Austin Founder Lions Club

Wine and Chocolate.... what's not to like???

  • 20 Sep 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Bldg, 400 W 15th St, 3rd floor


  • There is no fee charged for a guest visiting for the first time. Please present yourself as a guest at the registration table and we will gladly introduce you to the club.
  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.

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Wine and Chocolate
...what's not to like???
Steve Gillen - Gillens Candies
introduction by Lion Peter Berardino

Gillens Candies

Speakers Bio: Steve Gillen is the owner of Gillen's Candies in Blanco Texas. After moving to Austin in 1984 to start his building company, he then had to close it in 2008 due to health and financial reasons.
With more time on his hands, he began to study chocolate....
The chocolate taste ran in the family... his great grandfather had started a candy company in 1895 called Gillen & Boney in Lincoln, Nebraska which later became Gillen's Candies around 1918 when Boney died of inflenza.
The company operated under that name until 1943 when freezing of prices caused the company to go out of business.

Several years later, Steve brings his family business back to life. 

Featured Lunch Menu: meat and vegetables dish (TBD); mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

Please register by noon on Wednesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

Peter Berardino
512 695 2334 Cell -
512 288 3336 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Home
or Myron Bender (512) 551-9927

to cancel a reservation
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