Speaker Date Topic
Jim Sullivan Jun 24, 2021 12:00 PM
UNSINKABLE - Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the USS Plunkett
UNSINKABLE - Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the USS Plunkett
Unsinkable is a thrilling and vividly told account of the USS   Plunkett—a US Navy destroyer that sustained the most harrowing attack of any US Navy ship by the Germans during World War II, that gave as good as it got, and that was later made famous by John Ford and Herman Wouk.
 
More than the story of a single, savage engagement, Unsinkable traces the individual journeys of five men on one ship from Casablanca in North Africa, to Sicily and Salerno in Italy and then on to  Plunkett’s defining moment at Anzio, where a dozen-odd German bombers bore down on the ship in an assault so savage, so prolonged, and so deadly that one Navy commander was hard-pressed to think of another destroyer that had endured what Plunkett had. After a three-month overhaul and with a reputation rising as the “fightin’est ship” in the Navy, Plunkett (DD-431) plunged back into the war at Omaha Beach on D-Day, and once again into battle during the invasion of Southern France—perhaps the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre. 
James Sullivan has great slides/photos to go along with his talk.
 
James Sullivan was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, and has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has written for The New York Times and National Geographic Traveler, the magazine. He lives with his family outside Portland, Maine, 3.4 miles from the birthplace of film director John Ford, who steamed into Omaha Beach on Plunkett.
 
2021-2022 Board Installation Jun 30, 2021 5:30 PM
@ The Bay Model
@ The Bay Model

 

 

Join us to Celebrate the outgoing Board of Directors & Welcome the new 2021-2022 Board

Wednesday, June 30th - 5:30-7:00pm

at the Bay Model

Dinner, Drinks and Fellowship will be had in-person!

Watch for RSVP information

 

2021-2022 RCS Board

President - Jeffrey Kingston

President Elect - Jim Simkalo

Vice President, Immediate Past President - Lisa Scopazzi

Treasurer - Anne Teller

Secretary - Ceci Browne

Membership - Dan Rheiner

The Rotary Foundation - Andy Czajkowski

International Service - Max Huff

Director, Service Projects - Barbara Rycerski

Director, Service Projects - Bill Ring

Director, Financial Advisor - Woody Robinson

Speaker Coordinator - Ed LaBarre

Charitable Foundation - Bruce Huff 

 

Kathy Lord King Aug 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Healthcare Advocate
Healthcare Advocate

Kathy Lord King will talk to us on June 3rd. She is a healthcare advocate. As Founder and CEO of Marin Healthcare Navigation she provides care, coordination and consultation, she will share some of her stories of how she has assisted people in getting the care they need and also working with insurance companies on getting reimbursed for their bills. 

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