Branch Leadership Team
Francie Kelley, Branch Manager
Anne Barfield, Membership Manager
Francie Kelley, City Manager
Anne Allen, City Co-Manager
San Antonio Team
Berverly Wymer, City Manager
Anne Barfield: , City Co-Manager
Corpus Christi Team
Cassidy Scott:, City Manager
Barbara Briody, City Co-Manager
Our mission is to fulfill GIG’s mission on a local and regional level through programs tailored to our communities. The Gluten Intolerance Group’s mission is to provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, in order for them to live healthy lives. Members of GIG of Central and South Texas participate in the meetings in Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi. The important thing to remember is that it doesn’t matter whether you live in one of these metropolitan areas or in one of the smaller communities; your membership in GIG of Central and South Texas makes you eligible to participate in all of our activities at all of our locations. Members of GIG of Central and South Texas exchange information and discuss medical and dietary topics relating to gluten sensitivity at our meetings and through our branch newsletter. We have speakers at some meetings, but the most important thing we provide is an opportunity for people with celiac disease, other gluten intolerances, or dermatitis herpetiformis to share experiences and learn from each other. Every issue of our monthly newsletter, Living Well Gluten Free, is filled with interesting and useful articles. Our objective is to help our members as they progress from a cursory knowledge of gluten intolerance or the gluten-free diet to an in-depth knowledge that enables them to protect their health or the health of family members. We also provide tips on living gluten-free, let you know about new gluten-free products and sources, share experiences and recipes, help you dine out and travel gluten-free, and try to keep you coming back for more!
Meetings and Events
Austin – Saturday September 14th, 10 am Gluten Free 101 Whole Foods Market Culinary Center 525 N Lamar Blvd. Advanced registration through Whole Foods required. The cost is $10. Register here Corpus Christi – Monday September 16th, 7 pm Quarterly Meeting Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi 6901 Holly Rd. Please RSVP to Cassidy Scott. San Antonio- Saturday September 21st, 11:30 am Quarterly Meeting Concenant Presbyterian Church 211 Roleto Drive A potluck lunch followed by a short business meeting and a presentation by endocrinologist Dr. Maureen Koops. Her topic will be autoimmune diseases. Austin – Sunday September 29th, 8 am Got Guts 5K Run Walk and Gluten Free Food Fair Walter E Long Metropolian Park 6614 Blue Bluff Rd
Got Guts is back for 2013 and registration is open!
We have the 1K race for the kids, the 5K Run and Walk, the Food Fair, and an activity tent for the kids. Detailed information about Got Guts and the link to register on-line can be found on the Got Guts website. This site is updated regularly as more information is available about Got Guts 2013.