October 12, 2022
General Meeting and Luncheon 
“Do it Joyfully!”  
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Leslie Barker Garcia
Susan Barker Munguia
 
Free for members, $30 for guests
Dallas Country Club
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Many years have passed since the five Barker kids heard their father’s booming voice prefacing every chore with, “Joyfully! Do it joyfully!"
 
Sisters Leslie Barker Garcia and Susan Barker Munguia may have rolled their eyes at him back then, but now have adopted their Dad’s often bellowed mantra when their 92 year old Mom, a son with special needs and an older brother with health concerns require attention.
 
Like all of us, they experience life’s challenges, but thanks to prayer, each other, and humor, (at times maybe too much humor!) they try to do it joyfully!
 
Sharing anecdotes, memories, family stories, things that work, things that don’t, the Barker sisters hope to leave you all with a happy, hopeful heart.
 
Leslie wrote for The Dallas Morning News for over 40 years, covering health and fitness, as well as writing personal essays. She now has a free-lance writing business. 
 
Susan is too modest to list all her important accomplishments, but once she got Wordle on the second try. 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
General Meeting and Tea
“Words that Matter”
 
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Karen Hoffman
Founder/CEO of Living on Purpose
Home of Kay Fulton, 6629 Golf Drive, Dallas
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
 
Karen Hoffman will be facilitating a conversation about Words that Matter™ - how we can all fill our lives with greater meaning when we bring our attention to intention through words. Karen's company, Living on Purpose, grew out of decades of her studying, teaching and exploring universal values such as gratitude, patience, generosity, and resilience.
 
From toddlers to older adults, Karen works with people of all ages with curricula and activities that help individuals and groups live more intentionally. Steeped in neuroscience and positive psychology research, as well as poetry, mindfulness and philosophy, Karen combines decades of personal experience and growth into creative and innovative workshops.
 
We will explore concepts like how the intersection of gratitude and generosity leads to joy; how cultivating resilience leads to growth, and how valuable both rest and play are even to adults. 


 
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
General Meeting and Luncheon
“Tips from Cooper Clinic’s Distinguished Dietician”
 

 
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Meridan Zerner, Cooper Clinic Registered Dietician Nutritionist
 and C. C. Young Executive Chef Matt Reid
C. C. Young – The Vista
4849 West Lawther Drive

 
Meridan Zerner is an award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 30+ years of experience in the field of health and wellness. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and specializes in weight management and exercise and sports nutrition. She also shares her expertise in preventive and cardiovascular health and nutrition through the life cycle. 

As a Certified Wellness Coach, Meridan uses behavioral change skills to help support long-term lifestyle changes in her patients. Her wellness philosophy is to do the best you can with what you have, where you are.
 
C. C. Young Executive Chef Matt Reid has an extensive background with leadership positions in the food industry including Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Director, Restaurant General Manager, Bar Manager, and Task Force Contractor for 5 star hotels. Matthew has used his culinary skills to participate in the Meals on Wheels program throughout his career. While working in a Houston hotel, Matthew provided meals and lodging for EMS and volunteers in the initial phases of the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

Meridan and Chef Matt will partner to impart tips on healthy cooking and healthy eating for this deliciously nutritious and informative lunch program!