TSHL Training Session October 20-23 2019

The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature will have its fall Training Session in Austin October 20-23. 2019.


The Executive Committee will meet at 2:30 PM in the Executive Learning Center on Sunday, October 20. All members are welcomed to attend, but only members of the EC may vote.


Shoal Creek Room will be open at 1 PM for members to leave their luggage etc. if they cannot check in until after the EC meeting.


Registration will begin at 4:00 PM in the Lake Austin foyer with training materials and other session materials to be picked up. Bring your notebooks, TSHL Official Documents (Blue) Book, and Legislative (White Book) Report.


Dinner is on your own. Hospitality Room, Casita 164, by the pool will be open beginning at 7:00 PM.


MONDAY October 21, Registration will continue from 8:30 to 8:50 AM in the Lake Austin foyer. The Opening Session will begin at 9:00 AM in the Lady Bird Lake Room with a break at 10:30 AM.



Lunch will be in the Lake Austin room beginning at noon.


Additional workshops will be held in Lady Bird Lake Room until 4:00 PM at which time the LAC and Ad Hoc Committees will meet in breakout rooms.


Dinner of pizza and salad will be available in the Hospitality Room, Casita 164, by the pool.


TUESDAY, October 22 begins with a session on Resolutions, followed by Research, and Structuring and Writing for Impact. A break is scheduled for 10:00-10:15 AM.


At 11:15 members will break out into their LIC Committees to individually prepare a proposed resolution. Remember to bring a topic on which to write a Proposed Resolution.


Lunch and tabletop discussion between 12 noon and 1:00 PM.


Beginning at 1:00 PM, the Process of handling a resolution will be discussed led by Linda Parrish, PRRP Chair, beginning when an author has an idea through the Legislative Session and Tracking a bill in the Texas Legislature.


At 6 PM, Dinner will be served in the Lake Austin Room followed by Fun Night. Hospitality Room, Casita 164, will be open.


WEDNESDAY, October 23


At 8:30 AM, Administrative committees will meet and discuss what actions have been taken since Orientation and planning for the Legislative Session.


After a break from 9:30-9:45 AM, Dr. Pat Gleason-Wynn will present a session on “Challenges of aging: societal response to meeting the needs”.


At 10:45 AM the Closing Session will commence with Speaker Rogers and others with a Call to Action.


11:30 AM is the planned adjournment


You will be expected to complete an evaluation.


TSHL Goals

  • Promote Good Government: Motivate, engage and educate older Texans in the legislative process
  • Encourage voice: Inform and educate older Texans to become viable political voices and forces
  • Provide Opportunity: Offer the avenue for older Texans to serve as a resource to public and private sectors on aging issues and concerns
  • Model Legislative Forum: Develop a non-partisan forum for discussion, debate and prioritization of issues facing aging Texans
  • Develop Advocates: Educate the Texas Silver-Haired Legislators to advocate for adoption of aging resolutions submitted to the Texas Legislature

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Dates to Remember

Oct 2019-Training Session, Oct 20-23, 2019; Wyndham Garden Hotel and Capitol, Austin, TX