Jul 20, 2014|
Protect America with anti-burglary tips and their support of APD burglary unit; Austin Black Lawyers Association and the 32nd Annual Virgil C. Lott Golf Classic benefiting scholarship students.
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One. It's Sunday July 20 then you're listening to inside Austin. Today and speaking with Tim crabs from protect America incorporated they've joined with the Austin police departments and burglary unit and a commitment to fight property crime right here in the city of Austin. And he's gonna have some terrific tips on how to keep your home and possessions safe. I'm also speaking with rip off messier and dress -- feet. About the 32 annual -- see -- scholarship golf classic. If you'd like to have a great day at a golf tournament and pay it forward for students who need scholarship money. Then this is an opportunity you won't want to miss that's all coming up next on inside Austin. Yeah. And it's. It's estimated that the average American spends 100 in one minute to date in a car. And that can add up to serious skin damage that's because UV a rays can damage your skin right through windows of your car. 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I heard on the news about that fourteen year old girl who was bullied don't mind really a year she can -- -- and she she got her dad's gun from his nightstick. On the news about. -- broken instruments. Stolen country not -- -- and she accidentally shot his cousin in the hands she killed -- Rain yeah under stress was trying to round. If you own a gun you have a full time responsibility. When you weren't using it he sure can't get into the hands of curious children troubled teenagers thief or anyone else who might misuse. The family friends and neighbors mobile county. Remember all the rockets for more information on firearm storage safety president CPC -- or. This message brought to you by the national crime prevention council the bureau of justice assistance and -- -- It. When they teach chemistry kits and -- -- architects of my dream is to -- -- This is a world of possibilities but the world in which people who've put their mind to something that can really make a difference. My -- to help the environment -- someday they'll find a cure for cancer yeah. The US department of education's office of federal student and he didn't really believe that -- nineteen achieving anything from. So we're getting ourselves and make sure everyone has an opportunity to go to colleagues. -- yeah we provide more than 115 million dollars ransom bones and works at a time. Higher education possible for any -- any stage of life. I can go back to college they can change careers and I can make a difference. Federer has seen an 8 am proud sponsor of the American mind yeah learn more about money for college student aid got up. We have a stronger than we looked tight I've had type one diabetes since I was two and greens than you think -- I have to take insulin shots every single day and the -- that sees the Johnston says they're meant to be overcome. To research JD you're just funding it's like changing. Where the planned -- here tonight. 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August 15 of a seventy that can't bill McCullough just across -- way. -- registration details schedule and more info at eight C rally dot com. Next question next what to look cooking a stick of -- and of French -- have in common. And I and you find them between capital. -- they all cost more than filing your taxes. It's higher risk refile its free get a choice of brand -- software in helping he needed to join the forty million people who have already -- Three files it's fast it's safe it's free get started at free file the IRS dot guff. For America's wounded warriors. Coming home can sometimes via satellite itself. Making the transition back to civilian life for active duty with the traumatic injury. Can be the challenge we liked -- The USO provides every American way to support our wounded warriors and their families. To every phase of their medical treatment and lenient. To tell all of us as a community. Can give something back to -- here. It's how we can save the and assured them that their sacrifice. Is recognized and appreciated. Visit US soon -- -- to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of wounded warriors. The US it. Chances you are list -- to protect America incorporated. Yes it's protect America ink. Home security company based journal and taxes and national company. But we -- right here also the very you know very humble beginnings are here. I'm going to be remain headquartered here even though we have you know customer trust company in Canada as well. In -- did something really kind of special this past week in partnership with the Austin police department tell us about that. Right so. You know what -- -- where Austin Co. -- remain true to our roots and Austin is I'm growing quickly and you know tickets for abuse. Number one such country for 2014. And so whitbeck growth comes big city problems including property crimes like -- And they ultimately department burglary unit was recently reached centralized in 2010. And day. You know they can use all the help we can get their inundated with these changes. Also we thought we would -- were and we would boost funding for that we donated the check for 151000 dollars. And hopefully it'll help you know fight burglary in the Austin area. Yeah absolutely. I mean I think that is so essential for our community I myself have been my