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Quickie Happiness Workshop for Increasing Profits at Times of Seeming Peril

Quickie Happiness Workshop for Increasing Profits at Times of Seeming Peril: 
Think as much, if not more, about growing your income as you do of trimming your expenses.
And for extra credit, focus on customers more than vendors; smiles more than frowns; possibilities more than risks; choices more than commitments; vacations more than overtime; detours more than setbacks; opportunities more than obstacles; and Goldilocks more than the bears.
End of Workshop —    The Universe


Theodore Roosevelt:  The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.

Inspiring Websites from “The Passion Test” by Attwood & Attwood

Take what you like & leave the rest (copy & paste into your browser, if any links, below, don’t instantly connect to the your chosen Website; or use “Google” to find most up-to-date links): & to take the Passion Test: & to access the e-book: or become a certified Passion Test facilitator:

I participated in two “Money & You” 3-day, intensive experiences & highly recommend the wisdom, focus & power of the dynamic learning:;

Additional resources for your consideration:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

from “Passion Test” contributor-authors:;;

Read interviews of folks, whose remarks are included in “The Passion Test” book:;;;;;;;;;;;

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ARCS: Achievement Rewards for College Scientists

ARCS:  Achievement Rewards for College Scientists: or

ARCS Members,   The new website is up and running.  We just wanted to pass along a few notes about using the new site.  Please take a look at the content on the new site and make suggestions to your chapter content editor for updates.    We invite you to log in and look at the new format of the Member secure site.  As always, if you have any questions please contact

Logging on

You must be on the chapter site you want to log into.   An easy way to get to your chapter’s site is to first go to and then choose your chapter from the drop down “Chapters Across the US” in the top menu.  Alternatively, you can click on LOGIN at the top of the page on the National Site and select your Chapter from the drop down on the login page.

If you have never been a National Board member, enter your old Chapter username and password. If this doesn’t work, click “Forgot Your Password?”  and follow the directions.  If you had previously been assigned a National Board member username and password, use these credentials to log in to your Chapter.

If you have any difficulty logging in, please email for assistance.

Using the new Member Secure site (Member Portal)

When you are logged in you will see a new menu item on the right hand side of the normal menu that says “My Portal”.  No matter where you are on the website you can always return to the member secure site by clicking on this menu item.

On the Portal page you will see all the menu items from the old system, but now they are all listed together in the left hand menu:

Home Choosing this menu item brings up the home page for your chapter.  Return to the “My Portal” page by choosing “My Portal”.

Upcoming Events    Choosing this menu item will show you a list of any events that are planned by your chapter and set up on the website.

PATS Learning Portal This is the entry to all the PATS Learning Portal information.

Document Library This is the same document library, but with a new and improved file browser.  We have set the permissions on these libraries so that you will see only the libraries associated with your chapter(s) and the National Library.

Account Settings This is where you can change your password

Renew Your Membership (Not enabled on all chapters.)  If this option appears you can select this to renew your membership on-line.

Member Profile Choose this menu item to update your address and other personal information.

Getting To Know You This section of your user profile lets you indicate your interests in serving on committees and helping with chapter events.

Donate  Choose this option to make a donation to your chapter.

Help  Information about using the website.  Currently under construction.


Reports  This is where you can get lists of Chapter members, search for other ARCS members in any chapter and run a variety of Scholar reports.  These reports are currently being completed.  As soon as they are ready the Maintenance message will be removed.

Online Forms  If you want to order ARCS items or are required to fill out any forms, this is where you will find them.


  • When editing your profile be sure to click SAVE at the bottom of each page.
  • When you are done LOG OUT.
  • The Report section has a message to indicate, it is being worked on at this time. Once these reports are updated, you will be able to use the reports just like on the old site.
  • Under member profile, the phone numbers and your photo can be updated but not deleted. If you need to delete your photo or a phone number, please contact

Stay connected to ARCS!  Visit the National and Chapter websites periodically to find out what’s new in ARCS Foundation. Login to update your information and access Reports or Online Forms.

from ARCS Foundation Utah Chapter;  P.O. Box 240; Artesia, CA 90702-0240; United States


Workforce Development contacts in the FBG & KVL, TX, geographical area

Workforce Development contacts in the FBG & KVL, TX, geographical area:  830-257-3171

Drusilla.Dommert@TWC.State.TX.US;; Margarita.Ellenwood@TWC.State.TX.US


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TX Tech Univ.”Tech Feral Cat Coalition”

Texas Tech University / Lubbock:  Tech Feral Cat Coalition:   2016-2017 Pres. & 720-841-3474 & faculty-staff volunteers:;; other interested folks:;;; MAWilkinson; DrMag2129@SBCGlobal.Net;;;;;;;; Dawn.Warren;;;;

