PolioPlus Book Party
Join us for a benefit fundraiser for Rotary International's PolioPlus Campaign.
James Srodes, author, journalist discusses his latest book, On Dupont Circle. Srodes is a former Washington bureau chief for Forbes and Financial World magazines.
From the book jacket: Prize-winning author James Srodes offers a vivid and scintillating portrait of the twelve young men and women who, on the eve of World War I, came together in Washington, D.C.’s tony Dupont Circle neighborhood. They were ambitious for personal and social advancement, and what bound them together was a sheer determination to remake America and the rest of the world in their progressive image. The group included Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, William Bullitt, Herbert Hoover . . . They would commonly gather at one residence – the home of Felix Frankfurter and Walter Lippmann. Another house served as the base for three siblings: John Foster Dulles, future Secretary of State, Allen Dulles, a founder of the CIA, and economist, Eleanor Lansing Dulles.
The group mixed cocktails, foreign policy, and bed-mates as they set out to remake the world… By the end of this story, on the eve of WWII, the group came together again for a second chance at history–this time the result was the United Nations.
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2013
TIME: 7:00 PM
Home of Steve and Alison Adkins
$40 per person – proceeds go to The Rotary Foundation – PolioPlus Fund. Bring a check payable to the Club that night, or you may put the charge on your club account IF you have a credit card on file with the office.
PolioPlus - Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating polio, but a strong push is needed now to end this tenacious disease once and for all. Your contributions support immunization campaigns in developing countries where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families. As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. By donating now, you can help Rotary achieve a polio-free world.
REGISTER online here or contact any of the following:PolioPlus Committee members
Co-chairs: Paula L. Delo, Lenore Jacobs, Clara Montanez
Committee: Alexander Kravetz, Irene Koerner, Lisa McCurdy, Erminia Scarcella, Steve Genung, May Yoneyama Gwinn, Jennifer Hara and the Rotaractors
Ex Officio: David Klaus, Steve Adkins, Peg Schoen