husband and I have been victims. Home burglaries. You're in Austin and we were not home at the time. But it's as I can speak first hand and say that the the detectives in the burglary union and burglary and here Austin are really top notch -- -- really working hard. To make sure that this kind of staff doesn't happen again and I think it's essential that that -- saw the need and created this unit. How terrific the protect America act is really stepping forward and saying. Hey you know we won a partner with you and we wanna change how Howell. Desist you know happening in our community that's really important. Yes you know it it's an actual partnership. When your alarm goes off -- these men and women after the call in if you do you know become a victim of burglary. It'll wants to who. You know you open a -- -- them and they pursued these people who are responsible for. So what -- They are in the business of protecting it off to community. At all we in many respects. True and there are really relentless on an in my case you know I was we were burglarized. Our house was and they -- A laptop computer. And of course when that happens it's lake your life has gone and it's such a sense of panic it's -- it's an awful feeling knowing that somebody had been in your home. And rifling through your possessions but then to have your computer stolen. And so you know we we figured it was it was lost for ever and almost ten a year to the day. We got a phone call from the Austin police department saying they felt they might have recovered the computer and sure enough they did they founded in a pawnshop. I guess the thieves -- used for awhile. And then they they gave it to a pawnshop where I was not following procedure as he should have been but there's a ninety day wait on that higher dollar items. And they elect you know as they were investigating this place already and it didn't look quite right and down. My name was still somehow in the computer -- it wasn't able to be wiped out. And that's how they located their record and he -- it hit just happened because it was like almost a year today and then he looked the year. And he said oh my gosh this this report was filed a year ago so. I have to say. How grateful I personally feel knowing that there on the case and the support that you guys are giving them from protect America is great. So they get they're going to be able to use some of the funds that sun that you gave them for some high tech equipment -- that -- aid in staff that we really can't talk about is they're working about this. You know there really China on a -- S time level. Eradicate crime the sort of. -- probably that we care and you know what used to date do such a good job and it worked so hard and it is typical truck -- want somebody who option under a it's very difficult to track -- down. But they do such a good job come on about -- around your laptop -- -- a very common thing for her -- -- you know electronics and street view these things that nature. But -- Followed will be used to get to become more efficient it's funny that you -- opt out because they were able to purchase. Very powerful -- laptops and what this up the burglary and do it do field work so just these wireless laptops and again. You know there are a lot of information and and in develop these cases feel political comeback tour office. A little -- couple become more efficient. And as far as the you know other technology. That they are requiring the peace constitute just a couple of burglars who wanted it. One of the things and they told me it wasn't and we are going after high valued targets with the with these -- And what that means it. Decent career burglars from -- to victimize the -- community repeatedly come on the all they do right they are just career burglars. On and so these are big. -- department equipment yes that we can't talk about and they can't talk about because you don't wanna give an extra two burglars and you know sensitive nature these case. Prohibits us from from mentioning these specific equipment and strategies they're using but I can tell you there's no one more capable. Of tracking people down and hold them accountable and possible. That's great that's what we need it's scary to think that there are people who are just dedicating their livelihoods to this activity. Yeah you know it is scary it's a shame but it. It's reality electorate that often the growing city -- we're facing some of these big city property. You know crimes should -- few problems but what you what you need -- -- and and any. You know it just in the culture of the territory. And you know something else but a lot you know I think -- futile earlier that you had been victimized by a -- twice were you know. It is not uncommon or burglars to return to the same residence. Because maybe from -- figure well you know they've already replaced their equipment we -- should do it again. So it's important not become completion. Just because -- Benedict and what doesn't mean that they won't return. That is so true we were burglarized twice a week and -- so we recovered. That laptop. About a year after it was stolen. Of course we had purchased another one with interest in the second time we were burglarized. We had two laptops in the house that they didn't fine because they were moving I guess so quickly. The second time they stole some stuff like we had a digital camera there were some cash that was obvious so obviously there are moving through fast but. They already knew the layout he may talk a step up. And