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Robert Godwin

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.

Shining Star Gala for Settlement Home

Posted at February 22, 2016 by Comments Off on Shining Star Gala for Settlement Home
Honoree Ann Butler and Beth Granger

Honoree Ann Butler and Beth Granger

One of the most appropriately named events in Austin is the Shining Star Gala benefiting the Settlement Home for Children. A full house gathered at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a “backyard barbeque” evening. Event Chairs Marian Kelley, Becky Liljenwall and Shana Slaughter delighted in the attendance along with Settlement Club President Betsy Giles. As the Club celebrates their 100th Anniversary this year, their impact on the community is bolstered with outstanding help from both the business and private community.

As the crowd arrived, there were beverages to sip as they browsed an extensive silent auction, a raffle for a Breitling Watch donated by Russell Korman Jewelers and boot-clad toes to tap to the music of John Arthur Martinez Band. Dinner by Rosemary’s Catering soon followed. Master of Ceremonies Ed Clements brought proceedings to order. Introducing the Shining Stars of the evening (and the future) gave everyone a chance to applaud for the 2016 Community Youth Council. Of special note were Outstanding Youth Participants Grace Amiss and Laurel Fowler. The Council is filled with children whose families have led the way for decades as community citizens.

The Community Leadership Award was bestowed on Ann Butler. Listing her participation in the community would fill a fair sized book. The standing ovation she received was earned time and again.


Category : Events
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