Austin Founder Lions Club

Turk Pipkin & The Nobelity Project

  • 16 Nov 2017
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 West 45th Street, Building 603, Austin TX 78756


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • make your meal selection (if any) at the next step
  • make your meal selection (if any) at the next step



November 16, 2017
Note the meeting location at
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 West 45th Street, Building 603
parking information & map

Turk Pipkin
introduced by Lion Alan Ford

Austin old-timers will remember him as a skilled juggler, and a regular at Esther’s Follies. But today, writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the co-founder of the global education nonprofit The Nobelity Project ( and the director of three feature documentaries about global issues.  As an actor, Turk has appeared in Waiting for Guffman, The Alamo, Friday Night Lights and in recurring roles in two HBO series, The Sopranos and The Leftovers.

He is also the author of ten books including the NY Times bestseller, THE TAO OF WILLIE, coauthored with Willie Nelson. His latest project, Turk Pipkin’s Book of the every other Month Club, is a subscription series of six new books written by Turk. Three new novels and three more fun books in a year - Turk has been busy!

The Nobelity Project is bridging gaps in education to improve quality of learning and create connections to the world we all share. In East Africa, Latin America and the U.S., Nobelity Project partnerships build critically needed school infrastructure, support literacy and scholarship, and promote conservation and community involvement. To learn more about upcoming events and global initiatives, watch feature films, and see photos of their work, see

Featured Lunch Meal $12:

Turkey and Dressing
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
Pumpkin Pie

Optional Lunch Meal $12:
Chef Salad

Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Commission of the Blind     
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

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