Wednesday, April 16,
9:45am - Noon

Please join us for a time of learning and fellowship at our civics class. We will have music and drinks starting at 9:45am. Our meeting will open in prayer at 10am. Our speakers, former San Antonio City Councilman Carlton Soules and  Mrs. Marian Stanko will each share with the class. Carlton Soules will share about city and county government. Marian Stanko will share about parliament-ary procedure and the role of conventions. RSVP on the FEAST website and to Gale at (210) 662-0588 or email hopegale50@gmail.com. We conclude our meeting with a complimentary lunch. Entire families are encouraged to attend. No tests or writing required. Please bring a monetary donation to bless 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.  Click here to RSVP.

Carlton Soules entered politics as a conservative San Antonio City Councilman for District 10 after a successful career in the food brokerage industry, where he helped grow his family’s business into a large regional company employing nearly a thousand people. He is a sixth generation Texan and native to San Antonio as well as a graduate of Southern Methodist University. Carlton has been deeply involved in the leadership of neighborhood organizations and has served on numerous city and civic boards, commissions, and committees for the past 20 years.

He and his wife, Laura, have raised two wonderful children, and they are committed to making all of Bexar County a place of opportunity, not only for their own children and future grandchildren, but also for all of the hard working citizens who are proud to call Bexar County home.

Carlton has been the strongest fiscally conservative voice on City Council in recent memory. He has fought against wasteful projects that divert funding away from core services such as public safety, roads, code compliance, libraries and parks. He opposed streetcars, Pre-K4SA, and cash incentives for downtown developers. He successfully challenged SAWS to reduce operating expenses, saving ratepayers from exorbitant rate increases. His philosophy for governance is simple: The government must live within its means, and local government’s primary focus should be on providing good basic services to the citizens while working to reduce the burden on tax and ratepayers whenever possible. 

As a Councilman, Carlton spearheaded a number of important city initiatives: revitalization of aging suburban corridors, the first Veteran Owned Small Business Program in Texas, a safe park zone ordinance prohibiting dangerous registered sex offenders from living near or frequenting city parks, and the creation of a top-notch senior center to meet the needs of our growing population of senior citizens. Carlton also took a leadership role in regional transportation, serving on the MPO executive committee and forging working relationships with elected leaders in adjacent counties.

What is the Civics class?

Our Civics class meets each month at FEAST. The FEAST civics coordinator,Gale Sayers, spends many days handling arrangements with many local and state politicians and government and civic leaders in preparation for our free Civics Classes. It is a time to meet and greet our leaders in a casual setting. Our honored guests make unique presentations to the attendees and engage in open conversations with the group. Children and parents frequently testify publicly to the growth in their lives as a direct result of the ministry of the class. It is a joy to watch them grow in confidence and in boldness monthly. All glory to God and thanks to the leaders who attend and invest in these lives. 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(babies are loved and enjoyed here) and parents/grandparents do attend with the children. The class is very child-friendly. However, students must have at least one parent/adult in attendance unless a special arrangement has been made. 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. NO tests  are given. Many thanks for your continued prayers.  Please bring your most generous love offering for FEAST to help to defray costs. We seek to honor God. To Him be all praise and glory. 

Questions?  Email Gale Sayers at Hopegale50@gmail.com

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