2017 members of the TFCC and I have decided to sell t-shirts! I designed a few, and this is the one the group picked. I was hoping you could help me by spreading the word to any friends you may have that love cats!     The shirts are $15 each and we have a goal of selling 50, so far we have sold 27! This website in particular is awesome because I was able to design a shirt on four different colors and in two different styles, so there is something for everyone! The fund raiser goes through April 25, & orders will be shipped around May 8th.    Here is the link to the fundraiser:

Also, we have a Facebook! Please feel free to like us, and share our posts! I plan on using the page for informative TNR posts as well as keeping a log of the cats we capture and release while I try to find a friend who can make us a website! Here is a link that will take you directly to our page: Tech Feral Cat Coalition

Tech Feral Cat Coalition. 53 likes · 131 talking about this. Keep up with Texas Tech students as we trap, neuter, and release feral cats found around campus!

A few more updates

  • The TFCC is hosting a table at the Eco-Fair in the Student Union Building on April 24th from 11 to 12:30. We will be passing out flyers, informing the general student body about what we do and how they can help, and giving out Life Savers (because we save lives.) If you’re around, feel free to stop by!
  • The group has decided to help Tech even more by planting a plot during Arbor Day on April 28th! We are very excited! Once again, if you happen to be around that day, stop by and see us!
    • If you cannot make it to these events, don’t worry! I will post pictures on our Facebook, and e-mail them to anyone that wants them!
  • I am currently in the process of partnering with the Tech Activities Board to host a pet food drive next semester, stay tuned!
  • I am moving into a house in May, and I will be here all summer to help! I am taking a summer class and planning Homecoming week, but I will be available to check feeders, traps, and anything else that needs done! I was thinking maybe we could have a table at a few of the New Student Orientations during the month of June!

from Tech Feral Cat Coalition Pres. Warren, 7-16-’16:     I think working concession stands would be so fun! I do not really want to work during football games, but I would love to work any other time! That is such an easy way to make money, especially once we get more new members! If we get a few people going regularly, I think we could earn a lot of money!

Fundraising Opportunity For Non-Profit Groups/Organizations job in Lubbock – …

Spectra Food Service is looking for Non-Profit Organizations that would like to earn money by volunteering to work in concession stand during TTU sporting events, concerts & other special events.  Organizations are paid a commission on their nets sales from each event.  This posting is for Non-Profit-Organizations Only.  This is an outstanding fundraising opportunity for any NPO (501(C)3) who is interested in raising money for their organization/cause.


I also signed us up for a table at the 2016 Student Organization Fair during Welcome Week! The fair is on August 23rd from 5:30-7p: we have the second table from the beginning! Trevor & Evan said that they would come be at the table with me so I don’t think we need anymore help with that.  If I think of anything though, I’ll be sure to let you guys know! I was thinking that I would have a flier explaining the coalition & how to become a member through Orgsync & another one promoting Adopt, Don’t Shop. I am also going to include how to report an animal found on campus. I might need one of you to help me print them, we are going to want a lot. The fair was really busy last year, & there are always students looking for a chance to get more volunteer hours, so I think we will be a popular stop. I am also going to make at least three tee shirts, so that Evan, Trevor & I  look like a group at the fair. If anyone else wants a shirt, or has a design in mind, let me know! Also, if anyone has any pictures of cats we have trapped or fed or anything in the past, I would love to put a few on the board I’m making for our table!

I would like to have a regular schedule of general meetings, maybe twice a month?  I’m asking every new member to upload a copy of their schedule to Orgsync when they apply, so hopefully we will be able to plan times & places that work for everyone. I think having a couple of meetings a month would be a great way to get everyone on the same page & make it easy to plan volunteer opportunities, like working concessions or helping the Humane Society. We could also find times that people could go fill up the food dishes & check traps & whatever else needs done, so one person does not have to do all of the work! I would like to have some sort of attendance policy for members, I think a policy like that would discourage people from signing up & then never helping out.

My goal for the Coalition this year is to get more members that are committed to our group. I would like to see us having a dedicated team that does some volunteering, & I would like the members to have a role in feeding, trapping, or maybe just transporting the cats. My other goal is for the adults to not have to do as much work to make this happen. You all already put in a lot of hours to the school & to the education of me & the other students.  I want this to be fun & therapeutic for you —  rather than having it be









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WorkForce Solutions in FBG on Friendship Lane near the Emergency Management Systems site:  college tuition, work experience, direct hire, on-the-job training for 18 through 24-yr.-olds who meet the low-income qualification &/or receive food stamps &/or are dislocated workers

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Patriots among us: OSS, aka, CIA’s third-string catcher named “Moe Berg”

Patriots among us:

When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.       Although he played with 5 major league teams from 1923 to 1939, he was a very mediocre ball player.  But, he was regarded as the brainiest ballplayer of all time if you look at his complete record.      In fact Casey Stengel once said:  “That is the strangest man ever to play baseball.”  When all the baseball stars went to Japan, Moe Berg went along & many people wondered why he was on the team.

