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
- 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…