We meet every Wednesday at Noon:
Methodist Medical Center
Weiss Building
1401 Stemmons Ave.
Dallas, TX  75208

Upcoming Programs

    • November 21, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Weiss Auditorium Methodist Hospital Dallas Education Building


    • November 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Weiss Auditorium Methodist Hospital Dallas Education Building

    Larry Powell has been a journalist since 1965, working in editing and writing positions at a number of newspapers including his hometown paper, The Texarkana Gazette, and, for three decades, The Dallas Morning News where he also wrote a daily column for the Metropolitan section.
    Along the way, he held positions with the Tyler Morning Telegraph, the Grand Prairie Daily News, the Shreveport Times and The Fort Worth Press. 

    He also was a columnist for Urban Animal Magazine (2004-2014) and from 2013 to 2017 worked in public relations and marketing for the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, including serving for a time as Interim Marketing Director.
    Currently, he produces the daily animal-friendly news site, www.readlarrypowell.com, The Pet News Place for People.

    His wife, the former Martha Muse, is an Oak Cliff native who currently is the Director of Administration of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. 

    Married since 1991, Larry and Martha met at The Dallas Morning News. They live in Oak Cliff and have dogs and cats -- all rescues -- and two sons and three grandchildren -- all domesticated and prone to laugh.

     


    • December 05, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Weiss Auditorium Methodist Hospital Dallas Education Building


    • January 30, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Weiss Auditorium Methodist Hospital Dallas Education Building

    Dr. Elba Garcia embodies a new breed of professional women in the 21st century. She is not only a community leader, but is also a mother and wife, a dentist with her own private practice, and a role model for Latino women from all walks of life. Dr. Garcia is a former Dallas City Council Member and the current Dallas County Commissioner for District 4.

    Born and educated in Mexico City, Dr. Garcia earned her Doctorate in Odontology from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in 1984. She later immigrated to the United States, where she had to recertify her Degree at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning her second Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1990. She is a small business owner, having run her own private practice since 1998. Dr. Garcia also served as an assistant professor at the Baylor College of Dentistry. She is married and has two sons.

    Dr. Garcia has always dedicated herself to community service and began her service in public office in 2001 when she was elected to the Dallas City Council to represent the residents of District 1. While serving on the Dallas City Council, Dr. Garcia was instrumental in steering a number of important public projects to completion, including securing critical funds for the Latino Cultural Center and spearheading the development of a new Animal Shelter and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Additionally, she worked with the Environmental Committee to institute LEED standards for City of Dallas buildings. When she was chosen unanimously by her colleagues to serve as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem and Mayor Pro Tem, she was the first Latina to serve in those positions.

    Dr. Garcia was elected to serve as Dallas County Commissioner by the citizens of District 4 in November 2010, becoming the first Latina ever to serve on the Dallas County Commissioners Court. During this first term in office, Commissioner Garcia has focused on making county government more transparent, saving millions in tax dollars by fixing Dallas County’s bail bond system, pushed for the completion of the long-delayed Hunter-Ferrell Road project in Irving and Grand Prairie, building and extending trails in District 4, championing initiatives like the District Attorney’s new Animal Cruelty Unit, and educating constituents about Dallas County services. In her second term in office, the Dallas County purchasing rules and ethics policies have been updated, the MWBE certification has expanded, “ban the box” in Dallas County hiring policies have been adopted and Commissioner Garcia is leading the renovation of the Records Building Complex. 


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