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Exchange Club Scholarship competitors to hear Businesswoman Judy B. Lloyd

Original post made by Steve Mick, Alamo, on Feb 19, 2010

On February 22, you are invited to hear Judy Lloyd’s fascinating experiences serving in the federal executive branch at the U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the Executive Branch of government and its interactions with the Legislative and Judicial Branches from an experienced and dynamic presenter. Judy will speak at the Veterans’ Hall on the corner of Hartz Avenue and West Prospect in Danville, from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM.

This is the second in the Exchange Club's Speakers Series which offers students the opportunity to interact with prominent leaders as they discuss "The Balance of Power: The Dynamic Tension between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of Government" - this year's Essay Competition topic.

Scholarship awards are $1,500, $1,000 and $500 and are available to high school students. PG&E donated a scholarship grant and AT&T supported the installation of Freedom Shrines of Historical Documents which serve as reference material for the competition.

Other speakers will be Judge Barry Baskin, Contra Costa County Superior Court, who will discuss the Judicial Branch on March 8 and former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach who will summarize the balance of power between the branches of our government on March 22.

For questions, visit

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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Feb 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Dear Dolores,

Isn't Judy Lloyd a Republican candidate for some regional office? Aren't the other speakers Republicans and active supporters of campaigns? Is the Exchange Club an affiliate of the Republican Party and a functional campaign venue?


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Posted by Steve Mick
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Dear Hal/CDSI,

To answer your questions in order:


No. Check the website for a list of past speakers.


Steve Mick

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2010 at 7:16 am

Dear Dolores,

Let me first thank Steve for his response and invitation to visit Web Link. As I reviewed the site it was clear that our regional Republicans such as Karen Stepper, Bill Baker and more have a significant role in the club. As I reviewed the history of the club I found very worthwhile activities sponsored by club fund raising. As I reviewed the past speakers I noted that the subjects had a broad base including local issues.

As I researched Judy Lloyd, Lynne Leach and more mentioned as upcoming speakers I was able to confirm that these are active Republicans that have been candidates and active in governments. What is left is to ask about balance in programming going forward during this election year. Certainly Joan Buchanan should be a speaker on issues of state budgeting and educational funding. Possibly our Congress members should be asked to present key issues stalled in a partisan house and senate.

Most importantly, Ms. Judy Lloyd has exceptional background in government and the potential to inform her audience of the workings of government. It will be the audience that will have to judge her political point of view.

Hal Bailey
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship

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Posted by Karen Stepper, Presdient of Exchange Club of SRV
a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:50 am

The nonpartisan Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley is part of the National Exchange Club,--America’s largest national (not international) service club—with 30,000 members. We are patriotic, nonpartisan, and welcome those who work to make our community better.

Our major projects are dedicating permanent authenticated displays of America’s founding documents (Freedom Shrines cover the Mayflower Compact through Martin Luther King’s speech), hosting the community-wide 9-11 ceremony, supporting student scholarships for college and for 9-11 essays, and participating in Child Abuse Prevention (supporting 115 child abuse prevention centers across America). We meet monthly to learn from local and regional speakers about all parts of our community—from water issues, to YMCA, to scientific advances at our national labs.

WHO ARE WE? Mayors, Veterans, Congressmen, Fire Chiefs, former police officers, Museum Leaders, Supervisors, VFW Commanders, Realtors, Commissioners, Historic Society officers, Retirees, Viet Nam Veterans, Financial Advisors, Chamber presidents, American Legion Leaders, Fire District Directors, Blue Star Moms, School Board Members, Developers, East Bay Stand Down, Appraisers, CPA’s, Attorneys, and more!

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, we hope the entire community benefits from the 12 permanent Freedom Shrines that we installed in our schools and libraries.

We are fortunate to live in a diverse, caring community. And we hope you will pick up information from us about Child Abuse Prevention on April 17—learning to use child codes that protect your children.

Karen Stepper
President of Exchange Club of SRV

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