Monday, June 24, 2013

July Speaker: Jason Whitney

Jason Whitney, author of the children's book, The Seed, was born premature with multiple medical complications, making him a fighter who has always wanted to prove he could do what others said he couldn't do. Despite his medical issues and discovering he was dyslexic at a young age, he has done just that in his 41 years.

So, who is Jason other than a father of 4 and the CEO of US Secure Coins, a company he founded? He is all over the place. He is driven and full of life. He will usually pass those who say "it can't be done" up on the way to doing it. He is full of love and compassion and finds happiness in helping others. He is a guy who is not afraid to wear his emotions on his sleeve even if that gets him in trouble sometimes. He feels that he was born for a specific purpose and although he has many outstanding accomplishments he is still on the hunt for how he can help do God’s work. He is “thankful” for all of God's blessings...his beautiful wife, four incredible kids, family, friends, house, job, and trials because they help one grow. He spends his spare time, when he has it, with his family, coaching his 2 youngest girls’ soccer teams, volunteering at his church, and giving back to his community of Beaumont, Texas.

Come meet Jason on July 8!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June Speaker: Debra Johnson

Debra Johnson

SPEAKER AUTHOR HISTORIAN ...Debra Johnson has served as Vice-President of the Golden Triangle Writers Guild and President of the Beaumont Heritage Society. She edited the anthology It's In the Gulf, a project of G.T.W.G. She won 1st place at the 2009 G.T.W.G conference in Fiction-Mainstream, and 1st place in the Short Story category.

Debra has written regular columns in local and regional magazines. She enjoys being a freelance writer. Her articles include biographies, hotel and restaurant reviews, farming, historical pieces, travel, and whatever suits her fancy.

Debra is a sought after speaker, telling the story of Triple D Johnson Farm, a designated historical farm that has been in her family since 1893. The farm is run by Debra and her husband Richard and is agriculturally productive.

She maintains a blog, Dream Weaver, for mature people who are open-minded and seek honest dialog on general topics with a keen interest towards race relations and peaceful resolutions. Debra states, "My blog dignifies and signifies spirituality and respect for a higher power which I refer to as God. Blessings to all that visit me here. Welcome my friends!"


We look forward to hearing Debra speak at the June 10th meeting.