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February 25 – Speaking at High Noon Club of Dallas

On Thursday, I will be at the Dallas High Noon Club with Randy Mayeux to present “Did You Hear What You Thought You Heard?  Making Sense Out of What Candidates Say and Mean in Political Campaigns.” The lunch and program is from noon to 1:00 at the Doubletree by Hilton – Dallas Love Field – 3300 W. Mockingbird Lane. For reservations, please send an e-Mail to , or call (469) 667-4274. The Dallas High Noon Club is the oldest meeting luncheon club in city, with over 80 years of weekly programs. I have known its current President, Steven Gooch, for many years through the York and Scottish Rite, and at Richland Community College.

Apologia as Bonus Program for Hospital Charity on August 1

I want to spend some time talking about the August 1 BONUS PROGRAM at the First Friday Book Synopsis  in Dallas.  My topic is:  KarlJ.Krayer


The bonus program runs from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The fee is only  $5 , and all proceeds will be donated to TAKE TIME TO READ, a literacy program sponsored by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Participants are given the opportunity to donate funds for children’s books at an average of $15 each.

You must register for the First Friday Book Synopsis in order to attend the bonus program.  To do that, simply click here.

ScottishRiteHospitalABOUT THE PROGRAM:   Giving a sincere apology is not the same as speaking in defense of yourself.  They are different contexts, representing different challenges, and requiring different skills.  Learn to do both in this bonus program.  You will learn four strategies for speaking in defense of yourself, as modeled by famous Americans who did so.  You will learn how to give a genuine apology and how to say it like you mean it.  All participants will receive printed resources for both topics.

KidsReadingLogoABOUT THE CHARITY:  Scottish Rite Masons across Texas are discovering the many rewards of reading to youngsters. As part of the Take Time To Read program, Texas Masons are teaming up with their local libraries and schools to read to children, collect books through book drives, and reap the rewards of glowing eyes, smiling faces and eager listeners.  Reading experts agree that reading aloud to children may be one of the most important things that adults can do to prepare kids for success in school.  Their vocabulary is enriched, they learn new information, and the experiences of their world are expanded, Being read to can create a love for books and generate a desire to read.  As facilitator of this bonus program, I am a 30-year member of the Dallas Scottish Rite Bodies, and was honored in 2013 with the Knight Commander Court of HoOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnor (32o KCCH), wearing the red hat in the picture above.


The picture to the right is from last year’s First Friday Book Synopsis bonus program where I posed with the Take Time to Read Director from the Scottish Rite Hospital.  We collected donations to buy 31 children’s books at an average of $15 each.

August Charity Program is Great Success – Thank You!

Thank you to all the participants who donated funds at our August program to the Take Time to Read program, sponsored by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  I am pleased to report that our donations reached $540, which for a crowd our size, is truly remarkable. This will buy more than 35 new childrens’ books as we go into schools to read this fall.  I am so appreciative of your generosity.

If you donated last month, you will receive an e-Mail receipt for your taxes this week from me.  You may also receive a duplicate receipt from the TRSH.

The picture is with me and Tricia Quisenberry, who oversees this program for the hospital.


Take Time to Read Charity Receives Bonus Program Proceeds on August 2

FireinAshesScottishRiteHospitalOn Friday, August 2,  I will present a special bonus program following the First Friday Book Synopsis to benefit the Take Time to Read charity, sponsored by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  All the proceeds from the program will go directly to that charity.  The bonus program is based upon a best-seller by  Jonathan Kozol, entitled Fire in the Ashes.  The additional fee is only $15.

I am allowing active school teachers with ID to attend the synopsis and bonus program for $30, a savings of $14 over the regular price.  They will be very interested in the books that we present, along with the great breakfast, and networking opportunities.

You can read about this great charity by clicking here.

Register by going to:  www.firstfridaybooksynopsis.com, or calling me at (972) 601-1537.Image