A big thanks to all those 50+ people that came out for the DKR Foundation Fundraiser. The event was very successful with the Foundation raising over 1 million dollars for Alzheimer’s Research. I think everyone had a great time and got to see some of the football players from Darrell’s era and some of us older members. Willie put on a great performance as he played for an hour and a half without stopping.
Now if we can get more people to our smaller events so I don’t have to keep telling people that we can’t do their event that would benefit the scholarship fund tremendously. Hopefully we don’t have to have Willie or some other celebrity or the UT Club because of the free food and drinks, at every event we are asked to play for. Our smaller events are where we receive donations for the scholarship fund which is one of our main objectives for being the group that we are.
We also just played the Brenham Maifest on Saturday, May 4th. We met at the Band Hall around 7:30am to caravan to Brenham where we are the hit of their parade. We rode on a float and got to go around downtown Brenham twice!!! It is a lot of fun and the Washington County Texas Exes take good care of us and feed us Bar-b-que, Blue Bell ice cream and BEER!!! at the park after the parade. They also give us a very generous donation every year as well. It’s a lot of fun and please look forward to coming out next year to be a part of the fun.
We now have two very important upcoming toward the end of this month. Please put these on your calendar and see if you can help.
First event is Wednesday, May 29th, 7:30PM at the UT Alumni Center in the Connally Banquet room. This is a banquet honoring our own Moton Crockett given by University Masonic Lodge #1190, including the Jaycees, Lion’s Club and LHAB for his many years of service to the community, the University and the many organizations he is involved in. They would like us to end their program around 8:00pm. We will play a couple of our regular tunes then have Moton come up to conduct the Eyes of Texas.
If anyone is interested in attending the whole event they are selling tickets for $100.00 each with the proceeds going to the University Masonic Lodge Foundation Fund in Moton’s name for all of his contributions to the community. The fund is used to help many Masonic charities including the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, The Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Houston, the Austin Dyslexia Center and many other very worthwhile charities.
We need to get a good attendance for this event to honor Moton so please put this event on your calendar.
The second event is Thursday, May 30th. We have been invited to play at the opening social for the Lions Club State Convention to be held the Austin Airport Hilton located near the airport – same tunes we always play. This is the last official function for JP Kirksey in his year as District Governor of the Lions Clubs and he has the honor/chore of hosting the State Convention. This is a big thing for JP and we need to support him for all he does for LHAB as well. They want us to play at 7:00PM so we need to arrive by 6:30 to get ready.
Let me know if you can attend either or hopefully both of these events as they are both very worthwhile events and both Moton and JP deserve our support.