Mrs. Bush is the wife of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States. They were in the White House 2001 to 2008. Before that the Bushes lived in governor's mansion in Austin while Mr. Bush served as the governor of Texas.
The author of the bestselling memoir, “Spoken From The Heart,” Mrs. Bush founded the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. As the chair of the Woman's Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform and supporting the men and women who have served in America's military.
Born in Midland, to Jenna and Harold Welch, Mrs. Bush holds a degree in education and a master's degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin and worked as a public school librarian. The Bushes are the parents of daughters, Barbara and Jenna.
The luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center.
Tickets cost $50 and can be ordered on the website texasrosefestival.com or by calling the the box office at the Cowan Center, 903-566-7424.
Susan Bergfeld and Susie Lofquist are the luncheon chairmen.
Ray Hunt is chairman, president and CEO of Dallas-based Hunt Consolidated Inc., a leader in the petroleum industry. He also heads other Hunt family business interests and serves on the boards of Bessemer Securities Corp., King Ranch Inc., and PepsiCo Inc.
Hunt was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He currently serves on the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the secretary of energy,
Within the oil and gas industry, Hunt is on the board of directors of American Petroleum Institute. He has been president of Dallas Petroleum Club and Dallas Wildcat Committee. His numerous honors include the American Petroleum Institute Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Texas Energy Council. In 2007, Hunt was received the Linz Award recognizing the citizen whose humanitarian efforts have had the greatest impact on Dallas.
The luncheon is set for 11:15 a.m. Oct. 19 at Villa di Felicita, 7891 Texas Highway 110, north of Loop 323.
Tickets cost $50 and can be ordered on the website texasrosefestival.com or by calling the box office at the Cowan Center, 903-566-7424.
Jane Coker is the luncheon chairman.