LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The Lubbock Women’s Club Historical Foundation and The Ernestine Payne Welborn Endowment Community Speaker Series will welcome Jeanne Robertson as a speaker for the Fall Speaker Series. Robertson will speak on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at The Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway St., Lubbock, Texas. Tickets will be available to the public on Tuesday, September 12th, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Named the “Master of Influence” in 2012 by National Speakers Association, Robertson got her start in North Carolina. Reaching the height of 6’2” at age thirteen, she averaged 30 points per game during her high school basketball years and was Miss North Carolina in 1963. During her time in the Miss America pageant, where she was voted Miss Congeniality, Robertson found herself speaking at pageants and to civic groups and corporations.
While in school at Auburn University, she entertained crowds as she earned her degree. After teaching for nine years, she decided to devote her professional career to speaking engagements. Her decision has served her well as Robertson is the only female professional speaker to receive the “Golden Gavel Award” from Toastmasters International.
Sheri Phillips, President of the Lubbock Women’s Club said, “We are thrilled to welcome Jeanne Robertson back to Lubbock. If you love to laugh amongst friends, then join us for a fun evening at the Lubbock Women’s Club.”
Robertson is the author of eight humor DVDs and CDs and three books, including “Humor: The Magic of Genie”, “Mayberry Humor Across the USA” and “Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get THE LUBBOCK WOMEN’S CLUB Page 2 Away." These books are filled with reality-based stories that illustrate her humor philosophy.
Robertson is also frequently featured on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Family Comedy and Blue Collar
The Women's Club was established in 1945 to promote, maintain, and support the common good and social welfare of the people of the Lubbock Community, and to bring about civil betterment and social improvements. The Lubbock Women’s Club Historical Foundation was established to preserve, protect and promote the historic and architectural character of the building at 2020 Broadway, and was organized for charitable and educational purposes. In 1979 the building was designated a historical landmark by the City of Lubbock.
In 2006 Ernestine Payne Welborn established upon her death a trust that provides funding to bring in notable speakers for the membership and the community. Speakers who have been part of The Ernestine Payne Welborn Endowment Community Speaker Series include Texas Country Reporter Bob Phillips (2017), Chef Stephan Pyles (2016), Hoda Kotb (2015), former Dallas Cowboys player Daryl Johnston (2015), Zach Thomas, former Texas Tech All-American and Miami Dolphins football player (2014), Jenna Bush Hager (2014), Joan Lunden (2013), Captain Chesley Sullenberger (2013), Heloise (2012), Former First Lady Barbara Bush (2011), William Shawcross, Official Biographer of the Queen Mother (2010), Former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (2009), David Gaschen, star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera (2009) and Carmen bin Laden, former sister-in-law of Osama bin Laden (2007).
(News release from the Lubbock Women's Club)
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