Why was he with the great Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth & other stars?  The answer was simple:  Moe Berg was a United States spy working undercover with the OSS, forerunner to the CIA.     Moe spoke 15 languages – including Japanese.  Moe Berg had two loves in his amazing life:  baseball & spying.

In Tokyo, garbed in a kimono, Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American diplomat being treated in St. Luke’s Hospital – the tallest building in the Japanese capital.      He never delivered the flowers.  Instead, the ball-player ascended to the hospital roof & filmed key features: the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.       Eight years later, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle studied catcher Moe Berg’s films in planning his spectacular raid on Tokyo.

Berg’s father, Bernard Berg, a pharmacist in Newark, New Jersey, taught his son Hebrew & Yiddish.  Moe, against his father’s wishes, began playing baseball on the street at age four.     His father disapproved & never once watched his son play.  In Barringer High School, Moe learned Latin, Greek & French.     Moe also read at least 10 newspapers every day.

He graduated Magna cum Laude from Princeton – having added Spanish, Italian, German & Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver.      During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris & at Columbia Law School, he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese & Hungarian – 15 languages in all, plus some regional dialects.  And, while playing baseball for Princeton University, Moe Berg would describe plays in Latin or Sanskrit.

During World War II, he was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the two groups of partisans there.       He reported back that Marshall Tito’s forces were widely supported by the people & Winston Churchill ordered all-out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter, rather than Mihajlovic’s Serbians.

The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a challenge. But there was more to come in that same year.     Berg penetrated German-held Norway, met with members of the underground & located a secret, heavy-water plant – part of the Nazis’ effort to build an atomic bomb.

His information guided the Royal Air Force in a bombing raid to destroy the plant.  The RAF destroyed the Norwegian heavy-water plant targeted by Moe Berg.      There still remained the question of how far had the Nazis progressed in the race to build the first atomic bomb.  If the Nazis were successful, they would win the war.

Berg (under the code name “Remus”) was sent to Switzerland to hear leading German physicist Werner Heisenberg, a Nobel Laureate, lecture & to determine whether the Nazis were close to building an atomic bomb.       Posing as a Swiss graduate student, Moe managed to slip past the SS guards at the auditorium.  The spy carried in his pocket a pistol & a cyanide pill.

If the German indicated that the Nazis were close to building an atomic bomb, Berg was to shoot him & then swallow the cyanide pill.    Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech & walked him back to his hotel.

Moe Berg’s report was distributed to Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt & key figures in the team developing our atomic bomb.  Roosevelt responded: “Give my regards to the catcher.”

Most of Germany’s leading physicists had been Jewish & had fled the Nazis mainly to Britain & to the United States.     After the war, Moe Berg was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America’s highest honor for a civilian in wartime.  But Berg refused to accept it because he couldn’t tell people about his exploits.

After his death, his sister accepted the Medal, & today it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

March 2,1902—–May 29, 1972  Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest award to be awarded to civilians during wartime)    Moe Berg’s baseball card is the only card on display at the CIA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

NEW World Trade Center, NY, video shows a spirit of resilience & inspiration that transcends ill will — reminds me of Rotary:

Ask to e-forward you The NEW World Trade Center, NY video with its spirit of resilience, reverence, heart-rending remembrance, courage, service above self, creativity, positive focus, vision, action, love & inspiration … transcending ill will & overcoming win-lose actions.  The spirit of the video reminds me of the spirit of Rotary International (details, below).

Also, a short, one-act musical about 9/ll for National Public Radio with a very personal perspective of the tragedy: by Charles Moster ( Moster Law Firm  Charles A. Moster, Esq.  Senior Partner  4920 S. Loop 289, Suite 102, Lubbock, Texas 79414  806.778.6486; also:  112 S.W. 8th Avenue  Eagle Centre  Suite 301  Amarillo, Texas 79191  806.350.5256

If you like the resilience, inspiration & transcendent energy of the video, if you have a calling for service with others, if your heart opens with joy when you read Rotary’s Four-Way Test (below) & if your Life’s legacy includes goodwill, friendship & peace … then YOU MIGHT BE A ROTARIAN!  Feel free to visit Rotary Web sites, below, to find out how to get involved with Rotary’s inspiring service projects, dynamic social events & uplifting speaker meetings.

