July 2010

Jul 01, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!We hope that your Independence Day - and long weekend - is wonderful and filled with friends, family, and celebration (and maybe even fireworks). If you are looking for somewhere to stay cool - and learn a little -come on by the LBJ Library and visit our Cronkite exhibit, or any of the permanent exhibits.The Future Forum isstill busy at work planning for the Fall, so if you have any ideas about events,or other opportunities, please let us know. We love hearing from our members and friends and we lovegetting your suggestions.

Looking for something fun to do next weekend? Come on out to the LBJ Ranch on July 10th for "Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch" - To Kill a Mockingbird. The film starts at 7:00 p.m. One of my favorite memories growing up was watching movies in the hangar at the Ranch when I was in Texas for the holidays. The Park Service has continued my grandparents' tradition and is showing "Movies Under the Stars" on select weekends this summer. Come on out and join us for what promises to be a fun evening.

We hope to see you soon.

Thank you,

Upcoming Events

See What We Have in Store

Although we won't host any of our larger group events during the summer, our Book, Film, and Public Policy clusters will continue to meet. Each cluster has its own distribution list; please read below for how to sign up for each one. We hope you will stay engaged through these small group activities.
Also, our Events Committee will be helping plan programs for next season, so please be in touch if you have an idea. Ideas for upcoming events can be emailed to Committee Chair Joey Alcorta.

Cluster Activity

For information on the Film Cluster or to be added to the distribution list, please email Catherine Robb.
The Public Policy Cluster has been reinvigorated under the leadership of Rico Reyes.Please email Rico to be added to the distribution list for upcoming event notices.
The Book Club has chosen its next selection! We will be reading The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman in advance of our meeting on July 8 at 6:15 p.m. We'll meet at Galaxy Cafe on West Lynn. Please email Taline Manassian for more information or to RSVP.

Recent Events

New York Times Correspondent Rich Oppel, Jr.

Austin native Rich Oppel, Jr. joined us on May 20 to speak about his experiences reporting for the New York Times from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Oppel shared some of his own stories from the battlefront, as well as answering dozens of questions about the ongoing conflict, hope for the future, and war-time reporting in general.
A webcast of the discussion is available online.

A Passel of Other Information

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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.

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

July's Doers & Builders - Young Women's Alliance

Created by women in support of women, the Young Women's Alliance is a professional organization that aims to give professional women a resource for opportunities to lead, educate, network, and serve. YWA also proudly supports YWA Foundation, which awards scholarships and grants to women to help them pursue their academic endeavors.
Are you ready for an evening of sophistication and style? Join us at the Historic Driskill Hotel on July 30 for the YWA Fashion Show "Fashion Evolution" as we present collections from highly acclaimed Austin-based designer, Linda Asaf, and other top men and women's fashion. Dine and drink with decadent appetizers and cash bar featuring couture cocktails. Exclusive shopping from local establishmentswill be available for all attendees! Don't miss this exclusive Austin runway event benefiting the YWA Foundation! For more information or to buy a ticket, please visit www.ywafashionevolution.org.

Other Community Events

On Saturday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m., the LBJ National Historical Park will show To Kill a Mockingbird as part of its Movies Under the Stars series. The show is free and will take place at the LBJ Ranch. For more details or directions, please visit the LBJ Park website.
Leadership Austin is now recruiting for the next Emerge class. Join us on Thursday, July 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Star Bar to learn more about the Emerge program, speak to past participants and Leadership Austin Board members, and get guidance on the application process. RSVP is encouraged.Please visit the Leadership Austin website for more details or to RSVP.

Join us for The Trail Foundation's 6th annual Moonlight Margarita Run & Gala on August 5 at 8:00 p.m. Immediately following the 5K race, TTF and underwriting sponsor Maudie's Tex-Mex will host our award-winning party full of dinner, margaritas and music underneath the stars. The race starts at "the rock" at the Johnson Creek trailhead, near Austin High School. After an out-and-back course, the racers finish on Veterans Drive, then head to the post-race party on the grounds of the American Legion Hall. All proceeds support the Trail, which in turn supports training runs year-round. This year's race will benefit the exciting renovation of the Johnson Creek Trailhead - the busiest trailhead. Tickets are $30 for the run and $80 for both the run and party. VIP tables are $750 and general sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please visit The Trail Foundation website to buy your tickets now!

Contact Us

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

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