Our club breakfast meeting of January 19th seemed extra special, perhaps because of our many honored guest. They included our newest friend Attorney Kent Conway, our old friend Rich Meyers, Lisa Miller's brother Warren Miller, former member Frank Cymbala, Exchange students Raphaellle and Annelie, Cherubim Vedomey our newest member, Dr. Mike Seidner our next Assistant District Governor, and our honored guest speaker for the morning Dr. Eugene Richardson of the Tuskegee Airmen.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. Unfortunately many black Americans were still subject to discrimination laws as the American military was still racially segregated. But against these additional obstacles of racial friction, the Tuskegee Airmen excelled and became a major contributor to our freedom today. On March 7, 2007 President George W. Bush awarded the Tuskegee Airmen with Congressional Gold Medal which is the United States' highest expression of appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions, and a recognition for an achievement that has impact on American History and Culture. We were starstruck and honored as our guest speaker was an authenic member of the distinguished and decorated Tuskegee Airmen. It was 2nd Lieutenant Dr. Eugene J. Richardson, Jr. Dr. Richardson brought us a powerful message of the bravery, courage, determination, and the mental training, necessary in combat. We salute Dr. Richardson, like all of our U.S. Military personal, for fighting against the odds, and putting their lives on the line for county.
BRING A GUEST TO BREAKFAST - encourage your friends, neighbors, and relatives to join us for complimentary breakfast. Perhaps they have ideas to help us address World Peace, Disease Prevention, Sanitation, Child Health, Literacy, or Community Development.
TEAL HAS RETURNED - Teal and her team have returned from their Dental Hygiene Mission in Uganda and Kenya.
BRUCE ANNOUNCED OUR NEXT ADG: Assistant District Governor Dr. Mike Seidner from the North Penn Club.
LISA: Take note of our Club's WTT Article appearing in this month's Rotarian magazine.
February 2: RAPHAELLE PERRIER, Journey Talk,Club Breakfast Meeting, Normandy Farms at 7:15 am
February 9: TEAL MERCER, African Dental Hygiene Trip, Club Breakfast Meeting, Normandy Farms at 7:15 am
February 16: Shamus Huda - North Penn Mosque
February 23: CLUB SOCIAL MEETING: Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dr Soumya Chakravarty, Rheumatologist & Immunologist Drexel Univ. College of Medicine, Dinner catered from Carrabbas Italian Grille, Meeting Location will be at Lei Barry's Office, Keller Williams Real Estate, 910 Harvest Dr, Suite 100, Blue Bell, PA. 5:30pm. Sponsored by Abbvie Immunology Medical Education Program.