Speaker Date Topic
Anne Midgette Dec 12, 2018
Classical Music Critic, The Washington Post
Classical Music Critic, The Washington Post

Anne Midgette is a 1986 graduate of Yale University. After college, she lived for over a decade in Munich, Germany, reviewing opera, music, and art throughout Europe for The Wall Street Journal, Opera News, and other publications. In 2001 she became the first woman to review classical music for The New York Times on a regular basis. She continued as a classical music critic, theater critic, and arts writer for the newspaper until 2008 when she took over as the chief classical music critic for The Washington Post,

In addition to her contributions to periodicals, Midgette has co-authored two biographies. With Herbert Breslin, she wrote the book The King and I, about Breslin's 36 years managing the tenor Luciano Pavarotti, which was published in 2004. She subsequently collaborated with the pianist Leon Fleisher on a book about his life, My Nine Lives, published in November 2010.

David Hudson Dec 19, 2018
National Commander, Salvation Army
National Commander, Salvation Army

Commissioner David Hudson, an officer in The Salvation Army for 42 years, is currently the National Commander of The Salvation Army, stationed at National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prior to coming to National Headquarters in November 2015, Commissioner David was the Chief Secretary for the Western Territory, located in Long Beach, California. He and his wife, Commissioner Sharron Hudson, have a wide range of experience as Salvation Army officers, including several territorial and divisional appointments. The Hudsons were corps officers (pastors) for 14 years, including appointments in Oregon, Idaho and Southern California.

David has Business Management degree and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership. Sharron holds a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership and is currently the National President of Women’s Ministries. They have been married for 41 years and have two daughters, Jennifer and Amy, as well as two grandchildren.

NO MEETING Dec 26, 2018