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Letter From The President

It’s hard to believe the year is winding down for the current class.  They have one more class to go and then the join the official “Done Club”.   The board has been busy working behind the scenes getting ready for the upcoming Golf Tournament, Leadership Development Series, and the Annual Meeting. 

I am excited to announce the Nominations for the 2022-2023 LRAA Board.

LRAA Position



Amy Taylor


Coby Pewitt

Vice President - Membership

Lindsay Turman

Vice President - Richardson Youth Leadership (RYL)

Audrey Pruski


Rachel Boelter


John Petty

Vice President - Website Services

Bryan Rogers

Director - Leadership Development

G. Scott Waddell

Director - Fundraising

Lisa Kupfer

Director At Large - Community

Veena Puppala

Director - Social Events

Kristin Ceaser

Director - Marketing & Public Relations

Chris Goodson

Director - RYL

Michelle Gross

Director At Large - RYL

Ross Silversten

Director - Class Representative


Past President

Maureen Doherty

Past President Club

Daniel Burdette

Executive Director - Leadership Richardson

Kim Quirk

LR Advisory Board Chair

Jan Arrant

We hope to see everyone at the Annual Meeting on June 14th at The Richardson Woman’s Club.  You won’t want to miss the announcement of this year’s Alumnus of the Year!  I would also like to thank the Current Board Members for their continued commitment and tireless pursuit of constantly challenging the process!  I can’t thank you all for everything you have done!


Richardson Youth Leadership enjoyed their Public Safety Day on April 6. Thank you to the Richardson Police and Fire Departments for creating a terrific educational and FUN day for students.

These amazing student leaders will be recognized at the RISD School Board meeting on May 9th!

If anyone is interested in helping with Richardson Youth Leadership next year please contact Audrey Pruski at audrey@richardsonsymphony.org 

LRAA Leadership Speaker Series

Welcome the New RALC Executive Director!


May 19th @ 7:45am – 9:00am

David McKillips, CEO of Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment

Richardson Civic Center-The Richardson Room

411 W. Arapaho Rd

Richardson 75080

RALC welcomes Dr. Patricia Thomson as the new Executive Director.  She comes to RALC with over 25+ years of nonprofit executive-level experience.  Patricia is excited to lend her skills to continue  RALC's growth and expand its impact on the community.  "I'm looking forward to partnering with the staff, volunteers, donors, and board to enhance our services and expand our reach.  More than ever, there is a great need for English-literacy skills and RALC is here to provide a very valuable service to the health and welfare of the community," says Patricia. 

Board President, Rane Burress shared "as much as we are saddened to see Sonali Patnaik accept another opportunity, we are looking forward to working with Patricia. I believe I can speak for the Board of Directors when I say we are excited to experience Patricia's leadership as the Executive Director as she continues to grow RALC in the service of our community." 

Calling All Volunteers!

The City of Richardson is hiring Lifeguards, Swim instructors and pool management.  Apply today, all position starting wages have been increased to be more competitive!  Incentives are available as well.  Lifeguard positions need a Lifeguard certification through American Red Cross prior to being placed on payroll (can interview before obtaining certification though).  Swim Instructors will be trained upon hiring.  Apply at www.cor.net/jobs


WIldflower! Arts & Music Festival

Thank you to everyone who signed up for a beverage tent shift.  We are at 50% of shifts filled. This is a FANTASTIC way to experience the return of Wildflower. Volunteers review two free tickets and a parking pass. It would be wonderful if we could have 100% board participation in this event.

Below is a volunteer sign up link as well as a link to online TABC training resources:

Sign Up:


TABC Training:



Richardson Gymnastics center is hiring with a variety of available hours – daytime, evenings and weekends.  We will train for the Gymnastics Instructor, who will teach recreational, beginner level classes.  Gymnastic coaches must have a gymnastics back ground, but can be trained on proper coaching and teaching skills. Apply at http://www.cor.net/jobs

Our annual Fantasy Football Draft Night is an evening of live entertainment, food, drink and friendly competition! Join in on Fantasy Football fun as Dallas Cowboy Legends and local television news personalities host and emcee the event. The season winner receives Dallas Cowboy season tickets!!!!!

Date: Friday, August 19th

Time: 6 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: The Westin Galleria Dallas - 13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240

More information and sign up at:  https://thewarrencenter.org/events/fantasy-football/

** The Warren Center is also now doing Autism Assessments.

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