Speaker: Lieutenant General Douglas H. Owens USAF (Retired)
Topic: Lone Star Flight Museum
General Owens is the CEO of the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston, TX. He is responsible for a new $38M state of the art aviation museum and STEM learning center dedicated to inspiring young Americans towards futures of promise and purpose. He also serves as the National Commander for the Order of Daedalians, the national fraternity of military aviators. In that role, he is Chairman of the Order’s Board of Directors and oversees the Headquarters Staff that supports a membership of 11,000 worldwide.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and retired in 2013 after more than 33 years of service. He commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, served as vice commander of a numbered air force and twice as a major command vice commander. He also served in a variety of operational and staff positions to include the Operations Directorate on the Joint Staff, supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and others worldwide.
General Owens is a command pilot with more than 3,100 hours in trainer and fighter aircraft. After instructor pilot duties, he flew combat missions in the first A-10 squadron deployed to operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. General Owens served five tours in the Pacific, including command of the 607 Air Operations Group in Korea, commander of the 36 Wing on Guam and as vice commander of 13 Air Force and Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii
Luncheon Meeting (Members and Guests)
Topic: Santa, Grinch and Baby Jesus: Making Sense of the Crazy Christmas Season
Father Bob Wismer has been the Chaplain at St. Francis Episcopal School for the past 15 years. He grew up on a farm in Canada, where he went to a one room school house. He has worked in the Anglican Communion in Canada, England and the United States.
Father Bob has two graduate Masters degrees (MDiv – University of British Columbia; MA – McGill University).
He has been the personal assistant to one of the chaplains to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL
Kiwanis Club of Houston
January 11, 2018
Speaker: Matthew Zeve, Director of Operations, Harris County Flood Control District
Matthew Zeve, P.E., is the Director of Operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, Texas. Under his direction, the District carries out its mission to devise countywide flood damage reduction plans, implement those plans, and maintain the infrastructure. That mission is executed in the third most populated county in the United States, with a population in excess of 4.5 million, which includes the City of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. The District has jurisdiction over the primary stormwater facilities in the county, which consist of about 1,500 channels, totaling 2,500 miles in length, as well as more than 60 regional stormwater detention basins and a 2.5-square mile wetlands mitigation bank.
After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Matt successfully practiced engineering as a consultant in the private industry before joining the Harris County Flood Control District in September 2015. Matt has spent his entire professional career working on drainage projects primarily in the Houston Metropolitan area.
Speaker: Colonel Len Waterworth, Executive Professor, Maritime Administration;Special Assistant to the CEO, Leadership Development;Associate Director, Outreach, Center for Texas Beaches and ShoresTexas A&M University at Galveston
Topic: Ike Dike
Colonel Len Waterworth joined Texas A&M University at Galveston as executive professor in the Department of Maritime Administration in 2014. Col. Waterworth is also the special assistant to the CEO for Leadership Development and Associate Director for Outreach in the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores. Colonel Waterworth holds a master of strategic studies from US Army War College and a master of engineering administration from George Washington University.
His duties include working to coordinate Ike Dike hurricane surge protection research activities with Texas A&M Galveston faculty and research partners at Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university; the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston and the Homeland Center of Excellence at Jackson State University in Mississippi, the Sspeed Center at Rice University, as well as public outreach efforts with businesses, municipalities and non-governmental organizations in the Houston/Galveston region.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL
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Annual Golf Outing - -Benefitting Texas Children's Hospital
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL
Luncheon meetings are held at the Forest Club (a private club)
9950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024
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