For me, the outcomes displayed in the NEW World Trade Center video remind me of Rotary’s values, activities, vision & members:

  • Four-Way Test:  of the things we think, say or do:  Is it the TRUTH?  Is it FAIR to all concerned?  Will it building GOOD WILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?   Will it be BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED?
  • Focus to help folks like you to JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS & TAKE ACTION!  …  to bring together leaders who step forward, who take on important issues for local communities everywhere; to connect business & community leaders who discover & celebrate diverse perspectives to create positive change in our communities; &
  • Made up of people around the world, working together to clean the environment, end crippling polio, improve our communities & accomplish many extraordinary things every single day.
  • Echoing the aspirational words of the late John Denver’s song It’s about Time [via the following excerpts & paraphrasings]:  There’s a full moon over India, & Gandhi lives again   Who’s to say you have to lose for someone else to win   In the eyes of all the people the look is much the same   For the first is just the last one when you play a deadly game      It’s about time we realize it we’re all in this together   It’s about time we find out it’s all of us or none   It’s about time we start to face it we can’t make it here all alone   There’s a man who is my brother, I just don’t know his name   But I know his home& family because I know we feel the same   And it hurts me when he’s hungry & when his children cry   I too am a father & that little one is mine     It’s about time we begin to turn the world around   It’s about time we start to make it the dream we’ve always known   It’s about time, it’s about changes, & it’s about time   It’s about peace & it’s about plenty & it’s about time   It’s about you & me [& Rotary!] together & it’s about time

I encourage you to

Locate & connect with a Rotary Club near you (&/or e-Clubs anywhere in the world):  Meet friendly, can-do, philanthropic, service-focused Rotarians, who might be interested in your global & local service projects.  Who knows?!  You might be interested in Rotary’s global & local service projects, so feel free to ask the Rotarians about The Rotary Foundation’s global grants for humanitarian projects, vocational training teams & scholarships — related to [1] clean water & sanitation; [2] women & children’s health; [3] disease control & prevention; [4] literacy & education; [5] economic & community development; and [6] peace & conflict resolution: if you want to personally connect with Rotarians &/or their global projects … & to invite Rotarians to get engaged with global projects you believe in.

Apply for or tell others to apply for educational grants & scholarships for non-Rotarian students, faculty, staff, administrators, colleagues, neighbors, friends: &

 Ask a Rotary club or district to sponsor a Peace Scholarship or $30K master’s-level scholarship (in 1 of the 6 areas of focus:  water & sanitation; maternal & child health; literacy & education; economic & community development; peace & conflict resolution; disease control & prevention) – that you, students, faculty, staff, administrators, friends, family, colleagues or neighbors might want to apply for.

 Figure out how Rotary can accelerate the fulfilment of your Life’s calling:  your Life legacy of doing good in the world – via its on-going endeavors!  Examples:  Doing Good: Intro =     Doing Good: Supporting Education =     Doing Good: Growing Local Economies =     Doing Good: Fighting Disease =     Doing Good: Providing Clean Water =     Doing Good: Saving Mothers & Children =     Doing Good: Promoting Peace =     Order Doing Good in the World DVD online:

Invest in The Rotary Foundation’s vision of a better world (by enabling Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill & peace through the improvement of health, the support of education & the alleviation of poverty).  The Rotary Foundation; 14280 Collections Center Drive; Chicago, IL  60693 or or 1-866-976-8279.  TRF = A+ from the American Institute of Philanthropy; top rating of four stars from Charity Navigator & full accreditation from the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau, based on the

previous year’s result; only 3% of TRF expenditures went to administrative expenses & 5% to fund-raising  TRF directed 92% of its spending to programs, far exceeding the benchmark of 65% that independent charity-rating services view as a measure of high efficiency.  My philanthropic experiences are summarized in Luke 6:38:  Give, & it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down & shaken together & running over … same measure to you.”


Job opening: Meals on Wheels: or MGerlach@NTS-OnLine.Net or 806-791-1835

Job opening:  Meals on Wheels: or MGerlach@NTS-OnLine.Net or 806-791-1835

Job opening with Meals on Wheels: or submit your resume to MGerlach@NTS-OnLine.Net or fax your resume to 806-791-1835 (more details, below)

LUBBOCK MEALS ON WHEELS  PROGRAM COORDINATOR     “Respecting the dignity of every human being, no matter their need or physical condition, Lubbock Meals on Wheels will provide nutritious home-delivered meals to those who are homebound, elderly, or disabled. We shall seek to break the social isolation experienced by the homebound, by providing warm, caring, friendly contact through our volunteers.”

Lubbock Meals on Wheels, Inc. was founded in 1971. We provide home-delivered meals to eligible residents of the City of Lubbock, and other communities through contract. We currently serve over 700 people, delivering 54 routes each day.

