The Coppell Women's Club will hold it's October 1 meeting at the Biodiversity Education Center, 367 S. Freeport Parkway in Coppell. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments consisting of breakfast and brunch items, yogurt sundaes, coffee, granola bars, a fruit tray, tea sandwiches, mini quiches and bagels.

At 10:00 a.m. David Goodner, geologist/paleontologist and director on the Board of Friends of Coppell Nature Park, will speak about the Geologic History of Coppell and the Nature Park.

Mr. Goodner has been married for 46 years, has 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.  He has been living in Coppell since 1989. He is now retired, but during his professional career, he was a paleontologist, geologist and manager with Mobil Oil for 26 years.  Career highlights include 6 years living in Stavanger, Norway and 18 years living in Russia and Kazakhstan.  He opened new offices for Mobil Oil in Moscow and in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and retired as vice president of Mobil Oil Kazakhstan.  He then joined Texaco International Petroleum as  President of their Asia Division, living in Kazakhstan and retiring finally in 2002.

Now a volunteer geologist with the Friends of Coppell Nature Park, he is also a volunteer guest speaker in geology and paleontology for the Coppell public schools.

An optional 30 minute nature walk will follow the meeting at 11:00 a.m. If you wish to participate in the nature walk, please dress for the weather and walking over natural terrain.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Coppell Women's Club please consider joining them at this special meeting location on October 1.

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