Program Luncheon: Monday, May 8th, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30

Cost is $17.00.

Today our speaker is Lindy Korn.

Her topic is: Gender Bias: Alive and Well in 2017

Lindy Korn is the sole partner/owner of The Law Office of Lindy Korn PLLC, which was founded in 2002. She is a holistic lawyer who represents only Plaintiff’s in matters of discrimination in the workplace. She is a Federal Court Certified mediator who tries to carve out customized resolutions for her clients and litigates as well.

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Program Luncheon: Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30

Cost is $17.00.

Guest speaker: Delores Sapienza

Delores Sapienza is a local collector of Vintage Hats. She brings her treasure trove to various sites and presents them to her audiences. She will be bringing about 70 hats dating from the cloches of the 1920’s to the fascinators of the 2000’s. She also ran USO programs for the servicemen and women in Germany. Delores will be using our own Club members as models.

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Luncheon Program: Monday, April 3, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30; the cost is $17.00

The presentation will be “Daylilies, The High Performance Perennial”. Our speaker will be Carol Haj and will be an inclusive presentation which will give us basics knowledge of these Cultivars, but also build upon that for any of us who may want to learn more or even delve into hybridizing. Carol met us at the Garden Walk last year and offered to give a presentation for us. She has also offered to give us a donation of Day Lilies for our own garden! Even if you don’t have a garden to play in, this will be a fun and beautiful program

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Luncheon Program: Monday, April 10, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30; the cost is $17.00 A return speaker on Social Activism topics, Claudia Chiesi, will be returning with another riveting program. Locally, and in some other parts of this country, and Canada, there are efforts/activity to address the fundamental injustice that has subjugated native people. Western hemisphere native/indigenous people have been deprived of their land and their human rights since the 1400s— based primarily on doctrines emanating from popes and royal families of Europe. The writings from the period, known as papal bulls, are stunning since they purport to be the voice of God telling the royals to claim lands and resources and to either convert or vanquish native people. Further, the US Constitution uses this same reasoning and writing in the current law to support and extend the travesty.

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Program Luncheon: Monday, March 27, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30; the cost is $17.00

At the March 27th meeting, Lillian will present the budget following a presentation by Frank Vavonese. Mr. Vavonese is a Senior Partner at Smith Vavonese, LLP. He specializes in Elder Law, concentrating on Medicaid crisis planning, wealth preservation planning and estate and long term care planning.

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Program Luncheon: Monday, March 13, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30; the cost is $17.00

ProgramDoreen De Both is the Chairperson of the Black Rock Historical Society. She will be discussing the how’s and whys this organization believes in the necessity of collecting and preserving documents from this area of our city. She is also a producing artist, teacher, and has her own Gallery for exhibiting her own and local artists’ work. Come and see her presentation on this interesting addition to the art scene in Buffalo.

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Program Luncheon: Monday, March 6, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30; the cost is $17.00

Program: Our presenter today is Loraine O’Donnell. She has been part of the cultural and media scene in WNY for more than 25 years. An actress, director, singer and designer, she has also been a TV and radio personality co-hosting AM BUFFALO with Linda Pellegrino for 2 years as well as various radio jobs on WECK, WJYE, WYRK and 97 rock. She is currently the Managing Director of the Kavinoky Theatre.

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Program Luncheons – Monday, February 27, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30; the cost is $17.00

Speaker: Mike Vogel will be talking to us about the rich history of the Buffalo waterfront area now known as Canalside. Mike is the former Buffalo News Reporter and Editorial Page Editor and a historian who has written books about Western New York subjects, including Niagara Falls and the Buffalo harbor.

Vogel’s presentation will be based on the book, America’s Crossroads: Buffalo’s Canal Street/Dante Place, which he wrote with Edward J. Patton and Paul F. Redding.

Vogel has had a rich history. Twice he traveled to Poland to report on conditions during the rise of Solidarity and the aftermath of martial law, interviewing Lech Walesa and other leaders. He also spent time with military units in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Shield and traveled with Pope John Paul II during a papal visit to Canada. Other assignments have taken him to port cities across the United States to report on waterfront redevelopment projects, to sites throughout the Great Lakes region to cover water level and pollution problems, down luge runs and into wind tunnels with the U.S. Winter Olympic team, to Cree and Inuit encampments in the far North to report on the environment, out on the yardarms of square-riggers under sail and into jet cockpits with the Blue Angels and other aviators, and to the Pacific Northwest to report on archaeology sites.

His work has won more than 60 journalism awards, including American Planning Association top national honors for coverage of urban planning issues, Northeast regional awards for reporting on the needs of the mentally disabled, and top New York State Bar Association honors for coverage of legal issues.

He is a former member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Society of Environmental Journalists, and currently belongs to the National Conference of Editorial Writers. A U.S. Army veteran, he also is the author or co-author of six books on local history.

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Program Luncheons – Monday, February 13, 2017

Lunch will be served at 12:30; the cost is $17.00

Program— Come and join hand reader Eve Berry in this amazing and illuminating session which will explain how your life is mapped out in your hands. We will have a totally fun and interactive workshop and you’ll amaze family and friends with all you know about them with a quick look at their hands. As part of the session the group will view and analyze hands of several leaders and celebrities.

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