Position  Serving as an integral member of the LMOW team, the Program Coordinator (PC) coordinates all aspects of the recipient programs to ensure that services are offered to all eligible recipients. The PC develops and maintains the delivery routes, provides information to our social workers to assist with eligibility determination, coordinates and maintains special programs (pet program, weekend meal program, Santa to a Senior, etc.), maintains and prepares invoices, and communicates with volunteers about the condition of recipients.

Full time position: range $12.25/hour-$13.00/hour based on education & experience.     8:00am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri.     Health insurance fully paid by LMOW.     Paid vacation, paid sick, and 9 – 10 holidays per year.     Lunch provided.


  • Bachelor degree in social services, business, hospitality, or other related fields preferred.
  • Two years of related experience may be substituted for one year of college.
  • Five years of related experience required.
  • High School degree required.


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to achieve goals in a collaborative manner
  • Excellent communication skills to include, speaking (in person and on the phone) and writing
  • Strong knowledge of and proficiency with computers, Outlook, Word, Excel, and client data management systems
  • Ability to work with confidential material
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be insurable for automobile insurance and capable of driving a van
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)

 Physical Requirement

  • Fast paced with significant personal interaction
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Minimal reaching, bending, and stooping.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers
  • Vehicle required to perform duties

3 Lubbock-based job opportunities with VISTA / Healthy Futures Project: &

Three Lubbock-based job opportunities with VISTA / Healthy Futures Project: &

To grow professionally & to serve disadvantaged communities through a highly respected organization, apply for a Community Outreach Coordinator / Volunteers In Service To America / domestic Peace Corps position

[1] visit &

[2] e-submit your application (three-step process, below) directly to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two Professional References

Each coordinator will focus on capacity-building efforts to create or expand community-based educational programs & mobilize additional regional support that meet the needs of the underserved, ethnic minority &/or economically disadvantaged populations.

 AmeriCorp VISTA Opportunity for AHEC Healthy Futures Project    The West Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) works to address the healthcare provider shortage and improve health care access in West Texas through education and development of the healthcare workforce and currently has 3 positions for Community Outreach Coordinators. The Community Outreach Coordinator (COC) will be based at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center West Texas AHEC to work with and through community partners to participate in outreach projects for the development and delivery of health information and continuing health care educational programs. The AHEC-Healthy Future project will focus on capacity-building efforts to create or expand community based educational programs and mobilize additional regional support that meet the needs of the underserved, ethnic minority, and/or economically disadvantaged populations. To learn more about AHEC go to

Member Duties:     The COC will work towards building sustainable programs and community outreach, specifically     he/she will: 1) Develop an outreach plan for the West Texas AHEC to better serve the AHEC residents. 2). Work with AHEC staff to facilitate community engagement with local organizations and groups. 3). On a monthly basis summarize VISTA activities occurring in community and with AHEC in a regional newsletter or blog.

Program Benefits:  Training, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend

Salary: A living allowance of $11,676 per year; $973 per month, before taxes.

Service Areas:  Community Outreach, Community Health Development

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to self-motivate, be flexible with changing circumstances, and able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Capacity to work independently and/or as a team
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point
  • Strong organizational skills, with high attention to detail and follow through
  • Experience in developing and conducting community assessments
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to engage successfully with a wide range of individuals
  • Commitment to building the capacity of the AHEC program
  • Belief in the value of community and service
  • Car required
  • Bi-lingual Spanish skills helpful but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required and/or similar work experience

Additional Requirements and Key Dates:

  • Pre-Service Orientation scheduled November 3-6, 2015. Paid for through the Corporation for National and Community
  • The term of service begins November 3, 2015 and last for 1
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and a S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.

Application Procedure: If you are interested in growing professionally and want to serve disadvantaged communities through a highly respected organization, AHEC invites you to visit and apply to serve. In addition, please submit directly to West Texas AHEC office by email to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two Professional References

Debra Flores, Ph.D., M.A.   Director, West Texas AHEC   3601 4th Street, MS 7150   Lubbock, Texas 79430-7150   Office: (806) 743-3644   Mobile: (806) 543-0767

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from LGC Class of 2016 on behalf of FBG BGC:

Hello!       You & your contacts throughout your college / university & community (e.g.: your e-connections within Admissions, Financial Aid, work-study, college / school / departmental staff, faculty, students & administrators; Honors programs, housing, mentoring, tutoring, community engagement, student-leadership, alumni association, parents’ association, Student Government Association, student organizations, Achieve Texas, TEACH for America, Volunteers In Service To America, AmeriCorps students, Upward Bound, LEARN, Tech Prep, Closing the Gaps Coalition; Career & Technology Education / Workforce Development, Early HeadStart, HeadStart & all who care about young people) are invited to send your college / university flags, pennants & age-appropriate, college-going materials for on-going display & use at the Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg, TX  ( to the Boys & Girls Club of  FBG, 808 North Llano Street; Fredericksburg, TX  78624.  BGC’s mission is to “empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, productive citizens.”  Your college / university / education-related memorabilia & information will help the BGC achieve their mission.

