Austin Founder Lions Club

Texas Independence, Todd Staples

  • 01 Mar 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Building, 400 W. 15th Street, 3rd floor Auditorium REGISTRATION CLOSES WED - NOON


  • There is no fee charged for a guest(s) visiting for the first time
  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.
  • There is no fee charged for a guest visiting for the first time. Please present yourself as a guest at the registration table and we will gladly introduce you to the club.

Registration is closed
Please register by noon on Wednesday

Texas Commissioner of Agriculture
Todd Staples

Introduction by Lion Lillie Gilligan


ToddStaplesSpeakers Bio: Todd Staples is the 11th Texas Commissioner of Agriculture and recently was re-elected to serve a second four-year term in this statewide elected office.
As leader of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Commissioner Staples is diligent in his efforts to support private sector job creation and economic development across the Lone Star State; improve consumer protection from the grocery store to the gas pump; lead true eminent domain reform in Texas; and play an enormous role in continuing to improve the healthy lifestyles of young Texans. Commissioner Staples believes the free enterprise system and individual responsibility are the keys to prosperity for Texas. He began serving in public office in 1989 when he was elected to the Palestine city council. In 1995 he was elected state representative and served three terms in the Texas House before being elected state senator in 2000 where he served two terms. His public service continues today as Agriculture Commissioner. 

Featured Lunch Menu: Chicken Fried Chicken with cream gravy, fresh carrots and mashed potatoes; mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

Please register by noon on Wednesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

Speak with either Bob Walcott 512 331-9294
or Peter Berardino 512 288 3336
to cancel a reservation
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