I think that's the thing we actually did feel kind concerned about it. And we wanted to get a dog you know without without would be good protection but we didn't have a fenced in yard. So would have been difficult for us CU unit to to manage with busy schedules making sure that we're probably taking care of Dodd and of course the same time ten. That's not really a guarantee. Done that you hoped that it's a deterrent. If you're just joining us on and that Austin. I'm having a conversation with Tim -- he's the corporate communications manager at protect America incorporated. Tim I read that and the projected burglary cases for Austin this year. Is gonna come close to 101000 is that right. Yes but according to city rating dot com. There are over 9500. Projected burglary cases into -- fourteen. You know so that that's a big number. A lot of burglaries and that's probably residential and commercial burglaries. But. You know what actions -- growing we're experiencing these big city problems. And what -- the ways that people can protect themselves and I think the most important thing but still people that -- in the business of spreading paranoia right. You know you don't need to be looking outside your window sweating bullets come every five minutes right but the most important thing to be proactive and be aware. You know of these practices so -- just to develop good practices. You know good habits. And that will I think deter burglary and you know eight PDs. The number burglaries. I'm so far this year is down 12% so that's good and I'm not sure that burglary. Eight. Or the amount of -- -- I would imagine were lower rates. -- because golf is growing so. So what are some of the things that -- that you and protect America would recommend have folks here in Austin and we're concerned about being burglarized or maybe have already been burglarized once before what are some of those things people can do. To safeguard themselves and their belongings. Well that's a good question and here's a really interest into that you know. Many people don't think about this and especially because it's summer and there are many of us are going on vacation it's utter. We're seeing -- -- Social media are related burglaries and what people are doing is posting up into FaceBook or Twitter mr. -- what they -- effect of well mourned in Mexico and by date can't wait in that a call somebody needs to seat now you -- being your own. In five days. And keep in mind it's not. Unheard of to be victimized by somebody you are you are connected to -- someway not -- can be -- intimately. Somebody who knows somebody you know. And it's easy to be connected these people's social media remember. Everyone -- social social media including criminals so I would say be careful of what you post and you know. Watcher you -- trigger finger and eighty. We oppose these pictures from your vacation etc. when you get packet. Keep in mind telling people where you are also -- them where you're not. I would also say another thing is -- it's important. Security system. Today they are. Wireless they're very affordable very user friendly. This isn't something that you are going to have to pay someone to install in your home -- you know 5600 dollar may be even more. He's this -- little pieces of wireless. Our technological gadget that you literally place around your home take -- an hour and you can monitor your home. Had a marker professionally and -- for yourself what Smartphone. You can control on Smartphone it could even be a lot of video footage if you want. So there are myriad ways you can be more connected and more and -- -- And I just think. Many people don't know how accessible this is right this isn't so when it's hard wired and sort of you know difficulty. Yeah I didn't now for -- I thought you had to character of big installation process and kind of get everything set up that sounds super easy to do. Ten. Yes and you know now at the age of -- about it being DIY futures so the so invoke. But. I will tell you this technology is so easy to use. And there are two very user friendly. Ed they not only does it you know edu. Kind of expect but it really work. But -- equipment people have a security system. But aside stepmother tried and -- things are you reminded many burglaries are crimes of opportunity right. People leave their doors and windows. Unlocked -- open and -- -- garage door open you know when they go to the grocery store only ten minutes. Keep in mind you know. On average a burglar he's less than ten minutes. Seem to get inside an outsider how well -- what kind of a plot by. Right. So. Be proactive you know make sure all your windows and doors are locked up albeit a much sound. Until you become to complacent even -- going down the street for a couple of minutes. So things like are are are important to keep my. Tim if you have an automatic garage door opener. How how secure is that. I think we we tend to think oh yeah back rush store is closed and we got the little clicker and that's tight as a drum. But the reality is I think the they're not that -- right. Well that's a good question and there -- countries that. You know in a lot of our research treatment -- the the garage door is what -- -- points -- burglar. Sometimes we'll try to force it open but comfortably can go to -- like driving through your through a neighborhood and using universal remote. Two feet. If it will open any of the drugs and sometimes -- -- which really -- right so if you my advice would be let's say you're going on vacation this