Yes, please feel free to arrange for your speakers &/or your college / university mascots, cheer squads, youth-focused programs’ spokespersons, financial aid / scholarships / work-study personnel* &/or high-achieving, enthusiastic student-ambassadors to start making on-going, in-person visits to the BGC in Fredericksburg (to inspire the youth, their families & their advocates about doing well in school & preparing to succeed after high school graduation & throughout their lives).  Please contact the FBG BGC Director Bianca Arias at or 830-997-9833 to arrange in-person visit-related details.

I hope your college / university & community will offer as many as possible of your academic, outreach, educational, informational, personal, professional, motivational, all kinds of financial-aid opportunities & promotional resources to the Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg!

And feel free to connect Ms. Bianca Arias with the persons on your campus who arrange campus tours or special events or on-going programs designed especially for first-generation families & their children.  Perhaps BGC of FBG youth, their families & BGC staff can visit your campus & start feeling right at home there!

With appreciation, &; & 830-990-8101

Member, Leadership Gillespie County Class of 2016

Boys and Girls Club provides young people with

  • A safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to the streets or being home alone.
  • A chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.
  • Opportunities to build new skills that raise each child’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments.
  • Ongoing relationships with caring adults and connections to new friends in a positive environment, reinforcing a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.
  • Generation-changing programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult.

Life-long value of sorority experiences during college

from Jean M. Mrasek, National Panhellenic Conference chair: & 3901 W. 86th Street, Suite 398; Indianapolis, IN  46268


  I like being around people who make me smarter by the force of their intellect and the level of their devotion to their life’s work … I found accord with some, disagreements with others and valuable leadership lessons from all.

— Lynn Hardy Yeakel, “A Will And A Way”

Many graduates are starting their first jobs or preparing for graduate school. Job applications often ask about leadership examples, campus activities and honors. Graduate school interviews include questions about campus involvement.

Sorority women can readily provide answers to these questions. Our members list participation in a sorority on varying levels. Some sorority women have served as chapter presidents, treasurers, standards committee members or alumnae relations chairmen. Interviewers want to know background on how an applicant can work in a group. Our members share stories of involvement on chapter teams — whether it is community outreach or intramurals.

So how does this translate? What is the real value of the sorority experience in the workplace or the next chapter in life?

During a time when sorority membership has come under scrutiny in the media, it is timely to evaluate how the sorority experience can teach skills and core competencies that are transferrable into other settings. There are valuable lessons gained by being a sorority member.


Employers want individuals who know when and how to lead. This adds strength to the company roster and provides hope for the future. When interviewing, the chapter officer or committee chairman can speak to the fact that she has led and managed a chapter comparable to operating budgets of a franchise business or nonprofit organization. Many of our chapters have membership sizes over 100. To make a point, it is no small feat to lead 100 women in a sorority chapter and motivate them to fulfill their obligations to the organization and work toward common goals. Proven leadership is valued.

Community Outreach

Employers encourage employees to establish connections within their communities. This signifies a deeper commitment of an employee to make a difference. Sorority teaches intrinsic fulfilment from helping others. And our rituals inspire us to extend ourselves in selfless ways to better the world. In prior research studies conducted, sorority alumnae account for what is termed as social capital in their communities, by serving on boards at schools, in churches and charitable organizations. Contributions of time, talent and resources are critical to communities.


Employers want staff members who can work together to find solutions and make positive change happen in an organization or business. The best lessons about teamwork can be found inside our chapter houses and within our College Panhellenics. As one university official stated during a recent campus visit: “Panhellenic is the engine on campus. Sorority women know how to come together and get things done.” Results speak volumes when you look at the number of volunteer hours donated and money raised for charities by sorority women. Teamwork can accomplish desired outcomes.

Mediation/Conflict Resolution/Communication

Employers appreciate individuals who can bring professional skills to the table that infuse tact and diplomacy into the job setting. Sorority leaders are trained in mediation skills and encouraged to offer constructive feedback in respectful ways. The goal is resolution through artful conversation and diplomacy. Skills like these are taught at leadership conferences and reinforced with support of alumnae advisors. Face-to-face interaction is part of the process. Chapter officers have thanked me years later for these conflict resolution experiences that prepared them for other encounters in the workplace.

