Speaker Date Topic
Kathleen Ramon Venable, MSW Oct 25, 2021
Funeral Planning & Bereavement
Funeral Planning & Bereavement

Kathy Venable serves a Social worker in the funeral industry where she helps families with end-of-life planning and other issues facing the aging population.  As a social worker, Kathy is able to look to the ‘needs’ of the client as opposed to just selling them services. By placing their needs ahead of a sale, Kathy provides compassion and empathy for a loved one and their family.

Toni Brinker Nov 01, 2021
Operation Blue Shield, dba One Community USA
Operation Blue Shield, dba One Community USA

One CommunityUSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cities of opportunity for all. At One CommunityUSA, we bring together the leadership and collective strength of our team and strategic partners in cause-minded, comprehensive programs that turn around neighborhoods more quickly than focusing on one area or waiting for changes to happen organically.Operation Blue Shield, dba One Community USA address contemporary social issues which play out in the streets. Building safe communities where people have jobs, etc. is our mission.

For decades, an underlying erosion of trust in those who serve and protect us has revealed itself in several critical national tragedies. Each tragedy has underscored the need for a lasting solution that will help restore trust and move our country forward.

At One CommunityUSA, we realize there are no limitations on human understanding and the desire to have a brighter future. The costs to people living in areas of high crime exact a toll on everyone, regardless of the neighborhood we live in. The capability to keep our country’s future bright begins and ends with us.

Creating Cities of Opportunity where everyone can thrive only happens when citizens have a sense of security, access to outstanding education and improved opportunities for employment and affordable housing.

 

Karl Monger Nov 15, 2021
Great Uncle Roy and the Meuse-Argonne Campaign (WWI)
Great Uncle Roy and the Meuse-Argonne Campaign (WWI)

Karl Monger's grandmother's brother served as a squad leader in France in WWI. Karl combines historical documents and photographs of his visit to the battlefield to provide a fascinating story of the War to End All Wars. Learn how Roy's compass continues to guide today's transitioning solders.

 

Alex Nason Nov 22, 2021
From Soviet Union to USA: Our Story
From Soviet Union to USA: Our Story

 

The Soviet Union was in the midst of tremendous whet shortage, and was straggling to find ways to keep its citizens fed.

American politicians seized this opportunity to help Russian Jews to escape from the Iron Curtain.

They negotiated a trade with the Soviet government, one of the conditions was: wheat for exit visas.

 

My wife, myself,  and our 3 years old son left their home country, and landed in the U.S. on January 21, 1981. 

I published a book titled “From Soviet Union to USA Our Story.”  

Originally our story was not intended for the public. I simply wanted the next generation of my family to know the reasons we left the USSR, and the story of our journey to this wonderful country. 

I was persuaded by many American friends to publish our story.

Stephen Raeside Dec 13, 2021
Tarrant Area Food Bank: Scaling Up in a Pandemic
Tarrant Area Food Bank: Scaling Up in a Pandemic

Stephen Raeside, Chief Development Officer, will discuss how Tarrant Area Food Bank responded to soaring hunger during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jeff Whitfield Dec 20, 2021
Rotary's Peace Initiative
Rotary's Peace Initiative
Glenda Bell & Lilia Ortiz-Grelard Jan 10, 2022
Dental Health Arlington
Dental Health Arlington

Dental Health Arlington is a partner agency of the United Way of Tarrant County, helping to provide dental care for our less fortunate neighbors.  

Our Mission

To provide preventive and pain relieving services to low income residents as well as to educate children about good oral hygiene habits.

Greg Meyer Feb 21, 2022
Officiating in the NFL
Officiating in the NFL

Greg Meyer is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2002 NFL season. He wears uniform number 78. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he began his football officiating career in 1995 at the collegiate level, including at least three different bowl games. Seven years later, he joined the NFL officiating staff as a field judge, and the following year, he became a side judge, and has been at that position until 2016, when he became a back judge. He officiated a few NFL postseason games, including Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and the Minneapolis Miracle.

Meyer, who lives in Fort Worth, Texas, has a wife, Debby, a daughter, Morgan, and a son, Reid.