Speaker Date Topic
Sue Phillips Jul 18, 2019
Meet at Meadowbrook Park Recreation Center, "Rotary and the Park"
Meet at Meadowbrook Park Recreation Center, "Rotary and the Park"

Sue Phillips


Born and reared in Denton, Tx

B.A.       East Texas Baptist University

              Marshall, TX, 1965


Married:  Jimmy Phillips, August 17, 1962


Lived in Arlington, Tx since 1975, lived in East Arlington

Since 1979


Retired, Legal Assistant to Meto Miteff,

Attorney at Law, 1975 to 2016


Current Community Service:

              President, East Arlington Renewal

              1992 – present


              President, Arlington Sculpture Garden Foundation Board

              2014 - present


Some of Past Community Service Activities and Achievements:


  1. 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Arlington Police Department


2.    Served 3 full terms on Arlington

Parks & Recreation Board, 1999 – June 2016,

for a total of 14 years, Chair of Board 2003-2005


  1. Recipient of Texas Recreation & Park Society

Individual Outstanding Service Award, 2013


  1. Star-Telegram’s Woman of the Year, 1999-2000


  1. Went before City Counsel with Julia Burgen,

Steve McCullum, and Jan Miller to convince Council not

to vote for concreting Johnson Creek


6.    Committee Member, Johnson Creek I & II

Planning Committees


7.   Committee Member, original Beautification

Committee under Planning Dept, 1992


8.   Chair, East Sector Planning Committee


  1. Co-Chair of Citizens Bond Committee, 1999


  1. 1995 City of Arlington/United Way Volunteer of the Year


  1. Served on other various Ad Hoc committees and boards from 1992





Maggie Campbell Jul 25, 2019
Meet at the Library, Downtown Arlington
Meet at the Library, Downtown Arlington

Maggie Campbell is an entrepreneurial leader with a 25+ year history of working with downtown organizations and cities to revitalize their downtowns. She currently serves as the President and CEO of the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation in Arlington, Texas. Most recently, Ms. Campbell worked for MIG, Inc., a nationally-known planning, design and communications firm based in California. MIG recently completed the Downtown Arlington Master Plan, and in her new role Maggie will implement this visionary plan, in partnership with the City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Maggie has led diverse downtown organizations and managed Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) for numerous cities, including serving as the first President for the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation. Other leadership roles include the Downtown St. Louis Partnership in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as the award-winning Old Pasadena Management District in Pasadena, California.

Ms. Campbell has managed downtown organizations with strong events and festival programs for the historic West End in Dallas, Texas and Downtown Santa Barbara, California. Early in her career, Ms. Campbell worked in the Main Street Program in Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi, later serving as the Events Director for the Downtown Jackson Partnership in Jackson, Mississippi as well as for Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas. Ms. Campbell has a BA in History from the University of Texas at Austin, has two grown children, and is active in the International Downtown Association and the Urban Land Institute.    

Rachel Marker Aug 01, 2019

Meeting will be held at Shady Valley Country Club at noon

Joyce Stanton Aug 08, 2019
Scott Hendricks and Walter Virden Aug 15, 2019
Honduras Report
Steven Morris Aug 22, 2019
Theatre Arlington
Sen. Beverly Powell Aug 29, 2019
Kaitlin Guthrow Sep 05, 2019
Community Foundation
Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, President Sep 12, 2019
The University of Texas at Arlington

A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). As president, he is committed to advancing UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of UTA’s students in campus-based and online degree programs in Texas and around the world. In the 2017-18 academic year, UTA served almost 60,000 students through these programs. Under his leadership, UTA has achieved Carnegie R-1 status, was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and is ranked as the top educational institution in the State of Texas for Veterans and Adult Learners, in addition to having nationally ranked programs in each of UTA’s schools and colleges. Prior to joining UTA, President Karbhari served at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (2008-2013), the University of California San Diego (1995-2008), and the University of Delaware (1991-1995).

A prolific researcher, President Karbhari is an expert in the processing and mechanics of composites, durability of materials, infrastructure rehabilitation, and multi-threat mitigation, and has authored or co-authored more than 460 papers in journals and conference proceedings and edited or co-edited six books. He is a fellow of several pre-eminent research organizations, including the National Academy of Inventors, the American Society of Civil Engineers, ASM International, the International Institute for Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Construction, the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, and the ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute.


Coach Krista Gerlich Sep 26, 2019
UTA Women's Basketball Coach
District Governor Peter Scott Oct 03, 2019
District 5790 Updates
Coach Chris Ogden Oct 10, 2019
UTA Men's Basketball
UTA Men's Basketball



A new era of UT Arlington men’s basketball began on Apr. 6, 2018, with the appointment of former Big 12 and Southeastern Conference assistant Chris Ogden as the eighth head coach in program history.

In his first season leading UTA in 2018-19, Ogden was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year after guiding a team predicted to finish 2nd-to-last in the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Poll to a 2nd-place finish in the regular-season standings and a berth in the Sun Belt Tournament Championship Game.

In addition to his SBC Coach of the Year honor, Ogden was named the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches District 24 Coach of the Year, and was a finalist for the Hugh Durham Award – presented annually to the nation’s top mid-major coach – and also the Joe B. Hall Award – given annually to the top first-year head coach in Division I.

The Mavericks posted a 17-16 overall record in Ogden’s first year at the helm, and finished tied for 2nd in the SBC with a 12-6 league record. That nine-spot improvement from preseason to final regular-season finish was tied for the best in the nation along with Siena, which was picked 11th in the MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) and finished in a four-way tie for 2nd.

After playing the 7th-hardest non-conference schedule in the nation, UTA came out of its non-league docket 4-9 and then dropped its first two SBC games at home to fall to 4-11 on the year. However, behind Ogden’s leadership, the Mavs finished above .500 – believed be to one of only a few teams in the nation to conclude with a winning record after being at least seven games below .500.

Entering 2018-19, UTA returned just 3.2 percent of its scoring – the fewest by any D-I team in the nation. The Mavs had just 87 of 2,640 points back from its 2017-18 roster, including just one scholarship player in DJ Bryant. UTA lost its top-9 scorers (eight seniors; one transfer) from 2017-18, but Ogden molded together a group of newcomers – of which UTA had 12 at the start of the year, the 3rd-most in the country – as 97.2 percent (2,219 of 2,284) of the Mavs’ points in 2018-19 came from players who didn’t suit up for UTA the year prior.

In conference games, UTA led the SBC in field-goal percentage defense (.409), rebounds per game (38.4) and rebound margin (+3.8); the Mavs finished 2nd in points per game allowed (69), free-throw percentage (.752), scoring margin (+4.1) and assists per game (14.6).

The rebounding numbers might be most impressive stats of all as, according to KenPom, UTA was the smallest team in the country in 2018-19 with an average height of just 74.5 inches (6-foot-2). The Mavs had only two players who stood taller than 6-5 on their 14-man roster, and were the only team in the league that didn’t have a single player average more than 30 minutes, and just two who averaged more than 25.