Strategic Planning/Project Management/Organizational Development

Employers look to potential leaders among their staff who can help articulate the vision and steps to be taken in order to reach company goals. Sorority women know how to plan and prepare for events as there are many opportunities to put skills to test. The chapter-wide focus on effectiveness and efficiency results in desired outcomes. Sorority leaders are directly involved in managing organizational change and implementing strategies to achieve positive change. This translates well into any setting, whether it is the workplace or another organization.

In her book, Lynn Hardy Yeakel, Delta Delta Delta, shares that her career has been a series of distinct episodes, “connecting dots in the pursuit of a useful life.” Lynn’s work has been dedicated to accomplish fundamental changes in society and achieve gender equality. She is the founder of Vision2020, which NPC supports.

Lynn’s story is not unlike many stories of sorority women who would describe their career as connecting dots. There is real value in the sorority membership experience in that skills can be applied in new ways and in different settings beyond the college years.

We need to connect the dots and talk about it.

Hill Country Regional Science Center: & & 844-263-6405

Hill Country Regional Science Center: & & 844-263-6405  Also: & 844-263-6405, x. 1002.  101 South Lady Bird Lane, Johnson, City, TX  78636; PO Box 38; Johnson City, TX  78636

Invite Science Mill staff to

Speak at your community- &/or faith-based organizations — wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive.

Collaborate with your on-going youth outreach (e.g., Parent Teacher Associations / Organizations; your local educational or booster foundations, Education Service Center Regional staff,Young Life, Closing the Gaps or GO Centers:  Education GO Get It! coalitions;  Rotary EarlyAct / First Knight, Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Award leadership training, Rotary Youth Exchange, other New Generations/Youth Avenue of Service &/or Vocational Avenue of Service; etc.).  

Schedule field 2+ hour field trips for your children, students, teachers, faculty, Pre-K through graduate & professional-school outreach partners, student-teachers & administrators to get a first-hand experience of the thrill of the hands-on, interactive STEM [or STEAM!] Science, Technology, Engineering, Math / STEM & Arts / STEAM adventures.

Register your youth &/or brainstorm funding sources for your youth entering grades 4 through 8 to participate in

     SCI CAMPS (entering grades 6-8:  June 8-12; June 22-26; July 6-10; July 20-24; July 27-31; Aug. 10-14)

     SHOOT FOR THE STARS!  (entering grades 6-8:  June 15-19)  (entering grades 4-5:  July 13-17)

BioVenture!  (entering grades 6-8:  July 13-17 & Aug. 3-7)  All camps are M-F, 9a-4p.  Camp fee is $300.  Early drop-off & late pick-up times are available in one-hour increments for $25/week & must be paid in advance with registration.  Registration closes May 29.

Details about

SCI CAMP:  Do you like to solve mysteries?  Are you up to the challenge of crisis response?  Are you a creative force?  Ever just wonder how & why your brain works?  How awesome is rocket science?  In just one week, you’ll see what it’s like to be a

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Storm Tracker
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Brain Scientist

Shoot for the Stars!  Will you build the fastest, sleekest, most aerodynamic rocket this summer?  Shoot for the stars with us!  [offered in collaboration with SystemsGo]

  • Play with paper airplanes, balloon racers & stomp rockets
  • Watch a movie:  Space Junk 3D
  • Design, build, test & launch your own rocket!
  • Culminating team & individual competitions

BioVenture!  Decode the secrets of DNA & unravel some of the greatest mysteries of biology:

  • Make cheese using biotechnology tools!
  • Solve a crime by using DNA fingerprints!
  • Investigate oil-hungry bacteria to clean up a dangerous oil spill & save the ocean!
  • Be a genetic counselor as you diagnose patients using DNA evidence!
  • Examine mutant worms & what causes their crazy behavior!

Request 856-member, 300-pg. GO Center list from

Ask & for the most up-to-date version of the 856-member GO Center learning community list — for you to keep, scan through & proactively use to connect with prospective collaborate partners.

A sample of the introduction to the list.

Welcome to the enthusiastic, high-performance GO Center learning community of the Closing the Gaps Council / South Plains P-20 Educational Initiative!

Thank you for perpetually letting ALL families know that being college/career ready is possible, affordable & desirable for them & &

Let’s perpetually uplift each other, accept and give support, take turns leading; encourage, energize and protect each other. & or   

 GO Centers!  Your win-win partners for bottom-line results with your business, health, education; faith, youth, community-based or community-development organization or grant-making/philanthropic/volunteer/civic/fraternal/service association across the 18,966 square miles of the 20-county/Education Service Center Region 17 geographical area of the South Plains of NW Texas.

