2015 THURSDAY EVENING TALKS at Sandy Bay Yacht Club ~ 7 P.M.
Complimentary Refreshments ~ Guests Welcome
The Brig Pickering
This season's first talk will involve the story of the brig Pickering. Howard Resnikoff is an author and resident of Lanesville and Boston. With material from his forthcoming book, The Riddle of the Rambler, Howard will share information about the world-wide adventures of three merchant brigs from Gloucester and Boston and the men who owned and sailed them. Set against the background of the early days of the United States and the aftermath of the Napoleonic War, if offers a glimpse into another age.
Howard Resnikoff earned his BS degree from MIT and a PHD from Berkeley. His career has spanned the academic world, government service and entrepreneurial business activities. Howard started a Division at the National Science Foundation, was the first Associate Vice President at Harvard University and founded a publicly listed company.
Kayak for Safe Passage Kids: A Grandmotherís Solo Paddling Expedition from Maine to Guatemala
Dr. Deborah Walters, Ph.D.
Why is Dr. Deb Walters kayaking over 2,500 miles?
To tell the story of the children living in the Guatemala City garbage dump community
To share how inspiring the mothers are who labor with grit and perseverance for a better life for their children
To talk about the success of the Safe Passage model school that fosters critical thinking, self- sufficiency and confidence.
To raise funds for additional grades for the school
How is Deb engaging people in the Safe Passage story?
By using a daily blog and other social media
By giving presentations to schools and other groups in small towns
By speaking at larger events in cities along the route
Dr. Deb Walters is a grandmother from Maine, retired cognitive scientist and university leader, Rotarian, Safe Passage Board Member, and kayaking adventurer. Her previous solo kayaking expeditions were in the Arctic, along the Atlantic coasts in the Northeast and the Maritimes, and through tropical waters in Mexico.
An August Thursday Evening Talk is in the works. Please check back for more information.