Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.
Angelina Eberly Luncheon a Blast from the Past
It was a standing room only crowd at the Driskill Hotel for the annual Angelina Eberly Luncheon benefiting the Austin History Center. Those that were seated represented Austin citizens from the 1930’s to the present. Austin History Center Association President Evan Taniguchi was joined by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell in welcoming the crowd. The program this year focused on the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, “When Austin, Texas became ‘Austin.'” These were the years when a relatively sleepy state capitol/college town became known across the globe. Sharing their memories and the stories they covered were four journalists with a fifth journalist, Ron Oliveira, as moderator. Ken Herman, Judy Maggio, Cathy Conley Swofford and Monte Williams had the crowd laughing, reflecting and exclaiming as they talked about their favorite moments. Special thanks are due all the sponsors for the luncheon, in particular the lead sponsors, Linda Bush, Seton Healthcare Family and Texas Gas Service.
These are exciting times for the Austin History Center as it gets organized for the “sooner than later” move into the Faulk Central Library. After the new central library is built, the Faulk will be empty, thus allowing the move of the History Center. The expanded space is desperately needed as the current building is filled to bursting with material.
Calendar of Events
- Wimberley Arts Fest
The Waters Point13401 RR 12Wimberley, TX 78676 Saturday, April 22, 10am – Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5pm The Wimberley Valley Art League hosts its 9th annual Arts Fest at a new location directly on the B…
- Austin Food + Wine: Feast Under the Stars
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30pm Join us Thursday night before the festival for our prelude event. We’re rolling out the tabletops an…
- UMLAUF Garden Party: "Under a Texas Sky"
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert E. Lee RoadAustin TX 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm UMLAUF's Garden Party, this year on Thursday, April 27, and themed "Under a…
- 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s ris…
- Stand Up for CareBOX Program
Atlassian Austin303 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas Friday, April 28, 2017, 7 – 11pm The Second Annual Stand Up for CareBOX Program event features Austin's funniest comedians, locally crafted beer…