GO Centers!  — local centers of energy & effort that focus on creating a college-going/career-readiness culture & promoting college/career awareness in the surrounding community.  “College” includes any after-high school (post-secondary) learning:  career class, Adult Basic Education (literacy, GED preparation, English as a Second Language), technical certification; technical, associate, bachelor, master, doctoral, professional or post-graduate degree/certificate.

You are encouraged to proactively connect with any/all GO Centers:   offer to share your resources, audiences & collaborative partnerships.  GO Centers may need what you have or have what you need.

A phone call or e-inquiry to any/all GO Centers may help you discover, maximize & leverage win-win opportunities with GO Centers – to expand your prospective-student baseincrease customer/alumni/donor loyalty, raise positive community awareness about your products or services or to associate your college, university, academic discipline/association/student organization/faith- or community-based organization/business’ brand with positive public image/higher-education stewardship/community engagement.  Other benefits of reaching out to & collaborating with

GO Centers are to [1] increase & strengthen your effectiveness via GO Centers’ respective community/collaborative partnerships – including the mobilization/engagement of youth leaders (, senior citizens & other volunteers; [2]  cultivate prospective partnerships while collaborating with GO Centers; [3] include GO Centers & their collaborative partnerships in your grant proposals; & [4] agree to be included in GO Centers‘ & their collaborative partners’ grant proposals.   

GO Centers‘ on-going successes & learning lessons inform their umbrella organization (Closing the Gaps Council/South Plains P-20 Educational & – created in 2003) about effective ways to support & strengthen GO Centers‘ effectiveness.

Some GO Centers (with computer, youth/family access to Web sites, etc.) offer direct services to students & first generation college families in schools & some after-school & faith-based programs.  Other GO Centers provide indirect services (these GO Centers are individuals, agencies, businesses, programs, institutes, centers, colleges, universities; non-profit, faith- & community-based organizations & even products/services to help direct-service GO Centers — that are reaching students & first generation college families — with resources, products & support they need to promote “Education:  GO Get It!”).  And some GO Centers are specifically on the list because they offer such effective strategies & powerful leverage points — serving as high-performance role models because of the ways they effective creating a college-going culture, inspire other GO Centers & nurture prosperous communities across the South Plains, the state, nation & Planet.

Our Council ( & past board member provide support for GO Centers by offering no-charge products, services, marketing systems, conferences, training opportunities & collaborative connections – in furtherance of GO Centers respective missions.  Ours is a collaborative, voluntary, flexible model designed to sustain dynamic, engaging, thriving, win-win, collaborative partnerships … across time & despite inevitable changes in leadership, legislation, oversight responsibility; organizational structure, personnel or funding sources.

We abide by Rotary International’s motto of service above self & its four-way test:  Of the things we think, say or do [1]  Is it the TRUTH? [2]  Is it FAIR to all concerned?  [3]  Will it build GOOD WILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? & [4] Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?  Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communitiesenvisioning a world without hunger, with new ideas, where disease is defeated; that respects all faiths, races & cultures; where peace flourishes.  The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill & peace through the improvement of health, the support of education & the alleviation of poverty.

We encourage GO Centers to emulate the collaborative spirit between Rotary International & ONE ( — advocating to fight extreme poverty & preventable disease, particularly in Africa; working together to pursue mutual goals & increase humanitarian services.  ONE works with world leaders to support proven, cost-effective ways to save lives & help people build sustainable futures.

GO CentersMobile GO Centers, High School & Collegiate G-Force Teams/Members, Founders & Champions from all institutions of higher education – throughout the 20-county area (Texas Education Agency’s Education Service Center Region XVII) across the South Plains of Texas, the state, nation & Planet.  Ask for an e-version of this color-coded, 278page document with details (below) for all 835 GO Centers.  GO Centers are predominantly in West Texas – mostly in the 20-county/Region 17 Education Service Center area spanning 18,966 square miles, 57 school districts, four charter schools & nearly 77,000 students:  53% Hispanic 38% white & 8% African-American & 1% “other.”  58% economically disadvantaged.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”   Nelson Mandela

“Learning is the best of all wealth.  It is easy to carry.  Thieves cannot steal it, & tyrants cannot seize it; neither fire nor water can destroy it.  And far from decreasing, it increases by giving.”  The Naladiyar

Locations, Sponsors, G-Force Coordinators, Founders & Champions of GO Centers and potential GO Centers on the South Plains of Texas in the following counties (listed by North to South & West to East geographical orientation):

Bailey, Lamb, Hale, Floyd, Motley, Cottle

Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King

Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Kent

Gaines, Dawson, Borden


Refer businesses, faith- & community-based organizations, agencies, associations & service clubs (wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive) to – so that they may be invited to join our GO Center family.  Together we can thrive, learn & prosper.