The SFA Alumni Association will partner once again with the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce for "Nacogdoches-SFA Day in Austin" in February. The organizations will co-host the Legislative Reception starting at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 18 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin.
The SFA Alumni Association will also host two special events during its three-day visit to Austin. The Legislative Day itinerary is being finalized, and it includes the Chamber's information as well. SFA alumni are welcome to attend the events to show your support for the university.
Please be aware that event times and locations are subject to change.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can become part of the grassroots efforts to strengthen Stephen F. Austin State University, use the contact info listed below. Ax'em Jacks!
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Not able to join us in Austin? You can still show your support of SFA.The SFA Alumni Association has provided a letter supporting SFA's priorities for the 81st Legislative session for alumni to download, fill in and send to their respective legislators.
An editable PDF file is available and contains fields where you can add the date, your legislator's name (using the links above if needed to locate your legislature), your name, SFA class year and home address. Simply download the file, fill in the areas by using the SAMPLE letter as a guide, print it and mail it to your legislators. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required, and you can download the reader free by clicking here.
2009 Legislative Day Events
(Events are still being finalized & briefings may be changed. Check back for updates!)
Tues., Feb. 17
6-8:30 p.m. -- Austin Chapter Social at Texas Chili Parlor for SFA alumni, 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701. Limited appetizers provided; dutch-treat dinner.
Wed., Feb. 18
7:30 a.m. -- Breakfast on your own at Capitol Grill
8:15–9:30 a.m. Legislative Visits
9 a.m.: Photo w/Sen. Jane Nelson, Finance Com Rm, E1.036
9:15 a.m.: Rep. Wayne Christian, GN.12
9:45 a.m. -- Assemble at 3rd Floor Rotunda in Capitol to enter Senate/House Chamber Galleries for public introductions. NOTE: Security lines may be long
10-11:30 a.m. -- Senate/House Chamber Galleries for recognition by elected officials. Resolutions arranged by offices of Sen. Nichols and Rep. Christian. Senate scheduled to meet at 11 a.m.
Noon -- Lunch on your own
1-2 p.m. -- Legislative visits
1:30 p.m.: Rep. Jim McReynolds, 1W.3
2-3 p.m. -- Legislative Update Briefing: Capitol Ext. Complex, E2.036
Topic: Go Texan Certified Retirement Community marketing update
- Gene Richards, Assistant Commissioner of Marketing and Promotion, Texas Dept. of Agriculture
Topic: Texas Senate District 3 Update
- Senator Robert Nichols
Topic: Texas House District 9 Update
- Representative Wayne Christian
3-3:15 p.m. -- SFA Group photo with elected officials in open-air rotunda, Capitol Extension
3:20 p.m. -- Sen. Robert Nichols, E1.708
3:30-4 p.m. -- Legislative visits
5:30-8 p.m. -- "The Nacogdoches-SFA Day in Austin" Reception for Legislators at the downtown Omni Hotel, 700 E. San Jacinto and 8th Street. Co-Hosts: Senator Robert Nichols and Representative Wayne Christian. Proclamation presentation by Sen. Robert Nichols
Thurs., Feb. 19
7-8 a.m. -- Private breakfast at Capitol Grill. A "meet & greet" event for SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo, Regents, SFA Alumni Association, university administrators and SFA-connected legislative staff members and elected officials. Sponsored by HigherOut and the SFA Alumni Association.
8:15-8:30 a.m. -- Nacogdoches Chamber and Nac Leadership class assemble for group photo with elected officials (Location TBA)
8:30 a.m. -- Group Photo of Nacogdoches Chamber and Nac Leadership class with elected officials (Location TBA)
9:15 a.m. -- Legislative Update Briefing: Capitol Ext. E2.036
Topic: "Top 10 Issues for Business during the 2009 Legislative Session”
- Bill Hammond, President/CEO, Texas Association of Business
10-Noon -- Legislative visits
Noon -- End of official program. Return to Nacogdoches