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We are collecting for Marine Corps Toys for Tots at our next (6 December) program.  Please bring new, unwrapped toy(s), for boys or girls.

Council Calendar

 As of 18 November 2018


28           Greater Austin Council Board of Directors Meeting
               Open to All Navy League Members - Red Lobster South
(Important Meeting.  Directors are strongly encouraged to attend.) 


6              Distinguished Speaker Program   Austin Woman's Club
                BGEN Bill Welch, (Ret) CEO, Apptronik, Inc.
Holiday music performed by A Cappella Unlimited Chorus.
                Marine Corps Toys for Tots Collection.  Bring a New, Unwrapped Toy for Girl/Boy,
                Annual Meeting of Members 



9              Greater Austin Council Board of Directors Meeting
                Open to All Navy League Members - Red Lobster South


13            Greater Austin Council Board of Directors Meeting
                Open to All Navy League Members - Red Lobster South

21            Distinguished Speaker Program   Austin Woman's Club
                Mr. Fred Burton, Chief Security Officer, Stratfor

                   Fred Burton is one of the world's foremost authorities on security and terrorism.


28            Greater Austin Council Board of Directors Meeting
                Open to All Navy League Members - Red Lobster South


18           Distinguished Speaker Program   Austin Woman's Club
                Commanding General, Army Futures Command or Rep.


16            Greater Austin Council Board of Directors Meeting
                Open to All Navy League Members - Red Lobster South


6             Distinguished Speaker Program   Austin Woman's Club
               Rear Admiral Ted LeClair, United States Navy
               Deputy Commander, 7th Fleet

Our Next Distinguished Speaker Program
(Now Taking Reservations)

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Holiday music performed by members of A Cappella Unlimited Chorus.

Honored Guest and Speaker

Brigadier General William "Bill" Welch

United States Air Force. Retired
Chief Executive Officer, Apptroniks, Inc.

Topic: Humanoid Robotic Systems in a Military Application Austin

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, 30 October 2018

“The future is bright with innovations in social interaction, health, transportation and the internet of things.  But nothing excites my imagination as much as the potential for innovations in humanoid robotic systems.”

What is Apptronik?

Apptronik is a spin out from the Human Centered Robotics Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. We were founded in Early 2016 with the goal of bringing forth the next generation of robots that will change the way we live and work. Our team is made up of a diverse group with expertise ranging in everything from robotics, business, art, to marketing. We all share a passion for using technology to change the world.

Apptronik’s Vision

Apptronik has a bold vision for the future. We believe that it is not Man vs. Machine, but Man AND Machine that will take humanity into the next stage of evolution. We want to build machines that empower humans to live to our fullest potential. We are passionate about the role that technology can play in our society, and are uncompromising in our commitment to excellence in our engineering and products. We want to blur the lines between art and technology, and build a company culture around pushing the limits of what is possible.

Mr.  Welch's Biography

Bill Welch is a retired Air Force Brigadier General and a long-time executive level business leader and entrepreneur in Austin, Texas.  As CEO, he is responsible for guiding corporate governance, policies and procedures, research and development, business development, sales, and customer service.

Bill has experience in numerous roles as CEO, president, managing partner or otherwise as senior executive in charge.  As an entrepreneur, he is recognized as the founder of successful business ventures in a diverse range of businesses.  He established his first business success through an award winning 30-year career in commercial real estate.  He founded the nationally acclaimed aviation service company, Twomey/Welch Aerocorp, and sold the company for profit in 1998.  He and his wife started a retail business that has operated profitably for the past 30 years.  He also founded successful enterprises with interests in real estate, ranching, fast food restaurants, and technology.  The combined value of business transactions completed through his business ventures exceeds $1 billion.

A highly decorated career Air Force Reserve officer, Bill rose in rank from the lowest enlisted level to become a general officer.  Over the span of his military career, he accumulated more than 1,000 hours of flight time in the F-4 Phantom and commanded units at the squadron and wing level and served as a major command director.  Immediately after 9/11 he reported for active duty and was dispatched to the Pentagon to lead a team responsible for developing the security plan for all USAF installations and served as a consultant to security directors throughout the Department of Defense.  He was later deployed as Commander of the 321st Air Expeditionary Wing where his assigned aircraft were tasked combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He accumulated more than 100 hours of combat flying time with his squadrons.  His unit was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with a device for Valor and he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.  In his final assignment before his retirement in 2013, Brigadier General Welch served for three years as the Director of Operations, United States Forces Korea and was in charge of planning and executing wartime operations for all United States forces in the Republic of Korea.  He has extensive experience in the Asian Pacific region and possesses excellent cultural skills and some language ability.

Bill received his Bachelor of Science Degree, Cum Laude, from Boston University and his Master’s Degree in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.  He has also completed studies at numerous senior military institutions including the National Defense University, Air War College, Air Command and Staff College; Joint Forces Staff College and completed executive level training at the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.  and the Elliott School of International Affairs, at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


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