Austin Founder Lions Club

What's Up at the Texas Leg.

  • 03 Jan 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 W 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

What's Up at the Texas Legislature

 Representative Donna Howard
Introduced by Lion Gaylord Armstrong

Representative Donna Howard of Austin will provide us her perspective of the major issues to be considered by the 86th Texas Legislature which convenes January 8, 2019. She will also familiarize us with issues which may particularly affect Austin and Travis County.

About our speaker:
Representative Donna Howard has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2006. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Calendars Committee, which sets the calendar for the House Floor. She is a key member of the House Appropriations Committee, and sits on its Article III Subcommittee which oversees education spending in the state budget. Donna is also a longtime member of the House Higher Education Committee and the House Administration Committee.

A native of Austin, Donna earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Master’s degree in health education from the University of Texas. She worked as a critical care nurse at Brackenridge and Seton hospitals, and served as Austin’s first hospital-based Patient Education Coordinator. Donna is a past president of the Texas Nurses Association (District 5) and was a health education instructor at UT.

Donna was elected to the Eanes ISD board in West Austin for the 1996-1999 term.  She has served on the boards of Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, Common Cause Texas, Texas Freedom Network, and the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She now serves as a board member of the Expanding Horizons Foundation, supporting low-income housing and education.

Representative Howard is married to attorney Derek Howard, is the mother of three adult children and grandmother to four perfect grandkids, and is active in her neighborhood and church communities.

Featured Lunch Meal $12:
Chicken tenders with gravy
Mashed potatoes
Blackened Peas
Apple Cobbler

Optional Lunch Meal $12:
Chef Salad

Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Texas Commission for 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.

Drive slowly on Campus.... remember that the speed limit at TSBVI is 10mph. 

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