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Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Monday, February 9th

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Maggiano’s

“Beyond Election Day: Blue Skies or Storm Clouds”

Guest Speaker: Cal Jillson

Cal Jillson

Cal Jillson

He will discuss the implications of the recent elections in Texas and the U.S. What can we expect to see in the upcoming months as a result of the November elections?

Cal Jillson received his Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1979. He taught at Louisiana State University (1980-87) and the University of Colorado (1987-95). Professor Jillson chaired the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, from 1989 to 1993, before joining the faculty of Southern Methodist University in July 1995, where he served as Chair in the Department of Political Science and Director of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies from 1995 to 2001.

Professor Jillson is a frequent commentator on domestic and international politics. In 2004, he published a book entitled Pursuing the American Dream and in 2007 he published a book entitled Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State. His recent book, entitled Lone Star Tarnished, is an analysis of the shortcomings of Texas public policy.


Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $10. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $10 fee is credited against the dues fee. Annual Memberships are $65 per person or $110 per couple.

Maggiano’s, Northpark, 8687 N Central Expy, Suite 205, Dallas, TX 75225-4499 / Phone: 214-360-0707

Meeting is on the 2nd floor; a receptionist will direct you to the room. Surface, garage and valet parking are available. Maggiano’s entrance is on the south side of the mall. You can also enter from inside the mall.


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