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What were your feelings about our November 17th dinner/speaker program? Please share with us, in detail, regarding the speaker, the venue, the food, etc. Thank you so much for your time.
11/21/2019 02:45:29 pm
Many good points by Speaker. Speaker hard to understand at times. Probably a combination of my "artillery ears", a poor audio system, and rapid, dialect-burdened speech by him. Richard
11/23/2019 08:51:25 pm
The speaker had a lot of knowledge to share. Perhaps it was in part the sound system or perhaps his enunciation, but I found it hard to understand some of his words and so missed some of the points he was trying to make. Also he appeared to jump around with his subject matter.
11/26/2019 01:17:32 pm
Thank you for your comments, Robert. You are right on all points, and we are working on an upgraded sound capability and will be more strongly encouraging use of visuals, which always adds clarity to messages. Happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you at our January meeting.
12/1/2019 04:13:47 pm
As a new WACD member, I’ve only attended only the past two dinners. During the cocktail hour, and not knowing many members, I was impressed with how many were so welcoming. I did notice at the table it was difficult to speak with others, probably because of the distance across and the ambient noise. However, in both cases, I was lucky to take a seat next to very interesting and fun people. I enjoyed hearing from both the Oct and Nov speakers and am looking forward to hearing from the fine list of speakers to come.
Thank you, Joan, for your comments. Always love to hear from new members and so glad that you've met some delightful people. Our goal, along with bringing you interesting speakers and topics, is to make new friends. Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.
12/2/2019 07:30:54 am
It was a rare treat to hear Michael Kofman, one of the nation's leading experts on Putin's plans to regain the global status he feels the US stripped from Russia in the 1990s.
12/7/2019 10:48:08 pm
What an amazing Blog very nice
2/3/2020 08:08:47 pm
I like the idea of a luncheon guest speaker at least once a season, if not more. His background made him an excellent choice to give us a deeper understanding of Syria and the surrounding countries, especially Iran. His ability to speak Arabic gives him a deeper understanding of their culture so that we, too, can understand where they are coming from and their motivations.
2/12/2020 02:51:03 pm
OUR SPEAKERS ARE SO VERY PROFESSIONAL, IT IS ALWAYS INFORMATIVE AND A GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR US.
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