I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a very happy and above all a healthy 2013.
The second part of our season programs are off to a great start.
Ms. Mimi Gregory, our January Luncheon speaker, stepped in at the last moment to cover for our scheduled speaker, who had to cancel for unforeseen circumstances, and gave us an excellent presentation on Afghanistan. She touched on the precarious situation the US and NATO forces find themselves in and the many "mine fields" they are navigating to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion. We all walked away with a much better understanding of the geographical, political, economic and cultural landscape of this century's old country and the decades old conflicts.
We expect our February Luncheon to be a sell out event so please reserve early.
Former US Assistant Secretary of State and Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mr. Powell Moore, will be our speaker. He will share his insights and thoughts on "US GOVERNMENT - A NEW BEGINNING EVERY FOUR YEARS."
Mr. Moore has been a close observer of every presidential transition since president Nixon replaced President Johnson in 1969, when he was an aide to a US Senator deeply involved in the cabinet confirmation process. He held key positions on President Nixon's inauguration committee in 1973 and on President Reagan's transition team in 1981. He was an advisor to the transition team of G.H.W. Bush in 1989 and was one of the first appointees on President G.W. Bush Pentagon Team in 2001. This is a very timely subject as we are currently going through another presidential transition.
2013 marks the start of our 20th year and our Anniversary Committee is busy putting the final touches on our Anniversary Celebration Reception to be held at the Vineyard Country Club on March 22 from 5:30 to 8pm. Please mark this date on your calendar so you will not miss this great social and celebratory event.
Please check our Speakers Pamphlet which shows the exciting upcoming speakers and all the wonderful social events. We hope you will participate in as many luncheons as possible.
Our committee communicates between our ill members with health issues, with the families of members who have passed, and to our club membership. We need your input and notifications of needs, and thus appreciate your calls. Please contact Rev. Harold Brown (239) 961-4219, email email@example.com, or Don Comin (239) 352-9161, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitations will be mailed shortly to invite all new members to our Annual New Member Reception which will be held on March 27th from 4 to 6 pm at the Vineyards Country Club.Please mark this day on your calendar and we hope you will be able to attend to meet the Board members and all the other new members for an afternoon of building bridges of friendship and to learn more about IMCA.
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