Speaker Date Topic
Hunter Stephens- Director of Public Services Mar 04, 2020
City of Richardson-Water Distribution System

Hunter Stephens- Director of Public Services

The Utilities Division consist of water and wastewater operations responsible for all asset maintenance necessary to make the water distribution system and wastewater collection system function properly.

Water Operations crews are charged with the responsibility of maintenance and repair of the water distribution system.  This includes maintenance of larger water lines, valves, fire hydrants and individual smaller service lines to meters at all residences and day to day maintenance of 5 pump stations (25 total Service Pumps), 7 ground storage reservoirs, 7 elevated towers, 5 sewer and lift station and 6 valve vaults.

Sewer Collection System collects and transports wastewater from all customers to waste water treatment plants. The collection system provides a dependable source for wastewater disposal in adequate quantities to meet the needs of all residential, commercial and industrial users.  The duties for crews over this system include routine and emergency cleaning, line stoppage removals, sewer taps, manhole construction and clean-out installation. 

 

Kathryn/Woody Alexander Mar 18, 2020
The Arc House

WELCOME TO THE ARK HOUSE PRESENTATION:

Kathryn Alexander will present to the club the goals and objectives of the Arc House.

For over 34 years Ark House, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, has provided temporary, low cost housing to thousands of seriously ill patients and their families who must come to Dallas to receive medical care.

Thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers, The ARK HOUSE is able to offer fully furnished apartment rentals to individuals and their families who live more than 50 miles from Dallas, and must spend anywhere from 7-90 days undergoing treatment at some of our city’s world-class medical facilities.

The goal of Ark House is to provide a restful haven that has many of the comforts of home.

Representative Angie Chen Button Mar 25, 2020
Legislative Updates

Angie Chen Button is currently serving as State Representative for House District 112 which includes portions of Garland, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Wylie, and Dallas in Dallas County. She currently serves as Chair of the Urban Affairs Committee and as a member of the Higher Education Committee.

In previous sessions, Representative Button has served on the Appropriations, Ways and Means, Calendars, Technology, Rules and Resolutions, and Economic Development committees.

Representative Button worked for Texas Instruments (TI) where she promoted American products internationally as an International Marketing Manager. She is also a CPA with Masters’ degrees in Public Finance and Management Sciences.

Before her election to the Texas House in 2008, Rep. Button had a long record of public service and community involvement in the Metroplex. She was a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board and an Executive Committee Member of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition (DRMC). She served in leadership positions with chambers of commerce, citizen coalitions, and for other civic and non-profit organizations. She has also been part of the Dallas Assembly, the Dallas Summit, and the Women’s Museum Advisory Board.

Representative Button was born in Taipei, Taiwan. As a child, her seven person family lived in a 300 square foot, one-room hut without a kitchen or running water. She credits education with bringing her a better life. Rep. Button met her husband Darcy as a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). They have lived in Richardson and Garland for 30 years. Their son, Dane is an Richardson ISD and University of Texas Graduate. The Button family recently welcomed the arrival of their first grandchild. Angie’s life has been the American dream-Texas style.

Diane Stanton Apr 01, 2020
The Kellerman Foundation-Providing Hope and Health in Uganda

Diane Louise Stanton

Executive Director

 

Born in Glendale, California, Diane grew up in a large family which valued education, travel, community service, and the arts.  After graduating high school, Diane embarked on a trip around the world sponsored by Chapman University and visited many interesting parts of the globe.  The highlight of the 5-month voyage was a visit to Kenya where she first became acquainted with several East African tribes.  After her return, she attended UCLA and studied anthropology.  She then transferred to the land-based campus of Chapman University where she met her future husband, James Stanton (the VI Episcopal Bishop of Dallas retired).  After he began seminary, they were married and she then decided that as a pastor’s wife, she could not live abroad so she obtained a degree in Public Administration and spent many years working in university administration.  They have 2 grown children: Jennifer Hargrave is a family law attorney in Dallas and is married to Jeffrey with two young outstanding sons, William and Weston and a precious daughter, Evellyn; and son Justin was active in youth ministry, law enforcement, and is currently working as a project manager in the IT industry for a company in Houston.  He has two precious children, James and Elizabeth.  Over the years, Diane has also worked in other fields such as a museum archivist, volunteer coordinator, and instructor for science programs; travel agent as director of group travel; award winning real estate agent; and Chief Operations Officer for the American Anglican Council.

Diane was awarded the “Woman Who Gives Hope” Award by Chiapas International in 2014.  In addition, she was given the Lord Michael Ramsey Award from Nashotah House Seminary (the highest award they bestow) in 2018 for her work in helping to save the Batwa pygmies from extinction.

Diane grew up in a Rotary Club family, her father having been president of the Hollywood chapter, and her family involved in hosting students mostly from Japan as part of their exchange program.  She and her husband carried on the tradition and both became members of a Sunrise chapter in Los Angeles and also hosted several students for short-term visits.