Torch Logo2011-12 Meeting Dates and Paper Topics

Each Monthly meeting includes a social time, a business meeting, dinner, the presentation and discussion. We begin at 6:00 pm and generally like to conclude by 9:00 pm. While it would be difficult to rigorously enforce timing, and while we wouldn't want to stiffle engaged participation in any of the parts of the evening, here is a suggested time structure.

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Members and guests arrive, order their meals and drinks and socialize with eachother.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Adjourn to the back room for our business meeting.
7:00 pm - 7:45 or 8:00 pm Dinner
7:45 or 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm Presentation of Paper
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm Adjourn


September 8 Everyone In three minutes or less:
  • Tell the group about a transformational or noteworthy figure from history (from B.C. to modern time) whom you admire.
  • Describe the individual’s lasting impact or contributions.
  • Indicate why you choose to talk about the individual.
October 13 Janet Wullner-Faiss Cloak All Things Books, an Odyssey: The Journey from Bibliophile to Publisher
November 10 Barbara Kelly Seeking Truth
December 8 Bob Swain John Birch Society
January 12 Alan Button More About Nothing
February 9 Peter Thiel Hydraulic Fracturing in the Oil and Gas Industry - Fracking
March 8 Richard Schoenbohm

Bolshevik Love: Behind Lenin's Icon

April 12 David Debbink The Cost of Energy
May 10 Dwight Easty Evidence Based Medicine - The Patient's Perspective

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