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Shirley Hu is the Director of Business

Development for Ticketingbox, a company that

provides ticketing system for Performing Arts,

while it is similar to Ticketmaster, it offers

superior service and much reasonable prices .

Shirley earned her bachelor’s degree in

Economics from National Taiwan University, a

master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling

from Tulsa University, and another master’s degree in Computer Science from

New Jersey Institute of Technology.

In her Information Technology career, Shirley has worked for Dow Jones, Bell

Labs, Johnson & Johnson, and Alcatel-Lucent as an applications development

manager and project manager.

Recently, Shirley has been devoting her time to various volunteering activities. She

provides community services for Rotary clubs, Dallas Arts District, Project

Management Institute and Global Federation of Chinese Business Women. She is

also the founder of her high school alumni association in Dallas. And when she’s

not doing all that, she volunteers as an events coordinator for the Shen Yun

Performing Arts to promote moral values.

Shirley Hsia
 Sep 27, 2017
 
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Commissioner Maurine Dickey served two four-year terms as a Dallas County Commissioner from 2005 to 2013. Prior to her election to the Dallas County Commissioners Court, Maurine served as the former Chairman of the Parkland Hospital Board of Managers, and was the only County Commissioner to have ever served on the Parkland Board.

While a Commissioner, Maurine was very involved in regional issues such as transportation and high speed rail. She represented Dallas County on the North Central Texas’ Council of Governments’ Regional Transportation Commission, as well as serving on the COG’s Board of Directors. She chaired the County’s Clean Air Task Force and served as the Vice President of the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation. While at the County she also helped start and was chair of the non-profit Prostitute Diversion Initiative that partnered with the Dallas Police Department in changing the paradigm for many of the women caught in prostitution and provided a way to offer them an escape through treatment rather than jail.

For six and a half years she served on and was Chairman of the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, an agency that is devoted to the protection of children. She also served as chair of the Dallas County Child Welfare Board, served on the County Juvenile Board. She was a founding member of CPS Community Partners and The Rainbow Room in 1990.

Maurine and Roland Dickey have two grown sons. All are graduates of Southern Methodist University.

Since 1941, the Dickey family has taken pride in serving slow-smoked barbecue in their local communities. Today, the Dickey family and its family of restaurants takes pride in serving those who serve our communities, local police and firefighters.  This evolution in community involvement and civic stewardship is Barbecue, Boots & Badges. The foundation, enthusiastically led by Maurine Dickey, supports local law enforcement, firefighters and their families. The foundation is national, yet the support is intensely local — benefiting law enforcement and firefighters who put their lives on the line every day, serving the public. This is a way for Dickey’s Barbecue to serve in return.

Barbecue, Boots & Badges also creates partnerships between law enforcement and communities that are crucial in orchestrating crime reduction programs and initiatives.

Maurine Dickey
 Oct 04, 2017
 
Social/Fundraiser ------Note this is a Tuesday
 Oct 10, 2017
 

About Us: Our Mission

Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Since 1993, we have been committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs. With a network of 3,500 volunteers nationwide, we continue to grow through events called Fly Days.

By eliminating the belief that they are limited, the children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem. Challenge Air provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do anything.

Mission:
Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, Inc., exists to build confidence and self-esteem in children and youth with special needs through the gift of flight.

 

Program Goals:

1) To improve the quality of life for children/youth and families with special needs

2) Arouse children/youth with special needs to be excited about learning and inspired about their future

3) Educate children/youth about the aviation industry and encourage them to consider occupational roles other than the customary ones to which they are generally directed

4) Involve and promote civic and community engagement

5) Create an environment for peer interaction for children/youth with special needs.

6) Promote local organizational resources to families with special needs.

 

Avery Culver
 Oct 18, 2017
 
Edge Awards
 Nov 15, 2017
 
 
Service Project
 Nov 29, 2017
 
 Feb 24, 2018