summer. Unplug your garage door opener from from the wall right so -- Picture of the there's no power go to and so nobody would be able to be open it would nobody would be able to open it right with a universal remote. And what say that they don't try to look at it try to force your garage door open. You make sure that the door leading into your home from the garage to block because that's. What did you -- -- some way to get into as many of Arctic a good many of us. What locked door correct so be sure that that door blocked well. -- -- How easy is for someone to force the garage door open manually. You know the bigger question I would say it probably depends. But how your -- designed. Sure there's some feel safe you know measures in some devoted to grow our stores but we also offer a product bit. You'd put on your drugstore. And communicate wirelessly which are securities and watched her assistants are. It had to cope century and so somebody does or so -- garage -- want to get to a certain angle cut up your alarm because it took a announces the opening. So that's also an option. So win that. Winning it sort of trips off that sensor and it's like whoa announces the opening that -- does that automatically send a communication and to protect America and then protect America sent a communication to the police to get checked that out. Right so during the window to disarm. The alarm system. -- as it was accidentally trips right right. -- -- small small window to -- it -- how many seconds is that when Arnold. Can be programmed but user I think did people. Thirty to sixty seconds but I think that contrary on the -- or what he or she would like. And then yet. Is that windows. If nothing -- that would do time. Then signal -- sent to be monitoring station -- watering stations bill doubles and appropriately reaching the. Okay so that is if you're like on vacation that you're not. You don't have your Smartphone you might not be aware if you haven't how easy is it to monitor on your Smart and ninety is that there an app -- have to play into or does it's can you like an alert. Yes protect America the free -- it's called Smart connect. And it connects -- your security system and you can go to push notifications which are basically text messages and phone. And so in the event or you'll get a push notifications -- -- has been a problem and you know in -- there -- other tertiary equipment that you can. Have do the same thing. Could you put notifications through what would you don't even smoke detectors. Things like that we offer. But we don't get push notification and then go this way the monitoring station and the authorities are notified but also sort -- So it's one more way to be more connected to -- Okay really get advice I wanna thank you so much ten this is really important for all -- nights to now because we have seen. Burglary. Rise over the past few years and I think that was the reason that Austin police departments that hey we need specialist burglary units at. I wanna say thank you -- you to an -- to protect America for this really generous gift that she presented the APD with last week at 151000 dollar check. To help them in their endeavors. To really make sure that's a burglary continues to decline here in Austin. And also for sharing with us. Some of what protect America continue to help individuals keep their homes safe. Is there anything else -- you wanted to nature folks now either about your partnership with APD or about protect America. I would just say that well we're -- to stand with the men and women of the Austin police department but actually there's no one more capable. Of tackling crime in the city and it we just had the opportunity to open now and you know we love the city of Austin. We might be experiencing crime like any other growing city but does it mean could you -- -- great work protecting -- because he's. Tim crabs from protect America incorporated. Thank you so very much for your time today -- -- returning. Back in a moment with more inside Austin. I heard on the news and I guess I -- has found his -- it's she didn't know it was loaded. I heard on the news about that fourteen year old girl who was bullied online for only a year she she teaches she she got her dad's gun from his -- -- Yeah he's not. Who -- instruments. -- -- -- -- She accidentally shot his cousin in the hands she killed -- yeah. -- directions around. If you only done beautiful full time responsibility. When you weren't using it he sure can't get into the hands of curious children troubled teenagers hate him or anyone else who might misuse. Your family friends and neighbors are all -- yeah remember all the -- for more information on firearm storage safety president CPC don't know. This message brought to you by the national crime prevention council the bureau of justice assistance and -- council. We have a stronger than we looked tight I've had type one diabetes since I was two the greens than you think -- I have to take insulin shots every single day and the -- that sees beyond the sense they're meant to be overcome. 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Don't miss the eighth annual health country relic for kids -- car and motorcycle show and rally ball proceeds benefit the -- center for you. The dripping springs kids on foundation for brings brings tiger -- program and the red arena enjoy live music a silent auction kids' activities -- barbecue cook off some really cool rides and lots more. Don't forget dinner for your chance to win a custom 1983 CJ 72. August 15 through the seventies that can't bill McCullough just across muscle way. -- registration details schedule and more -- what they see you rally dot com. It's estimated that the average American spends 100 in one minute to date in a car. And that can add up to serious skin damage that's because UV a rays can damage your skin right through windows of your car. