Austin Founder Lions Club

Is Texas Really Ready for another Big Freeze?

  • 06 Apr 2023
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 W 45th Street, Building 605, Austin TX 78756


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Is Texas Really Ready for another Big Freeze?

WHEN: Thursday April 6, 2023  11:45 AM
WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W 45th Street, Building 605, Austin TX 78756
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 Oliver Smith
Introduced by Lion William Tamminga

Oliver Smith was in charge of the Texas Society of Civil Engineers’ Review of what went wrong during the Big Freeze that killed hundreds of people and did immense property damage in Texas.

Join us to hear his insights into if Texas is really ready for another Big Freeze.

About our Speaker:

Oliver E. Smith is an Austin-based civil engineer, and member of the Texas chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has served as an Officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Colorado, Texas and Louisiana.

Oliver was born and raised at Prairie View A & M University. He earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and Business Administration at Michigan State University. Over his 47 years of professional activities, Oliver served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers (Active Duty and Reserve Duty) and was promoted to the rank of Captain during his service tenure.


For the safety and wellbeing of our members, guests, and TSBVI hosts, masks are required when entering and leaving the building all the way to and from the conference room, and are optional when inside the room itself. TSBVI requests we take this precaution for their students, many of whom are medically fragile.

Lunch is available for $14.00 Please register so we know how much to order. 

Assorted sandwiches:
●Turkey & Gruyere; Turkey & Provolone; Roast Beef and Swiss; Smoked Ham & Swiss; Curried Chicken Salad.
●Sandwich with Gluten Free Bread (Turkey & Provolone and/or Smoked Ham & Swiss).
●Vegetarian Sandwich (Egg Salad and/or Cheese Combo).

All sandwiches come with lettuce and tomato. Mustard and mayo on the side.

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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Remember that the speed limit at TSBVI is 10 mph.

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