Luncheons for April, 2016

“Representative Elliott Naishtat—25 Years: Lessons, Stories, Secrets

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Elliott Naishtat on Opening day of the 83rd Texas Legislature on January 8, 2013

Elliott Naishtat on Opening day of the 83rd Texas Legislature on January 8, 2013

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Time:  11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Austin Bar Association

816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700

Indisputably, Representative Elliott Naishtat is the most outstanding state representative in the history of Texas who ever came out of New York City and has a cousin named Vinny in the Bronx and always says food tastes better when it comes off another person’s plate. Yes, that Elliott Naishtat is going to speak at the next Forum. He’ll tell us what he sees at this point in the rearview mirror, he’ll share stories (funny and scary), he’ll just plain reminisce, and he’ll read us all of the 300+ bills he passed in the House. No, not that last one. But this will be great fun, and of course we’ll have a few of Elliott’s friends to tell stories that he wishes were never told. Don’t miss this great event!

Door Prizes:

  1. Ted Cruz, About Those “New York Values,” What I Meant To Say …
  2. Elliott Naisthat, New York Values, Texas-Style.
  3. Wayne LaPierre, Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money—To the Cleveland Convention. 


“New (now Old) Reservation Policy Alert” – Please note our new policy on canceling reservations.  As a result of recent last-minute cancellations and no-shows, we will have to start charging for persons who make a reservation but do not attend.  The Forum still has to pay for those lunches, and at times we’ve had to absorb over $150 in costs for non-attendees who made reservations.  We now offer the option to pay online in advance for your lunch.  If you cancel at least 24 hours before the meeting, there will be no charge.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your cooperation.

Cost:  lunch is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members.

Purchase Tickets Here

Parking: 816 Congress Avenue/IBC Bank parking garage.  Enter the parking garage on 9th Street, between Colorado and Congress.  Bring your ticket to the receptionist on the 7th floor and you will be given a coupon to use to exit the garage at no charge.

Reservation required: To reserve your seat, email or or call Chuck Herring or Judy Erben at 320-0665.  Please tell us if you intend to bring a non-member guest and if you have any special dietary concerns.  PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS BY 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014.

About the Forum: The Forum meets monthly for lunch to hear Democratic speakers.  Membership is $120/yr.  Non-members may attend, but members have priority and receive discount prices for lunches.