What’s Up Houston?

By | July 16, 2015

Houston is an utterly amazing place brimming with unique organizations, things to do and places to visit. This series of classes features guest speakers who tell us about these organizations, events and fun and educational places we can visit with possible volunteer opportunities.

This class meets from 10 am until 11 am on the Thursdays
(when LEOH is in session.)

Please see the speakers and their topics for the completed 2023 Fall Session.  Speakers and topics for the 2024 Spring Session will be posted here within the next few weeks!  Classes begin on Thursday, March 14, and continue on consecutive Thursdays, ending on April 25.

September 21       INSTITUTE FOR CIVILITY IN GOVERNMENT

 Cassandra Dahnke, Co-Founder, discusses the Institute’s dedication to educating and equipping Americans to participate effectively in a civil society.

September 28      ZERO WASTE HOUSTON

Leo Brito, Owner, discusses reducing consumer consumer waste by diverting much solid waste to composting, especially by separating food scraps.

October 5              TEXAS CENTER FOR THE MISSING

Melissa Turnquist, Associate Director, provides an overview of their services.  They provide Emergency Alert Activation for both AMBER alerts and SILVER alerts.

October 12            NATIVE PRAIRIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

Della Barbato, Director of Education, facilitates student and adult programs, teacher workshops, and field trips.

October 19           SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SETRAC)

Katherine Samuel discusses this coalition of providers, responders, and health care partners striving to save lives and improve health outcomes.

October 26           HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO (HLSR)

Rob Stoveken, Committee Member, presents the five events selected as fan favorites at RODEO HOUSTON.

November 2        MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 

Gerry Aitken, Speakers Bureau, discusses the “Art of the American Southwest:  Blubonnets, Blankets and Battles”.