We all remember exactly where we were on 9/11, but what if you were in the air on a plane and not allowed to return to the United States? Where would you go and for how long? What would you think happened if there was no news? Our September speaker, Kimberlee Majkszak will answer these questions. Be sure to come listen to Kim on Monday, September 18, at the Women’s Club meeting at the Lakeway Resort and Spa.
A native Texan, Kim grew up in the Hill country community of Llano. Arriving in Austin to attend college, Kim went on to a career in administration in the medical field. The majority of her career was spent as a practice Administrator in Women's Health Care. A move to Lakeway seven years ago allowed Kim to develop other interests and skills, including managing the retail store Coldwater Creek for two years. In 2014, Kim retired from the work world and turned her attention to other interests and hobbies which include writing, theater, and needlework. Kim has also served the Lakeway Women's Club as Co-Chair of the Out and About group and as Chair of the Lakeway Garden Club. An avid traveler, Kim considers it a privilege to experience the beauty of the world and to discover how other cultures live. She has visited many places throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Returning from a trip to Paris on September 11, 2001, Kim and her husband were caught up in the aftermath of the attacks in New York City. Sharing her unique experience of the events of that day and her time spent as one of the 6,600 "plane people" of Newfoundland, Kim recounts her perspective of what happened and how the people of Canada came to the aid of their neighbors during one of the worst attacks the United States has endured.
Speaker Kimberlee Majkszak
Susan, Kim, Gloria
We have all heard about the assassinations of President Lincoln, President Kennedy, and perhaps President McKinley, but how many of you know anything about the assassination of President Garfield? Prolific mystery author Stephen G. Yanoff recreates a chilling tale of American politics where fierce battles for power unfold against a backdrop of intrigue, treachery, and violence.
The Second Mourning provides a fresh and terrifying look at President Garfield's assassination and uncovers the untold story of the assassin, Charles Guiteau, the insane office seeker who changed the course of American history. Stephen G. Yanoff is a former insurance company executive from Long Island, New York. He worked in Manhattan for over twenty years and became an expert in high-risk insurance. He is also an accomplished author and the winner of many awards. Most recently he won a bronze medal for one of the best U.S. history books of the year with his book entitled Turbulent Times. Mr. Yanoff is also a published playwright and the winner of several prestigious playwriting contests. He currently lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.
Mike Cox is going to talk about murder, ghosts, and love stories in Legends and Lore of the Texas Capitol.
His great-grandfather helped build the current capitol during the 1880’s, and Mike’s first paid job was in that building. He is a native of Amarillo, Texas, but grew up in Austin. He held several newspaper jobs while attending Angelo State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Texas. Later he went to Texas State University. Mike is the author of 31 nonfiction books. Over a freelance career of more than five decades, he has also written hundreds of articles and essays for a variety of publications and was elected to membership in the Texas Institute of Letters in 1993, along with James Michener and Bill Moyers. Since August 2015, he has been editor of the Wild West History Association Journal, which has a worldwide circulation. His best-selling work is the 250,000-word history of the Texas Rangers, published in New York in 2008 and 2009. Another one of his books, Cowboy Stuntman: from Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen, won three national awards, including a Will Rogers medallion in October 2014. A former award-winning newspaper reporter, Mike served as chief of media relations for the Texas Department of Public Safety and later communications manager for the Texas Department of Transportation before retiring in 2007. Retiring from retirement in 2010, he went back to work for the state as a spokesman for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He left the 8 to 5 world for good in February 2015, to write full time. When not writing or traveling, Mike spends as much time as he can fishing and hunting. Now based in Wimberly, Mike’s goal is to keep writing at least one book a year until he either runs out of ideas or time.
How much do you know about Shirley MacLaine?
She is one of the women Martha Wofford gives seminars on called, Bad Girls You Sorta Wish You’d Known. She has a series of biographies on six women who blazed pathways in history, each one of whom she says would have been great fun to sit down and have a glass of wine with.
Martha was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. She has lived all her life in Texas. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1967, Master of Arts in 1969, and Ph.D. in 1977, she was an audiologist at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and taught audiology at Southwest Texas State University and at Lamar University. She was an assistant Clinical Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the VA Medical Center in Houston. After retiring in 2004, she now teaches seminars on different topics as a member of UT’s Osher Lifelong Living Institute.
Maestro Peter Bay
Meet Maestro Peter Bay, the conductor of the Austin Symphony on Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998. He is also the Music Director of the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas, and Conductor of the Big Sky Festival Orchestra in Montana. He made his Austin Opera debut as Conductor in January 2002. He has made guest conducting appearances with eighty different orchestras all over the United States and abroad, including Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Ecuador, Portugal, and Mexico. Summer festival appearances have included Aspen, Music in the Mountains in Colorado, Grant Park and Ravinia in Illinois, and Skaneateles in New York. For Austin Lyric Opera he conducted A Streetcar Named Desire, La Traviata, Turandot, and The Marriage of Figaro. Mr. Bay was music director of the Annapolis Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Peter Britt Festival Orchestra, and Breckenridge Music Festival. He held positions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Richmond Symphony. He is married to soprano Mela Dailey and they have a son Colin.
Dr. Ted Lain
How many of us are always trying to have the perfect skin? A speaker who informed us about what is available to enhance and protect our skin. Dr. Edward Lain is a BoardCertified Dermatologist practicing in Austin, Texas since 2006. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, and served as a the Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
He focuses on medical dermatology for all ages and also on minimally-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation. Dr. Lain opened a research site, Austin Institute for Clinical Research, in 2013. AICR performs clinical trials in both dermatology and other medical specialties. Dr. Lain serves as the primary principal investigator in all trials at his site. He has performed trials in most skin conditions including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, pruritus, warts, and hyperhidrosis. As a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Lain promotes skin health and wellness education. He has been featured regularly in local and national media for his expertise and opinions on skincare products, procedures, and trends. In addition, Dr. Lain serves as a physician trainer for neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Dr. Lain’s society memberships include the AAD, ASDS, and local and state dermatology and medical societies. He has served as president of the Austin Dermatology Society and has taken part in the AAD’s Leadership Development Forum. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.