Civics Class- OPEN TO ALL AGES- Complimentary lunch

       

Civics Class At Burwood Hall!
May 20th
9:45am – Noon
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Please join us for our  Civics class on May 20th at FEAST, 25 Burwood Lane, from 9:45am – Noon. Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar, and Professor David Crockett will be our special speakers. Professor Crockett's topic is "The Moral Psychology of the Framers of the Constitution".  Join us at 9:45am for drinks and fellowship. Please arrive on time before our honored guests. Our Comptroller will join us via Skype. We will show a brief video from his office before he speaks. It is very important for everyone to be on time for this meeting. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon. RSVP today on the FEAST website AND to Gale at Hopegale50@gmail.com. Please bring a monetary donation for FEAST for the use of the room and their staffing assistance during the year. An offering basket will be on the table as you enter the room.
 
Questions?
Our  FREE Civics class meets each month at FEAST. The FEAST Civics Coordinator, Gale Sayers, spends many days handling arrangements with local and state politicians and government and civic leaders in preparation for our free Civics Classes. Dress code is business casual. No shorts please. Please be modest in your dress. Skirts or dresses to knee length with no visible undergarments. No hats on male attendees. Thank you for honoring our guests in this manner. Whole families are invited! There are no age limits and parents/grandparents do attend with the children. Students must have at least one parent/adult in attendance unless a special arrangement has been made. Attendance is open to all. Your faithful participation will ensure the success of these events, so please make it a priority on your family’s calendar to be physically present. No writing is required, but personal notes are strongly encouraged.

 
Our Lunch Sponsors
Many thanks to our recent  meal sponsors — Rep. Lyle Larson, Mr. Mark Ramsey and Mrs. Alma Jackson. Our meals are all made possible by our donors.

 

This Month's Speakers...

Glenn Hegar
Elected in November 2014, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is a vigilant steward of Texas tax dollars and a strong advocate for job growth in our economy. As a staunch supporter of government transparency, Hegar believes all levels of government should be open and accountable to those who pay the bills — Texas taxpayers. Hegar serves as Texas’ treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. He has a proven track record of fighting for conservative principles and ensuring taxpayer voices are heard in Texas state government.
 
In the Texas Senate, Hegar oversaw all state and local revenue matters, during the 83rd legislative session, and he was instrumental in cutting $1 billion in taxes for Texas taxpayers and businesses.  As a business owner, Comptroller Hegar knows first hand that individuals, not government, will make better decisions with their hard-earned tax dollars and in turn help boost the economy. Hegar also served as chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission, working to eliminate inefficiency in government agencies. In that role, he abolished six state agencies, saving the state taxpayers over $160 million dollars in the process.  As a former member of the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, Hegar worked on a wide-range of common sense solutions that impact everyday citizens, such as public education, transportation, tax cuts, property tax reforms, water and tort reform.
 
Before his Senate tenure, Hegar attended Texas A&M as an undergraduate, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended St. Mary’s University, earning a Master of Arts and his law degree. At the University of Arkansas, he earned his Master of Laws.
 
Hegar is a sixth generation Texan, who grew up farming land that has been in his family since the mid-1800s. His upbringing taught him the core values of character, honesty, integrity and hard work. These are the same values that Glenn and his wife, Dara, work to instill in their three young children: Julia, Jonah and Claire.
 
Professor David Crockett
David Crockett is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Trinity University. Often asked if he is related to the famous Davy Crockett, he says with certainty that he is not a direct descendant, but is a first cousin five times removed. He earned a. B.A. in government from Georgetown University in 1985. Commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army, he served as a communications officer in the Third Infantry Division and the 13th Corps Support Command. He earned his Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, winning the Emmette S. Redford Award for Outstanding Scholarship for his masters report “Approaching Judgment: The Religious Right and the Republican Dilemma.” He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. His dissertation, “A Time to Rule: The President as Opposition Leader,” won the Best Dissertation on the Presidency Prize for 1999 from the Center for Presidential Studies.
 
Professor Crockett’s primary teaching and research interests include the American presidency, elections and campaigns, classical political philosophy, American political development, and American political thought. He has been published in such journals as Presidential Studies Quarterly, Congress and the Presidency, Social Science Journal, PS: Political Science and Politics, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Critical Review, and The Forum. His first book, The Opposition Presidency: Leadership and the Constraints of History, was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2002. His second book, Running against the Grain: How Opposition Presidents Win the White House, was published in 2008.
 
Professor Crockett is married and he and his wife, Stacy, have three sons.
 
Interested in attending our luncheon with Lt. Col. Allen West? Civics class attendees will have priority as seating will be limited for this outstanding speaker. Email me at Hopegale50@gmail.com to be placed on the list. Sign up starts on Wednesday.