Austin Founder Lions Club

VISIT TO Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • 08 Mar 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1100 W. 45th St., Austin TX 78756


  • Please register and pay on site.
    The cost of the lunch is only $3.00 payable at the TSBVI cafeteria.
    Please bring exact amount in order to facilitate.

Visit Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Bill Daugherty, Superintendent of TSBVI

Introduction by Lion Patti Robinson

Please join us at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) in their cafeteria for lunch and a tour. Sit with the LEOs and enjoy a hot plate of food or a trip through their awesome salad bar. 

Lunch will be followed by a short Presentation by the Superintendent, Bill Daugherty who will speak to us about the past and future of the School, and we will also have a presentation by Lisa Ballesteros from the National Kidney Foundation.

The presentations will be followed by a tour of the TSBVI campus with their Community Coordinator, Gloria Bennett & Operations Director, John Daude. There will be some cart transportation for individuals that have a low tolerance for walking the 35 or 40 acres of campus (actually we will not tour to far). This will be an extended meeting, ending at 1:30pm. Please make plans to stay and enjoy the progress of the school.

Speaker's Bio: Bill Daugherty is the Superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and has served in that position since 2007. Prior to that, Bill spent 14 years as the Superintendent of the Kansas School for the Blind.

While in Kansas Bill was a member of the Overland Park Host Lions Club and served a term as its Big Lion. Bill grew up in Austin right down Burnet Road where his grandfather’s farm sat on what is now Northwest Pool Park. He is a graduate of McCallum High School.



 Lisa Ballesteros from National Kidney Foundation

Speaker's Bio: Lisa Ballesteros is the Community Outreach Director for Central Texas National Kidney Foundation (NFK). Lisa earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Marketing and is currently completing her MBA. Since graduation she has worked in the not for profit arena developing the board and volunteer base in addition to fundraising events. Lisa has also been trained in grant writing and continues to support the mission at the National Kidney Foundation. Lisa will be joined on her presentation by Rita Littlefield, President of the Texas Renal Coalition.

Featured Lunch Menu: Lunch served Cafeteria style: Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & a Roll, tea, water or milk and fruit – or - Salad Bar which includes a variety of raw vegetables, ham, chicken, egg, etc… and fruit, tea, water, milk, juice.

Please register by noon on Wednesday
Speak with either Bob Walcott 512 331-9294
or Peter Berardino 512 288 3336
to cancel a reservation
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