A friend includes this Chinese proverb in her email signature: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” I thought about the proverb as Dan Lamers of the North Central Texas Council of Governments spoke to us about the high-speed rail project at our September meeting. Given the long-term nature of the project, we can celebrate that the clock on this major project moving toward completion has begun. Although this is the type of work discussed in terms of decades, it is still interesting to see how travel across the Texas Triangle (DFW, Houston, Austin and San Antonio) will evolve over the next 20-30 years.
We appreciate Dan and his team answering our questions and giving us a glimpse of the future of intrastate transportation in Texas. If you missed the meeting, you can find the meeting video at EFWBA.ORG. We have some important activities that you will want to attend over the next three months. Our October speaker will be Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke. This is a great chance to hear from the man with his hand on the rudder of the city and get all your questions answered.
On November 11, we will celebrate together with the return of the EFWBA Banquet and Scholarship Award Dinner at Texas Wesleyan University. In addition to recognizing the people and projects that have made a difference in East Fort Worth over the last two years, we will also be awarding $1,000 scholarships to students from eastside schools.
As an added attraction, former Mayor Betsy Price will be our keynote speaker for the Banquet event.
The year will wrap up on December with our member introduction meeting. This is an opportunity to hear from EFWBA members and to become better acquainted with their business. Given all the extraordinary challenges of the past year and a half, I am looking forward to hearing how you have persevered and thrived.
Let’s finish the year strong! I hope to see you on October 7 and November 11 and December 2!
PS. Clayton has moved our Administrative Offices!
Please make note of our new mailing address effective August 30, 2021:
Clayton Youth Enrichment
600 Griggs Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76103
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Meadowbrook-Poly United Methodist Church.
The church is located at 3900 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76103. We meet on the north end, closest to Meadowbrook Dr. Look for our banner.
We are taking RSVPs for lunch. Please RSVP to ensure an accurate headcount for the catering service.
You can still attend the in-person meeting, even if you don't eat lunch.
Lunch Reservation due by Thursday September 20!