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using window film -- tent on your car's windows to protect yourself and your family while driving. Even clearer window film will block you VA -- all day long. For more tips visit the website -- skin cancer dot org. Can do to. OK -- coming up is the 32 annual Virgil CE -- -- scholarship golf classic. You don't see a lot of 32 annual anything. So I think this is pretty impressive that the -- black lawyers organization has been doing this for 32 years. 31 you tell us a little bit about this the scholarship golf classic and how I came into being in first place. I think the biggest thing that -- -- about to start off by talking about it is about the history. That the UT law school -- virtual C -- so many people particularly lawyers are familiar with us what -- -- -- decision on decision that. Allowed four. People of -- to go ahead and integrate at that higher and higher level if not for slightly cleaner that would be brown V board which most people now. Is what led to integration in this country. And if you think that he means what himself is the first African American graduate from. He or she Texas school law Harvard wasn't actually in fact it was for seed lots. He means why it had to deal with -- a lot of papers here right different things you know just to get to the foot hole of the school where there's loan. To say that we're proud and honored you know -- to go and -- so for allow people like myself to actually go ahead and it and the law school. It's put it mildly disabilities. Traditionally comes over to see a lot for him to go ahead and do the -- tribulations to guide me for not -- the first African American graduate the -- -- first. African American school court judge in the city of Austin is astounding to say the least. We look at this you know our -- and generals to deal. With people who have to deal with diversity -- high school student to have. Different trials and tribulations that in fact you know many scholarships and certainly -- contemplate the force who wanted to land aren't as students because. We believe not only is their necessity to him particularly. In -- act classroom but also to go ahead and excel outside their -- and reach out to your goals from there and down this scholarship. It is with the foundation for this tournament and the idea for this tournament was to go ahead and -- to fund scholarship forced to go to go ahead. And usually give out those different recipients the amount of money they need you and -- should they succeed at whatever school they got him. How many students benefit each year -- polished so that's good questions so. Today in every criterion is it is literally an interview. So we usually have about twenty to thirty applicants -- -- and from there we -- scholarship committee and we Whittle it down to you you know. Who we -- To -- it is specific criteria that were looking earned scholarships. Anderson speaking from there. We go and -- Whittle that down to about. Maybe five to seven. Actual interviews and they have to do and in person in panel interview while -- us -- here -- our. Which you know at it I think I think it's interest deemed particularly for a younger students of color to go ahead actually have to deal with attorneys because you know one allows them to join in the face face or shame to see who -- people are actually going and once sponsored. You know they're college creation extent. Two it also last for them to go ahead and deal professionals. So I think one of the biggest things that. However I'm remiss about them hoping to cruise on is that nanny. People of color to African Americans don't do professionals. Nearly to the extent that their counterparts -- and they see it as atypical. And for us we wanna make sure that they understand that this is just part of course I myself I have three daughters. I've heard him to a variety different legal offense on a regular basis. Just for them to note this is normal mrs. holidays you know you can be professionally concede wherever he wanted to do well at and yeah I want you to go and see other people looks owner there's not just that it's a Friday of people around him access. So you know the students themselves I know it's -- because there was equip themselves very well. They always stressing -- it was dressed nicely and Potomac on where the church clothes are excellent as well but that conversations. Pretty astounding in in the in fact a lot away -- we learn. I'm just as much from them as a that's one of the reasons why -- went and reached out to Parker's -- school and in Florida and we are. Pink dot school supplies and it's more rhetoric is people talk about you know. One Bayside and we can't -- at the start of the year -- its schools us. We've partnered with the local Wal-Mart and down went our personal schooled me. And obtain materials we don't amount to low income families just to do that ended it was something that was said. In any guilt was speaking you know in the conversation when the students there and it made us think you know what we do a lot of work in Austin. But if we're gonna go and reach African American population these days. You're gonna