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Dinner & Discussion

FEBRUARY DINNER & DISCUSSION WITH KENNETH ALLEN

Please join us! On February 17, Dinner & Discussion will feature Kenneth Allen, director of Houston’s Park & Recreation Department. Mr. Allen will focus on the changes in the city’s parks and on plans for Buffalo Bayou East and its master plan. The plan includes expansion of Buffalo Bayou’s parks, hike and bike trails, cultural destinations, infrastructure improvements and even affordable housing. All are welcome to join Dinner & Discussion at the home of David and Nancy Webb. Come at 7 PM and bring a dish to share with about six people, plus $3 each to cover beverage costs. If you have any questions, contact Joan Baird Glover at 346-444-6096 or  .

 

Dinner & Discussion

For more than 40 years, Palmer parishioners have gathered together to build relationships, enjoy delicious potluck dinners, and learn about current thought-provoking topics.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dinner & Discussion moved from individuals' homes to an online format for two years. In May 2022 Dinner & Discussion was able to return to its original format.

Many stimulating and interesting issues, selected by parishioners, were presented in recent years. These included: U.S. Healthcare World Ranking, Texas Politics, Palmer's Fisk Organ & Organist, Buffalo Bayou Park, U.S. Immigration policy, and much more.

For additional information about upcoming events during 2022-2023, contact any member of the Dinner & Discussion planning committee: Don Tobin, Betty Key, Ken Alexander, Joan Baird Glover.


Dinner & Discussion – 2021-2022

Although restricted to Zoom gatherings during most of 2021-2022, Dinner & Discussion presented many engaging topics and speakers. Below is a list of the informative events that took place during the season –

September 2021 –
Introduction of Palmer’s Curate and Deacon:  Ryan Hawthorne and Jack Karn
Interviewed by the Reverend Neil Willard

October 2021 –
Precision Medicine: Enabling new cancer treatments
Speaker:  Dr. Peter Gascoyne / UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

November 2021 –
Palmer’s Property Development Task Force
Speakers:  The Rev. Neil Willard, Rector and David Robinson, Sr. Warden

January 2022 –
Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Speaker:  Al Massey, Executive Relations Manager

February 2022 –
2022 Politics & Elections in Texas and the U.S.
Speaker:  Professor Mark Jones, Rice University

March 2022 –
Ukraine & Russia: Historical relationship and overview of current conflict
Speaker:  Professor Ric Stoll, Rice University

May 2022 –
U.S. Immigration: Past and current policies, issues and challenges
Speaker:  Charles C. Foster, Immigration Attorney