Bluebonnet Chapter No. 74, is the Austin, TX, chapter of the International Right of Way Association. Our Chapter was founded in 1985 by professionals in the right of way field to unite members for education, to improve service to employers and the public, and to advance our members within the profession. We are part of Region 2 of the International Association. Our current membership includes 232 professionals involved in a wide array of projects requiring real estate and right of way services.

Upcoming Events & Education

December 6, 2018 – Annual Holiday Party

Save the Date!  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. @ The Peached Social House.  Details Coming Soon!
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November 13, 2018 – Monthly Luncheon

The monthly luncheon for November will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Online Registration
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The monthly luncheon for October will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Register Online today!
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Message from the President

Howdy Chapter 74,

I hope everyone’s summer has been enjoyable and hope you were able to take some time off work to enjoy with family and friends. My hope is that everyone’s commute hasn’t become too bad with the start of the new school session. I for one, commute from Buda to downtown Austin each day and have learned to adjust my time. I enjoy listening to a variety of podcasts ranging from comedy, philosophy, history and sports. If you have any recommendations, please share them. Maybe there is an opportunity for our members to start a podcast on right-of-way topics!

I apologize to our members for the luncheon held at Joe’s Crab Shack on July 10th. Our Programs Committee has been hard at work trying to locate a site easily accessible to our Central and South members who provide the same level of service as Maggiano’s. If you have any recommendations, please let me know and I can pass them on to our committee. A motion was passed by our Board to offer any member who attended and paid for the July luncheon at Joe’s, the opportunity to attend the October luncheon at Maggiano’s free of charge. This is a one-time option and does not ex-tend to another luncheon date. Members who paid and attended the July luncheon will receive a Chapter email notification to provide more details.

Another important item to note is the change of date for the next monthly luncheon to Wednesday, October 3rd, due to scheduling conflicts with the venue and speakers.

My thanks to Lori Bible for facilitating the presentation held by Chapter 74 at the Region 2 Refresher Seminar in College Station and to our speaker, Travis Baird for the great presentation he provided.

The Eminent Domain Seminar will be another successful event hosted in conjunction with Chapter 39. If you haven’t registered please do so as the event is this Friday, September 7 in San Marcos. Thank you, Liz Norris, as always for your time and help in putting the event together. Best of luck to member golfers contributing to the Make-a-Wish Tournament hosted by Right of Way Professionals in New Braunfels.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or items I may be able to assist with.

Alex Gale
2018– 2019 Chapter 74 President