have to -- Lugar you're not got to Maynard out of the -- that's where it is right now effort to the only negative population growth. In this city strangely enough for you know EC and that it's a booming. Economy and and the union population African Americans are in -- of growth. And so we need to do a better job organization. To make sure recount where people in our community to get help. How important that the awesome black lawyers association. To -- to that is aware of that and -- you know something as simple -- school supplies that goes along way a little means a lot. And this is really important what you are saying -- about you know bringing your daughter's into the courtroom or into an event. -- adult venues where they're gonna see how people interact because if you don't have that modeling. How to they begin to your any sense if they don't experience it where it is -- -- planted. Three point -- that's important that you do that I'm really impressed with this scholarship golf tournament. And if you're just joining us on inside -- having conversation with the Rudolph messier. He's the president of the Austin black lawyers association I'm also here with the rest cuffy. Now -- you are at the gulf consultants so I take it it is in large part at TU. To make sure that this events is is structured in the way that it should be -- goes off well this is taking place Monday August 11. What are some of the opportunities for people to get involved in the 32 annual virtual -- lot scholarship golf classic. Well first of all and you say that it's really an honor and privilege to work with the Austin -- association with this particular event. I do obviously golf tournaments throughout the -- of Texas and really excited about the opportunity with. Turner to him on August 11 because. It does give back to the community like this for me that's also where -- important. There's a lot of different levels in the areas that support can be. Arrangements set up with the people who play obviously individuals single players can do that. But more importantly what we're structured for our corporate sponsorships. And we have different -- different levels of corporate sponsorships. That people to participate in following from. Your title sponsor. Down to an individual corporate team. That wants to parks or if -- small business for example of that you don't have retained but you'd like to contribute to a -- sponsorship. And in the -- sponsorship allows one person to play. On behalf of that organization on the company's well. A nice set up a lot of different ways for people to get involved. And so yeah if there's any questions that anybody needs our hands and they could certainly contact me directly. On my cell phone to -- code 214533192. Cents. So this is taking place Monday August 11. At the hills country club it's the hills signature course. That sounds like it's a preacher for venue to have this. It is I was out yesterday visit to with a golf pro in the general manager. On a couple of things and had an opportunity. To go through and look at the course and it's really structured so that. Very very well for a golf tournaments of this type. The entire venue as far as the clubhouse is concerned it's going to be very common accommodating as well so excited to have it there. Since you're thinking about participating in you're looking to sort of set up your team are you looking for sort of intermediate level of golf -- or -- beginners take part in that as long as it got some folks on the team who can help move the ball through the course. Yeah usually you have in any kind of scramble golf -- such as this you -- easily have some people that are. You're a golfers are -- good golfers than those who might play three or four times a year in events like the X and that's it so. As a real wide range of golfers and and talent there. And we certainly encourage everybody to come out and participate and have fun it's going to be great time for network in his well. And that's what a lot of the companies that participate. We use this time for them they have marketing dollars set aside already so we utilize those marketing dollars to one. Participate in the of them but two to be able to give back help you back to the communities well those -- sponsorship. -- and that is so important to be able to do that here often how many folks typically turnout for this event. We usually. Target anywhere from 128244. Prof who's. 144 golfers means that. On every hole there's two teams that will be participating. Sometimes that allows for a pretty long day but usually we try to target about a 120. -- gives you. Two teams and every hole with the exception of the short on the par three holes which is -- four bills. And we use that one group told clear that will participate so and how much money are you hoping to raise this year. Well the goal is to raise about 25000 dollars this year and take it to the next level. May actually continue to grow and we are still seeking out corporate sponsorships. We're certainly seeking -- title sponsor as well. Not necessarily for this year only but moving forward as well in the years ahead. Because we have a three year commitment at -- way. To participate. In the event of their their -- and certainly like to see his alarm obviously. Over the next three years. Absolutely. -- so what is the best place to send folks to get more information if they wanted to participate should they go to Austin black lawyers dot org and click on that events tab. Or is there another place for them to