Reservations for the luncheon are due no later than Thursday, October 31; the only reservation contact is Linda Stegall; phone 830-257-2795 or send an email to lindastegall@hotmail.com.  

The luncheon is a home-style Traditional Thanksgiving buffet which includes fresh garden salad, turkey, dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans almandine, cranberry sauce, bread and pumpkin pie.  To attend the program only, starting at 11:40, please advise Linda Stegall so that the necessary seating will be available.  The meeting is open to the public.

Program

Katherine Romans, Executive Director of Hill Country Alliance: “Environmental Issues in the Hill Country”

Katherine brings a decade of nonprofit and legislative experience to the Hill Country Alliance. She worked for several years as a legislative aide for the Committee on Natural Resources within the US House of Representatives, and has experience with both local and national nonprofits.  

More recently, Katherine served as the interim executive director for the Hill Country Alliance, and led the organization’s landowner outreach program for more than two years. In that role, she connected landowners within the Pedernales River Basin to technical and financial resources within the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  

Katherine holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She also serves on the board of the Hill Country Land Trust. 

President’s Message

November is a special month. We fall back to standard time which means there is more daylight when we get up but less light for evening activities.

November means elections. This year we voice our support for or against the proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.   As citizens we have a responsibility to vote. That responsibility also means we should understand the ramifications of each proposal as we cast our ballot.

November means Thanksgiving. What a special holiday when we pause as a nation to give thanks for all our blessings. We give thanks that we are free to travel to be with family or have them travel to be with us. We are thankful for old traditions or establishing new ones. We are even thankful that we are able to eat too much, watch football games or just sit and count our many blessings.

As Democrats we may be horrified at what is going on around us both here and abroad. However, we have much for which we can be thankful. We have special men and women who are protecting us at home and overseas. We have civil servants willing to testify when they see power being abused. We have newsmen and women working to bring light to issues of importance despite being labeled fake news. We are free to voice our concerns. We give thanks for the men and women who are putting themselves on the line to be elected in 2020 as our voices in Austin and Washington DC. Most of all we are thankful for the members of HCTDW who support our meetings and activities.  

Thank you for all your attendance and encouragement.

October 26 – Save the Date for “Breakfast Around the World”

Save the date for HCTDW fundraiser “Breakfast Around the World” Saturday morning October 26 at Riverside Nature Center where you will find delicious international food choices, fresh air, fun and good conversation. Join us.

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