Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Kim Mayer Sep 28, 2021 12:00 PM
University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Kim Mayer is our inaugural (interim) Executive Director and is leading the launch of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington. https://www.uta.edu/research/centers/ceei/contact 

Meredith Freeman Oct 12, 2021 12:00 PM
HOPE Tutoring Center
No Program Oct 19, 2021 12:00 PM
/ Golf Tournament at Waterchase

No meeting at Shady Valley / No program. Annual golf tournament at Waterchase. 

Franklin "Frank" Edwards (Tentative) Oct 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Local Author Pursuing Bullying and Racism Awareness

About the Author

 At the age of 21, Franklin C. Edwards (Frank) wrote and published his first children’s book, Franklin the Helper – Just Be Yourself, as part of the Franklin the Helper collection. Frank hails from Houston, Texas, where he graduated high school and enrolled in college majoring in Business Administration. Frank was reared in the Baptist church and is guided by his Christian faith. He loves playing basketball, reading, recording music and spending time with his family and close friends. 

As a youth, Frank enjoyed the work of Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) and Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto series) and has always loved to read and write. Frank volunteered in his community as a youngster and participated in several youth programs. Those activities have given Frank the real-life knowledge and experiences he writes about in his children’s books. These experiences motivate him with an empathetic heart to use the stories in his books to encourage children. Like the characters in his book, Frank faced obstacles that required much courage to overcome. He was born with Ptosis (a droopy left eyelid), which could sometimes attract negative attention from children. He also experienced racism/bullying. However, Frank has turned those negative experiences into positive stories to encourage children.