contact. That is one way to do that they can also contact me as a symbol for will be more than happy emailed the information out to them. The information is on the website as you mentioned already. As but again contact myself or you can just contact Rudy directly and he -- them directly to. How to get the information how to -- as well. -- to affect. This is quite quite an undertaking but I think that having done this you know the 32 annual emergency lot scholarship golf classic. You really know how to put on a good tournament. So this is something that both can participate and and feel good knowing that the money is going towards scholarships for students to become educated and fulfill their dreams and I would think. Pretty in many cases without the scholarship money. That would happen for for some of these students. Especially with what we see the the arms race -- rising cost of higher education's country. I think that we also see at the same time than -- assessing the need to go ahead and get a higher education degree that that day. How can we do that or how we feel. Good about pushing people were doing that if in fact we're gonna saddles them with numerous loans and bills and right different things right there as well there has to be a balance and you know. Even if what weekend it is in just a monochrome toward that it's looking toward that -- have. You know I think it's something that every which look at trying to see what they can -- to go ahead and help and students are trying to go ahead and achieve their dreams you know. With -- coaster career you know or whatnot from there. To move forward and for us to do this and two seeded benefits and hear back from the instructor as well it's pretty amazing. You make a really good point about the cost of education should -- the rising cost of education in this country I don't have children but. Every now and then -- reminded I'm different of course who do. And I'm just astonished. At how much a college education costs let alone graduate school. So that by the time someone finishes their their higher education secondary victory. If they didn't go to a state school. The very an incredible amount of -- if they went to a state school they're still in -- they're just not an as much debt on and it's a real pretty. It's a huge challenge. I think in this country because we know. That the more education someone receipts. The more productive members of society they're gonna be that is the correlation to living a self sufficient life. So if you're not able to get that higher education but his resources and funds and opportunities not available to you -- -- -- That's the hard part Juliette is that -- -- Wall Street Journal article probably over two months ago or so that was speaking in particular about whether or not. In reality. In all seriousness you know. Hired her four year degree is worth going as opposed to go ahead and just go straight to workforce. And -- think about that we would never be questioned in that you know. -- years ago I don't think even ten years ago you know when I was going through school -- as well. And now we're in step one more okay people are actually questioned that and we've got to do something to go held in alleviate that make sure we have people Syracuse ahead. Stay the course I understand that India and it'll pay off. It's not easy it's a -- -- gonna be the the thing that's gonna go ahead and just be like how -- -- cakewalk walk through right there but at the same time it's your best path. And the treatment you're talking about African American families that is the best path to go and and break those cycles -- it's good to see that particularly my generational and people go and tried in achieving. And being more demonstrative when it comes to education folks and education I am. And that's something that the black mean general. You know has seen as a necessity has done an excellent job responding to and to look at a believe that's when the reasons why fact we have this golf tournament. But we need to make sure that with these rising cost these -- certain issues that we go ahead and we reiterate those stinks too. Our kids at the same time we help those -- to go and do that because you know whenever we want and achieve success and around there somewhere around them line. The one hand and Bender and down and help that person up and you got to remember that there's no such thing as one reason themselves but their own districts. That is -- really get points that you make pretty and I'm reminded of an interview I thought earlier in the week Hillary Clinton did. I won't remember the statistics you cited but essentially. It's millions of young people that are. To having just graduated high school and who are college age. Two are not going to college or night in seeking out the opportunity. To get a higher education because they feel that opportunity -- for their for then they feel it's completely closed off. So they're looking at other ways of how they're gonna succeed in life and it must deal -- and I think very limiting. And I'm fortunate because when anchor up there was never questioned. Wasn't going to go to college but it was -- there and you better study hard because the harder you studied the better the college can get entail. And we were gonna just figure out how to make it work united come from an affluent family but. But my parents weren't afraid of putting me into debt -- the -- and that is certainly what happened on and I emerged tonight and I paid off my debt would act in good credit in