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November 2020
General Meeting


Wednesday is my favorite day of the week! Why? Every Wednesday the Austin American-Statesman publishes the Food Section of the newspaper and Addie Broyles is my favorite writer.


She captures me with opening lines such as: Thanksgiving advice: don’t wait to shop!... Let your oven do the work; it’s all about sheet-pan dinners!...Falling in love with grocery shopping, all over again...Clafoutis has a savory side and it is delicious!... Curry-kissed scallops and desserts, desserts, desserts! For foodies, amateur chefs and like me, a wannabe, join us at the November 23rd General Meeting to hear from the best of the best... Addie Broyles.


A mom of two, Addie covers everything from cookbooks and food trends to farmers markets, food entrepreneurs and culinary culture in her weekly column called Relish Austin.


The Ozarks native and University of Missouri graduate also writes about women, parenting, and travel at and is a co-founder of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. 

Addie won a National Headliner Award in 2012 and her Relish Austin blog has won honors from the Society of Features Journalism and the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors. Her freelance work has appeared in Dwell, The Guardian, Metropolis, Bust and Food Network Magazine.


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February 2021
General Meeting


Fake news, “breaking news”, social media, TV/ radio talk shows with experts…how does one sift through a 24-hour news cycle to discern the facts? Join us as we welcome Arezow Doost…a journalist and investigative reporter who will share her insight into “FACT vs. FAKE” at our Feb. 22nd General Meeting at Flintrock C.C.

Arezow Doost is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined KXAN in August of 2016 as an investigative reporter.

This isn’t Arezow’s first stint in Austin. She attended the University of Texas and also worked in the city professionally nearly a decade ago. This time, she returns with her family including her husband and three kids Zade, Kai and Zara.

Before arriving in Austin, Arezow spent seven years working in Dallas-Fort Worth reporting and anchoring. During her time she led investigations into rural county cover-ups, political misconduct, and consumer complaints. Her series of reports on school bullying inside one North Texas school district led to permanent changes within the district including how officials respond to bullying. Furthermore, she won a Lone Star Emmy Award for a half-hour special exposing the depth of bullying inside North Texas communities.


Arezow grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan. Some of her earliest childhood memories include watching Soviet tanks and troops on city streets. Her family escaped Afghanistan during the Russian invasion by fleeing to the Afghan-Pakistan border. There they lived in refugee camps and later moved to Germany before eventually finding a permanent home in Texas. A family friend taught Arezow and her siblings English after they arrived.

Sheila Niles

First Vice President.

Our 2020-2021 Speaker program will adhere to the CDC and State of Texas Guidelines for social gathering, social distancing, and foodservice.


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March 2021
General Meeting
Cassandra King Polidori