Welcome Aboard the Greater Austin Council of the Navy League

Council Calendar

 As of 17 July 2018

25            Greater Austin Council Board of Directors Meeting

                Invitation extended to all     Navy League Members
                Red Lobster South   1200 

16            Veterans at Risk Program
                Distinguished Speakers

                The Honorable Judge Michael Denton
                Travis County Veterans Treatment Court Program

                Ms.  Lisa Sullivan, Co-Coordinator
                Texas Suicide Prevention Council
14            Greater Austin Council Board of Directors Meeting - Invitation extended to all

                Navy League Members  Red Lobster South   1200

1              Distinguished Speaker Michael "Mike " Pestorius,

                Director of UT Applied Research Laboratories

                Topic: World Submarines or the Nuclear Triad TBD

                Program Honoring The University of Texas Naval ROTC, Past and Present

11            Veterans Day

6                Holiday Program To Be Announced, Marine Corps Toys for Tots Collection,

                  Annual Meeting of Members                                                                                                                                  

Our Next Distinguished Speaker Program
(Now Taking Reservations)

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Social 1815 • Dinner 1915 • Program 2015

Honored Guests and Speakers

Veterans at Risk

This special program touches on critical issues facing today’s veterans suffering from military-related mental health issues. Our speakers will share their perspectives on local efforts that are successfully addressing these issues.

The Honorable Judge Mike Denton
County Court at Law 4, Travis County Veterans Court

Topic:  The Veterans Treatment Court Program  

Ms.  Lisa Sullivan
Co-Coordinator, Texas Suicide Prevention Council
Topic:  Texas State Suicide Prevention Plan

Judge Michael Denton, a former prosecutor and army veteran, has served as a judge since 1999. He has served as presiding judge of the Travis County Veteran’s Court since it began in 2010. Judge Denton began his career graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1973. He then went on to the University of Texas Law School, graduating in 1984.

He served in the Travis County Attorney’s Office as Trial Chief and currently presides as Judge of County Court Law number 4 for Domestic Violence. He has also served as co-chair of Travis County Family Violence Task Force and as president of Criminal Law and Procedure. He was also a volunteer for the Austin Rape Crisis Center.

Judge Denton speaks regularly for enhancing and continuing education on judicial skills in domestic violence cases.He gives presentations on State Judicial Domestic Violence, including Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Nevada, New York, and Washington, and has attended NDAA Annual Domestic Violence Conferences.  

Lisa Sullivan, through her affiliation with @StopTXSuicides, works closely with Texas Suicide Prevention Council, coordinating a variety of tasks for this vital statewide network of more than 60 local, regional, and statewide partners and coalitions that are collectively implementing the Texas State Suicide Prevention Plan.

Lisa serves as the Service Member, Veteran and Family (SMVF) lead for the council’s work in veteran and military initiatives, and works to ensure the Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Plan and the VA Suicide Prevention Plan are incorporated into the community programming within the Texas State Suicide Prevention Plan.

Lisa has coordinated the Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium for five years, bringing together national, state, and local thought leaders, experts, and advocates to elevate and improve suicide prevention initiatives through community partners, education institutions, mental health providers, military and veteran service providers, and others.

Austin Woman's Club

2015  Program                                2115 Closing Ceremony and Adjourn
1815  Social Hour                           1910  Opening Ceremony and Dinner

Reservations must be received by 2:00 p. m. on Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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