the process. Of course. We you look at our young students today and the amount of debt that they're facing coming at school that can make it hard to pre Communist. Really really overwhelming so I think it's it's it's shining a bright spotlight on how important this scholarship golf classic is. That the often black players association. Has put on and wonderful that they have partnered with you brass and your company RLC golf and it's and consulting. Says that she can really bring together. A wonderful event and raise the needed funds to support these students. What else would you like -- to know about this day this golf classic it's taking place Monday August elect and at the hills country club in lake. Well number one as a -- for as far as getting information you certainly -- let me you know give my. Phone number again the minute Ross financial flyers on the east side of -- and over that mr. -- hair salon which is. But on the 27. 2917. Cherry wood in Austin. And then of course if you have questions you can also contact source of presently the only Rudy. Here as well and a I'll let him give his phone number -- content information. That is well. But again for media contact number again is area code 214. 533. 1927. And again we do have. A variety of different sponsorship levels. The people can participate. We're incursions seeking. Sponsorships and all levels we've already got some of them sold out for example we. Triple layer of Texas. Who has stepped up and purchased the golf cart sponsorship so they're gonna be the sponsors of the all the golf carts out there and we're really excited for there. And again we're seeking other companies organizations law firms to participate in support the organization as well. So lots more information online at Austin black lawyers dot org and you can click on the events tab to get all the details. I'm pretty is there anything else that you would like folks in either. About what we've been talking about in terms of not to let lawyers association sponsoring this event. When the actual golf tournament taking place on Monday August 11. I just. Want to reiterate that you know who it's for a good cause and now I'm. A good. And he putted for -- term. Good opportunity to go ahead and meet a cross section of people that usually don't get to see. The Austin bar in general is when the machine -- in the country because it has. The biggest cross section of group regarding minority bar associations as well as different individual practice areas all having a seat on the board of directors. And with their support him with. You know frankly. It means to go ahead and helped and drive our focus and drive our information we want out there. We've done a very good job of reaching areas between that we haven't done before if it's from legal clinics. Given -- school supplies. Just holding different receptions for students to go ahead and get further information not only about. Undergraduate education but -- school for education. And this organization. You know I am so proud and humbled to be president of because of the people I've been here before me. Several judges senator success -- -- from people who have built it strictly. Step back and allow for me succeed because they've won I had and they helped me on the way there all that. I'm trying to do and our recession trying to do now to go and pay that Ford is going to reach the next generation -- -- -- you know or waiting waiting to see. Further because we've got it and you know the nearest attorneys who've been recipients of the scholarship for -- you know. This look into the path to go ahead and become attorneys be wanna see the new generation of attorneys and we hope that the united not only skits -- Guyanese. This money to go ahead and get whatever higher education they wanna do but as a folk and you know what. Waged you do go you know I tell my my kids always ask her whenever it is that the school less than what do lawyers to. I mean don't people bring up they get people out of jail they kill and they -- people. You know we have all different and things and say you know what lawyers do. They help people. That's what her job as in if there's anything and reiterate in. For people understand not only about -- by -- -- association about what to scholarship does it helps people. And that's our focus now continue to be your focus to -- and if. Well sad and if you're feeling inspired and you wanna get involved in the event that as it -- mention is going to be terrific networking I think a finding in general but also. Raising much needed funds for students to be able to get higher education. I hope you'll participate in the 32 annual Virgil see a lot scholarship golf classic. Taking place Monday August 11 at the hills country club in lake way. More information all the details on sponsorships available he could play individually could get a team together whatever you'd like. But Austin black lawyers to dot org and click on the events tapped. Rudolph -- TA president of the Austin black lawyers association and rest cuffy. Our RLC golf an event consulting I wanna thank you both for being here and sharing this with us because I think it's an important way for people to give back -- here in the Austin community. -- wanna say thank you for having us because it means a great deal to -- you guys have us here to speak about this important event and in fact support us -- measures thank you again Juliet. And the same here can we really appreciate your team. 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