December 2010

Dec 01, 2010

Ho Ho Ho and Happy Holidays! We know how busy the holiday season gets, so we don't have any big Future Forum events planned for this month. But, we will be back next month with more events. We hope you are enjoying the holidays with friends and family. If you are looking for a few more ways to enjoy some holiday cheer, the LBJ State Park Christmas Tree lighting will be December 19th in Stonewall (and check out the lights in Johnson City on the way back to town). Or, you can come do some holiday shopping at the LBJ Library and Museum gift shop.

As we finish up the year, we are grateful for so many things (including our great members) and are especially grateful for our three new Board members, Todd Hannah, Caris Mitzner, and Rico Reyes.

In the new year, we are planing a Re-gift party, our biennial State of Texas event, a Doers and Builders Fair, and many other events. Until then, have a safe and Happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you,

Upcoming Events

See What We Have in Store

Start tucking away those "white elephant" gifts for our annual ReGift Party! We will announce a January date soon. In the meantime, hold onto those lovely gifts to swap with other members and friends in the New Year. Happy Holidays!

Also to come soon- we'll host our biannual Future of Texas discussion with a panel of state legislators.

Cluster Activity

Please email Rico Reyes for information about the next Public Policy Cluster meeting or to be added to the distribution list.Please email Nina Hess to be added to the distribution list for Film Cluster announcements. See you at the movies!

For information on the Book Cluster, please email Taline Manassian.

Recent Events

On November 12, Future Forum hosted the Second Annual fastforward Issues Forum presented by Leadership Austin. This year's program - Rising from Recession: Central Texas Strong and Sustainable - focused on economic opportunity and positioning Austin and Central Texas for continued success. The lineup of expert presenters was headlined by a keynote address from best-selling author, professor, and thought-leader Richard Florida. A webcast of Florida's keynote address is now available online.Please continue to spread the word about Future Forum to your friends and colleagues!

A Passel of Other Information

Become a fan on Facebook and stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest from the Future Forum, in between newsletters. Click on the logo at right to find us!
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Not sure if your membership is current?Email Sarah McCracken.Renew online today!

Now Showing at the LBJ Library and Museum

CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century

Presented by the Briscoe Center for American History and the LBJ Library & Museum, CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century runs through January 3, 2011. Last chance to visit this month!

As one of the nation's preeminent journalists, Walter Cronkite's broadcasts brought virtually every major news story of the last half of the twentieth century to the American people, with the legendary integrity, accuracy, and devotion to the larger ideals of journalism that made him one of the most respected public figures in the country. CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century is the first exhibit to explore his influence and perspective on some of the most crucial moments in history, including D-Day, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, and the nascent and heady days of the space race. The exhibit brings Cronkite's personal and professional experiences to life, featuring never-before-seen items from the Briscoe Center's collections.

Doers & Builders

December's Doers & Builders - American Heart Association
Cardiovascular disease is the nation's number one killer. Nearly30 percent of Austin area deaths each year are attributed to cardiovascular disease. Since 1924, the American Heart Association has been working to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe from heart disease and stroke. Find out more about our effortsthrough education, support, research, and advocacy.

For more information on AHA and how you can become involved, please visit their webpage.

Other Community Events

Tax-free holiday shopping at the LBJ Museum Store offered on December 3 and 4! TheStore features a variety of stocking stuffers under $20: Air Force One toys, holiday ornaments, wildflower seeds, puzzles, books, t-shirts, stationery, historical Hurdy Gurdies, and more. Check with us frequently because we add new items on a regular basis! For more information, please visit us online at the LBJ Museum Store.

Contact Us

Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
[email protected]

Please be aware that LBJ Presidential Library events may be filmed and/or photographed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the LBJ Library to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the Library, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.


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