Austin Founder Lions Club

Afghanistan: The Soft Side of War - Past President Eddie Bloom

  • 01 Dec 2011
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Building, 400 W. 15th Street, 3rd floor Auditorium REGISTER BEFORE WED - NOON


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  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.
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Afghanistan: The Soft Side of War
Past President Eddie Bloom
Introduction by Lion Patti Robinson

Eddie Bloom, AfghanistanFor the last two years Eddie has served as a Foreign Services Officer with USAID in Afghanistan. He is home on a leave and will present the cultural and development side of the war efforts there, focusing on his role as development advisor to the military, and as director of stabilization programs across the Western Region of the country.

Eddie will offer amazing pictures and unbelievable (but true) stories from the inside, while providing insight and discussion on why the soft side of our now 10-year war effort there is far more important, and far more likely to succeed, than is the military effort.

Featured Lunch Menu: 

Charbroiled chicken with olive Madeira sauce, asparagus, and rice pilaf. Lunch also includes mixed field green salad, dinner rolls, and a delicious dessert offering. Vegetarian plate or Grilled chicken Caesar salad are alternative options as well.   

Speaker's Bio:

Eddie Bloom has a masters degree in both political science and international affairs and has worked in the field internationally for the last 12 years. Prior to his work abroad, Eddie was employed by the State of Texas and he is also a former club member and Past President. He has worked extensively in numerous community service organization, including the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children and the Texas School for the Blind (among others). He is visiting home in Austin for a short Thanksgiving stint from his work in Afghanistan.

  You MUST register before noon on Wednesday

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