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
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.
Calendar of Events
- Celebration of Art FUN-Raiser
Art for the People 1711 S 1st Street Austin TX 78704 Friday, March 24, 6:30pm – Monday, March 27, 2017, 9pm Celebration of Art FUN-Raiser! Friday, March 24th (6:30-9:00p) Art of Celebration Group Exhi…
- MotoAmerica Livery Reveals presented by Treaty Oak
Container Bar 90 Rainey St, Austin, Texas 78701 Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30pm The 2017 MotoAmerica off-season mystery will come to a climatic end at this time with the revealing of several tea…
- Parkside Projects’ Beverage Series: Amari Class
Olive & June, 3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703 Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 10pm Join Parkside Projects at Olive & June for the 2nd installment of its Beverage Class Series – Amari Class,…
- Ella Goes to Round Top
Hotel Ella1900 Rio Grande StAustin, TX 78705 Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30am – 10:30pm Hotel Ella and Texas Monthly are offering guided day trip packages to the 49th Annual Spring Antique Fair in Roun…
- Two Guys on Your Head: Are We Conscious Automata?
Cactus Cafe2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas 78712 Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6 – 8pm In this exciting collaboration, the Ney teams up with KUT Radio to present Two Guys On Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and…